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  • emTies Rails and Telegraph Wiresem
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    Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires

    Author Dale Martin examined the impact of the railroad on the development of Montana and the West in his book, Ties, Rails, and Telegraph Wires: Railroads and Communities in Montana and the…

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  • Train Safety Control Implementation
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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing with rail industry representatives, including Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Ronald Batory, on train…

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  • Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Transportation Infrastructure
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    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Transportation Infrastructure

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on reauthorizing surface transportation infrastructure legislation. Committee Chair John Barrasso (R-WY) said lawmakers were…

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  • Amtrak Services and Operations
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    Amtrak Services and Operations

    The Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee held a hearing to examine Amtrak’s services and operations. Amtrak president and CEO Richard Anderson was among the witnesses who testified. He…

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  • World War I US Railroad Operations
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    World War I U.S. Railroad Operations

    Historian Rudolph Daniels talked about his book, The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I. He argued that the ability to move troops, equipment and…

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  • Northern Pacific Railroad
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    Northern Pacific Railroad

    Michael Sullivan talked about how the arrival of the transcontinental railway to Tacoma, Washington, shaped the small, Pacific Northwest town. In 1873, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to make Tacoma…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University
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    Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford University

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869, the Stanford Historical Society hosted a day-long symposium. In this symposium session,…

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  • Promontory Summit
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    Promontory Summit

    David Kilton visited Promontory Summit, the site where the golden spike was struck completing construction on the Transcontinental Railroad. Construction of the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad met at Promontory…

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  • Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four
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    Transcontinental Railroad and the Big Four

    Stanford University history Professor Richard White told the story of the “big four” key investors in the Transcontinental Railroad project: Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins…

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  • Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century
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    Railroads and American Culture in the 19th Century

    Stanford University history Professor James Campbell presented a talk titled,"The Celestial Railroad Revisited: The Railroad in 19th Century American History and Culture." The Celestial…

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  • Chinese Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad
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    Chinese, Native Americans and the Transcontinental Railroad

    On May 10, 1869, a symbolic final golden spike was driven into a rail, linking the Central Pacific Railroad from the west and the Union Pacific Railroad from the east at Promontory Summit,…

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  • San Luis Obispo Railroad History
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    San Luis Obispo Railroad History

    Brad LaRose, director of the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum, shared the history and importance of the railroad to the city and California’s central coast. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a…

    213 views
  • Discussion on the Dwight D Eisenhower Steam Engine
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower Steam Engine

    Jacqueline Frank, executive director of the National Railroad Museum, talked about the history of the “Dwight D. Eisenhower” Train during World War II. She spoke about the role of the A4 Steam engine train prior…

    656 views
  • Senate Panel Examines Positive Train Control Technology Implementation
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    Train Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing on implementing positive train control (PTC) technology, which is designed to automatically stop a train before…

    642 views
  • Railroads and Rail Cars
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    Railroads and Rail Cars

    Transportation curator Matt Anderson gave a tour of the railroad exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, and talked about the progression of American rail from the early…

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  • Railroads and Commerce
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    Railroads and Commerce

    Lance Fritz was the featured speaker at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on trade, technology, and the economy. The Union Pacific Railroad chair, president and CEO talked about free…

    177 views
  • BO Railroad and the Civil War
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    B&O Railroad and the Civil War

    Daniel Toomey toured the the historic roundhouse building of the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. The museum was marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the…

    1,633 views
  • Senate Panel Explores Railway Safety Initiatives
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    Railroad Safety Initiatives

    Ronald Batory, administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, testified at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on rail safety across the country. He and his fellow witnesses…

    304 views
  • Transportation Officials Testify on Infrastructure Funding and Modernization
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    Transportation Infrastructure

    State and local transportation officials testified at a hearing on transportation infrastructure needs and modernization efforts. The witnesses addressed urban and rural infrastructure needs,…

    492 views
  • Senate Committee Hears Testimony on Positive Train Control
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    Train Safety Control Implementation

    The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to receive an update on the implementation of the safety technology known as positive train control (PTC). The hearing was requested…

    471 views
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