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Flour Power: 1911
... of the 19th century and into the 20th a handful of Eastern railroads established steamboat lines as extensions of their services that ... to connect with the Northern Pacific at Duluth. The railroads were forced to divest these steamship lines by the Panama Canal Act ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/06/2014 - 10:50am -

Flour Power: 1911

The Toyopet Kid: 1960
... dirt road that among other amenities crossed several BIG railroads and forded a river that could get you stuck in the rainy season. Lots ... 
 
Posted by tterrace - 06/24/2009 - 5:01pm -

The Toyopet Kid: 1960

Erie Canal: 1910
... frontiers to viable economies because of this canal. The Railroads rendered almost every canal in the nation useless overnight. The ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/29/2012 - 10:20am -

Erie Canal: 1910

Old Coal King: 1940
... LC&N leased its railroad properties to other railroads and concentrated on anthracite mining. In 1940 though, Lansford ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/10/2020 - 4:49pm -

Old Coal King: 1940

Palm Beach: 1905
... in the 1960s would know all about Henry Flagler and his railroads and hotels. If I'm ever offered a time machine, my first trip will be ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/27/2012 - 4:53pm -

Palm Beach: 1905

Hell Gate: 1915
... gave way (last to fall would be Hell Gate Arch, built for railroads and easily good for another thousand years). Ok, since ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/25/2018 - 10:04am -

Hell Gate: 1915

Burned Out: 1942
... the shapes in this image. Good! More deaths on the railroads of yesteryear were caused by this thing than by anything else. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/10/2013 - 10:56pm -

Burned Out: 1942

Midday Traders: 1910
... curb exchange usually traded more speculative stocks - railroads and steel got their start here. As the industries matured, they often ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2016 - 12:44pm -

Midday Traders: 1910

Ghosts of State Street: 1908
... place for the old photo. If this had been the "Indiana Railroads Bull Session" forum, this photo would have been prime for a ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/12/2013 - 12:27pm -

Ghosts of State Street: 1908

Inside Information: 1954
... six people Yep, it's 1954. Time travel So many railroads, so few airlines. Graveyard Listings There are at least 25 ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/30/2014 - 11:30am -

Inside Information: 1954

A Dark Chapter, in Color
... Hall, and it sat right up against the main line of the railroads. Years of steam and southern humidity would have made the ... 
 
Posted by Fredric Falcon - 09/20/2011 - 1:22pm -

A Dark Chapter, in Color

River Cruise: 1906
... causing steamboat companies to run extra boats, and railroads to add cars and extra trains to handle the crowds. These yearly ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2012 - 7:20pm -

River Cruise: 1906

Crate and Barrel: 1906
... quite a transportation empire primarily based on Southern railroads, but of which the steamship company was a prime component. His heirs ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/08/2012 - 2:01pm -

Crate and Barrel: 1906

City of Alpena: 1899
... Detroit and Saginaw in the years before completion of railroads and highways to the communities of booming Northeast Michigan. ... the lumbering industry had moved to the West Coast and railroads connected most of the towns in the region. She operated afterward on ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/12/2016 - 3:41pm -

City of Alpena: 1899

S.S. Utica: 1910
... citing the 1912 Panama Canal Act, ruled that American railroads could not also engage in marine transportation, and the NYC (as well ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/14/2012 - 8:50pm -

S.S. Utica: 1910

Brand New Steamer: 1935
... loco, 4-8-4, was commonly called a Northern. But not on railroads running into Southern states such as Virginia, in this case. I've ... 
 
Posted by Lost World - 12/13/2007 - 10:34pm -

Brand New Steamer: 1935

Bedded Wheat: 1906
... be packed more efficiently on the barges. Eventually railroads replaced the canal and the milling centers moved farther west. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/20/2012 - 11:06am -

Bedded Wheat: 1906

Double Truck: 1941
... of 385 rigs, but by 1964 this was reduced to 50 as the railroads became a more efficient means to transport new vehicles. The firm ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/12/2017 - 2:07pm -

Double Truck: 1941

C&O Allegheny Locomotive: 1941
... right in time for the surge of war traffic on America's railroads. RR shop Hey, thanks for a terrific shot of the designers ... 
 
Posted by Lost World - 12/13/2007 - 10:35pm -

C&O Allegheny Locomotive: 1941

Merchants of Manchester: 1910
... consulting engineer 936 Elm Room 13 {Steam and Electric Railroads, Water Works, Sewerage, Highways, Etc., Located and Construction ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/09/2020 - 4:01pm -

Merchants of Manchester: 1910

Delta County: 1940
... the depression era and post WWII than the wagon trains and railroads. Cars And they've done nothing but befoul our atmosphere and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/27/2009 - 7:30am -

Delta County: 1940

Morro Castle: 1901
... oceanic transportation, being almost entirely focused on railroads. Cramps Shipyard is long gone This shipyard closed for the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/19/2014 - 1:09pm -

Morro Castle: 1901

War Effort: 1865
... ship). On land, it's draft animals pulling wagons, not railroads, although the latter were common in the time period and actually did ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/18/2014 - 8:22pm -

War Effort: 1865

Florida Pines: 1905
... in keeping them as passable as possible. Southern railroads had to provide staffed agencies every five miles along their lines, ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/06/2015 - 5:26pm -

Florida Pines: 1905

Milwaukee of Buffalo: 1910
... I don't believe any survive in their original form after railroads and trucking took over their target business. Some had their side ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/09/2017 - 1:40pm -

Milwaukee of Buffalo: 1910

Sweet Street: 1907
... being 5 feet between the rails, while freight and other railroads used the "standard" gauge of 4 feet 8.5 inches. Two trolley ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/23/2016 - 12:03am -

Sweet Street: 1907

Poughkeepsie Panorama: 1908
... Highway system, and the woes of the region's freight railroads led to a steady decline in the bridge's freight traffic (passenger ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/21/2013 - 11:12am -

Poughkeepsie Panorama: 1908

At Your Call: 1948
... private express companies in WWI and later owned by the railroads, they primarily used the passenger train network of the day to move ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/09/2015 - 11:55pm -

At Your Call: 1948

Cane: 1938
... - at least in Hawaii - had their own narrow gauge railroads to carry the cut cane from the fields to the processing plants. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/06/2019 - 11:34am -

Cane: 1938

The Trees' Knees: 1897
... H-S constituted a big step in safety and utility to the railroads, along with the other steel cars that began showing up around the ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 11/23/2017 - 4:22pm -

The Trees' Knees: 1897
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