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Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad Co. and the Legend of the “Polly Ann”

Local folklore states that the Pontiac, Oxford & Northern Railroad (P.O. & N) ran from September 1889 until the last service run of the full length of the line on February 9, 1984. Nicknamed the “Polly Ann”, or Poor, Old and Negle...
by Thumbwind on Dec 8, 2016

Chicago Tribune: ‘As Many As 40 Oil Trains Come Through Chicago And The Suburbs Each Week’

My girlfriend likes the popular getaway destination of Galena, Illinois (never been there myself). So she was concerned last week when breaking news appeared on the TV screen about a BNSF Railway train carrying 103 tank cars laden with crude oil dera...
by Survival And Prosperity on Mar 9, 2015

Forever West in Cheyenne, Wyoming

It was very nice of the Wyoming state tourism people to arrange to have a bunch of bison roaming across a hill next to the highway as I crossed the state border – well played! Of course, what really happened was that I simply drove past what I...
by Perceptive Travel Blog on Feb 19, 2015

Rule 5 Friday: Restaurant Reviews, Sugar Shack, and More

For Rule 5 Friday, we scanned the local Alexandria, Virginia area blogs to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.
by Red Brick Town on Jan 30, 2015

Set Sail on Rail: Quirky Vehicles Explore Abandoned Tracks

Before the abandoned railroad tracks of Paris officially disappear – which is bound to happen, as cities realize the potential for reclamation as High ...
by WebUrbanist on Oct 22, 2014

China Looks to High-Speed Rail to Expand Reach

For China, the strategic importance of a proposed line can barely be overstated: It would provide an alternate to the longer and increasingly contentious trip through the South China Sea.
by Eastasianews on Aug 8, 2014

China Sees a Recovery, on Paper

Independent surveys of companies across the nation show that in sector after sector, sales and confidence are still deteriorating.
by Eastasianews on Jul 16, 2014

China’s G.D.P. Expands, but Businesses Aren’t Feeling the Effect

Independent surveys of companies across the nation show that in sector after sector, sales and confidence are still deteriorating.
by Eastasianews on Jul 16, 2014

British Columbia: How NOT to Travel from Vancouver to Seattle

Traveling from Vancouver to Seattle make sure to determine if you are leaving from the city in British Columbia or the city in Washington State.any travelers arrive at the station only to discover that there reservation was for the wrong city.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Jul 3, 2014

Travelogue: How NOT to Travel from Vancouver to Seattle

Traveling from Vancouver to Seattle make sure to determine if you are leaving from the city in British Columbia or the city in Washington State.any travelers arrive at the station only to discover that there reservation was for the wrong city.
by Accidental TravelWriter on Jul 3, 2014

Attackers With Knives Kill 29 at Chinese Rail Station

A group of assailants, dressed in black and wielding knives, stormed into a train station in Kunming in southwestern China, slashing employees and commuters.    ...
by Eastasianews on Mar 1, 2014

Orchestrated Knife Attacks Kill 27 at Chinese Rail Station

A group of assailants, dressed in black and wielding knives, stormed into a train station in Kunming in southwestern China, slashing employees and commuters.    ...
by Eastasianews on Mar 1, 2014

India Ink: Railway Minister’s Budget Proposes More Trains But Leaves Fares Alone

The plan also includes the creation of an independent Rail Tariff Authority, which would advise the government on setting freight charges and passenger fares.    ...
by Eastasianews on Feb 12, 2014

Jim Rogers: Opportunities In Chinese Railroads, Healthcare, Agriculture, And Pollution

“China unwrapped its boldest set of economic and social reforms in nearly three decades on Friday, relaxing its one-child policy and further freeing up markets in order to put the world’s second-largest economy on a more stable footing...
by Survival And Prosperity on Nov 26, 2013

Jim Rogers Identifies Money-Making Opportunities In China

Last Sunday, well-known investor, author, and financial commentator Jim Rogers appeared in an interview posted on the U.S. business and technology website Business Insider. Mamta Badkar interviewed the former investing partner of George Soros, and th...
by Survival And Prosperity on Sep 26, 2013

Rails to Resorts

Even before our university archivist posted a 1914 Boston & Maine Railroad map of the “Summer Resorts of the Coast, Lake and Mountain Regions” along its routes (and despite this past week’s terrible train derailments in Quebec a...
by streets of salem on Jul 14, 2013

Standard time is …

Standard time Standard time is the result of synchronizing clocks in different geographical locations within a time zone to the same time rather than using the local meridian as in local mean time or solar time. Historically, this helped in … C...
by What is this ? on Jul 7, 2013

Candy Land Miniature Model

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by Model RailRoad on Mar 27, 2013

Edmonton Model Railroad Association

Edmonton Model Railroad Association Image by wburris The Edmonton Model Railroad Association At Fort Edmonton Park during the Harvest Festival.
by Model RailRoad on Mar 27, 2013

Edmonton Model Railroad Association

Edmonton Model Railroad Association Image by wburris The Edmonton Model Railroad Association At Fort Edmonton Park during the Harvest Festival.
by Model RailRoad on Mar 27, 2013


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