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There are 7 item(s) tagged with the keyword "railroad-history".

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1. Station Histories

Railroad and Civil War history surround you as you wait for your train.

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2. Types of Common Rail Systems

Given rail transport's tremendous efficiency and cost effectiveness, there are many different forms of rail in use today. Ranging from small to large, they all serve a basic purpose: to move people and freight. Here is a basic overview of the railroad industry's main components.

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3. Rail Jargon 101

See definitions for ballast, cab, continuous rail, and more.

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4. The Juice Train

Originally a single, insulated boxcar that carried orange juice in bulk once a week from Florida to Kearney, N.J., the Juice Train expanded quickly.

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5. History of the Railroader's Timepiece

Keeping time on the railroad began as an imperfect science. Timepieces of the very early 1800's were notorious for losing as much as ten minutes a day.

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6. Bell Versus Horn

Two very symbolic and perhaps widely known components of the locomotive are the bell and the horn. Both are vital safety features, however, the bell's use predates the locomotive to the days of horse-drawn street cars and carriages.

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7. History of Railroad Signaling

Since its birth, the railroad has employed a variety of signaling methods to communicate with locomotive crews as to what course of action they must take, mile by mile, in order to safeguard themselves from possible collision.

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