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Railroads -- History

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Union Pacific: History and Photos

Created in 1862 to construct half of the first transcontinental railroad, Union Pacific (UP) became one of America's leading railroads, hauling passengers and freight through some of the most rugged and scenic regions of America. Anyone with an interest in American railroads, from hardcore trainspotters to the mildly curious will enjoy this site, which celebrates UP's long history with short texts...
Railroads: The Transformation of Capitalism

During the 19th and early 20th century, the railroad was the reigning king of American industry. A range of short and long haul railroads built and used over 240,000 miles of track from north to south and east to west. This fascinating online exhibit from Harvard Business School's Baker Library looks at how these companies transformed American business, and makes some comparisons with European...
Tennie Toussaint Photographs

Tennie Toussaint was a columnist for the Burlington (VT) Free Press during the 1960s and 1970s who also collected photographs as a hobby. This digital collection brings together her photographs of agricultural landscapes, community events, and the logging of Danville, Vermont during the early 1900s. All told, there are over 65 photos here that document barn raisings, family gatherings, and other...
Stokes Collection of Florida Plant Railway Photographs

Professional photographer C.H. Stokes wandered his way around the old route of the Orange Belt Railway in the 1890s and took a diverse set of photos of all that he saw. He had a wonderful eye and, interestingly enough, these photographs were used to promote tourism and development. This collection contains over 90 photos of everything from alligators lazing about in the Anclote River to boaters on...