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Mar 8, 2021 - The Yellow Kid: Report & Photos by Ken McIlvoy. In the late 19th Century, the Pennsylvania Railroad instituted a new Chicago-New York, and the first all vestibule train in America called the "Pennsylvania Limited." Owing to the fact that the cars were brightly colored using the same color scheme as... Read More>>

Mar 8, 2021 - Narragansett Pier Railroad: Report & Photos by Ken McIlvoy. In the mid-19th Century, a railroad was built from the New Haven Railroad at West Kingston, RI, through the textile-mill towns of Wakefield and Peacedale to Narragansett Bay. This web site depicts the rise and fall of that short line... Read More>>

Mar 8, 2021 - The Robber Barons: Report & Photos by Ken McIlvoy. The growth of America's most important railroads during the 19th century can be characterized by a number of larger-than-life luminaries. Some were simply honest, astute business men, while others were clearly unscrupulous tycoons, commonly known as The Robber Barons. This website catalogues those individuals, providing a brief bio as well as identifying the railroad(s) with which they are most clearly associated... Read More>>

Mar 8, 2021 - Dominion Atlantic Railway: Report & Photos by Ken McIlvoy. Railroad building in 19th Canada was no less of a national enterprise than in its neighbor to the south. Railroads in Atlantic Canada were especially prolific due in large measure to fear by Canadians that right after the US Civil War, with over a million men in arms, that is the US decided to invade and annex Canada there would be little that the Canadians could do to stop them until British troops could be... Read More>>

Mar 8, 2021 - Washington and Old Dominion Railroad: Report & Photos by Ken McIlvoy. The W&OD came into being when the Southern Railway leased the Bluemont Branch to the new company in 1912. Constructed as an electric interurban at a time when such properties were past their prime, the W&OD was destined to struggle for all of its life, coming to and end in the late 1960's... Read More>>


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