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View Resource "Q" Doodlebug 9735 in Illinois (editor's title)

Designed with only a railway post office compartment and a baggage section, Chicago, Burlington & Quincy's 9735 pulled passenger cars to accommodate riders on a short run in Illinois. This is image 2 in Neumiller's Age of Streamliners slide show.

View Resource 01: Early Photograph of an Early Locomotive, the Tioga (editor's title)
Tioga, one of the earliest photographs of a locomotive

Like so many American institutions, railroading came to the U.S. from England. First significant construction began in 1828 with the Baltimore & Ohio; the first steam locomotive operated in 1830 in South Carolina. Twenty years later, in May 1848, this steam locomotive, the Tioga, emerged from the Norris Brothers’ factory in Philadelphia, the early locomotive capital of America. It was purchased...

View Resource 04: Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad (editor's title)
Shovel shovel at Hanging Rock, Echo Canyon, Utah

Between 1828 and 1869, America achieved the goal of spanning the continent with a railroad. To accomplish this, the federal government awarded public lands to private railroad companies so that the railroads in turn could sell the land to finance construction, benefiting both the private and public sectors. Here, about 15 workers for the Union Pacific employ an Otis Excavator and work train with...

View Resource 10: Railroads Help with Continuing Education (editor's title)
Southern Pacific Railroad agricultural demonstration train

In many states all over the country, railroads teamed up with land-grant colleges and universities to send educational trains to the people. Railroads benefited through increased freight revenues, and the states benefited through enhanced production and new immigrants, attracted by the new opportunites. This picture was made on the afternoon of October 15, 1910, at Erath in south Louisiana, west...

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