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  • Ravenglass Railroad History  By : maakumar
    Ravenglass holds many a hidden treasure and the most impressive being the famous Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway. If considering visiting Ravenglass accommodation is available in the form of hotels Ravenglass and cottages Ravenglass.On May 24th 1875 the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway opened (known locally as "L'aal Ratty"). Just south of Ravenglass stands Munster Castle, Gardens and Owl Centre. Muncaster Castle dating from the 13th century is situated one mile south of Ravenglass.
  • The History Of Rail Design  By : Dominic Donaldson
    Travel by rail began as far back as the 1500s. The rudimentary design utilized wooden rails to form a basic track along which a carriage was pulled by a horse. This sped up the transportation of ore from mining activities and was an alternative to the slow pace of the road systems at the time. These early incarnations of the railway system were known as Wagonways; it wasn't until the late 1700s
  • The Santa Fe Railroad And Its Famous Passenger Trains  By : JP
    The Santa Fe was possibly America's most famous railroad and
    definitely one of the most successful. Freight and passengers
    rode over the Santa Fe rails form the 1860s until 1995 when the
    AT and SF merged with Burlington Northern to form the Burlington
    Northern Santa Fe railroad.
  • Train Horn Primer  By : Eugene Brenner
    The mechanics, appeal and reworked models of train horns.

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