Railroad Industrial Style Side Table

Railroad Industrial Style Side Table

The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading (Railroads Past and Present):   <P>In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the sit...

The Iron Road in the Prairie State: The Story of Illinois Railroading (Railroads Past and Present): <P>In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the sit...

On November 27, 1897 Beard received a patent for a device he called the Jenny Coupler. Andrew Beard’s Jenny Coupler. The Jenny Coupler automatically joined cars by simply allowing them to bump into each other, or as Beard described it the “horizontal jaws engage each other to connect the cars.” Beard sold the rights to his invention for $50,000.00 and the railroad industry was revolutionized. #BlackMuseums

Andrew Beard worked in the railroad industry. He created the Jenny Coupler which joined trains automatically rather than workers risking injury joining them

1892/1893 - The first Ferris Wheel was in operation at the 1893 World's Fair (Columbian Exposition) in Chicago. It was invented by civil engineer, George Washington Gale Ferris (1859-1896), a resident of Pittsburgh (1318 Arch Street, Northside). Ferris began his career in the railroad industry and was interested in bridge building. He founded G.W.G. Ferris & Co. in Pittsburgh to test metals for railroads and bridge builders. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Washington_Gale_Ferris,_Jr.

The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The term Ferris wheel later came to be used generically for all such structures.

Juliette  ~ Whistle Stop Café ~ comments said bbq and also a great hamburger

Juliette was a bustling railroad community during the early Over time, the railroad industry declined, and Juliette was nearly forgotten until 1991 when movie producers for the film "Fried Gree

Joseph LaBarge (1815 - 1899)  was a famous steamboat captain on the Missouri River. During his fifty-year career, he never lost a boat. LaBarge's career on the river mirrored the rise and decline of the steamboat industry as interstate river commerce grew until it was eclipsed by the emerging railroad industry.

Joseph LaBarge - was a famous steamboat captain on the Missouri River. He was Jacques Desire's most consistent employer.

TRAINS Chase guide: Nickel Plate Road 765, Scranton, Pa., to the Delaware Water Gap - Trains Magazine - Trains News Wire, Railroad News, Railroad Industry News, Web Cams, and Forms

TRAINS Chase guide: Nickel Plate Road 765, Scranton, Pa., to the Delaware Water Gap - Trains Magazine - Trains News Wire, Railroad News, Railroad Industry News, Web Cams, and Forms

The McElwee family lived on a large estate in New Jersey, where is now called Moorestown, in the late 1800's.  Jonathan McElwee and his wife, Lucille, were very wealthy.  They made their money from the railroad industry.  During the time that Jonathan and his wife lived in their mansion, they had a child Jacob.  When Jacob was 8 years old, his mother became pregnant again.  The family was overjoyed with the news and Jacob couldn't wait until his sibling was born.  The day came when the baby…

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How to make a scenic model rail tunnel

make a scenic model rail tunnel complete with scenery to fit straight over tracks

Juliette was a bustling railroad community during the early 1900s. Over time, the railroad industry declined, and Juliette was nearly forgotten until 1991 when movie producers for the film "Fried Gree

Juliette was a bustling railroad community during the early Over time, the railroad industry declined, and Juliette was nearly forgotten until 1991 when movie producers for the film

Rustic Timber Pergola - love the simple look but with less roof beams so it doesn't block too much sun. Could extend gate and log wall posts to become pergola uprights.

Rustic Timber Pergola - love the simple look but with less roof beams so it doesnt block too much sun. Could extend gate and log wall posts to become pergola uprights.

Strasburg, PA --- The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania.  100 historic locomotives.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Strasburg, PA Discover the colorful history and dramatic technology of Pennsylvania's railroad industry.

Elijah "the Real" McCoy - Railroad cars needed to stop at regular intervals to receive lubrication, but McCoy's automatic lubricator cup solved that problem and revolutionized the railroad industry.    - from http://www.greatblackheroes.com

Elijah McCoy - African American Inventor - So, you want the "real McCoy?" That means you want the "real thing,"Machinists and engineers who wanted genuine McCoy lubricators might have used the expression "the real McCoy.

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