Rail roads and their tracks.

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New Hope Railroad returning to the station in reverse.
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A photo from the Wakefield Michigan Historical Society & Museum of the Sunday Lake Mine. Not sure of the date but around 1910. This is a hematite mine that was shipped to Ashland WI to be loaded onto boats there.
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Can’t believe how industrious we once were. China now looks like we did 100 years ago.
 
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Nice page with lots of info about Gary steel works. Lots of RR and boat stuff as you scroll through it.

 
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Can’t believe how industrious we once were. China now looks like we did 100 years ago.
Especially the child labor and the company towns :cool:
 
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3-train catastrophe in India today.

80 mph passenger express mistakenly got shunted into the back of a stopped freight train. Its cars accordioned and hit an oncoming passenger express.

Sad stuff, they have accidents there all the time with overpacked trains.

I took the commuter trains around Mumbai during a holiday so they were pretty empty. I would say most of the cars were Ferric Oxide, bars instead of windows and metal seats. I did not sit down as the floors had plenty of crawling things.
But it did only cost 3 cents for the ride to my friends house.
 
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Sad stuff, they have accidents there all the time with overpacked trains.
...would say most of the cars were Ferric Oxide, bars instead of windows and metal seats. I did not sit down as the floors had plenty of crawling things.
But it did only cost 3 cents for the ride to my friends house.
When daughter did her semester abroad in New Delhi we visited, and took a first-class sleeper train from New Delhi down to Varanasi. It was a little unnerving to board in the crowded main station where dozens had died a couple of weeks earlier, crushed in a stampede as crowds left the city for holiday.

The train was decent but a couple of times a whole family was dumped on us, having been sold tickets for their reserved seats elsewhere that wouldn't be vacant until after a couple more stops.
 
 
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