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Garbage Trucks and where to find them
A waste collection vehicle (WCV), or colloquially called a 'Garbage Truck', 'Dustcart' or 'Dustbin lorry' is a truck specially designed to pick up smaller quantities of waste and haul it to landfills and other recycling or treatment facilities. They are a common sight in most urban areas.
New York City Subway System
Article based on a column by NEW YORK NEWSDAY reporter Jim Dwyer. A look at what has gone wrong with the subways since 1940. New York City's Transit Museum held a panel discussion on the merits of various types of subway maps. To kill an hour in New York City, try a subway ride. Second Avenue Subway and #7 Flushing Line Extension.
Chicago Rail Fair of 1948-1949
In a recent National Railway Historical Society Bulletin I read that at the time of the Chicago Rail Fair of 1948, Chicago had 22 Class 1 railroads, 9 switching/terminal roads; 6 industrial railroads and 3 suburban (interurban) roads. I have searched for all the information available on this memorable event.
The Mighty O&W, A 1950's perspective of the Ontario &
All about the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad.
Some pieces of this railroad that was lost in 1957 are still used by other lines. It started three years before the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory Point. The main line went from Weehawken, NJ to the port of Oswego. There were numerous branches to Delhi, Utica, Rome and into Pennsylvania.
The New York Central Railroad in 1950
Several years ago I wrote a story on the major railroads of 1950 and what happened to them. Now I am following up with a closer examination of the New York Central Railroad. This railroad only lasted until 1968 when it merged into Penn Central. But, what was it like in 1950? Find all sorts of unusual things from 1950 such as listings of all equipment and tracks, income from unusual investments and affiliates.
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