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History of Railroads

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How the World's First Subway System was Built
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It was the dawn of 1863, and London's not-yet-opened subway system — the first of its kind in the world — had the city in an uproar. Most people thought the project, which cost more than 100 million dollars in today's money, would never work. So how ... [more]
April 20, 2018 at 08:45 PM
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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
From YouTube, produced by crashcourse
This is thirteen-minute video in which John Green teaches you about railroads, and some of the ways they changed the world, and how they were a sort of microcosm for the Industrial Revolution as a whole. Prior to the invention of steam powered railro... [more]
November 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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Wheels of Progress - Rock Island Railroad
From YouTube, produced by Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
This film was produced by the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island) Railroad in 1950 to educate customers how their railroad operates and what services are offered as well as new innovations the railroad has incorporated. This film is a great ... [more]
November 3, 2009 at 09:31 PM
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The History Of The London Underground (Part 1 of 4)
From YouTube, produced by Modern Marvels
Part 1 of 4: The complete story of London's iron and concrete arteries that carry one billion commuters a year "The History of the London Underground" video is a ten-minute video that tells the building and rationale for this presentation. (10:35)
October 15, 2011 at 06:03 PM
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Ages: 12 - 18
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U.S. Railroad History Map, 1830 - 1990s
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U.S. Railroad History Map, 1830 - 1990s. Slides, narration, and changing maps show the growth of railroads. (02:40)
May 14, 2010 at 09:41 AM
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U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
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Learn about U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s - Did you know that early railroads used horse-drawn carriages? (02:40)
June 21, 2011 at 08:53 PM
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Gandy Dancers: Custodians of the Railroad Lines
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Musical traditions and recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers whose occupational folk songs were once heard on railroads that crisscross the South. "Gandy dancer" is a slang term used for early railroad workers who la... [more]
January 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
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This video is a clip from Building the Rails which is about how tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid.  It tells how one section still holds the record for fastest track-laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative... [more]
January 24, 2011 at 09:38 PM
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Gandy Dancers 1973
From YouTube, produced by Folkstream/Jack Schrader and Tom Burton
14:00 video that features field recordings of work chants of Gandy Dancers including aligning songs and chants to knock out slack in the rail.  The dated movie shows men working with cross ties, aligning the track, and spiking.  The film focuses on t... [more]
January 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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Driving of the Golden Spike - Promontory, Utah
From havefunwithhistory.com, produced by Have Fun With History
This short sequence shows a reenactment of the driving of the Golden Spike - the final spike in bridging the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. (2min)
November 8, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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