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You are here. You are at Manassas National Battlefield. It was the site of the first major battle of the American Civil War and the only place during the war where two major battles took place. (Although the first shot was fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina and the first skirmish happened in … Continue reading The Unfinished Railroad, Manassas National Battlefield, Manassas, Virginia
Daniel Wallach had enlisted in the United States Army. He boarded a train Terra Haute, Indiana and was on his way to New York City where he was going to board a ship to Europe to fight the Germans. As he was sitting in his seat, he was looking out the window at the passing … Continue reading Dreamsville U.S.A.
There you are in your easy chair sitting at your favorite train watching spot watching those trains go by. You see ‘NS’ trains which stand for the Norfolk Southern Railroad. You see ‘UP’ trains which stand for the Union Pacific Railroad. You see ‘BNSF’ trains which stand for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Then … Continue reading What Does ‘CSX’ Stand For?
You can see it coming from miles away. You are waiting. You see the smoke going high into the sky. It is coming closer and closer and closer. You hear the whistle blow, and it blows again and again and again. Then, it is here. You see the steam locomotive speeding towards you. In a … Continue reading Here Comes the Steam Locomotive