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Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal.
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865.
One of the early experiments in railroad cars, the yachtlike Aeolus, named in honor of Aeolus from mythology, was designed to sail before the wind.
Albert Gallatin Jenkins (November 10, 1830 – May 21, 1864) was an attorney, planter, representative to the United States Congress and First Confederate Congress, and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War.
Alexandria (formerly Belhaven and Hunting Creek Warehouse) is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Alton Railroad was the final name of a railroad linking Chicago to Alton, Illinois, St. Louis, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri.
The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.
The Anacostia Railroad Bridge is a railroad bridge crossing the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C., USA.
The Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad, later the Annapolis, Washington and Baltimore Railroad, once provided rail service to Annapolis, Maryland and was one of the earliest railroads in the U.S. It later merged into the Washington, Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway and was finally abandoned.
Annapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Maryland, as well as the county seat of Anne Arundel County.
Arbutus is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States.
Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach.
The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum exhibiting historic railroad equipment in Baltimore, Maryland, originally named the Baltimore & Ohio Transportation Museum when it opened on July 4, 1953.
The B&O Warehouse is a building in Baltimore, Maryland, adjacent to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Baltimore (locally) is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 26th-most populous city in the country.
The Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad is a terminal railroad in the Chicago area, formerly giving various other companies access to (Chicago's) Grand Central Station.
On the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, locomotives were always considered of great importance, and the railroad was involved in many experiments and innovations.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops is a historic industrial district in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
The Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad was a railroad line built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Baltimore, Maryland.
The Baltimore and Potomac Railroad (B&P) operated from Baltimore, Maryland, southwest to Washington, D.C., from 1872 to 1902.
The Baltimore Belt Line was constructed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) in the early 1890s to connect the railroad's newly constructed line to Philadelphia and New York City/Jersey City with the rest of the railroad at Baltimore, Maryland.
The Baltimore City Council is the legislative branch that governs the City of Baltimore and its nearly 700,000 citizens.
The Baltimore Orioles are an American professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland, that competes in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Barbra Joan Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
The Battle of Fort Stevens was an American Civil War battle fought July 11–12, 1864, in Northwest Washington, D.C., as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 between forces under Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early and Union Major General Alexander McDowell McCook.
The Battle of Monocacy (also known as Monocacy Junction) was fought on July 9, 1864, approximately from Frederick, Maryland, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864 during the American Civil War.
Bellaire is a village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States.
Bethesda is a census-designated place in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, just northwest of the United States capital of Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a local church, the Bethesda Meeting House (1820, rebuilt 1849), which in turn took its name from Jerusalem's Pool of Bethesda.
A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization.
The Bollman Truss Railroad Bridge at Savage, Maryland is the sole surviving example of a revolutionary design in the history of American bridge engineering.
Boston (pronounced) is the capital and largest city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States.
Bowie is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland.
The Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad was a railroad company that formerly operated in western and north central Pennsylvania and western New York states.
The Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railway was one of the more than ten thousand railroad companies founded in North America, most of which came and went.
Camden Station, now also referred to as Camden Yards, is a train station at the intersection of Howard and Camden Streets in Baltimore, Maryland, served by MARC commuter rail service and local Light Rail trains.
The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) is an long, shared-use rail trail that runs from Georgetown in Washington, D.C., to Silver Spring, Maryland.
The Capital Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The Carrollton Viaduct, located over Gwynns Falls near Carroll Park in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first stone masonry bridge built for railroad use in the United States.
The Catoctin Station Raid was executed against a train passing through the Catoctin Station on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on June 17, 1863 by Confederate cavalry forces, during the movement north into Maryland by Gen.
The Causey Arch is a bridge near Stanley in County Durham, northern England.
The Central Ohio Railroad was the third railroad to enter Columbus, Ohio, and the first to connect Columbus with the east coast.
The Central Railroad of New Jersey, also known as the Jersey Central or Jersey Central Lines, was a Class I railroad with origins in the 1830s.
The Chain Bridge is a viaduct which crosses the Potomac River at Little Falls in Washington, D.C. It carries close to 22,000 cars a day.
Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Charles T. Hinde (July 12, 1832 – March 10, 1915) was an American industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, abbreviated as the C&O Canal and occasionally called the "Grand Old Ditch," operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland.
The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway was a Class I railroad formed in 1869 in Virginia from several smaller Virginia railroads begun in the 19th century.
Chessie System, Inc. was a holding company that owned the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O), the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O), the Western Maryland Railway (WM), and several smaller carriers.
Chevy Chase is the name of both a town and an unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Chicago is the third most populous city in the United States.
The Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railroad (CH&D) was a railroad based in the U.S. state of Ohio that existed between its incorporation on March 2, 1846, and its acquisition by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in December 1917.
The Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railroad was established in 1915 as a reorganization of the Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Western Railway, which in turn was created in 1902 as a merger of the Indiana, Decatur and Western Railway (ID&W) and Cincinnati, Hamilton and Indianapolis Railroad (CH&I).
Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state.
The Clinchfield Railroad was an operating and holding company for the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio Railway.
Columbus is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio.
A common carrier in common law countries (corresponding to a public carrier in civil law systems,Encyclopædia Britannica CD 2000 "Civil-law public carrier" from "carriage of goods" usually called simply a carrier) is a person or company that transports goods or people for any person or company and that is responsible for any possible loss of the goods during transport.
Cranford is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States.
CSX Corporation was formed in 1980 by the merger of Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries and eventually merged the various railroads owned by those predecessors into a single line that became known as CSX Transportation.
CSX Transportation is a Class I railroad in the United States.
The Cumberland Valley Railroad was an early railroad in Pennsylvania, USA, originally chartered in 1831 to connect with Pennsylvania's Main Line of Public Works.
Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Dalecarlia Tunnel is an abandoned railroad tunnel in Brookmont, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., that carries the Capital Crescent Trail underneath MacArthur Boulevard and the Washington Aqueduct.
Danville is an independent city in the U.S. state of Virginia.
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company (DL&W or Lackawanna Railroad) was a U.S. Class 1 railroad that connected Buffalo, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey, a distance of about.
A dividend is a payment made by a corporation to its shareholders, usually as a distribution of profits.
The East Coast of the United States runs along the Atlantic Ocean.
An electric locomotive is a locomotive powered by electricity from overhead lines, a third rail or on-board energy storage such as a battery or fuel cell.
Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place, along with being the county seat of local government in Howard County, Maryland, United States.
The Erie Canal is a canal in New York that originally ran about from Albany, on the Hudson River to Buffalo, at Lake Erie.
The Erie Railroad was a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States, originally connecting New York City with Lake Erie.
Fairfax Station is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, ZIP code 22039.
Fairfax, officially the City of Fairfax, is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Fairmont is a city in Marion County, West Virginia, United States.
A fare is the fee paid by a passenger for use of a public transport system: rail, bus, taxi, etc.
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Francis Blackwell Mayer (December 27, 1827 – December 5, 1899) was a prominent 19th-century American genre painter from Maryland.
The Frederick Branch is a railroad line in Frederick County, Maryland.
Frederick is a city and the county seat of Frederick County in the State of Maryland.
Funny Girl is a 1968 romantic musical film directed by William Wyler.
Gaithersburg, officially the City of Gaithersburg, is a city located in Montgomery County, Maryland.
George Brown (1787–1859) was an Irish-American investment banker and railroad entrepreneur.
Georgetown is a historic neighborhood, commercial, and entertainment district located in northwest Washington, D.C., situated along the Potomac River.
The Georgia Railroad and Banking Company also seen as "GARR", was an historic railroad and banking company that operated in the U.S. state of Georgia.
Gilmor's Raid, also known as The Magnolia Station Train Raid, was a foraging and disruptive cavalry raid that was part of an overall campaign against Union railroads, led by Maj.
A goods station (also known as a goods yard or goods depot) or freight station is, in the widest sense, a railway station which is exclusively or predominantly where goods (or freight), such as merchandise, parcels and manufactured items, are loaded or unloaded from ships or road vehicles and/or where goods wagons are transferred to local sidings.
The grade (also called slope, incline, gradient, pitch or rise) of a physical feature, landform or constructed line refers to the tangent of the angle of that surface to the horizontal.
Granite is a common type of felsic intrusive igneous rock that is granular and phaneritic in texture.
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, sometimes referred to as the Great Upheaval, began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States and ended some 45 days later, after it was put down by local and state militias, and federal troops.
The Gulf, Mobile and Ohio was a Class I railroad in the central United States whose primary routes extended from Mobile, Alabama, and New Orleans, Louisiana, to St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as Chicago, Illinois.
Hagerstown is a city in Washington County, Maryland.
Hancock is an unincorporated community hamlet in Morgan County in the U.S. state of West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle.
Harpers Ferry Armory, more formally known as the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry, was the second federal armory commissioned by the United States government.
Harpers Ferry is a historic town in Jefferson County, West Virginia, United States.
Harry W. Gilmor (January 24, 1838 – March 4, 1883) served as the Baltimore City Police Commissioner, head of the Baltimore City Police Department in the 1870's, but he was most noted as a daring and dashing Confederate cavalry officer during the American Civil War.
Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.
This article describes the history of the Baltimore and its surrounding area in central Maryland since its settlement in 1661 by English settlers.
Hyattsville is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington D.C. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census.
An inclined plane, also known as a ramp, is a flat supporting surface tilted at an angle, with one end higher than the other, used as an aid for raising or lowering a load.
The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was a regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.
Colonel Stonewall Jackson's operations against the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1861 were aimed at disrupting the critical railroad used heavily by the opposing Union Army as a major supply route.
Jacksonville is the largest city by population in the U.S. state of Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States.
John Brown (May 9, 1800December 2, 1859) was a white American abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the United States.
John Daniel Imboden (February 16, 1823 – August 15, 1895) was a lawyer, teacher, Virginia state legislator.
John Singleton Mosby (December 6, 1833 – May 30, 1916), also known by his nickname, the "Gray Ghost", was a Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War.
John Thomas Scharf (May 1, 1843 – February 28, 1898) was a United States historian, author, journalist, antiquarian, politician, lawyer and Confederate States of America soldier and sailor.
John Work Garrett (July 31, 1820 – September 26, 1884), was an American banker, philanthropist, and president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).
Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) was an American entrepreneur, abolitionist and philanthropist of 19th-century Baltimore, Maryland.
The Jones-Imboden Raid was a Confederate military action conducted in western Virginia (now the state of West Virginia) in April and May 1863 during the American Civil War.
Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War.
The La Paz (B&O #5503) is a 56-seat revenue coach built for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad by Pullman-Standard in 1949.
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.
The Leiper Railroad was a horse drawn railroad that operated between 1810 and 1828 in what is now Nether Providence Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Leonor F. Loree (April 23, 1858 – September 6, 1940) was a U.S. railroad executive.
Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad was a Class I railroad that operated freight and passenger services in the southeast United States.
The Main Line of Public Works was a railroad and canal system across southern Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
The Marietta and Cincinnati (M&C) was one of five important east-west railroads of southern Ohio; it was later absorbed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).
The Mars Station in Mars, Pennsylvania, was constructed in 1897 by the Pittsburgh and Western Railroad.
Mars is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States.
Martinsburg is a city in and the county seat of Berkeley County, West Virginia, United States, in the state's Eastern Panhandle region.
Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to its south and west; Pennsylvania to its north; and Delaware to its east.
The Maryland Campaign—or Antietam Campaign—occurred September 4–20, 1862, during the American Civil War.
During the American Civil War, Maryland, a slave state, was one of the border states, straddling the South and North.
The Mason–Dixon line, also called Mason's and Dixon's line, was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute involving Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware in Colonial America.
McNeill's Rangers was an independent Confederate military force commissioned under the Partisan Ranger Act (1862) by the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War.
The Metropolitan Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the District of Columbia and the U.S. state of Maryland.
The Midwestern United States, or the Midwest, is one of the four geographic regions defined by the United States Census Bureau, occupying the northern central part of the country.
The Monocacy River is a free-flowing left tributary to the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.
A monopoly (from Greek monos μόνος (alone or single) + polein πωλεῖν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity (this contrasts with a monopsony which relates to a single entity's control of a market to purchase a good or service, and with oligopoly which consists of a few entities dominating an industry).
Monopoly is a board game that originated in the United States in 1903 as a way to demonstrate that an economy which rewards wealth creation is better than one in which monopolists work under few constraints and to promote the economic theories of Henry George and in particular his ideas about taxation and women’s rights.
Mount Airy is a city located in Carroll and Frederick counties in the U.S. state of Maryland.
The Mount Clare Shops is the oldest railroad manufacturing complex in the United States, located in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Mount Royal Station and Trainshed was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's third train station in Baltimore, Maryland, at the north end of the Baltimore Belt Line's Howard Street tunnel in the fashionable Bolton Hill neighborhood.
A narrow-gauge railway (or narrow-gauge railroad) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the of standard gauge railways.
A National Historic Landmark (NHL) is a building, site, structure, or object that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding degree of historical significance.
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States.
The New York Central Railroad, known simply as the New York Central in its publicity, was a railroad operating in the Northeastern United States.
New York – often called New York City or the City of New York to distinguish it from the State of New York, of which it is a part – is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York metropolitan area, the premier gateway for legal immigration to the United States and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
The Ohio and Mississippi Railway (earlier the Ohio and Mississippi Rail Road), abbreviated O&M, was a railroad operating between Cincinnati, Ohio, and East St. Louis, Illinois, from 1857 to 1893.
The Ohio River, which streams westward from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, is the largest tributary, by volume, of the Mississippi River in the United States.
The Old Main Line Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation in the U.S. state of Maryland.
Several railroads have been called the oldest in North America.
Operating costs are the expenses which are related to the operation of a business, or to the operation of a device, component, piece of equipment or facility.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, often referred to simply as Camden Yards or Oriole Park, is a Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark located in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Panic of 1873 was a financial crisis that triggered a depression in Europe and North America that lasted from 1873 until 1879, and even longer in some countries.
Parker Brothers is an American toy and game manufacturer and brand.
Parkersburg is a city in and the county seat of Wood County, West Virginia, United States.
The Patapsco River is a U.S. Geological Survey.
Patterson Creek is a U.S. Geological Survey.
The Patuxent River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in the state of Maryland.
Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a U.S. state located in the North and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States and the Great Lakes region.
The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Class I railroad, founded in 1846.
The Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), also known as Pepco, is an investor-owned public utility supplying electric power to the city of Washington, D.C., and to surrounding communities in Maryland.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most-populous in the United States.
The Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad (PW&B) was an American railroad company that operated from 1836 until a merger in 1902.
Philip Evan Thomas (November 11, 1776 – September 1, 1861) was the first president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) from 1827 to 1836.
Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888) was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War.
Piedmont is a town in Mineral County, West Virginia, USA.
Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County.
The Pittsburgh and Western Railroad was a nineteenth-century, narrow gauge railroad connecting Pittsburgh with coal supplies and the oil field around Titusville, Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Southern Railway was a railroad in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Point of Rocks is an unincorporated community in Frederick County, Maryland.
The Pope's Creek Subdivision is a CSX Transportation railroad line in Maryland, running from Bowie to Morgantown where the Morgantown Generating Station is located and the Chalk Point Generating Station.
Popes Creek is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland, United States.
The Potomac River is located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States and flows into the Chesapeake Bay.
Potomac Yard was one of the busiest rail yards on the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.
Profit is an income distributed to the owner in a profitable market production process (business).
Quantico (formerly Potomac) is a town in Prince William County, Virginia.
Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.
A railroad car or railcar (American and Canadian English), railway wagon or railway carriage (UK and IUR), is a vehicle used for the carrying of cargo or passengers on a rail transport system (a railroad/railway).
The Reading Company (pronounced Redding; logotyped as Reading Lines), usually called the Reading Railroad operated in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states.
The Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) was a government corporation in the United States that operated between 1932 and 1957 which provided financial support to state and local governments and made loans to banks, railroads, mortgage associations and other businesses.
The RF&P Subdivision is a railroad line owned and operated by CSX Transportation.
The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C. It is now a portion of the CSX Transportation system.
A right-of-way is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.
Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.
Rock Creek is a free-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, which empties into the Atlantic Ocean via the Chesapeake Bay.
The Romney Expedition was a military expedition of the Confederate States Army during the early part of the American Civil War.
A roundhouse is a building used by railroads for servicing locomotives.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872) was an American painter and inventor.
Sandy Hook is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Washington County, Maryland, United States.
Savage is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Howard County, Maryland, about south of Baltimore and north of Washington, D.C. It is situated close to the city of Laurel and to the planned community of Columbia.
The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad is a former Class I railroad company operating in the Southeastern United States beginning in 1967.
The Seaboard System Railroad, Inc. was a short-lived former US Class I railroad that was created after the consolidation of the Family Lines System railroads (notably the Louisville & Nashville, Seaboard Coast Line, and Clinchfield) on December 29, 1982.
The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, long with two forks approximately long each,U.S. Geological Survey.
Silver Spring is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States.
Solidarity action (also known as "secondary action" or "boycott" or "sympathy strike") is industrial action by a trade union in support of a strike initiated by workers in another, separate enterprise.
Southwest (SW or S.W.) is the southwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, and is located south of the National Mall and west of South Capitol Street.
Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County with a population of 116,250, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the sixth most populated city in the state.
The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.
The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry service operated by the New York City Department of Transportation.
The Staten Island Railway (SIR) is the only rapid transit line in the New York City borough of Staten Island.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.
Telegraphy (from Greek: τῆλε tele, "at a distance" and γράφειν graphein, "to write") is the long-distance transmission of textual/symbolic (as opposed to verbal or audio) messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.
The Thomas Viaduct spans the Patapsco River and Patapsco Valley between Relay and Elkridge, Maryland, USA.
A traffic bottleneck is a localized disruption of vehicular traffic on a street, road, or highway.
A train ferry is a ship (ferry) designed to carry railway vehicles.
Trains is a monthly US magazine dedicated to trains and railroads, and is one of the two flagship publications of Kalmbach Publishing.
A trestle (sometimes tressel) is a rigid frame used as a support, especially referring to a bridge composed of a number of short spans supported by such frames.
Turner Ashby, Jr. (October 23, 1828 – June 6, 1862) was a Confederate cavalry commander in the American Civil War.
Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77).
During the American Civil War, the Union was the term used to refer to the United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 free states and five border slave states which supported it.
Union County is a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey.
Union Station is a major train station, transportation hub, and leisure destination in Washington, D.C. Opened in 1907, it is Amtrak's headquarters and the railroad's second-busiest station, with annual ridership of over 5 million.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE, also sometimes shortened to CoE is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies. Although generally associated with dams, canals and flood protection in the United States, USACE is involved in a wide range of public works throughout the world. The Corps of Engineers provides outdoor recreation opportunities to the public, and provides 24% of U.S. hydropower capacity. The corps' mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security, energize the economy and reduce risks from disasters." Their most visible missions include.
The United States Capitol, often called Capitol Hill, is the seat of the United States Congress, the legislative branch of the U.S. federal government.
Upstate New York is the portion of the U.S. state of New York north of New York City.
Virginia (U.S.:, U.K.), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the United States.
The Virginia Avenue Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in Washington, D.C. owned by CSX Transportation.
The Washington Aqueduct is an aqueduct that provides the public water supply system serving Washington, D.C., and parts of its suburbs.
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as "Washington", "the District", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States.
The Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad was formed in 1954 to operate a section of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) trackage which had been isolated from the rest of the system by a 1942 flood.
West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States.
The Western Maryland Railway was an American Class I railroad which operated in Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Weverton is an unincorporated community hamlet located in the southern tip of Washington County, Maryland, near the north shore of the Potomac River.
Wheeling is a city in Marshall and Ohio counties in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States of America.
William Edmondson Jones, known as Grumble Jones, (May 3, 1824 – June 5, 1864) was a planter, a career United States Army officer, and a Confederate cavalry General, killed in the Battle of Piedmont in the American Civil War.
The Winchester and Potomac Railroad (W&P) was a railroad in the southern United States, which ran from Winchester, Virginia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia on the Potomac River, at a junction with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O).
The city of Winchester, Virginia, and the surrounding area were the site of numerous fights during the American Civil War as both contending armies strove to control that portion of the Shenandoah Valley.
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.
The 14th Street Bridge is a complex of five bridges across the Potomac River, connecting Arlington, Virginia, with Washington, D.C. A major gateway for automotive and rail traffic, the complex is named for 14th Street (U.S. 1), which feeds into it on the D.C. end.
The 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, also known as Mosby's Rangers, Mosby's Raiders, or Mosby's Men, was a battalion of partisan cavalry in the Confederate army during the American Civil War.
The 62nd Virginia Mounted Infantry Regiment, raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War, served in many capacities including the war, including as an infantry regiment, a cavalry regiment, a mounted infantry (dragoon) unit, a partisan unit of rangers, and even as a combined arms unit.
The 8th Virginia Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was a cavalry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
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