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Strasburg Rail Road

Index Strasburg Rail Road

The Strasburg Rail Road is the oldest continuously operating railroad in the western hemisphere and the oldest public utility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [1]

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Altoona Works

Altoona Works (also known as Altoona Terminal) is a large railroad industrial complex in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

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Amtrak

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak, is a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to three Canadian cities.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works

The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 to 1956.

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Baltimore

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 30th-most populous city in the United States.

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Boiler

A boiler is a closed vessel in which fluid (generally water) is heated.

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Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal

The Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal was a Rail-Marine Terminal with its main facilities and administrative offices located on 86–88 Kent Avenue in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.

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Camelback locomotive

A camelback locomotive (also known as a Mother Hubbard or a center-cab locomotive) is a type of steam locomotive with the driving cab placed in the middle, astride the boiler.

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Canadian Locomotive Company

The Canadian Locomotive Company, commonly referred to as CLC, was a Canadian manufacturer of railway locomotives located in Kingston, Ontario.

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Canadian National 7312

Canadian National 7312 is an 0-6-0 steam locomotive.

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Canadian National 89

Canadian National 89 is a 2-6-0 Mogul steam locomotive owned and operating at the Strasburg Rail Road.

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Canadian National Railway

The Canadian National Railway Company (Compagnie des chemins de fer nationaux du Canada) is a Canadian Class I freight railway headquartered in Montreal, Quebec that serves Canada and the Midwestern and Southern United States.

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Canadian Pacific Railway

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail between 1968 and 1996, is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881.

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Conestoga Traction Company

Conestoga Traction, later Conestoga Transportation Company, was a classic American regional interurban trolley that operated seven routes 1899 to 1946 radiating spoke-like from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to numerous neighboring farm villages and towns.

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Controlling interest

A controlling interest is an ownership interest in a corporation with enough voting stock shares to prevail in any stockholders' motion.

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Electro-Motive Diesel

Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) is an American manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, locomotive products and diesel engines for the rail industry.

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EMD SW8

An EMD SW8 is a diesel shunting/switching locomotive manufactured by General Motors Electro-Motive Division and General Motors Diesel between September 1950 and February 1954.

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George Wolf

George Wolf (August 12, 1777March 11, 1840) was the seventh Governor of Pennsylvania from 1829 to 1835.

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Government of Pennsylvania

The Government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is the governmental structure of the state of Pennsylvania as established by the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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Grading (engineering)

Grading in civil engineering and landscape architectural construction is the work of ensuring a level base, or one with a specified slope, for a construction work such as a foundation, the base course for a road or a railway, or landscape and garden improvements, or surface drainage.

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Grand Trunk Railway

The Grand Trunk Railway was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario, and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

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Great Western 90

Strasburg Rail Road no.

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Great Western Railway of Colorado

The Great Western Railway of Colorado operates about of track in Colorado and interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad as well as the BNSF Railway.

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H.K. Porter, Inc.

H.K. Porter, Inc. (Porter) manufactured light-duty railroad locomotives in the US, starting in 1866.

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Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Hanover Township is a township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg (Pennsylvania German: Harrisbarrig) is the capital city of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the United States, and the county seat of Dauphin County.

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway operated as living history to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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Hurricane Agnes

Hurricane Agnes was the second tropical cyclone and first named storm of the 1972 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Hurricane Hazel

Hurricane Hazel was the deadliest and costliest hurricane of the 1954 Atlantic hurricane season.

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Incorporation (business)

Incorporation is the formation of a new corporation (a corporation being a legal entity that is effectively recognized as a person under the law).

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Interstate Commerce Commission

The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was a regulatory agency in the United States created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lancaster County, (Pennsylvania German: Lengeschder Kaundi) sometimes nicknamed the Garden Spot of America or Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is a county located in the south central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Lancaster is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States.

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Leaman Place, Pennsylvania

Leaman Place is a named place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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List of heritage railroads in the United States

This is a list of heritage railways in the United States.

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List of Pennsylvania railroads

The following railroads operate in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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LNP (newspaper)

LNP is a daily newspaper headquartered in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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Long Island Rail Road

The Long Island Rail Road, legally known as the Long Island Rail Road Company and often abbreviated as the LIRR, is a commuter rail system in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of New York, stretching from Manhattan to the eastern tip of Suffolk County on Long Island.

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Miniature Railway Company

The Miniature Railway Company on Broadway, New York, operated their ridable miniature railways at four World Expositions around 1900 and delivered them to many parks throughout the world.

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Montreal Locomotive Works

Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) was a Canadian railway locomotive manufacturer which existed under several names from 1883 to 1985, producing both steam and diesel locomotives.

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Norfolk and Western Railway

The Norfolk and Western Railway was a US class I railroad, formed by more than 200 railroad mergers between 1838 and 1982.

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Norfolk and Western Railway 475

Strasburg Rail Road #475 is a former Norfolk & Western Railway M class 4-8-0 steam locomotive.

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Norris Locomotive Works

The Norris Locomotive Works was a steam locomotive manufacturing company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that produced nearly one thousand railroad engines between 1832 and 1866.

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Oldest railroads in North America

This is a list of the earliest railroads in North America, including various railroad-like precursors to the general modern form of a company or government agency operating locomotive-drawn trains on metal tracks.

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Panic of 1866

The Panic of 1866 was an international financial downturn that accompanied the failure of Overend, Gurney and Company in London, and the corso forzoso abandonment of the silver standard in Italy.

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Paradise Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Paradise Township is a township in east central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Paradise, Pennsylvania

Paradise is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a zip code of 17562.

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Penn Central Transportation Company

The Penn Central Transportation Company, commonly abbreviated to Penn Central, was an American Class I railroad headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that operated from 1968 until 1976.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania German: Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

Pennsylvania Dutch Country (Deitsch: Deitscherei) refers to an area of Southeastern and South Central Pennsylvania that by the American Revolution had a high percentage of Pennsylvania Dutch inhabitants.

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Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission

Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is the public utility commission in Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Railroad

The Pennsylvania Railroad (or Pennsylvania Railroad Company and also known as the "Pennsy") was an American Class I railroad that was established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Pennsylvania Railroad 1223

Pennsylvania Railroad 1223 is a 4-4-0 "American" type steam locomotive built in 1905 for the Pennsylvania Railroad by the railroad's own Altoona Works for passenger service.

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Pennsylvania Railroad 7002

PRR 7002 is a Pennsylvania Railroad E7s steam locomotive located in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, outside of Strasburg, Pennsylvania in the United States.

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Pennsylvania Railroad class A3

The A3 was an 0-4-0 class steam locomotive that were built and operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad. These locomotives were built by Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shops from 1895 until 1905.

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Pennsylvania State Senate

The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the Pennsylvania state legislature.

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Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.

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Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad

Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad (P&CR) (1834) was one of the earliest commercial railroads in the United States, running from Philadelphia to Columbia, Pennsylvania, it was built by the Pennsylvania Canal Commission in lieu of a canal from Columbia to Philadelphia; in 1857 it became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and its trackage lives on today operated by Norfolk-Southern.

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Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line

The Philadelphia to Harrisburg Main Line is a rail line owned and operated by Amtrak in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

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Plymouth Locomotive Works

Plymouth Locomotive Works was a US builder of small railroad locomotives.

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Quarryville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Railcar

A railcar, in British English and Australian English, is a self-propelled railway vehicle designed to transport passengers.

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Railfan

A railfan, rail buff, or train buff (American English), railway enthusiast or railway buff (Australian/British English), trainspotter or anorak (British English, usually derogatory), is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport.

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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is a railroad museum in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Reading Company

The Reading Company was a company that was involved in the railroad industry in southeast Pennsylvania and neighboring states from 1924 until 1976.

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Ridable miniature railway

A ridable miniature railway (US: 'riding railroad' or grand scale railroad) is a large scale, usually ground-level model railway that hauls passengers using locomotives that are models of full-sized railway locomotives (powered by diesel or petrol engines, live steam engines or electric motors).

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Shortline railroad

A shortline railroad is a small or mid-sized railroad company that operates over a relatively short distance relative to larger, national railroad networks.

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Steam locomotive

A steam locomotive is a type of railway locomotive that produces its pulling power through a steam engine.

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Steamtown, U.S.A.

Steamtown, U.S.A., was a steam locomotive museum that ran steam excursions out of North Walpole, New Hampshire, and Bellows Falls, Vermont, from the 1960s to 1983.

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Strasburg Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Strasburg Township is a township in south central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Strasburg, Pennsylvania

Strasburg is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal

The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal between Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, and Havre de Grace, Maryland, at the head of Chesapeake Bay, provided an interstate shipping alternative to 19th-century arks, rafts, and boats plying the difficult waters of the lower Susquehanna River.

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Susquehanna River

The Susquehanna River (Lenape: Siskëwahane) is a major river located in the northeastern United States.

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Switcher

A switcher or shunter (Great Britain: shunter; Australia: shunter or yard pilot; United States: switcher, switch engine, or yard goat, except Pennsylvania Railroad: shifter) is a small railroad locomotive intended not for moving trains over long distances but rather for assembling trains ready for a road locomotive to take over, disassembling a train that has been brought in, and generally moving railroad cars around – a process usually known as ''switching'' (USA) or shunting (UK).

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Thomas and the Magic Railroad

Thomas and the Magic Railroad is a 2000 fantasy adventure film by Britt Allcroft, its director, producer and writer.

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Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is a fictional steam locomotive in The Railway Series books by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher.

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Tram

A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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Wagonway

Wagonways (or Waggonways) consisted of the horses, equipment and tracks used for hauling wagons, which preceded steam-powered railways.

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Wilmington and Western Railroad

The Wilmington and Western Railroad is a freight and heritage railroad in northern Delaware, operating over a former Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B&O) branch between Wilmington and Hockessin.

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0-4-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents one of the simplest possible types, that with two axles and four coupled wheels, all of which are driven.

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0-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of no leading wheels, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels.

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2-10-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-10-0 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, ten powered and coupled driving wheels on five axles, and no trailing wheels.

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2-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, usually in a leading truck, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels.

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4-2-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, two powered driving wheels on one axle and no trailing wheels.

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4-4-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and no trailing wheels.

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4-4-2 (locomotive)

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents a configuration of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie with a single pivot point, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and two trailing wheels on one axle, usually in a trailing truck which supports part of the weight of the boiler and firebox and gives the class its main improvement over the configuration.

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4-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the configuration of four leading wheels on two axles in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles and no trailing wheels.

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4-8-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading truck or bogie, eight powered and coupled driving wheels on four axles and no trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strasburg_Rail_Road

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