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  2. Long Island Rail Road - Wikipedia

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    One special non-passenger service offered by the railroad was the yearly operation of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus train between Long Island City and Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. Highly publicized by the LIRR, this event drew large crowds of spectators.

  3. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway - Wikipedia

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    The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (reporting mark ATSF), often referred to as the Santa Fe or AT&SF, was one of the larger railroads in the United States. The railroad was chartered in February 1859 to serve the cities of Atchison and Topeka, Kansas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  4. ebook - Wikipedia

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    September – Oyster announces its unlimited access e-book subscription service would be shut down in early 2016 and that it would be acquired by Google. September – Malaysian e-book company, e-Sentral, introduces for the first time geo-location distribution technology for e-books via bluetooth beacon. It was first demonstrated in a large ...

  5. United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company - Wikipedia

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    The United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company (UNJ&CC) was a railroad company which began as the important Camden & Amboy Railroad (C&A), whose 1830 lineage began as one of the eight or ten earliest permanent North American railroads, and among the first common carrier transportation companies whose prospectus marketed an enterprise aimed (with a priority or principally) at carrying ...

  6. Erie Lackawanna Railway - Wikipedia

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    For example, in 1971, the Penn Central advertised a 24 and 1/2 hour piggyback service from Metro New York to Metro Chicago in the Official Guide of the Railways, while the EL's Employees Timetable Number 3, New York Division, showed its fastest comparable schedule to be 28 hours and 45 minutes. By 1973, the Penn Central's fastest piggyback ...

  7. Staten Island Railway - Wikipedia

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    The spur, built in 1928, was called the West Shore Line by the B&O Railroad and delivered building materials to the Outerbridge Crossing construction site near Arthur Kill. Years later, the track was used to serve a scrapyard owned by the Roselli Brothers.: 111 This siding went out of service on June 14, 2011.

  8. Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad - Wikipedia

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    The M&M was acquired by the C&RI on July 9, 1866, to form the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. The railroad expanded through construction and acquisitions in the following decades. The railroad retired its last steam locomotive from service in 1953. Territory

  9. Northeast blackout of 2003 - Wikipedia

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    2 hours–4 days, depending on location: Location: Northeastern United States, ... Amtrak's Northeast Corridor railroad service was stopped north of Philadelphia, ...

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