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   Union Pacific -- a railroad important to U.S. History Preview Go
Union Pacific -- the railroad established by Congress and Abraham Lincoln to span the continent - has had some very tough growing pains recently. But it is surviving and many believe it to be the most important American railroad. A 1996 merger with Southern Pacific to form the nation's largest railroad caused what regulators call an unprecedented breakdown in rail traffic through the heart of America that has lasted more than 10 months.
   The Central New England Railway Bus Tour 2010 Preview Go
The Central New England Railway (CNE) came from northern Connecticut and west across the Hudson River in New York to Maybrook. It crossed the great bridge at Poughkeepsie. It later became part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. In the past few years our tours have covered almost all of the old CNE except for the Springfield branch. For 2010 we plan to go back to the east end and start over. The tentative plan is to tour the area between Hartford and Collinsville and include most of the Springfield branch.
   All about the Boston & Maine Railroad before Guilford Preview Go
Once upon a time there was a Boston & Maine railroad. Where it went; when it was built; what happened to it. From the East Coast all the way to Rotterdam Junction. Passenger trains to Troy. Even went to Saratoga Springs. Ran commuter railroads in Boston.

   NY Central Catskill Mountain Branch Preview Go
The Catskill Mountain Branch of the NY Central was a railroad through the Catskill Mountains in NY State. It ran from Kingston on the Hudson River to Oneonta where it connected with the Delaware & Hudson Railroad. When did the New York Central Railroad acquire the Ulster & Delaware and when was it abandoned? What is the current status of the branch? What tourist railroads are running on it?
   Fishkill Landing Preview Go
The Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad became part of the Central New England Railway (CNE). The New York Central ran from New York City to Albany and beyond through the Hudson Valley. The two roads met at Fishkill Landing.
   Off the Beaten Path - Explore and learn in the outdoors Preview Go
Outdoor, travel and history site by two retired Boomers. It combines geocaching, letterboxing, munzees, orienteering and related activities with history, travelogues, tips and commentary. Our quests include historical sites, forts, battlefields, ghost towns, parks, urban exploration and back country wilderness. We seek out little known places to explore, photograph and write about. The more challenging or remote they are, the better we like it. We hope to promote lifelong learning and curiosity about our world, especially in young people. If you are looking for ideas to teach and motivate kids, get them active outside and have some fun together, this site offers a lot. There's no armchair traveling. We've been to every place on these pages. The content is ours. Most of it is Off the Beaten Path.
   Modern Artistic Landmarks of Greek Myth Preview Go
From Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" to Salvador Dali's "The Metamorphosis of Narcissus". Art, poetry, Shakespeare, opera, films and academic works.
Based upon the data and the various population studies that are now available, it appears that an extraordinary disintegration of the American Jewish community is in process. There was a time when every Jew could take it for granted that he or she would have Jewish grandchildren with whom to share Seders, Sabbath and other Jewish moments. That is no longer demographically possible.
   The $100 Laptop Preview Go
The $100 laptop is nearly ready, but does it compute? MIT project has fans, but critics see a Western ideal imposed on world's poor. Others see it as a way radically change the world by increasing communication amongst developing countries.
   Carburetor Efficiency Preview Go
I DARE you to invent a more efficient carburetor.

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