John Speller's Web Pages - Railroad History

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Andrew Melrose's famous painting "Westward the Star of Empire Takes Its Way -- Near Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1867." The title, a quote from eighteenth-century bishop and philosopher George Berkeley, epitomizes nineteenth-century attitudes.
Builder's Advertisement for a "Twenty-five Ton Passenger Engine" built by the Lawrence Machine Shop, Lawrence, Mass. The Lawrence Machine Shop built locomotives between 1852 and 1857.
The Pennsylvania Railroad's magnificent Penn Station in New York City. Its destruction in the 1960s was not only the worst kind of vandalism, but proved to be disastrous and may yet have to be reversed
Postcard view of the famous Horseshoe Curve at Altoona, Pennsylvania, on the Pennsylvania Railroad
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