Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
The station and train shed were built in the 1890s by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad as a major transfer station for routing passengers to the Midwest and West. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977. The train shed was the longest single-span, gable roof structure constructed in the United States. The train shed was demolished in 2001 due to dangerous structural deterioration, leading to withdrawal of National Historic Landmark designation in 2003. The station building today is The Wyndham Grand Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee.
Friday, 17 June 2011
The Burlington Northern Railroad was a US based railroad company formed from a merger of four major U.S. railroads. Burlington Northern operated between 1970 and 1996. Burlington Northern merged with the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in 1996 to form the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway (renamed BNSF Railway). Here Class EMDSD40 -2 locomotives identified as BNSF # 7842 & 6800 with a third locomotive (number unknown) transporting a freight train has just crossed the Skykomish River on it’s way over the Cascade Mountains near Washington.
Saturday, 4 June 2011
The town of Klang is situated on swampy ground lying between the Klang River from which it takes its name and a semicircle of low hills. Klang was formerly the terminus of the government railway. It was re-named Port Swettenham in 1901. The post card shows the railways station as seen in the 1910’s.
The Bukit Timah Railway Station was opened in 1915 as part of the Singapore-Kranji Railway, also known as the Singapore Government Railway. Constructed between 1900 and 1902, the line ran from the terminal at Tank Road towards Woodlands via Cuppage Road, Newton Circus, Cluny Road (where Adam Flyover is today) and finally to Bukit Timah, before proceeding to Kranji and Woodlands where it continued to Malaysia via the former Federated Malay States Railway. The Bukit Timah Railway Station (now belongs to Singapore) has been officially gazetted as a conserved building.
The Penang Hill Railway is a two section funicular railway which climbs Penang Hill from Air Itam near George Town on the island of Penang in Malaysia. The total journey takes about half an hour, with passengers changing cars at the mid-point station. Construction of the railway took place between 1906 to 1923. The railway was opened to the public on October 21, 1923. New cars were provided in 1977.