New Harmony became known as a center for advances in education and scientific research.
New Harmony's residents established the first free library, a civic drama club, and a public school system open to men and women.
They also give you a look at what railroading used to be like decades ago, back during the nostalgic era.
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The vast majority of RI's 7000 miles wound up being acquired by other carriers; among the largest chunks were 965 miles to SP's Cotton Belt; 750 to Chicago & North Western; 750 to regional Kyle Railroad; 645 to a subsidiary of the former Katy (now part of UP); and 550 Iowa Railroad, succeeded by today's regional Iowa Interstate.
Southern Pacific Lines First SP ancestor chartered in Texas in 1851. Central Pacific incorporated in June 1861, connected its line to Promontory, Utah, with Union Pacific to form first transcontinental railroad May 10, 1869.
CSt P&F was reorganized in 1859 as Chicago & North Western, which in 1864 consolidated with Galena & Chicago Union. After years of operating affiliation on its main line with Union Pacific but no UP control, all C&NW stock was acquired by UP on April 27, 1995, and UP merged C&NW on June 23 of that year. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway What came to be known as the "Omaha Road" began as the Tomah & Lake St. After expansions and consolidations it acquired the name Chicago, St. Controlled by Chicago & North Western after 1882 and operated as a part of C&NW system, comprising the lines north of Elroy, Wis., and Omaha to Minneapolis-St. The corporation lasted until 1957, and its official identity was maintained until 1972. Louis Railroad Minnesota Western chartered in 1853. Chicago & North Western purchased M&St L's railroad assets on November 1, 1960. Chicago Great Western Railroad Construction began at St. By then RI had deteriorated and UP and SP no longer wanted it.
Litchfield & Madison Railroad Litchfield & Madison incorporated on March 1, 1900, to take over an isolated line of Chicago, Peoria & St. L&M built a connection to Chicago & North Western at Benld, Ill., in 1926, and served as the East St. RI declared bankruptcy in 1975; after a labor strike, it ceased operation on March 31, 1980.
These are quality, affordable, American made ranges in production since 1912.
A man active in local politics and his husband face charges relating to an alleged sexual relationship with a teen boy.
In general, short lines tend to provide the most fascinating operations of any railroad.