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A collection of sites detailing many different countries historical events, people and places over the centuries.


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   History of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Preview Go
Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad. How the Delaware & Hudson Railroad helped develop the region it served. How coal played a role in the history of the D&H. Presidents of the D&H. D&H sales offices. D&H to North Creek. Lake George, Cooperstown, Albany Main, Cherry Valley.
   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.
   Gulf Curve 1940 NY Central Railroad accident Preview Go
The Gulf Curve in Little Falls, New York was the scene of one of the worst accidents in New York Central Railroad history. April 19, 1940 Little Falls, New York, United States: The westbound New York Central Lake Shore Limited, running fifteen minutes late in rainy conditions, fails to reduce speed to 45 miles per hour at Gulf Curve near Little Falls, sharpest on the NYC System, and at 59 mph the locomotive derails, crosses two tracks and strikes a rock wall whereupon it explodes and nine cars pile up behind it. At least 30 known dead, including the engineer, and 100 injured in this accident.

   NY Central Railroad between Albany and New York Preview Go
Ride between Albany and New York on the New York Central Hudson Division with the author and learn some fascinating facts about this historic rail route. Bannerman Island. Even more about Grand Central Terminal. Brewster to Grand Central. Tarrytown to Grand Central.
   ND&C CNE Railway between Pine Plains and Millerton Preview Go
The Central New England Railway (CNE) / Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad between Pine Plains and Millerton over Winchell Mountain. This line was built by the Dutchess & Columbia Railroad in 1870-71.It was part of the ND&C RR from 1876 to 1905 when the CNE took over. From Shekomeko east to Millerton the line was abandoned by the CNE on 25 January 1925. From Shekomeko west to Pine Plains the line was abandoned by the New Haven on 21 October 1935.
   Penn Central: A Wreck of a Railroad Preview Go
Penn Central was formed in 1968 by the merger of the New York Central System into the Pennsylvania Railroad. To say the merger did not work was an understatement. Then along came the broken-down-already New Haven Railroad. In 1976, Conrail put PC out of its misery.
   History4Me Preview 1 review(s) — Go
Histories of the Rich & Famous. The aim of this site is to link histories & biographies of people who I have found have associations with my family as well as many other famous families.
My Collection of License plates from all 50 of the United States, Canada, and the world used during World War Two. Plates start at 1939 and end with 1946.
   The South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company Preview Go
Theatre & Film company based in Brixham, Devon, Southwest England, specialising in newly written and researched historical dramas for stage (locally) and screen (internationally). Giving local actors the chance to be seen and shine, we are an energetic, ambitious, happy team. Find out about our latest shows, films, castings and projects. As seen on BBC TV.
   genessa -- the long fifties! Preview Go
The Fifties Were a Long, Long Decade; Lee Harvey Oswald Smashed it to Bits. Lady G writes of JFK, the Beatles and the onset of the 1960s.

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