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History of Railroads

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U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s
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Learn about U.S. Railroad History Map 1830 - 1990s - Did you know that early railroads used horse-drawn carriages? (02:40)
June 21, 2011 at 08:53 PM
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Learn about The Growth of the Railroads 1830 - 1990
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Learn about The Growth of the Railroads 1830 - 1990 - (02:32)  which spurred the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
June 21, 2011 at 08:49 PM
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Gandy Dancers: Custodians of the Railroad Lines
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1:51 Video: Musical traditions and recollections of eight retired African-American railroad track laborers whose occupational folk songs were once heard on railroads that crisscross the South. Gandy dancer is a slang term used for early railroad work... [more]
January 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214
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This is thirteen-minute video in which John Green teaches you about railroads, and some of the ways they changed the world, and how they were a sort of microcosm for the Industrial Revolution as a whole. Prior to the invention of steam powered railro... [more]
November 9, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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The Transcontinental Railroad- Laying the Tracks
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This video is a clip from Building the Rails which is about how tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad were laid.  It tells how one section still holds the record for fastest track-laying, and how all the rapid growth had both positive and negative... [more]
January 24, 2011 at 09:38 PM
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Gandy Dancers 1973
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14:00 video that features field recordings of work chants of Gandy Dancers including aligning songs and chants to knock out slack in the rail.  The dated movie shows men working with cross ties, aligning the track, and spiking.  The film focuses on t... [more]
January 15, 2012 at 11:10 PM
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