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Pennsylvania Railroad
The PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD (reporting mark PRR) (or PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY and also known as the "PENNSY") was an American Class I railroad that was established in 1846 and was headquartered in Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. It was called the Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Railroad because it was established in the state of Pennsylvania. The PRR was the largest railroad by traffic and revenue in the U.S. for the first half of the 20th century. Over the years, it acquired, merged with or owned part of at least 800 other rail lines and companies. At the end of 1925, it operated 10,515 miles of rail line; in the 1920s, it carried nearly three times the traffic as other railroads of comparable length, such as the Union Pacific or Atchison, Topeka "> Amtrak's "Pennsylvanian" operates daily runs between New York and Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
over the former PRR Main Line
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Railway Electrification System
A RAILWAY ELECTRIFICATION SYSTEM supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply. Electrification has many advantages but requires significant capital expenditure . Selection of an electrification system is based on economics of energy supply, maintenance, and capital cost compared to the revenue obtained for freight and passenger traffic. Different systems are used for urban and intercity areas; some electric locomotives can switch to different supply voltages to allow flexibility in operation
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New York City
Bronx , Kings (Brooklyn) , New York (Manhattan) , Queens
Queens
, Richmond (Staten Island) ------------------------- HISTORIC COLONIES New Netherland Province of New York
Province of New York
SETTLED 1624 CONSOLIDATED 1898 NAMED FOR James, Duke of York
Duke of York
GOVERNMENT • TYPE Mayor–Council • BODY New York City Council
New York City Council
• MAYOR Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio
(D ) AREA • TOTAL 468.484 sq mi (1,213.37 km2) • LAND 302.643 sq mi (783.84 km2) • WATER 165.841 sq mi (429.53 km2) • METRO 13,318 sq mi (34,490 km2) ELEVATION 33 ft (10 m) POPULATION (2010 ) • TOTAL 8,175,133 • ESTIMATE (2016) 8,537,673 • RANK 1st, U.S
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Standard Gauge
The STANDARD GAUGE (also STEPHENSON GAUGE after George Stephenson , INTERNATIONAL GAUGE, or NORMAL GAUGE) is a widely used railway track gauge . Approximately 55% of the lines in the world are this gauge. All high-speed rail lines, except those in Russia , Uzbekistan , and Finland , are standard gauge. The distance between the inside edges of the rails is defined to be 1435 mm except in the United States, where it is still defined in Imperial and US customary units as approximately 4 ft 8½ in. It is also called the UIC GAUGE or UIC TRACK GAUGE, the EUROPEAN GAUGE in the EU and Russia, or UNIFORM GAUGE in Queensland, Australia
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Track Gauge
North America · South America · Europe · Australia * v * t * e Part of a series on RAIL TRANSPORT * Operations * Track * Maintenance * High-speed railways * Track gauge * Stations * Trains * Locomotives * Rolling stock * Companies * History * Attractions * Terminology (AU , NA , NZ , UK ) * By country * Accidents * Railway couplings * Couplers by country * Coupler conversion * Track gauge * Variable gauge
Variable gauge
* Gauge conversion * Dual gauge * Wheelset * Bogie
Bogie
(truck) * Dual coupling * Rail subsidies * Modelling * v * t * e In rail transport , TRACK GAUGE is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails
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Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA /ˌpɛnsɪlˈveɪnjə/ ( listen ) ( Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
German : Pennsylvaani or Pennsilfaani), officially the COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States
United States
. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth borders Delaware
Delaware
to the southeast, Maryland
Maryland
to the south, West Virginia
West Virginia
to the southwest, Ohio
Ohio
to the west, Lake Erie
Lake Erie
and the Canadian province of Ontario
Ontario
to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey
New Jersey
to the east
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Erie Canal
The ERIE CANAL is a canal in New York that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal
Canal
System (formerly known as the New York State Barge
Barge
Canal). Originally, it ran about 363 miles (584 km) from Albany , on the Hudson River , to Buffalo , at Lake Erie . It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City
New York City
and the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world (after the Grand Canal
Canal
(China) ) and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States. First proposed in the 1780s, then re-proposed in 1807, a survey was authorized, funded, and executed in 1808
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Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C., formally the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA and commonly referred to as "WASHINGTON", "THE DISTRICT", or simply "D.C.", is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country's East Coast . The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any state. The states of Maryland and Virginia
Virginia
each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria . Named in honor of President George Washington
George Washington
, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital
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Separate System
The SEPARATE SYSTEM is a form of prison management based on the principle of keeping prisoners in solitary confinement . When first introduced in the early 19th century, the objective of such a prison or "penitentiary" was that of penance by the prisoners through silent reflection upon their crimes and behavior, as much as that of prison security. More commonly however, the term "separate system" is used to refer to a specific type of prison architecture built to support such a system
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Railroad
RAIL TRANSPORT is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks . It is also commonly referred to as train transport. In contrast to road transport , where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock ) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run. Tracks usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers) and ballast , on which the rolling stock, usually fitted with metal wheels, moves. Other variations are also possible, such as slab track, where the rails are fastened to a concrete foundation resting on a prepared subsurface. Rolling stock
Rolling stock
in a rail transport system generally encounters lower frictional resistance than road vehicles, so passenger and freight cars (carriages and wagons) can be coupled into longer trains
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Chesapeake And Ohio Canal
The CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL, abbreviated as the C second part opened * 1.2.6 Last 50 miles * 1.3 Intervening years * 1.4 Receivership * 2 Tolls and revenue * 2.1 Business after 1891 * 2.2 Fines * 2.3 Business after 1924 * 2.3.1 Flood of 1924 * 2.3.2 Flood of 1936 * 2.4 National Park * 3 Locks and engineering * 3.1 Canal
Canal
Prism * 3.2 Lift Locks and Guard Locks * 3.2.1 Composite Locks * 3.3 Levels * 3.4 Feeders * 3.5 Slackwater Navigation * 3.6 Waste weirs, spillways, and informal overflows (mule drinks) * 3.7 Paw Paw tunnel * 3.8 Inclined Plane
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Funicular
A FUNICULAR (/fəˈnɪkjʊlər/ ), also known as an INCLINED PLANE or CLIFF RAILWAY, is a type of cable railway in which a cable attached to a pair of vehicles on rails moves them up and down a steep slope , the ascending and descending vehicles counterbalancing each other. Funiculars of one type or another have existed for hundreds of years, and they continue to be used for moving both passengers and goods. The name "funicular" itself is derived from the Latin
Latin
word funiculus, the diminutive of funis, which translates as "rope"
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Conemaugh River
The CONEMAUGH RIVER is a 70-mile (110 km) long tributary of the Kiskiminetas River in Westmoreland , Indiana , and Cambria counties in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. It crosses both the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
metropolitan area. The name means 'Otter Creek', originating from the Unami-Lenape language word kwənəmuxkw 'otter'. CONTENTS * 1 Course * 2 Watershed * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links COURSE Conemaugh River
Conemaugh River
Lake Dam near Saltsburg, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Conemaugh River
Conemaugh River
is formed at Johnstown in southwestern Cambria County by the confluence of the Little Conemaugh and Stonycreek rivers
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Allegheny River
The ALLEGHENY RIVER (/ˌælᵻˈɡeɪni/ AL-ə-GAY-nee ) is a principal tributary of the Ohio River
Ohio River
; it is located in the Eastern United States
United States
. The Allegheny River
River
joins with the Monongahela River to form the Ohio River
Ohio River
at the "Point" of Point State Park in Downtown Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
. The Allegheny River
River
is, by volume, the main headstream of the Ohio River
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West Virginia
WEST VIRGINIA /ˌwɛst vərˈdʒɪnjə/ ( listen ) is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States
Southern United States
. It is bordered by Virginia
Virginia
to the southeast, Kentucky
Kentucky
to the southwest, Ohio
Ohio
to the northwest, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
to the north (and, slightly, east), and Maryland
Maryland
to the northeast. West Virginia
Virginia
is the 10th smallest by area , is ranked 38th in population , and has the second lowest household income of the 50 United States
United States
. The capital and largest city is Charleston . West Virginia
Virginia
became a state following the Wheeling Conventions of 1861, after the American Civil War
American Civil War
had begun
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Ohio River
The OHIO RIVER, which streams westward from Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
, Pennsylvania , to Cairo, Illinois
Illinois
, is the largest tributary , by volume, of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
in the United States
United States
. At the confluence , the Ohio is considerably bigger than the Mississippi
Mississippi
( Ohio
Ohio
at Cairo: 281,500 cu ft/s (7,960 m3/s); Mississippi
Mississippi
at Thebes : 208,200 cu ft/s (5,897 m3/s) ) and, thus, is hydrologically the main stream of the whole river system. The 981-mile (1,579 km) river flows through or along the border of six states , and its drainage basin includes parts of 15 states. Through its largest tributary, the Tennessee River
Tennessee River
, the basin includes many of the states of the southeastern U.S
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