Question by chicago2210: What is the difference between a through freight train and a local freight train?
What is the difference between a local freight train and a through freight train? Please let me know thank you.
Answer by Gunslinger
A through freight travels across a full subdivision with out stopping and a local freight stops to pick up or set out cars along the way. Most Unit trains (ex. coal, potash, or inter-model), are through freight. Were as a local freight will be a mix of anything.
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Running the Line through the “Zuni Tollgate,” near Aqua Frio, N.M., Eastern Base of Sierra Madre, (Main Range of Rocky Mountains,) 975 miles from Missouri River.
Image by Boston Public Library
File name: 10_08_000076
Title: Running the Line through the "Zuni Tollgate," near Aqua Frio, N.M., Eastern Base of Sierra Madre, (Main Range of Rocky Mountains,) 975 miles from Missouri River.
Creator/Contributor: Gardner, Alexander, 1821-1882 (photographer)
Date issued: 1869 (approximate)
Date created: 1867 (approximate)
Physical description: 1 photographic print : albumen ; image 15 x 20.3 cm.
Genre: Albumen prints; Portrait photographs
Subjects: Surveying; Surveying equipment; Agua Frio Canyon
Notes: On March 9, 1869 a joint resolution of Congress authorized the changing of the Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division’s name to the Kansas Pacific Railway Company.; Although all of the photographs published in Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad (Route of the 35th Parallel) are attributed to Gardner, some of the images may have been taken by one of the other photographers Gardner supervised on the expedition. "As official photographer for the expedition, Gardner was allowed to published all the expedition photographs under his name. In 1867 he stated in a deposition that although a photograph was identified on the mount as a ‘Photograph by A. Gardner,’ it simply meant that it was printed or copied in his gallery; he was not necessarily the photographer. The other photographers on the expedition were Dr. William A. Bell, William R. Pywell, and Gardner’s son, Lawrence, who apprenticed on the expedition." [Katz, D. Mark (1991). Witness to an era: the life and photographs of Alexander Gardner: the Civil War, Lincoln, and the West. Nashville, Tennessee: Rutledge Hill. Page 220]; Images most likely published in 1869. "Along with images made by photographers under his [Alexander Gardner's] supervision, his photographs were published in an album titled Across the Continent on the Kansas Pacific Railyway (Route of the 35th Parallel), offered for sale on April, 1869." [Marien, Mary Warner (2006). Photography: a cultural history. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd. Page 132]
Item/Page/Plate: No. 76
Source: Across the continent on the Kansas Pacific Railroad: route of the 35th parallel / Alex. Gardner, photographer.
Location: Boston Public Library, Print Department
Rights: No known restrictions.
Cherokee find tradition, respect through sport
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First Annual Smoky Mountain Celebration a Huge Success!
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Family Fun Day coming back after hiatus
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VAIL, Colorado, (PRWEB) September 06, 2012
Munich will take over the streets of Vail for two weekends in September as the 2012 Vail Oktoberfest, a celebration of all things German. With a backdrop of gorgeous weather, Rocky Mountain vistas, and blue skies as far as the eye can see, Oktoberfest will launch in Lionshead September 7-9, and the party will return to Vail Village September 14-16. Travelers heading to Vail for one weekend or for a 10-day getaway to take in all the festivities are booking vacation rentals through ColroadoVacationRentals.com for their accommodations.
Embracing the more than 200-year-old German celebration known by millions around the world, Vails Oktoberfest will brings Bavarian music and dancing, traditional cuisine, yodeling, alpenhorn blowing, German beer and much more to the traditional autumn festivities. Oktoberfest 2012 will see the return of many crowd favorites including bratwurst eating contests, Becks Keg Bowling and the Oktoberfest Fun Run.
Vail resident Helmut Fricker returns to Oktoberfest again this year to play traditional (and not so traditional) tunes on the accordion and alpenhorn in full traditional German attire. This years live entertainment includes plenty of traditional oom-pah music, courtesy of Fricker and the Rhinelanders. Professional Bavarian dancers will be on hand with traditional dance demonstrations, and all guests will be welcomed to join in.
Guests who arrive in full Bavarian flare or in another Oktoberfest related costume will be invited to participate in the Oktoberfest Costume Contest. The winner will be determined by crowd response, and that winner will take home an Oktoberfest stein and token package.
September is a perfect time to stay in one of Vail’s mountainside vacation lodgings close to the Oktoberfest venue. In addition to participating in the festival, vacationers can take advantage of Vails incredible outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, climbing and rafting.
Booking a private Vail vacation rental condo, cabin or chalet is an affordable alternative to a hotel stay, with plenty of home-away-from-home amenities that make it much more comfortable. In addition to the privacy and space that a hotel room simply cant provide, Vail vacation lodgings offer a full kitchen, laundry room, and other perks to keep everyone happy.
Oktoberfest in Vail is a family affair, with plenty of fun activities during the day for kids. Children and adults are welcome to participate in the Oktoberfest Fun Run, benefitting the Childrens Garden of Learning. The event features a 10k, 5K and Kids 1K.
For more information on booking private vacation rentals in Vail or anywhere in Colorado, visit the ColoradoVacationRentals.com website.
ESTES PARK, Colorado, (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the largest gatherings for people of Scottish heritage to celebrate their culture, cuisine, music, dance, and each other. Each year, Estes Park is filled with the sounds of bagpipes, Scottish brogues, and Scottish music for this three day escape to the Scottish Highlands. Travelers heading to Estes Park, just north of Boulder, are booking Estes Park vacation rentals through ColoradoVacationRentals.com.
Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Parks Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival traditionally hosts bands from Great Britain, Scotland, Canada and the United States. The festival has a long list of clans that come every year to represent their family histories.
Dogs of the British Isles will offer festival goers an opportunity to learn more about the various breeds, their unique traits and unbelievable abilities. Breed specific rescue groups have been invited to participate in the festival in the hopes of educating festival attendees about
each breed, and hopefully finding every dog a loving home.
One of the festivals highlights is an hour-long parade on Elkhorn Avenue, Estes Parks main street. Bagpipes, drummers, dancers, clans in tartan, Dogs of the British Isles, brass military bands and precision drill teams offer a preview of what can be expected on the festival field. The magnificent Rocky Mountain vista allows visitors to enjoy their visit from the festival and their Estes Park accommodations.
Now in its 35th year, the festival offers classic pipe music, Highland and Irish dance, International Scottish Athletic championships, jousters, Scotch tastings, food vendors, history seminars, exhibitions, and much more.
Known for its small town hospitality, Estes Park is a favorite vacation destination for folks heading to the Scottish festival. Many visitors prefer to book a private vacation rental home or cabin in Estes Park and bypass the limited options that hotel rooms offer.
Vacation rental properties in Estes Park offer home-away-from-home comforts like a full kitchen, laundry room, and plenty of privacy.
For more information, visit ColoradoVacationRentals.com.