Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech  London's Javelin rail service to the southwest of England starts at King's Cross St. Pancras station in London (shown). Expedia aims to make booking seats on such trains more widely available worldwide. Sean O'Neill  Skift Take: Expedia's purchase price for a majority stake in SilverRail was double the sum that SilverRail had raised from investors. The price tag was a multiple of the investment but not a stellar exit…

Expedia Spent $148 Million to Buy SilverRail for Its Train Booking Tech London's Javelin rail service to the southwest of England starts at King's Cross St. Pancras station in London (shown). Expedia aims to make booking seats on such trains more widely available worldwide. Sean O'Neill Skift Take: Expedia's purchase price for a majority stake in SilverRail was double the sum that SilverRail had raised from investors. The price tag was a multiple of the investment but not a stellar exit…

The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August 1968. By that time the motive power tended to be in a poor condition, as illustrated by this Class 5MT (Black 5) at Liverpool Exchange heading a Glasgow train during the last days of steam. The steam locomotive would have hauled the train only as far as Preston where a diesel would take over. Photo by Chris the Edge Hill signalman from his…

The last scheduled steam-hauled passenger trains on the British Railways’ network ran between Liverpool Exchange and Preston in July and into August

Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2009 The Mount Royal Station and Trainshed was the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's third train station in Baltimore, Maryland, at the north end of the Baltimore Belt Line's Howard Street tunnel in the fashionable Bolton Hill neighborhood. It was the first railroad station in the world to have electrified passenger trains when it opened on September 1, 1896, serving the B's famed Royal Blue line. Following its closure as a railroad station in 1961

Maryland Institute College of Art, in 2009 The Mount Royal Station and Trainshed…

Post Office on wheels! On display at The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, RPO car No. 5403 was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Altoona shops in 1893 to carry travelers’ baggage and U. S. mail on fast passenger trains between New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Chicago. The mail section was an actual post office on wheels, where U. S. postal department employees sorted mail en route, following pick-up and delivery of pouches at railroad stations.

Post Office on wheels! On display at The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, RPO car No. 5403 was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Altoona shops in 1893 to carry travelers’ baggage and U. S. mail on fast passenger trains between New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Chicago. The mail section was an actual post office on wheels, where U. S. postal department employees sorted mail en route, following pick-up and delivery of pouches at railroad stations.

The Spuyten Duyvil Bridge is a railroad swing bridge that spans the Spuyten Duyvil Creek between Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City. The bridge, which carries Amtrak trains traveling along the Empire Corridor, is located at the northern tip of Manhattan where the Spuyten Duyvil Creek meets the Hudson River, approximately 1,000 feet (300 m) to the west of the Henry Hudson Bridge. It was built to carry two tracks but now carries only a single track on the east side of the bridge.  A…

Location: Spuyten Duyvil Creek (Manhattan to Bronx) Carry: Rail track (Amtrak's Empire Corridor) Type: Steel swing bridge Opened: 1899

https://flic.kr/p/94CQur | 15 | Podi Menike train route from Badulla to Colombo, Sri lanka.  Podi menike (Little Maiden) is one of two ‘named passenger trains’ which runs between Colombo and Badulla on main line in Sri Lanka. The train departs from Colombo fort at 5.55 am and takes 10 hours to cover the 292 km from Colombo to badulla  The Main Line starts from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and runs on the historic train route which is 140 years old. It is one of the most steepest railway…

https://flic.kr/p/94CQur | 15 | Podi Menike train route from Badulla to Colombo, Sri lanka. Podi menike (Little Maiden) is one of two ‘named passenger trains’ which runs between Colombo and Badulla on main line in Sri Lanka. The train departs from Colombo fort at 5.55 am and takes 10 hours to cover the 292 km from Colombo to badulla The Main Line starts from Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka and runs on the historic train route which is 140 years old. It is one of the most steepest railway…

Santa Paula, CA train station ~ Prefabricated in Southern Pacific's Sacramento shops and assembled on site in 1887. (I didn't know there were "prefabs" in the 19th centrury!) The former Santa Paula station is now an art gallery along what was once SP's main line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Santa Paula, Ventura, California train station ~ Prefabricated in Southern Pacific's Sacramento shops and assembled on site in The former Santa Paula station is now an art gallery along what was once SP's main line between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

The South Acton shuttle: a single carriage service between Acton Town and South Acton, closed in the 1960s

The South Acton shuttle: a single carriage service between Acton Town and South Acton, closed in the

Within two years, Coral Gables-based Florida East Coast Industries expects to start running passenger trains between #Miami and #Orlando in under three hours, one way, with stops at downtown stations in #WestPalmBeach and #FortLauderdale. See more at: http://flmag.com/features/we-hear-trains-are-comin#sthash.m4pwELb5.dpuf

Within two years, Coral Gables-based Florida East Coast Industries expects to start running passenger trains between #Miami and #Orlando in under three hours, one way, with stops at downtown stations in #WestPalmBeach and #FortLauderdale. See more at: http://flmag.com/features/we-hear-trains-are-comin#sthash.m4pwELb5.dpuf

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