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 Green Diamond was a steamlined passager train operated by the Illinois Central Railroad between Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri from 1936 until 1968

Green Diamond: Illinois Central Railroad: Diesel Powered Lightweight Streamlined Train: Set: No.

Until the Huey P. Long bridge opened in 1935, trains crossed the Mississippi  River at New Orleans on boats or barges.  Above, a  passenger train, makes their way across the river; between 1910 & 1920

Long bridge opened in trains crossed the Mississippi River at New Orleans on boats or barges. Above, a passenger train, makes their way across the river; between 1910 & 1920

Wuppertal kaiserwagen - Wuppertal Suspension Railway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Schwebebahn, the world's oldest monorail system, and its Kaiserwagen Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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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The 20th Century Limited was an express passenger train operated by the New York Central Railroad (NYC) from 1902 to 1967, during which time it would become known as a "National Institution" and advertised as "The Most Famous Train in the World". he train traveled between Grand Central Terminal (GCT) in New York City and LaSalle Street Station in Chicago, Illinois along the railroad's "Water Level Route".

“Forty-four years ago today, the famed Twentieth Century Limited completed its final run after sixty-five years. Once considered a national institution—and the “Most Famous Train in the World”.

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

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