Irish track workers of the mid-19th century who filled the ever-growing demands of the burgeoning railroad industry to the new wave of Italian immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, these laborers filled some of the least desirable and most dangerous jobs constructing and maintaining railroad lines
Dark Territory: Term used in the North American railroad industry to describe a section of running track not controlled by signals. Train movements in dark territory were previously handled by timetable and train order operation, but since the widespread adoption of two way radio communications these have been replaced by track warrants and direct traffic control, with train dispatchers managing train movements directly. BNSF seems to have the most dark mainline, with UP not far behind.
Vintage Railroad Industrial Factory Cart Coffee Table Reclaimed Wood on Antique Cast Iron Casters
Railroad spike, a special nail widely used in the railway industry, is an important component of rail fastening system. Among the railway system, the railroad spike is usually used to fasten the rail track. Besides fastening, the railroad spike can also be made into some metal artworks such as knife, bottle opener, furniture and so on with reprocessing.