Friday, September 02, 2011

Railroad Network website relaunched

From: "Evan Britton"

I'm Evan Britton with ... I wanted to let you know about the re-launch of our website. was re-launched to help users track what is happening within the railroad industry. The website provides daily news, opinions, and commentary surrounding Amtrak, Freight Rail, High-Speed Rail, Railroad Events, & Passenger Rail.

The site launched in 1996 and over the years it has been a widely popular railroad forum. With over 11,000 members, the forum has been a place for users to ask and answer questions, and comment on railroad related issues. So today, in addition to this forum, the site will now be a hub for railroad industry news.

Check it out and let us know what you think. ...

—Evan Britton, President, ResourceWebs


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Transcontinental Route Follow Already Established Telegraph Lines?

I read that many of the new telegraph followed the railroad, however, the transcontinental telegraph line was finished in 1861 eight years before the transcontinental railroad so I was wondering if the railroad followed the already established telegraph line for its route. The advantage would be that a good route was already chosen, they would not have to build their own lines, they could communicate across the land to tell their company about their progress and financial and material needs as well as inform people about any trouble with Indians.

2/28/2017 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, the first transcontinental telegraph preceded and did not follow the combined route of both the first transcontinental railroad and the second telegraph line which did follow the railroad route, ultimately becoming Sprint Communications. The earlier completed first transcontinental telegraph was certainly valuable in managing the first transcontinental railroad's construction logistics, prior to completion of the second telegraph line which went along the railroad route.

The Central Pacific Railroad maintained excellent relations with Native Americans; "trouble with Indians" relates to the Union Pacific Railroad.

3/01/2017 1:48 PM  

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