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Are trains still important?

Collected by: Whitefish Middle School

Archived since: Mar, 2011

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With the Burlington Northern Railroad employing many people in our community, we wonder how important trains are based on the history of all of montana. The main reason we have trains is to support our state. We send a lot of supplies to get most of our money so we can stay mostly out of dept. We have stayed mostly out of dept for a long time and if we didn't have the railway we would be in dept more and more every day. And that is why the railway is important.

Subject:   Government - US States

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URL: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/rrhtml/rrintro.html

Description: This website is very helpful because you can see the history of the train, how it got better, and there are maps of where the train has traveled.

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URL: http://visitmt.com/tripplanner/transportation/rail.htm

Description: It is reliable, you can book tickets, see places ,and pictures.

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URL: http://www.1880train.com/history.html

Description: On this website about trains you can buy tickets, look at the trains history,and lots more. There are atleast thirteen pages. So you can find alot of info with just this one site.

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URL: http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/Summer03/maglev2.html

Description: This site is about how we can take the technology that we have now and turn it into a better way to travel. It is faster and way better for the environment.

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URL: http://www.american-rails.com/

Description: American-Rails.com clearly describes that trains have actually become obsolete; though it believes that we should still make an attempt to preserve the railroads for it serves historical examples of the past. Not does it describe it's standpoint in words, but it also describes it in a small documentary accessible from the site. All major and minor forms of trains are also described thoroughly with the history of many of the major train tycoons. If its trains you interested, go to American-Rails.com.

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URL: http://www.belowthecapital.org/

Description: This website gives us information about the history of the D.C. Metro System,Streetcars,The U.S Capitol Subway and Heavy Rail. It also gives a few paragraphs of useful information which tells us how the method of tramsportation works, how big it is and how big the area around it is. This website has hyperlinks that lead to maps.

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URL: http://www.bnsf.com/

Description: This web site is about the people who built BNSF, were and continue to be a unique train system, thinking of dreamers with the pragmatism of results-oriented business leaders. This heritage played a central role in settling and growing the American West, and today, BNSF continues to have a significant impact in meeting the needs of shippers and serving the economy.

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URL: http://www.eurocheapo.com/train/

Description: This website says that transportation using trains gives you a journey emotionally and geographically. It also states that because of trains being so romantic we do not want to stop traveling on them.

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URL: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-biden/why-america-needs-trains_b_412393.html

Description: Through this page I have learned that our vise president,Joe Biden,has many reasons for riding on the rails like how a community of deticated professionals share the milestones of his life and have helped him share the milestones of his, and riding the Amtrack train was the only way he could have ever even became a senetor. and amtrack train is the only way he can

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URL: http://www.jobmonkey.com/railroadjobs/purpose-importance.html

Description: The website is saying that trains move cargo in many different countries like India. Trains are also great for touring the country that you live in. People also like to sit or hang on top of a train. Railroads have stayed the same design. Railroads and trains have been very useful for people in differnent countries even ours.

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URL: http://www.laughtergenealogy.com/bin/histprof/misc/railroads.html

Description: This article on trains go through a thorough history of not only Westward Expantion in the U.S. that involved trains, but also throughout Europe. It even talks about how there were some trains built in Europe as early as the 1500's. It's stance on whether or not trains are important is that they are. They are because in some ways they benefit greatly to the economy.

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URL: http://www.montanacharlierussellchewchoo.com/

Description: Trains are importent because they show us the land and the world. It is a slow way to travel but you see lot of fun and interesting things to do. This train take you to cool and fun and amazing places. You start you junny in kinston.

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URL: http://www.montanakids.com/history_and_prehistory/transportation/railroad.htm

Description: This website gives us information on all the history of trains. By 1910 railroads were being made accross the Virginia City and Salt Lake City. After the Civil War railroad builders turned their attention to the far west.

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URL: http://www.montanarailroadhistory.info/

Description: I think that this site fits the train catagory because there is alot of info from other people like what they think about trains. Also if you want to you can share soome facts about trains on this website.

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URL: http://www.mta.info/mnr/

Description: I really like the way the website was laid out. It had a good amount of information, so that made it really easy to read. It was very easy to use and it seemed like it was a safe website.

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URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/streamliners/timeline/

Description: This is an easy and reliable website that describes the railroads from when they first opend up to the 1980s. This website even shows and discribes a diesl electric train and even the elements of steel. This website also has biograghys about famous people in the train world like Edward and Ralph Budd. This website also gives you the amount of people that come and ride the train each year. and that is the discription of this website

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URL: http://www.railroads-of-montana.com/

Description: This website explains all the railroads through Montana. This includes,Kettle Falls, Washington Branch,Marias Pass, Montana from Whitefish to Browning including Great Northern, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe. This site also talks about a historians journey on trains throughout Montana.

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URL: http://www.sdrm.org/history/timeline/

Description: Wow! There is a timeline showing what has happened sence 1630. What history! this site gives you a lot of imformation about the famouse people that have rode that train. it also gives you a lot of info about when the train first started to travel till know

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URL: http://www.thetrain.com/

Description: This website gives you some information about a great train in the Grand Canyon Railway. This train will take you to to the Grand Canyon and has four different classes. They have a Polar Express Train for kids and they have hotel reservations. You can reserve a ticket to go on the train online.

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URL: http://www.urbanrail.net/am/nyrk/new-york.htm

Description: This web sight is about the railroads in New York. It also shows pictures of the subway in New York City. This train will take you all over the city. It also shows the paths the train takes.

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URL: http://www.usa-by-rail.com/

Description: When reading this site it sounds like it has a lot of customers and it has very little people don't use the train becouse it takes you to marvoulus places that can't be seen by any other way. This train goes to most big citys like disney land, Niagra falls, Ney York City and the Grand Canyon this train meets the meens in meeting the shippers and the economey.

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