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Lines West: Railroads in Western US

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Lines West: Railroads in Western US

This site focuses on railroads in Western United States. It includes a feature on Winslow, Arizona where some friends stayed a few years ago. At top is the old station and Sante Fe Railroad hotel.

Winslow, Arizona Clear Creek bridge
Winslow, Arizona Clear Creek bridge

Our feature articles are

Pacific Railroad Act of 1864 that got things started in Arizona and led to what is now Santa Fe’s Transcon route.

BART and San Francisco.

La Posada Hotel, the “last great railroad hotel,” built in 1929 for the Santa Fe Railway.

Historic Route 66

Did auto, oil conspiracy put the brakes on trolleys?

Surfline California: Doubletracking or a tunnel?

See KC Jones BLOG about Railroad History

The Black Mesa and Lake Powell Railroad is currently the only privately owned electrified railroad used specifically for freight service.

 

Happy Birthday to meeee! Paris and Disneyland ♥

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So hello people!

It’s August 02 again and it’s my birthday! 😀

Me and my friend decided to go to Paris for a few days over my birthday.
So here we are rockin’ Paris!

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Wow I don’t even know where to begin! This is my frist time in Paris. Of course I know what it looks like from pictures and movies but still it’s so amazing to actually seeing it in real life!

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Tips and Tricks from a Seasoned Yellowstone Employee with 10 Best Hikes

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10424335_10203282713407329_5437186434933099255_n Backcountry campsite 2S1 on Lower Slough Creek

Contrary to popular belief, Yellowstone National Park is not a drive through wildlife safari or petting zoo. The animals will bite, gore and tear you to shreds if you pet them while taking a selfie.

I’ve spent 2 summers working at Canyon Lodge and Lake Lodge engaging with hundreds of visitors per day. I haven’t seen it all, but I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen a father put his 2 year old on the back of a bison laying down for a photo op, cars with all four doors open stopped in the middle of the road with the passengers all taking pictures of the mamma bear and cubs 20 ft away, tourists trying to pet the newborn elk with the mother charging towards them, visitors doing handstands off trail on the edge of the very unstable Grand Canyon, families who yell at me…

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Sensory Overload: Changu Lake

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The Tsongmo Lake or Changu Lake is a glacial lake in the East Sikkim, India, some 40 kilometres (25 mi) away from Gangtok, the capital of the state of Sikkim. Its elevation is 3,780 m (12,400 ft). During the winter season the lake remains frozen.he lake surface reflects different colours with change of seasons. The lake is held in great reverence by the local Sikkimese people. Buddhist monks prognosticated the future of the country after studying the changing colours of the lake. As the lake is located in a restricted area it is essential for all Indians visiting the area to obtain permits. In case of foreign nationals special permit is essential. It’s better to go with travel agents because they will do all the documentation for our trip.Changu lake (10)Changu lake (7)Changu lake (5)Changu lake (9)Changu lake (2)Changu lake (1)

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Places where sun never sets by Thomas Salzano

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A 24 hour to 20 hour daytime which fluctuates per the closeness to the shaft, for an amplified time period, that basically implies that for quite a long time and months by and large it is brilliant and sunny! These spots clearly have a particular geological area, near to the shafts of the earth. This marvel happens on the grounds that the Earth is tilted on its hub by give or take 23 degrees. At the posts, North Pole and South Pole, this implies that the sun just ascents and sets once every year.

These phenomena are watched all the more close to the North Pole, the Arctic Circle, attributable to it having human settlements. What’s more, despite the fact that they likewise happen in southern districts close to the Antarctic Circle, inferable from it being a uninhabited landmass, it is just ever experienced by researcher missions or the odd…

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3 ICONIC PLACES WHY PARIS COULD POSSIBLY BE THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD.

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Well, at least according to me, it is. Paris is and will always be the best city I’ve been to (to date.)Probably because, it’s one of my life long dream to see this wonderful city and i must say that it lived up to its promise.

I hear somepeople sayit’s overrated since it’s a-lot-of-people’s-favorite citybut can’t blame them (i mean those people who loves it,) Paris is really likeable because it’ssimply beautiful.But before i go on with my list, i wanna share you a poem that inspiredme to finish this article.

Paris je t’aime

A city that has the power to change perceptions.

A place that inspires, Beautiful, elegant & alluring.

A place to sit and just watch,

No stress, feeling as though you’re a character in a love story.

Quiet walks, cool breezes and hot coffee,

Places to gaze at, figure out and find out.

A place where love…

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