This is a brand new section of the MARDOS Memorial Library, and mostly will be cross posted items because I think there is a need for things that may relate in any way to transportation. Hopefully it will help those who are in need of data that can relate to this area.
1891 Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer
With the move of all of my sites over to www.USGenNet.org I found that many of my links did not work like they did on the old server, as a result I am recoding all of the items so that they are now working much better. If you like to see data like this free on the net, and are able please support the works at the USGenNet site. Thanks!
A student asked me for information regarding Railroad maps for a school report. He needed something from the northeast to "any" plains state, so I put up all of the railroad route maps. The funny thing is that this book was purchased originally for my Livingston County MI site as it said only the Great Lakes states on the cover, and then I found tons of data in there for lots of places!
I have finally added all of the thousands and thousands of names and business owners that did business with the various railroads listed in the 1891 Shippers Gaz that I uploaded the R.R. maps from some time ago. Also check out the indexes I have created for each individual R.R. section. The spelling was terrible, so check the entire letter of a name you are researching, as some names are spelled 3 and 4 different ways.
I have recently resized all of the maps of this gazetteer & the ads too, so
they now load 90% or more faster in most cases.
OF THE LOCOMOTIVE 1771-1899
This is a neat book that has been sitting on my bookshelves begging for its turn to be added to the Memorial Library. Finally I could not resist it any longer. The etchings and descriptions of all of the various locomotives are wonderful. Learning about each as I typed and now knowing probably more than I need to know about the size of cylinders and train wheels. I did add an all name index though I must admit I am not sure which names are people's names and or place names in some cases. To lessen the download time I did split the page images into two pieces so there would not be so much white space to wait for. I also transcribed the script into text so search engines could catch the various bits of information. Enjoy your ride on the rails...
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