The first Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869. By 1893 there were six major railroad companies

The first Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10, 1869. By 1893 there were six major railroad companies

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Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a black woman who lived in New York City. In 1854 she was told to get off a streetcar and then forcibly removed by the crew and a police officer. Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company in Brooklyn.   In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor and was awarded damages of two hundred and twenty five dollars plus costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.

Elizabeth Jennings Graham was a black woman who lived in New York City. In 1854 she was told to get off a streetcar and then forcibly removed by the crew and a police officer. Jennings filed a lawsuit against the driver, the conductor, and the Third Avenue Railroad Company in Brooklyn. In 1855, she received a verdict in her favor and was awarded damages of two hundred and twenty five dollars plus costs. The next day, the Third Avenue Railroad Company ordered its cars desegregated.

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Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1933 World's Fair; University of Chicago Library Special Collections Research Center

Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1933 World's Fair; University of Chicago Library Special Collections Research Center

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Two women Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company employees at a repair shop, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 1948, photograph by Russell Lee.

Two women Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company employees at a repair shop, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, 1948, photograph by Russell Lee.

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Railroad Watches - In the early years, reliable watches were expensive. Railroad companies differed in their approach to this problem. There is documentation that as early as 1850, the Boston and Providence Railroad ordered 45 English watches, from Bond & Son, Boston.  The Pennsylvania Rail Road also purchased pocket watches and published the rule: "Each engineer will be furnished with a watch which shall be regulated by the Station Agent at the commencement of each trip.

Railroad Watches - In the early years, reliable watches were expensive. Railroad companies differed in their approach to this problem. There is documentation that as early as 1850, the Boston and Providence Railroad ordered 45 English watches, from Bond & Son, Boston. The Pennsylvania Rail Road also purchased pocket watches and published the rule: "Each engineer will be furnished with a watch which shall be regulated by the Station Agent at the commencement of each trip.

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Railroad services are an important factor in the business industry. This is because a railroad service is responsible for delivering goods and transporting people on time. Finding the right railway services based on your needs will ensure positive results.

Railroad services are an important factor in the business industry. This is because a railroad service is responsible for delivering goods and transporting people on time. Finding the right railway services based on your needs will ensure positive results.

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