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De Witt Clinton locomotive

The steam locomotive De Witt Clinton (1831), built for the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad, New York state.

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Chinese laborers on the Central Pacific pose for a photo. (Photo: library.ucsd.edu)




"I will say that the US's train system isn't always the best, looking at you DC metro, but it is SO much better than not having it at all."

In today's episode, I am riding the rails and exploring the game Ticket to Ride and the history of trains.

Sources mentioned in the episode:

“Railroad - Railroad History | Britannica.” n.d. Accessed June 7, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/technology/railroad/Railroad-history.

Full list of sources:

“American Railroads.” 2017. National Museum of American History. July 20, 2017. https://americanhistory.si.edu/america-on-the-move/essays/american-railroads.

“How to Play Ticket to Ride | Official Rules | UltraBoardGames.” n.d. Accessed June 7, 2022. https://www.ultraboardgames.com/ticket-to-ride/game-rules.php.

“Railroad - Railroad History | Britannica.” n.d. Accessed June 7, 2022. https://www.britannica.com/technology/railroad/Railroad-history.

“The Beginnings of American Railroads and Mapping | History of Railroads and Maps | Articles and Essays | Railroad Maps, 1828-1900 | Digital Collections | Library of Congress.” n.d. Web page. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Accessed June 7, 2022. https://www.loc.gov/collections/railroad-maps-1828-to-1900/articles-and-essays/history-of-railroads-and-maps/the-beginnings-of-american-railroads-and-mapping/.

“Ticket to Ride – a Board Game by Alan R. Moon, Published by Days of Wonder.” n.d. Accessed June 9, 2022. https://www.daysofwonder.com/tickettoride/en/usa/.

“Trains: A History.” 2016. Institute for Transportation. August 16, 2016. https://intrans.iastate.edu/news/trains-a-history/.

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