Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

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Refrigerator Railcars and Its Role in History

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Explore a MDT refrigerator railcar at the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum and become aware of the importance of this technological innovation. Witness how the refrigerator railcar provi…

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Days of Despatch

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Days of Despatch

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

Travel back in time to Despatch, NY, currently known as East Rochester, NY, and discover how the refrigerator railcar aided in the development and growth of an entire village. When Merchants Despat…

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Skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers

The symbol of growth in China and India of the early 21st century is the proliferation of skyscrapers. This was also the symbol of urbanization in the early 20th century U.S. How did this come about? …

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Electric Lighting

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Electric Lighting

When was the last time you lived without electric lights? Maybe a thunderstorm, hurricane, or blizzard caused a power outage in your neighborhood. Many of us feel so uncomfortable without electricity …

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Rural Electrification

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Rural Electrification

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

An advertisement for the Rural Electrification Administration and a photograph showing an ERA electric meter on the side of a farmer's house. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 …

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