Posts Tagged ‘America’

How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Question by meOh: How exactly were Asian people treated throughout the history of America? Even today?
All of our history text-books focused only on the European people and the African people, but never made any reference to Asian people.
I know most Asians came during the Gold Rush, but were they treated badly like how African people were? Were they treated differently after the civil war?

Best answer:

Answer by Bachelorette
The Civil War which was between the North and South had no effect on how Asians were treated.Also, there was a higher concentration of Asians living in the West at that time because they helped build the railroads.
Asians were not treated nearly as badly as Africans but thousands of Japanese citizens were unfairly placed in concentration camps after Pearl Harbor. The concentration camps weren’t anything like the death and work camps in Europe that the Jews were in such as Auschwitz or Sobibhor(sp), but they like the Jews were put there against their will.
They weren’t treated well at all when they were put to work on the railroads. The Asians built the railroads from West to East and I believe the Irish built from East to West. I might be wrong about the Irish part though I haven’t been in a history class in a while lol.
Almost forgot about the “Gentlemen’s Agreement” which was an act passed by Congress I believe it had something to do with preventing more Asians from entering the country.

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Trains Across America Part 23 ~ Running Lime On The D&H ~

Monday, January 7th, 2013

Loaded Flat Cars of Lime arrived at Binghamton Yard in NY. Now The Delaware & Hudson Railroad will take the 2 flat cars of lime and the loader north on Train 252 for delivery at the Refinery up North on the D&H Line in the Adirondack Mountains. Normal operation on D&H can sometimes run into trouble, as today with one of the flat cars of lime, The conductor of 252 gets His train to Saratoga Yard half way of its delivery location, but can not take it any farther. So after a few hours of moving the lime onto the remaining flat car, and setting the bad flat car off for repair, D&H 252 continues north. Once ariving at its delivery location, The local power picks up the train for delivery on the branch line. once ariving at the yard up in the mountains, the local yard switcher does a reverse move up into the refinery. The lime gets unloaded, and then after it has been refined, gets picked back up in 2 covered hoppers. Once the train has been made up, the local switcher heads back for the mainline to meet up with D&H 931 for the lime to get put on and taken back south and shipped west for use on Farms All Across America. We also get to catch D&H #19 stop at Port Henry Station to pick up happy Passengers going North To Montreal, Canada. Make sure to tune into : www.youtube.com/husaberg5011 For part 24 of TAA!
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Trains Across America – Part 30b

Friday, December 28th, 2012

The continuation of part 30. This is the final Trains Across America episode. Thank you to all of the fans and viewers of this series!

Trains Across America – part 11

Monday, December 10th, 2012

See previous episode at mtrails channel. TAA part 12 will be hosted at wesolints channel. Minimize for better viewing.

ExactRail Johnstown America AutoFlood II Coal Car Model Train

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

For the first time ever in model form, ExactRail offers the Johnstown America Autoflood II aluminum coal car. As 100-ton coal hoppers approached retirement in the 1970 and 1980s, railroads begged car builders to lighten cars so to improve fuel economy when cars returned empty to the mines. Johnston America answered this call by producing the aluminum AutoFlood II coal hopper. Produced from the 1990s to the present, the AutoFlood II has appeared in over 20 utility paint schemes, including: BNSF, CSXT, and many repaints are already appearing. ExactRail offers this never before produced car with complete interior details, removable coal loads, wire grab irons and etched metal cross walks. Precision engineered and always innovative, update your coal fleet with contemporary rolling stock from ExactRail.

Trains Across America – Part 11B

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

A Chessie Systems SD40 is a long way from home out west on the Southern Pacific, and then returns to home rails on an Eastbound manifest. Kansas, “Song for America” Copyright © 1975-2004 Kirshner, RCA, CBS Records, Sony Entertainment

Should America, Australia, South Africa import 27,410 hp 217 mph CRH380A electric bullet trains from China?

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Question by : Should America, Australia, South Africa import 27,410 hp 217 mph CRH380A electric bullet trains from China?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4

Best answer:

Answer by Jojamjiji
Maybe South Africa could but it’d be too expensive to buy up all the land in the USA to implement any new rail systems.

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Should America import state-of-the-art CRH 380A electric bullet trains from China?

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Question by : Should America import state-of-the-art CRH 380A electric bullet trains from China?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Railways_CRH380A

1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FQwnGoG3FI

2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BesG8uCyuSM&feature=related

3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII1qOaFXI4&feature=related

Best answer:

Answer by Aunteater™
no

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Trains Across America — part 24

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Part 24 of Trains Across America. Auto parts cars picked up in Cumberland Maryland along with the lime stone cars from the D&H in TAA Part 23 headed west for the St Louis Division of the Chessie System. Bonus feature: Chessie Steam Special excursion train leaving Cumberland. Kansas, “Song for America” Copyright © 1975-2004 Kirshner, RCA, CBS Records, Sony Entertainmen
Video Rating: 4 / 5

Trains Across America- Part 17

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Part 17 of Trains Across America..Scrap gondolas picked up from the Union Pacific in Chicago, Il. in TAA Part 14
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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