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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?

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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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Have one of those dreams you never forget about? Even after decades?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Question by Fatefinger: Have one of those dreams you never forget about? Even after decades?
I have 2. One was about my cousin. He used to have a lot of exotic fish and pets and old lionel trains back when I was little. Had a dream about it, never forgot.

The next one involved aliens. As in extraterrestrial. And yes I have thought about that possibility.

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Answer by Captain Snarky
I had one that I can never forget and it involved me carrying Eleanor Roosevelt in a briefcase while yetis were speaking French.

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Will they even come out with electric train?

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Question by jot s: Will they even come out with electric train?
I was just wondering if they are working on it./

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Answer by billrussell42
There have been electric trains for the last 100 years !

Pure electric trains are probably about 50% of the trains in the world, with Diesel–electric almost all of the other 50%, and they can also be considered electric. There are still a few steam engines operating, as well as a few pure diesel ones.

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Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Question by prof. Jack: Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?
If the trains are diesel/electric then surely they could have a pickup to collect electricity from the wire/third rail, where I live there is a railway line which for half of its way is diesel, but the other half is electric (it joins to an electric one) why doesn’t this train use both sources? (It’s the Uckfield – London Bridge Line). I have seen it on French, Dutch, German and Czech railways. Surely the cost of diesel is higher than electricity?

I mean a train using diesel as a fuel EVEN THOUGH it is on a track with electrical pickup avaliable

and that the train is a diesel/electric one; so it uses electric current anyway, apparently the trains on the railway line near to me are “Turbostar”

The track does about 30 miles on electric and about 30 on diesel track; it goes right into the centre of London (thorugh residential areas) so wouldn’t it be enviromentally, economically and aetheticlaly better for the train to use electric when in an electric area?

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Answer by justanotherengine
Same thing here on Long Island, half of the LIRR is electric (Going inbound/westbound into NYC PENN STA.), once it gets to Babylon (about 1/2 way approx. outbound towards the less populated east end) it only can run on Diesel, the diesels can run up to Brooklyn (inbound/westbound) on the electric lines but can’t go into the tunnels under the East river leading to Penn Sta (from Brooklyn to Manhattan, so everyone changes at babylon, mostly), I think that they just now have a Diesel electric, that CAN use the pick up off the electric third rail of the tunnels, and go into Penn. sta in Manhattan.

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can you die or even get an electric shock from train tracks?

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Question by turnoffthelightlad: can you die or even get an electric shock from train tracks?
I’m from Australia and was just wondering if you can get an electric shock or even die from touching the wrong line???

Out in the open, when you hop a fence and run across the railway tracks I’ve never had electric shock, but I thought I’ve heard of people being hurt from it ??

Or is this only for subway trains??

Are there actually live tracks??

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Answer by penhead72
No, that is subway tracks with the third rail. Out in the country where you might be fencing hoping is rail that is operating by diesel electric power. In other words, there’s no source of power in the rails because the locomotives use diesel engines to generate power and electricity in a self contained system.

However, yes you can die from being on these tracks. I see it quite a bit in my line of work. Stay off the tracks. If you must cross look both ways. And move along quickly across. Don’t walk down the middle of tracks, through tunnels or across bridges.

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electric trains are often supplied with 750V or even 30000V. Why do they use such high voltages?

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Question by Max Tate: electric trains are often supplied with 750V or even 30000V. Why do they use such high voltages?
for physics hwk 😀 oh and can u plz try and answer this too?? In the US homes are supplied with 120V, but in UK, 230V, what is disadvantage with US voltage?? THANKS xDD

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Answer by Must Know Everything
High voltage means low current for the same power. Lower current means less losses in the transmission lines. I am drunk (listening to Led Zepplin very loud) but I think I am right…..

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Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Question by prof. Jack: Why is it that when diesel trains don’t use electric pickup even though they could?
If the trains are diesel/electric then surely they could have a pickup to collect electricity from the wire/third rail, where I live there is a railway line which for half of its way is diesel, but the other half is electric (it joins to an electric one) why doesn’t this train use both sources? (It’s the Uckfield – London Bridge Line). I have seen it on French, Dutch, German and Czech railways. Surely the cost of diesel is higher than electricity?
okay, I mean a train using diesel as a fuel EVEN THOUGH it is on a track with electrical pickup avaliable
and that the train is a diesel/electric one; so it uses electric current anyway, apparently the trains on the railway line near to me are “Turbostars”

Best answer:

Answer by RiverRat
The cost to run those wire thousands of miles is mind boggling

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