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Michael Shaw
#railroadsofkingofprussia to libraries, rotary clubs, historical societies, senior centers, railroad groups, etc.
then downplayed them only to come full circle in 2013 when confronted with growing traffic, I'm game. I speak about my book on the
For anyone who wants to hear a compelling story about a rural village that was introduced to the roaring tide of railroads in the 1830s,
This type of propulsion disappeared only after Diesel engines became undeniably cheaper and reliable.
Steam locomotives – From the moment Matthew Murray produced first steam locomotive, the world of trains changed forever.
Great article Philadelphia Inquirer. US & Canada tightening regulations on rail tank cars that transport crude oil & other flammable liquids
First commercial steam train (Stephenson’s “Rocket”) managed to reach the speed of 96 kilometers per hour in 1830.
This 3000 miles long railroad enabled people to travel from New York to California in mere days, instead of weeks and months.
East & West coast linked w/ railway network May 10, 1866 by uniting Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads.
The longest train station in England is little over 600 meters long. That’s as large as 6 football fields.
Looking forward to meeting new folks in New Hope, PA on Sunday, May 3 at the train meet.
August 8, 1829: The Stourbridge Lion, first steam locomotive in the US, is tested along tracks built by the Delaware and Hudson company.
the coffin of Abraham Lincoln after Lincoln's assassination.
1865: George Pullman becomes well known for luxury sleeping cars, called Pullman cars in his honor, after he loans one of his cars to house
Abraham Lincoln's funeral train procession passed through Syracuse, NY 150 years ago this week. Those who saw it would remember it 4ever.
Great article in Philadelphia Inquirer on 4/26. Most focus on train derailments on rail cars and oil, yet big problem lack track maintenance
Looking forward to setting up a table at the New Hope Train Show & Sale on Sunday May 3. One hour from KOP is limits of captive audience.
#kingofprussiarailroads high speed service on track-2023, long process. Go to #kingofprussiarailroadscom for complete history of KOP rails
By spring of 2016 see #kingofprussia mall connected and rocking with lots of new shops.
For latest national news on trains, go to, magazine of railroading. Newswires, hot spots, photos, railroad maps.
In the past seven years, over 300 communities in all 50 states have celebrated their love of trains on National Train Day
Sunday April 12 Philadelphia Inquirer. Rail shipments of oil way up plenty headed to Mid- Atlantic states.
Next book-the complete history of the King of Prussia Mall, the largest retail mall in America. It will be a dandy!
Back on track promoting #kingofprussiarailroads Lots of history & rail fans & book is current so easy reentry
Just stumbled across this cool page for RAIL Magazine via @twiends
I got 30 year old. What age do you get mistaken for? on @bitecharge
Presenting "The Railroads Of King of Prussia, PA: The Past Leads To The Future" on Tuesday, May 27 at Exton Library from 7-8 PM.
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I will be gracing the halls of Norristown Library on Thursday, April 10 @ 6:30 PM with a presentation on the #railroadsofkingofprussia
I will be talking about the history of #kingofprussiarailroads on Tuesday 4/8 @ Tredyffrin Library in Strafford, PA @ 7:30 PM. Check it out
Join me 4 book signing of #kingofprussiarailroads at Exton Library on Tuesday, 4/1 from 4-7 pm for a book signing. High speed rail, go KOP!… The price for booming natural gas is more potentially fatal accidents in a underregulated railroad industry.
Stay warm, check out #railroads of King of Prussia when I present my book to my peeps at Radnor Library in Wayne, PA on Tuesday 3/4 @ 7:30pm
#MichaelShaw will be presenting #Railroadsofkingofprussia on Jan 11 @ 2 pm at historic Christ Church Old Swedes in Swedesburg near KOP
Signing books at Nestology in Court @ KOP Mall on Saturday 7th, 4-7 pm. Learn more about #kingofprussiarailroads.
Intro of RR's to US from England's mineral districts Tramways used to transfer coal to sea
#kingofprussiarailroads 4 book reviews on Amazon scale of 1-5 stars 3 "4 star" reviews and one "5 star" from #9 (of 10,000) Amazon reviewer
#railroads hitting North Wales Library Tues 11/12 7pm to explore #kingofprussia railroads Love 2 see u there
1830 23 miles RR in U.S 1830-1840 19 miles RR built in PA Philadelphia Germantown & Norristown 1st to open Philly area Opened June 6 1832
Goodreads Book Giveaway The Railroads Of King of Prussia PA giveaway starts 6 days For more info sign up check out
Check out my books on LibraryThing!
United States railroads origins-17th Century England tramways that were in England's mineral districts, used to transfer coal to the sea.
#kingofprussia train disembarks Wednesday, 10/23, 7 pm @ Lansdale Library for speaker engagement. Always fun speaking at libraries.
Thanks to all who have purchased #railroads book. Over 100 sold in 2.5 months. I couldn't have done it w/o many contributions. God bless.
#kingofprussiarailroads book signing Sunday 10/13 @ Baldwin's Book Barn in West Chester, PA, 10-6 Bringing wine and cheese so climb aboard
Check out my friend @Koncreat new music its pretty cool…
I will be signing #kingofprussiarailroads books on Sunday, 9/29 from 12-2 in Exton, PA at Wellington Square Bookshop. Hope to see my peeps.
Interviewed Sunday 9/1 article Norristown PA Times Herald #kingofprussiarailroads find by googling "michael shaw king of prussia railroads"