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Origins Of Jim Crow Laws

The North, the South and the forgotten origins of racial separation. How the Jim Crow law affected the railroads.

Trolley Lover Donates [To Wildwood Trolley 20]

An anonymous donor has given $300,000 to Liberty Historic Railway (LHRy) toward the restoration of Wildwood Trolley No. 20. According to LHRy Chairman Bill McKelvey, the trolley is estimated to cost $500,000 to restore. LHRy, a nonprofit which preserves artifacts of New Jersey transportation history, plans to run the restored trolley in Boonton, Morris County.

Fire At Zip-Line Business Destroys Historic Rail Car

LAKE GENEVA — A former Pullman rail car was destroyed in a fire Saturday afternoon at a Walworth County zip-line business. According to a release from the Lake Geneva Fire Department: At 3:10 pm on Saturday, Lake Geneva firefighters were dispatched to the report of smoke coming from a structure at Aerial Adventures Zip Lines, 302 Townline Road. The first arriving engine company found a well involved structure fire within a converted Pullman rail car. The fire was quickly extinguished and resulted in extensive damage to the structure and the loss of family pets.