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permanent roads having a line of rails fixed to ties and laid to gage, usually on a leveled or graded ballasted roadbed and providing a track for freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock. Cars are designed to be drawn by locomotives or sometimes propelled by self-contained motors.

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... I just wish more people shared my views that we don't need all the things we think we do. That so-called progress is not necessarily a good thing. railroads: enabled the near-extirpation of the American Indian (and the buffalo). Enabled Hitlers war machine (and mass transport of Jews to camps). ...

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by AstusAleator
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Are we CROWDING the EARTH?
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Rice or Potatoes? Hmmmm

... in the US that grow rice, Arkansaw is number one, with California behind it as #2. (When they imported the Chinese in the 1800's to work on the railroads, California started growing rice, and they still do.) Back then, the best part about rice was you could bag it up and take it with you, where ...

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by StoneWoman
Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rice or potatoes?
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