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tbob
August 3rd, 2007, 02:19 PM
Howdy folks,

I've finally got a site going for New England Trainz. www.freewebs.com/newenglandtrainz (http://www.freewebs.com/newenglandtrainz) Keep in mind I'm still working on it so it may seem a little bare, but keep checking back often.

A prize will be given to the person who can tell me the name of the bridge and it's role in both history and present.

-Jesse :wave:

Patrick31
August 3rd, 2007, 03:10 PM
Great looking website now we are just awaiting for your content to get on there :)

Ben1337
August 3rd, 2007, 03:14 PM
(the contest)

The "fourth bridge" in Scotland was a famous bridge that connects Scotland's Capital city Edinburgh (the south east of the country) with inverkeithing (the north east).

By the way great site.

I hope that my home town gets on there.

P.S.What does guest book do?

tbob
August 3rd, 2007, 03:29 PM
Thanks guys.

You're not even on the right side of the pond Ben, but good try.

The guestbook is just a way of telling me if you like the sight, if you've been there, etc. They're usually found at museums.

Ben1337
August 3rd, 2007, 03:38 PM
How am I on the wrong side?:(

By the way thanks.

Mike10
August 3rd, 2007, 03:48 PM
How am I on the wrong side?:(

Because New England is in America, and the FORTH bridge is several thousand miles away. So you are on the wrong side of the Atlantic with your guess.

Mike.

sfrr
August 3rd, 2007, 04:55 PM
is it the Hell Gate (Hellgate?) Bridge?

michael2541
August 3rd, 2007, 06:02 PM
that is the hell gate bridge, its role in the past was to link the PRR with New York and New England, presently it's used by CSX,(sometimes)CP, Amtrak, P&W, and the NY&A.:)

tbob
August 3rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
Well, I'll give you both a prize. Because you both get half credit, just PM me with your e-mail and I'll send it your way(s).

Well, sfrr get's half credit

American_Connections
August 3rd, 2007, 06:22 PM
is it the Hell Gate (Hellgate?) Bridge?

In 1892, Oliver W. Barnes, an engineer associated with Pennsylvania Railroad president Alexander J. Cassatt and bridge designer Gustav Lindenthal, conceived plans for the Hell Gate Bridge. Cassatt saw the Hell Gate project - originally called the "East River Arch Bridge" - as an opportunity to bring rail traffic from Pennsylvania Railroad routes in New Jersey and points west through New York City to New England. The project was to also tie into the Long Island Rail Road routes, in which the Pennsylvania Railroad had a controlling interest. Meanwhile, Lindenthal saw the Hell Gate project as his chance to construct his Hudson River Bridge, a suspension bridge with a 2,800-foot-long main span that would have been the longest in the world. That same year, the New York Connecting Railroad was incorporated to help realize this plan.

In 1904, Lindenthal, who oversaw the opening of the Williamsburg Bridge and the construction of the ongoing Manhattan Bridge and Queensboro Bridge projects, was chosen as consulting engineer and bridge architect by the Pennsylvania Railroad, which had just acquired the New York Connecting Railroad. Under these auspices, Lindenthal was engaged in a project to connect the tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad in New Jersey, the Long Island Rail Road in Queens, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in the Bronx. Although the project allowed Lindenthal to design the Hell Gate span, it would not include his long-sought goal: a great suspension bridge across the Hudson River. Instead, the Pennsylvania Railroad decided to use exclusive tunnels for rail traffic across the Hudson and East rivers.

tbob
August 3rd, 2007, 06:26 PM
Wow, you get a prize too for taking the time to write that

sfrr
August 3rd, 2007, 07:12 PM
cool I was right, thanks for looking around on Lionel's site in the past and seeing there Hellgate bridge model :p

Ben1337
August 4th, 2007, 02:40 AM
How am I on the wrong side?:(

By the way thanks.Because New England is in America, and the FORTH bridge is several thousand miles away. So you are on the wrong side of the Atlantic with your guess.

Mike.I didn't know that there was such a thing as new england.:(

Guess I was on the wrong side of the pond after all.

AJ_Fox
August 4th, 2007, 02:46 AM
It's an area of the northeastern US including the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Hope I haven't left anybody out. :)

Cheers

AJ

Ben1337
August 4th, 2007, 03:42 AM
Thanks for the info.:(

Patrick31
August 4th, 2007, 06:25 AM
Yeah i used to live in New England for 3 years, lived in the State of Maine in Oxford, now i'm back in The Netherlands but i loved the country side, wonderfull looking places i have seen there.

dnutter
August 4th, 2007, 12:50 PM
Nice the website! Cheere Cheere:)

joram24
August 4th, 2007, 01:07 PM
Tbob, congratz on your new site it looks wonderful. Also, I sent you some mail so get back to me when you can.