One of those days…

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“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:
when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” –  Charles Dickens 

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New Haven RR’s Grand Central Operations

Through the latter 1950s – maybe early 1960s the New Haven serviced some trains at Mott Haven. Specifically Merchants, State of Maine, Owl would be brought by New York Central switcher for servicing/storage at Mott Haven.

Other trains turned at Grand Central Terminal. Some via look track others had the seats flipped. The motor usually would sit at the bumper until another motor took the train east – then the motor at the bumper would go to 49th St. or onto another east bound.

Cars could be watered and the batteries could be put on charge if necessary but not much else was done in New York. They would be swept out and occasionally washed by a mechanical washer on one side.

Engines at 49th Street would be watered, steam generators would be prepared and filled with water for the outbound trip and the brakes would be tested. There was no facilities for fuel for either the FL-9’s or the electric motors and no sand available either.

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Chicago Dates (NY Central)

June 15, 1902 The New York Central & Hudson River Railroad’s “20th Century Limited”, “a train a century ahead of its time” according to contemporary accounts, begins operation. The average speed is 49 mph between New York and Chicago resulting in a 20-hour journey.

March 28, 1909 Chicago Banker Frank Vanderlip hires a New York Central & Hudson River train to rush him to his dying Mother in New York. The trip takes 16 hours and 30 minutes. Regular schedules take around 24 hours.

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Women and Wages: The Fight for Equal Pay in Numbers

When Women Inspire

The Gender Wage Gap Still Exists Men vs Women. Let’s Strive for Equal Pay.

Today’s guest post analyzes the gender wage gap. We’ve already looked at the pay between men vs. women in major sports and now it’s time to take another look at the issue with this intelligent post written by Dave Landry Jr.

Dave, the floor is yours.

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The gender wage gap is a very well-known problem that comes from an insidious web of causes.  Upper management is a male-dominated profession because of centuries of oppression of women, to the extent that it is normalized in today’s society because it has been the standard for so long.  Everyone just assumes a few things about their role in a company – both men and women.  That’s right, even women tend to fall into the pitfalls of traditional perception, and this contributes even further to the divide between each gender’s salaries.

Especially with current events…

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