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73482Re: Today In History

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  • IAN
    Oct 28, 2013
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      First Underground railway Paddington to Farringdon 150 years ago this year, January 1863. First electric railway was in a suburb of berlin, 1881 but the world's oldest operating electric railway is the Volks, In Brighton (1883 and still going strong)

      --- In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, <viktor_kovacs@...> wrote:
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      > Hi,
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      > I would like to add that while I'm a big fan of the IRT, the first
      > subway was built in London, England and the first all electric
      > system was built in Budapest, Hungary (1896). The New York
      > IRT system was modeled after this.
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      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_1_(Budapest_Metro)
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      > And one of the original cars are still operational (after 117 years):
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uX2Hpq7TVI
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      > While the line was extended multiple times, all the original
      > stations are still in use except the one at Deak square, but
      > that one houses the underground museum with original rolling
      > stocks from various generations.
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      > just my 2 cents: Viktor Kovacs
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      > ---In z_scale@yahoogroups.com, <z_scale@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
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      > 1904 World's 1st subway, the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit), opens in NYC, subway/bus fare is set at one nickel
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      > Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.
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