Talk:Erie Railroad

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Erie's "colorful" alias[edit]

Erie Railroad in the years after the Civil War. The Railroad became known as "the Scarlet Woman of Wall Street' because it was a plaything of men like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Daniel Drew, Jay Gould, and "Jubillee Jim Fisk who engaged in an orgy of rivalrous inside trading and bought and sold judges, city councilmen and Albany legislators like they were so many pigs in a poke.

(above was unsigned by User:Wk muriithi)
Ooh, neat. Do you have a reference for that? slambo 20:47, Jun 14, 2005 (UTC)
Yeah, it was from this washingtonpost article. They force login which has made the source abit worthless, but i can past the whole article if you can't access it. Try bugmenot first. [1] gathima 00:17, 15 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Gauge conversion[edit]

I think that the article ought to mention at least the date on which the last of the six foot gauge trackage was taken out of use. (talk) 04:15, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Governor of New York in 1832[edit]

This article currently states:

The New York and Erie Rail Road was chartered April 24, 1832 by Governor of New York, De Witt Clinton[citation needed] to connect the Hudson River at Piermont, north of New York City, west to Lake Erie at Dunkirk.

However, according to the List of Governors of New York article the governor on April 24, 1832 was Enos T. Throop (the tenth person to serve in that office). According to the DeWitt Clinton article the former (sixth) governor died on February 11, 1828. If the charter date of April 24, 1832 is correct then the name of the Governor of New York should be changed. (talk) 02:18, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree, go ahead and do it. I think the original author(s) were confused because DeWitt Clinton was the man behind the Erie CANAL, not Railroad.

Blauwkoe (talk) 12:51, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I have made the change after consulting the Earl Pleasants' web site RR History DB to confirm that the April 24, 1832 charter date was correct. Hence I also removed the citation needed tag. (talk) 13:48, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

Prior content in this article duplicated one or more previously published sources. The material was copied from: Drury, George H. (1994). The Historical Guide to North American Railroads: Histories, Figures, and Features of more than 160 Railroads Abandoned or Merged since 1930. Waukesha, Wisconsin: Kalmbach Publishing. pp. 129–135. ISBN 0-89024-072-8. . Copied or closely paraphrased material has been rewritten or removed and must not be restored, unless it is duly released under a compatible license. (For more information, please see "using copyrighted works from others" if you are not the copyright holder of this material, or "donating copyrighted materials" if you are.)

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