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Focus Term: Heritage and Restoration

Top 10 Rail-Trails for American History: A Fourth of July List
July 02, 2015
This Independence Day weekend, celebrate the birth and growth of America by riding or striding into the past. We hope you enjoy this list of Top 10 Rail-Trails for American History!
Heritage Rail Trail County Park | Photo by John Gensor
History Happened Here: How the Switchback Railroad Inspired the Invention of the Roller Coaster
September 12, 2014
The Switchback Gravity Railroad, built in 1827, was only the second railroad built in America. It ran nine miles, hauling coal from Summit Hill down to the town of Mauch Chunk and the Lehigh Canal in east central Pennsylvania.
Image courtesy RTC
Erie Canalway Trail, New York
October 01, 2012
For trail lovers around the country, these two Idaho rail-trails hardly need an introduction: the 73-mile Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the 15-mile Route of the Hiawatha.
Erie Canalway Trail | Photo by TrailLink user susanlkarsiotis