Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalism The Blade’s 2004 investigation, “Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths,” earned a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Click here to view the series online » Block Communications, Inc., (BCI) is a 112-year-old privately held diversified media holding company headquartered in Toledo, OH. Army unit, Tiger Force, that left a trail of atrocities during the Vietnam War, and concealed from the public for three decades.Coming from a family with service on the railways dating back to the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) and possibly even to the London & North Western Railway (LNWR), I could not resist including a chapter on railway history, with particular reference to Scotland and the Glasgow area.Railways, in the form of waggonways, existed long before the advent of steam locomotion and were built primarily to transport stone from quarries, and coal from mines.A recurrent problem in running these early trains was the continual breakage of the cast iron rails which proved to be very brittle under the weight of the heavy steam locomotives.One of the people working on this problem was George Stephenson, a Northumbrian, who not only improved rail strength and durability but also achieved fame as a locomotive designer and builder of railways.
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