The Whippany Railway Museum, Whippany, New Jersey

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad


New York City, New York is the largest metropolis in the United States of America.  Before air travel, it was the Gateway to North America, and it still somewhat has that status today although people can fly to most cities in the country.  During the American Revolutionary War, General George Washington fought off the British in defense of the city.  Famous places in the region include the famous Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, Central Park, the Empire State Building and the Freedom Tower which was built on the site of the World Trade Center Towers that were destroyed on September 11, 2001 with the loss of many lives.  A memorial was built to remember the people and the heroes on that tragic day.  With all these sites in the city, you cannot forget the sites in the suburbs.  In Morristown, you have George Washington’s Headquarters…

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