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    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard
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    FEC Downtown Miami Job at Hialeah Yard

    August 9, 2019


    Beautiful This is He was working the Downtown area earlier this morning, I got a video of him switching out if you guys want to see it. Yeah, he had 3, 4 cars That’s the NS job yeah yeah tankers from the NS job yeah Oh that’s the NS job? yeah Yeah, that came in too. I’m going to ask him about the Hialeah Water plant down here follow me Oh there he is Where Eddy? Eddy on a… oh ok

    All Aboard One of the Last Authentic Steam Railroads
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    All Aboard One of the Last Authentic Steam Railroads

    August 9, 2019


    (mid-tempo instrumental music) – [Voiceover] Welcome to the 1880’s. This train has been running through these passes for over a century. There’s no cell service
    up here, no gas stations, and a whole lot of mountains. It’s also the highest, the
    longest, and one of the last authentic steam railroads
    left in the country. – There’s probably no better
    ride with a steam engine than this ride ride here. – [Voiceover] That’s Jeff Stebbins. Jeff is an engineer for
    this train, officially known as the Cumbres and Toltec Railway. He’s been working on this
    railroad for the last 19 years. – On this 64 miles of railroad,
    I have about 50,000 miles that would translate
    out to around the earth about two times. – [Voiceover] Today’s trains are powered by diesel and electricity, but this one keeps it old
    school by running on coal. – We shovel about three and a half to four and a half tons of coal a day. – [Voiceover] It’s dirty
    work and back in the 1930s, trains began changing to
    diesel because it was cheaper and more efficient. The coal-powered engines were phased out. This one survived, thanks to
    the people who cared about it and saw its beauty. – This 64 miles of railroad
    into southern Colorado, northern New Mexico, it doesn’t get much more
    beautiful than this. – [Voiceover] The other thing about coal is that it produces all that iconic smoke coming off the train. The train takes visitors along its route in the summer and fall. People come for the history
    more than for the thrill of it. The train’s top speed is
    only 20 miles an hour. – I love working on the railroad and I look forward to each
    morning that I come here. There’s really no place I’d rather be than a filthy dirty locomotive. (mid-tempo instrumental music)

    New rail jobs coming to St. Albans
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    New rail jobs coming to St. Albans

    August 9, 2019


    STEWAR TRAINS MOVE SLOWLY THROUGH THE HEART OF SAINT ALBANS KNOWN AS THE RAILS BE SINCE THE CIVIL WAR. THIS ONE IS FULL OF WOOD CHIPS HEADED SOUTH FOR BURLINGTON. NEXT TO THE TRACKS AT THE NEW ENGLAND CENTRAL BUILDING IS SOMETHING CALLED THE AMERICAN BRAILLE DISPATCH CENTER. CONGRESSMAN PETER WELCH STOPPED BY TO SEE IT. DISPATCHERS HERE SWITCH FREIGHT TRAINS. SOME PASSER TRAIN — PASSENGER TRAINS, TOO. DIRECTING TRAFFIC ALL THE WAY TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN.>>YOU WOULD SAY THAT WE ARE RAIL TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS. WE HAVE ABOUT 18,000 TRACK MILES. 62 RAILROAD RIGHT NOW , 110 BY THE END OF THE YEAR. AND WE WILL BE IN 42 DIFFERENT STATES. REPORTER: SO THEY ARE HIRING. AS THE GENESEE IN WYOMING CONSOLIDATES, TRAIN DISPATCH SERVICES IN SIN ALBANS.>>THE QUESTION HERE IS REALLY WILL WE HAVE A TRANSPORTATION PLAN THAT IS A CENTRAL COMPONENT, RAIL. WE HAVE BEEN MAKING AN IMMENSE AMOUNT OF PROGRESS.>>MILLIONS IN TRACK UPGRADES THAT MEANS AMTRAK SERVICE IS RESTORED FROM HERE NORTH TO MONTREAL.

    B&O Railroad Museum TV Network: Fair of the Iron Horse (September 2014)
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    B&O Railroad Museum TV Network: Fair of the Iron Horse (September 2014)

    August 9, 2019


    Hello, I’m Michael Gross, host of the
    B&O Railroad Museum Television Network. In 1927 the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
    celebrated its 100th anniversary by hosting the Fair the Iron Horse, an elaborate pageant
    of railway locomotives and exhibits celebrating America’s first common carrier railroad. B&O president, Daniel Willard and
    more than a thousand employees spent the better part of a year
    preparing for the pageant and fair. They rebuilt the B&O’s collection
    of historic locomotives, crafted comprehensive exhibits
    on all aspects of railroading and built magnificent fairgrounds just outside Baltimore,
    Maryland, to celebrate the company’s genesis and the astonishing expansion, innovation,
    and ambition of the American railroad. Exactly 100 years after the granting of the Baltimore
    & Ohio charter by the Maryland Legislature, Willard and his public relations
    director, Edward Hungerford, planned a centenary dinner on
    the evening of February 28, 1927, at the Lyric Theater in Baltimore. 725 guests comprised of political
    leaders, top railroad officials, representatives of rail labor unions, and bankers from Baltimore, Washington, New York
    and Philadelphia, dined in Victorian flair and were serenaded by the Baltimore & Ohio
    Symphony Orchestra and the Women’s Chorus. Each guest was given a Baltimore
    & Ohio Centenary Medal cast in bronze and two and
    three-quarter inches in diameter. The obverse of the medal displayed
    either the New York to Chicago Capitol Limited or the New York to St. Louis
    National Limited, encircled by the words “One Hundred Years – Safety – Strength – Speed” On the reverse side was Peter Cooper’s Tom Thumb surrounded by the legend “The Baltimore
    and Ohio Railroad Company, 1827-1927” One of these medals was given to
    each of the B&O pensioners and all employees with forty
    or more years of service. Other employees and the general public could purchase the medal for $1.50. Halethorpe, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, was selected as the event site for
    the Fair of the Iron Horse. Work quickly began on building
    exhibit halls and laying track. The Hall of Transportation was built
    first to house the major exhibits. It stood 62 feet wide and 501 feet long and on top of the building was a small
    tower where hung the nation’s oldest railroad bell taken from the
    belfry of the Ellicott City Station. In front of the exhibit hall were
    the court of honor and stage for the pageant, including a railroad
    parade track and road for the passage of rail equipment and other
    vehicles performing in the show. Facing the stage was an 800 foot long grandstand
    with a seating capacity of 12,000. The large canopy over the grandstand and all of the roofs of the constructed buildings
    were blue and white stripe. Just beyond the grandstand were
    the B&O’s main railroad line with a temporary railroad station
    giving service directly to downtown Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and
    other points north and west. Across the tracks was ample parking
    space for automobiles. Early in the spring of 1927, the ancient equipment and pieces that
    debuted at the 1893 Chicago Fair and at St. Louis in 1904, were moved
    from storage at the company’s shops in Martinsburg, West Virginia,
    to Baltimore for reconditioning. B&O engines like the “Atlantic,” “Thomas Jefferson,” “William Mason,” and “Thatcher Perkins” were made ready for the show along with Major John Pangborn’s full size woden models. The New York Central loaned the replica “Dewitt Clinton” The Pennsylvania Railroad loaned the
    Camden and Amboy “John Bull” Henry Ford loaned the “Satilla” and one of the finest modern British engines the “King George V” of the Great Western Railway was shipped across the ocean from England. And now a word from our sponsors. When St. John Properties developed the
    government and technology enterprise known as “The Gate” at the US Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground
    in Maryland the office parks proximity to a commuter
    railroad line and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor was
    essential. Historically, both the Pennsylvania Railroad and the B&O Railroads served Aberdeen. Today, a vibrant schedule of Amtrak in
    Maryland commuter trains bring government and civilian employees
    to The Gate every day. With a commitment to build a
    state-of-the-art office and R&D center at Aberdeen Proving Ground,
    St. John Properties also values green transportation that moves
    people from around the region to its convenient location. Based in
    Baltimore, St. John Properties is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s largest and
    most successful privately held commercial real estate firms. The company owns and has developed over 16 million square feet of property in seven states. The Hall of Transportation contained a
    variety of railway exhibits and artifacts. The thirty-two Pangborn models were placed
    along the entire length of the hall. Miniature railroads, dioramas, and other exhibits reveal the century-long progress made in brakes, signals, track, stokers, bridges and other railway equipment. To the west of the Hall of Transportation was
    the Traffic Building that contained exhibits and models
    of waybills, baggage, depots, coal wharves, grain elevators, and a huge relief map of the entire area
    served by the B&O Railroad. The building to the east was the Allied
    Services Building that contained exhibits prepared by the U.S.
    Post Office Department, the Railway Express companies,
    the Western Union Telegraph Company, and the Pullman Company. Admission was free. The centenary pageant was staged every
    afternoon except for Sundays. The pageant and parade chronicled the history
    of land transportation through the ages from Roman times to modern times. The script was written and the pageant was directed
    by Baltimore actress Adele Gutman Nathan. The pageant was present in
    the form of a drama set to music, with hundreds indians, settlers, townspeople, highway vehicles, nineteen floats, and railroad equipment showing transportation developments over more than two centuries. The moving pageant placed in a straight line would have reached more than four miles and required well over an hour to pass a given point. Visitors still recall meeting Indian chief
    “Two Guns White Calf” who served as the model for
    the U.S. Indian Head nickel. An important legacy the Fair of the Iron Horse is the B&O’s famous Centenary
    or “Blue” dining car china. Designed by the first woman
    first woman civil engineer, Olive Dennis, it would serve hungry passengers
    on B&O trains from 1927-1971. On opening day, Saturday, September 24, 1927, forty-six thousand visitors passed through the gates and daily attendance continued to
    increase, resulting in the extension of the fair for an additional week. The 23-day Fair the Iron Horse cost the
    B&O Railroad Company one million dollars and generated the
    total of more than 1,300,000 visitors. More than 270,000 railroad tickets from
    Baltimore to the fair alone were sold. 136,000 automobiles parked at the fairgrounds. And 174,000 hot dogs were gleefully
    consumed by the attendees. I’m Michael Gross Thanks for watching the B&O Railroad
    Museum Television Network. Interested in learning more about the
    B&O Railroad Museum and Ellicott City Station? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! With daily updates on upcoming events, coupons, photographs, history, and things to do in Baltimore, you’ll never be off track.

    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing
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    All Gates Broken Railroad Crossing

    August 9, 2019


    Okay ladies and gentlemen another
    crossing here with hurricane Irma damage this one all four crossing gates
    suffered damage here okay this is the crossing at South West 137th Avenue just
    south of 160th Street and south of Gold Coast Railroad Museum here are the
    FPL lights Sorry FPL power lines and then here is
    the first victim this guy cracked right over there. This is a
    fiberglass crossing gate you see that the fibers were torn off right there due to the heavy winds of a hurricane Irma it doesn’t matter much because this part
    of the CSX Homestead Sub division is it’s not officially abandoned but it’s
    all unused and then I’m gonna wait so look at this one here this is facing
    Northwest and then look at this guy this is the median crossing looking
    north on 137th Avenue and then wait I’m gonna wait till all these cars pass, I don’t want to get runned over today okay I’m gonna make a run for it and then here’s the other one okay so as you can see CSX Homestead
    subdivision milepost 54.60 Safe tran signal base safe tran gate mechanism you can see
    the DOT tag and safe tran systems lights E dinger up top and look at the
    gate itself As I said so this here is facing
    northwest the next crossing down this line will be the Southwest 152nd Street
    crossing See if I zoom in here and then that’s south
    Southwest yeah so this is North East and this is a Southwest view
    alright guys uh please subscribe or like thank you very much for viewing over and
    out

    What’s the Longest Train in the World?
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    What’s the Longest Train in the World?

    August 9, 2019


    This video was made possible by brilliant.org. The first 424 people to sign up with Brilliant
    will get 20% off their premium subscription. This video is not about what the longest train
    is. I mean, like, it’s not about the longest
    physical train. The reason the video is about this and not
    this is because the answer to this is quite boring. It’s this one. It was 4.5 miles long. Great, fascinating, right? Let’s move on. If you’ve watched any of these videos you
    know that you’re not getting the answer to what the longest train journey is right
    off the bat because it’s not that simple! There’s different categories and criteria
    and little minutia that I just need to explain. Namely, it’s really really hard to run a
    train super long distances. You see, here’s a map. Every different color on this map represents
    a different track gauge in a different country. Much like different countries have different
    plug types and currencies and driving directions and measurement systems, the railroads of
    different countries have different widths of tracks. Previous testing has proven that trains don’t
    work well off the track so the trains of any given country only work in certain countries. This can create some difficulties. You’ll notice, on the map, that Spain and
    Portugal have a different gauge than the rest of Europe. Finland does too but that’s just Finland
    being Finland. The supposed reason for Spain’s different
    gauge, and this is not a joke, was so that the French couldn’t invade by train, but
    nowadays, the Spanish might actually want to go to France and up until recently, they
    couldn’t… at least not by train… without changing trains. Spain built some high speed lines in the standard
    gauge that France uses from the major cities to France so you can now take a direct train,
    for example, from Madrid and Barcelona to Paris, but in other areas, on the non high-speed
    lines, you can’t cross the border by train. If you want to take a train from Biarritz
    to San Sebastian, for example, you’re out of luck because the Spanish tracks are 9.17
    inches wider than the French ones so you have to take the train to Hendaye, walk all the
    way across this bridge, then catch the train from Irun, or you could just take the bus. Now, you can actually switch the gauges of
    trains but it’s massively inconvenient. At best it takes hours for a full-length passenger
    train, but some trains, like the legendary trans-Siberian service from Moscow to Beijing,
    do exactly this. This train stops at the Mongolian-Chinese
    border for four hours while its reconfigured for the thinner Chinese tracks. As it turns out, by doing this, this train
    is the third longest passenger service in the world spanning 5,582 miles over six days. But just for some fun, let’s do a rapid
    fire round of the longest passenger train services by country. In the United States its the 65 hour, 2,700
    mile trip from Chicago to Los Angeles; in the United Kingdom its the 13 hour, 720 mile
    trip from Aberdeen to Penzance; in Canada its the 86 hour, 2,770 mile trip from Toronto
    to Vancouver; in Australia its the 65 hour, 2,700 miles trip from Sydney to Perth; and
    finally in India, its the 80 hour, 2,660 mile trip from Kannyakumari to Dibrugarh. However, the world’s second longest train
    service is, big surprise, also in Russia! It’s also a trans-Siberian service from
    Moscow to Vladivostok in 144 hours and 5,772 miles, but the longest train goes to the least
    friendly Korea in the world—North Korea. You see, the longest train service in the
    world isn’t really a full train—it’s this train carriage. The North Korean State Railway runs this service
    from Pyongyang to Moscow by sending this sleeper car north to the border with Russia and then
    attaching it to the Russian train from Vladivostok to Moscow. This is technically a direct service since
    you never leave the carriage for those 206 hours and 6,380 miles which makes this, definitely,
    the longest passenger train service in the world. But of course, there’s a reason I keep saying
    “passenger” because there are longer cargo services. China, in an effort to improve connectivity
    with the west, has started running cargo trains directly to Europe, and these aren’t just
    for show. There’s a legitimate place for cargo trains
    as a medium-speed service between super fast cargo planes, which take about 12 hours to
    get to the UK, and cargo ships, which take 30 days to get to the UK. This 7,500 mile trip from Yiwu, China to London,
    England via to the channel tunnel takes about 18 days to complete and can definitely be
    called the longest current direct train service in the world. If you’re anything like me, however, that’s
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    Featherbed Railroad
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    Featherbed Railroad

    August 9, 2019


    THE COMMUNITY OF CLEAR LAKE. KIMMY BROWN WITH A LOOK AT THE FEATHER BED RAIL ROAD. IT’S BEEN VOTED ONE OF THE PLACES TO CHECK OFF YOUR BUCKET LIST TWO HOURS FROM US IN SACRAMENTO LOCATED IN NICE, CALIFORNIA. IT’S RIGHT HERE ON CLEAR LAKE AND YOU GET LAKESIDE VIEWS. WHY DID YOU GUYS WANT TO PURCHASE THIS TWO YEARS AGO? LIFESTYLE CHANGE OF PACE FROM THE CITY. HOW MANY CABOOSES ARE HERE? REAL TRAIN CABOOSES THAT HAVE BEEN REFURBISHED. THEY HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE 89 AND THEY ALL HAVE A THEME INSIDE. YOU STAY IN ONE IT’S EIGHT OTHERS. THAT YOU COULD POSSIBLY SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. YOU GUYS GET SOLD OUT DURING THE SUMMERTIME. NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO COME IN. I’LL FOLLOW YOU IN IF YOU WANT TO GO IN SO WE CAN SHOW YOU THE ACCOMMODATIONS. THERE’S A QUEEN SIZE BED IN EVERY SIN L ONE. YES, THEY ALL HAVE FEATHER BED TOPPERS AND IT’S SUPER COMFIES. THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED FEATHER BED RAIL ROAD. SO THE QUEEN SIZE BED AND THEN ALMOST ALL OF THEM HAVE WHAT? SEVEN OUT OF THE NINE CABOOSES HAVE TWO PERSON JACUZZI TUBS. IF YOU SIT IN THE TUB YOU HAVE A VIEW OF THE LAKE FROM THE TUB. I WAS ASKING ABOUT KIDS. THEY’RE SO INTO TRAINS BUT THAT IS NOT WHAT YOU GUYS ARE AFTER. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A ROMANTIC GET AWAY. YES, WE HAVE THEM DESIGNED FOR TWO PEOPLE AND IT’S A NICE PLACE TO JUST RELAX AND HAVE A LITTLE ADULT TIME. I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE SAYING. THIS IS THE BED AND BREAKFAST AND 9:00 A.M. IS WHEN YOU SERVE BREAKFAST YES, HOT BREAKFAST IN THE MORNING. IF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN BOOKING A ROOM, DO WE CALL THEM ROOMS ORCA BOOSS? SOMETIMES I CALL THEM ROOMS BUT THEY’RE CABOOSES. SO IF YOU WANT TO BOOK THAT CABOOSE WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO? GO ON OUR WEBSITE AT FEATHER BED RAIL ROAD.COM AND CLICK ON THE AVAILABILITY CALENDAR OR GE US A CALL. SUMMER IS SI BUSY TIME. LET ME SHOW YOU UP HERE. YOU CAN SIT UP THERE GUYS AND BE ABLE TO LOOK OUT ON TO THE LAKE. VERY BEAUTIFUL OUT HERE ON CLEAR LAKE. HUGE.

    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum
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    Toy Trains in 1 Gauge at the Hamburg Model Railroad Museum

    August 9, 2019


    [Music]. Today, we are visiting the large model railway
    layout inside the Museum of Hamburg History, Germany. Most people – in the context of Hamburg and
    model railway – are thinking about the great Miniature Wonderland, the largest model railway
    of the world. But many years before, a very large model
    railroad has been built in Hamburg. This model railroad wants to appear anything
    but commercial, but to present the railway history of Hamburg in an educational way. It is the 1 gauge railroad layout built by
    Germany’s first model railroad association in 1949. Let me tell you something about the history
    of this model train layout: The origin of this beautiful layout dates
    back in 1944, when the Director of the Museum of Hamburg History had the idea to establish
    an exhibition of Hamburg’s railway history. In order to show Hamburg’s railway history,
    a large exhibition hall inside the museum was chosen. And, a few years later, the idea of building
    a model railway layout came into reality. The members of Hamburg’s railroad association began to work. But note, this happened immediately after
    the Second World War. And, Germany was destroyed in ruins. Therefore, it is not a surprise that model
    railway friends from Sweden organized nearly 250 square meters of wood panels for the construction
    of the model railroad. After two years of construction, on October, 1949, the first layout of Hamburg’s model railroad was finished. However, over the years, there have been a
    number of smaller and even larger problems, but the analogue railway system was running for more than 40 years without a technical failure. In 1995, many parts of the first layout had
    failures. Locomotives and the rolling stock were also
    affected and had to be modernized. This is not surprising, because the rolling
    stock had travelled almost 6,000 kilometers along the model railway tracks. Anyway, the members of the railroad association
    were able to solve these problems successfully. But there was another big problem: The entire
    cabling of the model railroad had to be modernized. This problem was a disaster, because anyone,
    who builds model railroads, knows that there are numerous electrical cables and power connections
    that have to be installed along the tracks. It is a laborious work to fulfill this electrical
    installation. And, it was even more difficult to modernize
    the old electrical installation completely. But the members of the railroad association
    went to work again to restore the old railway layout. Old tracks were replaced by new tracks. The three-wire alternating power operation
    was switched to the two-wire DC operation. As a result, of course, all locomotives, passenger
    wagons and freight cars had to be retrofitted. Furthermore, the analogue model railroad control
    had to be exchanged. A full digital solution, which we know on
    the market today, was not used at that time, because hundreds or thousands of decoders
    had to be installed inside the rolling stock. But a very good solution was offered at that
    time by the computer-aided model railroad control of the company Gahler & Ringstmeier
    from Germany. With the Gahler & Ringstmeier system defined
    routes are stored for each model train. And, the current position of all available
    model trains is also monitored. However, in December 1996, this mammoth work
    was completed. Years later, the modernization of the railroad
    layout could be continued. New sections, new landscapes, and new railway
    stations were installed. And, the catenary was modernized, too. Finally, today’s concept of the modernized
    and expanded railroad layout, is to present 100 years of railway history in Hamburg, Germany. This includes all trains of passenger and
    freight transport, from Prussian wagons to the new ICE high-speed train. Today, visitors of the Museum of Hamburg History
    enjoy 115 vehicles, including 60 steam locomotives, 13 electric locomotives, 26 diesel locomotives,
    4 electric tramways as well as 12 diesel railcars, and much more. There are 185 passenger cars, and 380 freight
    cars. Since the opening of the model railroad layout
    in October 1949, this model train show was built by members of Hamburg’s model railroad
    association, and today it is still supervised by members of Hamburg’s railroad association. The exhibition takes 600 square meters. The model railway layout itself, has a size
    of 250 square meters. With a track length of more than 1,200 meters,
    there is a lot to discover on the left and right of the railway lines. Please, enjoy these toy trains, and visit
    www.pilentum.org for more information. Thank you.

    Traveling Pakistan By Train Multan To Lahore Railroad Journey
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    Traveling Pakistan By Train Multan To Lahore Railroad Journey

    August 9, 2019


    Multan Cantonment railway station is a major railway station on Karachi Peshawar Mainline in the City of Multan Punjab It is Stops for Jaffar Express Pakistan Express, Awam Tezgam, Night Coach Mehr Express Bahaudin Zakria Express Multan Express Karachi Express and More freight and Passenger trains. 24/7 Available Today our journey on Karachi Express It runs between Karachi and Lahore. Distance between Multan and Lahore is 315 Km. Train takes 4 to 5 Hours. Khanewal is Junction Railway Station for Lalamusa Khanewal Branch line, Lodhran Khanewal on Pakistan Railways Karachi Peshawar mainline. Harappa is an archaeological site was built approximately 2600 BCE A small village on the Karachi-Lahore railway line during 1865 was named Montgomery after Sir Robert Montgomery, Later, it was made the capital of the Montgomery District. ts name was reinstated as Sahiwal in 1967 after the Sahi clan of Kharal Rajpoots who are the native inhabitants of this area Primary Owner of Sahiwal Cow Breed. The city is in the densely populated region between the Sutlej and Ravi rivers. The principal crops are wheat, cotton, tobacco, Corn, potato and oilseeds, and Sugarcane. Sahiwal power plant is Pakistan’s first supercritical coal power plant, and consists of two 660-megawatt plants a combined capacity of 1,320 MW. This is the first phase, and may be followed by a possible second phase which will include two 1,000-megawatt plants. Though the plant is now considered to be part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which was announced in April 2015, The plant was built by a joint consortium of China’s state-owned China Huaneng Group which own 51% of shares, and the Shandong Ruyi, which hold 49% of shares. The Government of Pakistan will purchase electricity from the consortium at a tariff of 8.3601 US Cents/kWh. The project was built on a build, operate, transfer basis in which the plant’s ownership will be transferred to the Government of Punjab after 30 years of operation. The project site spans a total of 1,700 acres, given by the Government of Punjab free of charge. most of the coal used for the power plant is imported from Indonesia and South Africa, and is transported by rail from the Port of Karachi and Port Qasim to the Power Plant on Pakistan’s existing railway infrastructure. Like, Share and Subscribe Tarar Support for more videos thanks..