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In the U.S.A., trains date back to the old west and cowboy era, However, during these modern times, wagon trains and railway have inspired many innovations about trails and railways. We can attribute these makeovers to: time, technology and trends. Mass transportation has transitioned from horsepower, locomotion to being propelled by various modern energy sources. Passengers, waiters, cooks, porters and conductors, have all been impacted and/or displaced.
What are some of the changes that have taken place? Railways and trains are being modified into unique structures. Some of the most popular modifications have been stationary museums. Others are used solely for public accommodations. And many are utilized in full or part, for transportation.
As people, places and needs for accommodations keep transitioning, more railway concepts are coming forth. Keep in mind that whichever innovative train adventure you choose to journey, it will be fun, nostalgic and very scenic.
Railroads have been an integral part of our country’s history, connecting east to west, shipping supply to demand, and connecting farm to hungry city table. It’s a rich history tied to – and driving – major events, and it’s a history worth seeing, smelling and feeling up close. The following museums let visitors hear the steam-whistle blow, smell the grease on the axels and step back in time. source
The Exterior of Starbucks’ Railway Coffee Coach – image #1
The Service Style Inside A Starbucks’ Railway Coffee Coach – image #2
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Featherbed Railrod Bed and Breakfast Resort. image#1 Learn more
Casablanca Caboose At Featherbed Railroad In Northern California’s Throughout Bed And Breakfast Wine Country CaliforniaFeatherbed#2
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Featherbed Railroad Caboose themed Bed and Breakfast – Exterior (located on California) – image#5
Featherbed Railroad Caboose-themed Bed and Breakfast – Different Exterior Angle – image#6
Featherbed Railroad Caboose-themed Bed and Breakfast – Interior – image #7
Featherbed Railroad Caboose-themed Bed and Breakfast – Interior – image #8
Nederland Buffalo Bills Coffee Shop ( located Boulder Colorado) learn more…
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The Train Carriage Coffee Shop (located Colorado)
“… a great coffee shop built out of three old railcars which I couldn’t resist photographing while sipping on my cappuchino.” – image#1 Learn more. Visit site.
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Railroad and Old West themed joint – Picture of Wagon Train (located California) – image#1…
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Railroad Coffee Shop – O’Gauge Railroading read more at source
The Rail Coffee Room – Exterior (AMTK Station, Centralia Ilinois) – image#1 source
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Poseidon Undersea Resorts is a proposed chain of underwater five-star resorts currently under development that was first slated to open by September 2008.
The first will be located on a private island in Fiji. Once construction of the first resort is finished, it will be the world’s first permanent one-atmosphere seafloor structure.
Poseidon was conceived and developed by L. Bruce Jones, president of U.S. Submarines, Inc. The underwater resort will be situated in up to 40 feet (12 m) of water and will be linked to land via piers and elevators, one for guest access and one for services. The resort itself will feature an underwater restaurant, a lounge, 24 luxury suites, one themed suite, a grand suite, 48 overwater and beachfront bungalows and an undersea bungalow accessible only by submarine. The resort will also cater an onshore facility that will feature five-star hotel amenities.
With a design concept in mind, Jones needed to find an appropriate location. To help find it, Jones offered a $10,000 reward for anybody that came up with the perfect location for the venture. After taking the suggestion of a business associate, who recommended a reef off of Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, negotiations began with the island’s American owners.
The negotiations did not go well, and after a year of failed back-and-forth offers the location was scrapped and sights were set on Fiji.A deal was made with the owner of a privately owned 225-acre (0.91 km2) South Pacific Island located in northeastern Fiji. If all goes to plan, the final resting place of the resort will be under 40 feet (12 m) of water in a 5,000-acre (20 km2) coral lagoon. in Nadi.
The resort will feature twenty-two 550-square-foot (51 m2) guest rooms. Each of these rooms has a 270 degree view of the ocean. This view is possible due to the 4-inch (100 mm) thick acrylic windows that make up 70% of each room’s wall space.
Each end of the resort will be composed of a 3,000-square-foot (280 m2), frisbee shaped, underwater pod. One of these pods will be composed of an underwater restaurant and bar while the other will contain a library, conference room, wedding chapel, spa and a 1,200-square-foot luxury suite.
The resort will be accessed through 1 of 2 elevators. The entire underwater enclosure will be held at 1 atmosphere of pressure, so decompression sickness is not a concern.
Other features include automatic window washers, fish feeders and detachable pods in case repairs are necessary.
The resort has been designed to meet the structural requirements applicable to a submarine pressure hull. All components of the resort are structurally sound. Each individual component part of the complex is automatically isolated in the event of a structural breach. Every unit has a safety dome and an emergency diver’s entrance hatch.
Underwater life is a reality…
“A Beautiful Morning” is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by The Rascals. Coming out in early 1968, it was the group’s first single released under that name rather than The Young Rascals. The first album on which the song appeared was Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits. It continued the theme of carefree optimism that had distinguished the previous year’s “Groovin'”. The song was a big hit in the United States, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reaching number 36 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. It was RIAA-certified as a Million Seller on June 28, 1968. The song had an introductory sound of mystical wind chimes and bells.
“Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby)” is a Top 30 hit for Lulu which charted in 1969–70; the song has been most notably remade by Aretha Franklin and Tina Arena.
“Oh Me Oh My…” was written by Jim Doris who – as Jimmy Doris – had been vocalist-guitarist for the Stoics, a band which formed in Lulu’s native Glasgow in the late 1960s and whose membership had included Frankie Miller. Doris contributed another song to “Oh Me Oh My…”‘s parent album New Routes, entitled “After All (I Live My Life)”, and his composition “Take Good Care of Yourself” was featured on the follow-up album Melody Fair. Reportedly Doris subsequently went into A&R work before being sidelined by mental instability which factored into his being killed when run over by a bus in London in the late 1980s or early 1990s.
The advance single from Lulu’s Atco Records debut album New Routes, “Oh Me Oh My…”, was released in October 1969. A radical change of direction for Lulu, who was coming off her best ever UK chart placing at #2 with the Eurovision winner “Boom Bang-a-Bang”, the move to a more mature sound with “Oh Me Oh My…” was unappreciated in the UK where the track barely reached the Top 50. In the US, “Oh Me Oh My…” ranked as high as #4 in Birmingham, Alabama in November 1969 but nationally charted only as a moderate Easy Listening hit at #36. Several performances by Lulu on US television helped break “Oh Me Oh My…” into the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1969 and then buoy the track as it gradually gained momentum to become Lulu’s first Top 30 hit since “To Sir With Love” at the end of February 1970: “Oh Me Oh My…” would peak at #22 that March (Cash Box ranked the track with a #18 peak).
In Australia the Go-Set Top 40 chart ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” with a #33 peak in January 1970. The RPM 100 chart for Canada ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” as high as #16 in March 1970; that same month the New Zealand Listener Pop-o-meter chart ranked “Oh Me Oh My…” as high as #12.1
Lulu recorded a translated version of “Oh Me Oh My…” for release in Italy, entitled “Povera Me”; the track was released in June 1970 to no apparent attention despite a promotional junket by Lulu that July.
The only national hit parade available for New Zealand 1966–1975, the Pop-o-meter chart, did not reflect sales, rather being a poll compiled from voting coupons sent in by NZ Listener readers.
Stacy Lattisaw (born November 25, 1966) is an American R&B, Dance and gospel singer. From her debut in 1979 until 1990, she sang mostly R&B and Pop music. Since the 1990s, she has exclusively sung gospel music.
When she was a teenager in the early 1980s, Lattisaw had a string of Top 40 R&B hits, with several songs— “Let Me Be Your Angel”, “Jump to the Beat”, “Love on a Two-Way Street”, and “Miracles”—crossing over to the pop mainstream. Lattisaw recorded her first album for Cotillion Records at the age of 12 in 1979, under the direction of record producer Van McCoy. However it was not until she affiliated with Narada Michael Walden, a former drummer with the Mahavishnu Orchestra who was just beginning a career as a producer, that she found success. Under Walden’s direction, she had five hit albums between 1981 and 1986. She also opened for the Jacksons Triumph Tour in 1981. From Lattisaw’s 1982 album Sneakin’ Out, Mariah Carey used a sample of the song “Attack of the Name Game” (R&B #14) for her 1999 #1 hit “Heartbreaker.”
Lattisaw continued recording into the late 1980s, signing with Motown in 1986. She scored her only #1 R&B hit with frequent duet partner Johnny Gill, titled “Where Do We Go from Here”, in 1989. While the success was great, she grew increasingly disenchanted with the record industry. By the early 1990s, she decided to retire from the music industry and concentrate on raising her family. Her official website stated that she was to work on a gospel CD. In 2010, Lattisaw’s music career was chronicled on the TV One docu-series Unsung, in which she also appeared.
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1966 to 1983, it was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music. source
Barefootin'” is a 1965 song performed by Robert Parker. “Barefootin'” was arranged and produced by Wardell Quezergue in 1965. The song reached No. 2 on the U.S. R&B chart and No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. Parker’s record label claimed the record sold over one million copies. The track also reached #24 in the UK Singles Chart in August 1966.
Over my head – The Fray Lyrics”
Over My Head (Cable Car)” (originally performed as “Cable Car”) is a song by American rock band The Fray. It was released in October 2005 as the lead single from their debut album How to Save a Life (2005) and hit the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The single helped propel their album from the Top Heatseekers chart to the top 20 of The Billboard 200 chart. The CD single was backed with “Heaven Forbid” and a live version of “Hundred”. In the UK, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” was released as the second single from the album, following “How to Save a Life”.
The song sold over two million digital downloads in the United States and was certified double platinum by the RIAA in May 2006. The song was the fifth most-downloaded single of 2006 and was ranked number 13 on the Hot 100 singles of 2006 by Billboard. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals in 2007 but lost to “My Humps” by The Black Eyed Peas.
The song was ranked number 43 on Billboard’s Best Adult Pop Songs of the Decade list and #100 on Billboard’s Top 100 Digital Tracks of the Decade list.
After comparisons were drawn between “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and The Chainsmokers’ “Closer”, Isaac Slade and guitarist Joe King of The Fray were credited as co-writers of “Closer” on September 2, 2016.