Sixty years ago, an intense winter storm trapped 226 people aboard the City of San Francisco in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Published: January 10, 2002
They were a unique form of transportation that carried automobiles and railroad cars across Lake Michigan
Published: September 6, 2001
American railroads played an active role in developing America's national parks, and tapped into the country's burgeoning conservation movement and vacation travel market.
Published: July 24, 2001
Half the passenger trains in the U.S. made their final runs on May 1, 1971, Amtrak's first day of operation.
Published: June 5, 2001
A look at memorable railroad slogans and heralds through the years
Published: April 5, 2001
A series of maps show U.S. railroad electrification at its zenith in 1939, and the ambitious proposals for electrification in the post-War era.
Published: January 23, 2001
Ten individuals who transformed 20th century railroading
Published: January 9, 2001