History

Train station facts

The oldest train station still standing in the U.S. is the Shawmont Station in Roxborough, Pennsylvania. It is not longer in use, but it remains the same as it was in 1834. It closed in 1990, although trains still pass by it every day.

Best train scenes in movies

Throughout the history of film, there have been thousands of great train scenes in movies.  This started with the very earliest silent movies when cameras sat still on the ground and simply panned back and forth.  The silent film has been called “the Citizen Kane of train films.”  For those who don’t know the film [...]

The history of passenger trains

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the not too distant past, U.S. travel was limited to horse drawn or horseback travel, boat travel or travel on foot. The introduction of passenger rail travel revolutionized the idea of mobility and opened vast distances for settlement and development.