Who was Robert Fulton?

Robert Fulton

Robert Fulton is an American artist, engineer, and inventor who transformed the transportation and travel industries and thereby speed up the Industrial Revolution.  Fulton was born on a small farm in Pennsylvania on November 14, 1765, to an Irish immigrant who was also named Robert and his wife Mary Smith of Oxford … Read more

Learn about the Fascinating History of Stevens Model Dockyard

Stevens Model Dockyard steam engine

The Stevens Model Dockyard was a company that produced mechanical and scientific novelties, founded by William Stevens located in Aldgate, London in 1843. The company issued its final catalog in 1927/28 and the business closed after more than 80 years in production. Although the Stevens Model Dockyard is probably best known for … Read more

Why Was Train Travel So Popular in the 1920s Era?

An old train from 1914

Even though the first train was invented in 1804, it wasn’t until the end of the 19th century that trains were launched as a locomotive. The speed of this first train was less than 10mph, which is 30 times less than the trains we travel in today.  Even before the 1920s, people … Read more

Most Fun Heritage Railways in America

Cass Shay #2 at Cass Station

Heritage railways in the U.S. are not just means of transportation – they are a reminder of what the industrial revolution has given the nation and how Americans emerged through the era, exploiting the technology and bend it to serve the populace. In the modern era, most of them become tourist destinations … Read more

The Best Train Movies of All Time

Train Station

For many years, trains have been an enigmatic and enchanting setting of films, giving birth to some of the greatest thriller, crime, action, and caper flick that grazed the silver screen. From the steam engine’s sound, bustling tracks, enclosed space, and diverse characters, there is always something remarkable about locomotive-themed movies that … Read more