Underwater Railways

 The Channel Tunnel exhibit at a museum

The wonderful world of trains has a fascinating history, but the more recent advancements might be even more interesting. While everyone news about the Underground Railway in London, there are now underwater railways operating in several parts of the world.  The first ever underwater railway tunnel was a test run in Kibblesworth … Read more

Movies That Have a Train in Them

Movie poster of the Snowpiercer

Train movies are a genre all their own. There’s something about the power and majesty of a train that is captured on film and resonates with audiences. Whether it’s a thriller, a drama, or even a comedy, there’s just something special about trains that makes them perfect for the big screen. In … Read more

The History of Trains

Old steam locomotive. Old vintage steam-powered train rides on rails.

Train travel is a popular choice to get around the world and has been for centuries. Trains were first used as a way to move troops and cargo but soon became a popular way to travel for civilians as well. Over the years, the wonderful world of trains has evolved into a … Read more

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