The history of trains is explored in this video. The history begins with the development of the steam engine and steam locomotive. The switch to cleaner fuels in diesel and electric trains is also documented.
The importance of the transcontinental railroad in the growth of the railroad system is also key to understanding why the railroad became a vital part of the nation’s transportation system.
Photo: Steam locomotive (Creative Commons: Herbert Maruska).
History of Trains
Video: History of Trains (source: YouTube).