There is such a rich history on the topic of trains. Feel free to post images and bits of triva or history on anything related to trains.
Waiting at the Lyon train station, Paris, 1937. Photo by Boris Lipnitzki.
Snipped: Read Full Story TrainHistory.net
History of the modern trains spans the range of last two hundred years of modern human civilization, who in that time used this incredible discovery to drastically change industry, human expansion, and the way we travel on daily basis. From the first time steam train rolled over the railways of industrial England in early 1800s to the modern times when bullet trains carry thousands of passengers with incredible speeds and freight train carry substantial amount of worlds goods, trains enabled us to develop our civilization with unexpected consequences that nobody expected. Distant lands become almost instantly reachable (3000 miles journey from New York to California was cut down from one or two months to few days!), industrial manufacture could be powered with infinite amount of raw materials and outgoing transport of finished goods, and sudden fast travel (far before first airplanes were discovered) caused the need of implementing standardized time zones across entire world.
“The Flying Dutchman,” a Horse Power Locomotive, 1830. The horse walked on a treadmill! They were not kidding when they said horse powered.
The “Tom Thumb,” the first steam locomotive in America, reconstruction, built by Peter Cooper. Its first successful trip was made in 1830, from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills, Maryland.
“The Dewitt Clinton,” the early locomotive and coaches that initiated the New York Central System, 1831.
Source for all three images Into the Marchand Archives
Snipped from Bavarian Times
German trains are synonymous with clockwork efficiency, but it wasn’t always that way. The Deutsche Bahn Museum, here, takes visitors through 200 years of history that produced the bustling, reliable system travelers enjoy today.
The bahn was born when a steam train made a six-kilometer run from Nuremberg to the neighboring town of Fuerth in December 1835
The Pullman Streamliner... I wanna know where Carry Grant is sitting!!!! lol :)
Image and fun info from Cruising the Past