Railroad Parts: History for Kids
"From America to Europe trains history and technology has advanced over several hundred years.
One of the oldest forms of transportation, but yet to kids a new fast and rare mode of transportation.
Kids can fill their yearning of knowledge for these powerful machines while building their imagination through the following history and facts..."
on the Move - (americanhistory.si.edu)
"Transportation transformed America. Choose from these three
interconnected routes to explore how transportation shaped our lives,
landscapes, culture, and communities. :
- Travel across America to visit communities changed by transportation
- Investigate artifacts and images in the Smithsonian and other collections
- Explore transportation in American history with historians and curators."
- The story of George
Stephenson - a railway engineer (BBC) - animated
- Important milestones in English and American railway development (sdrm.org)
- The 1891 Grain Dealers and Shippers Gazetteer
- This Is America,
Charlie Brown - The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad -
"a historical overview of the development of the transcontinental
railway and its importance to the growth of America." (teachwithmovies.org)
- Railroad Train
is a new concept in Mass Transit and High Speed Rail (cybertran.com)
- Railroad Map -
teenagers riding the rails during the Great Depression (PBS)
- Railroad maps
- The Train Brain
- java simulations (exemple : National Amtrak System with "21
different routes running 48 scheduled trains") - (trainbrain.com)
- Maps of Amtrak
Routes & Other Rail Routes (trainweb.com)
- Historic Rail
Photos : Famous Railroad Scenes, Historic Passenger Trains,
Streetcars, Trolleys, and Interurbans, Historic Passenger Stations,
Union Pacific Steam Program, Southeastern US, Vintage Diesels, etc.
- Railroad Slogans
ex : Baltimore and Ohio : "See. Hear. Feel."
- Folktales (americanfolklore.net) :
Jones "Death of a dare devil railman.
(Tennessee)" ("The Ballad of Casey Jones is still
Shelley saves the Train "A brave girl
rescues a train when the bridge washes out. (Iowa)"
ADS and POSTERS
- Over 45 railroad lettering,
railroad romans, alphabets, silhouettes and more font sets.
- Railroad Jokes
ex : "What is the difference between a school teacher and a steam
The school teacher tells you to spit out your gum, while the locomotive
says "Choo Choo Choo!"
GAMES to print