A,trolley is a rail borne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a conventional train, designed for the transport of passengers within, close to, or between villages, towns and/or cities, on tracks running primarily on streets. Certain types of cable car are also known as trams.

Trolley Wheel

A,trolley is a rail borne vehicle, of lighter weight and construction than a conventional train, designed…

St. Louis, Missouri is the home of the first rail and road bridge to cross the Mississippi River, the Eads Bridge, which was completed in 1874.

Eads Bridge

St. Louis, Missouri is the home of the first rail and road bridge to cross the Mississippi River, the…

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Coot

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

Freight unloading

Two men transferring freight from an old truck at a train station.

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Gallinule

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

The Florida Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus cerceris) is a subspecies of the Common Moorhen, a bird in the Rallidae family of rails.

Florida Gallinule

The Florida Gallinule (Gallinula chloropus cerceris) is a subspecies of the Common Moorhen, a bird in…

Grand Central Depot showing elevated railroad in New York.

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Depot showing elevated railroad in New York.

Rail joints are used to join rail tracks, or the surface structures that support guide trains.

Rail Joint

Rail joints are used to join rail tracks, or the surface structures that support guide trains.

This rail joint is a component of a rail track which are the surface structures that support and guide trains.

Rail Joint

This rail joint is a component of a rail track which are the surface structures that support and guide…

Fastening designed to unite abutting ends of rail.

Rail Joint

Fastening designed to unite abutting ends of rail.

Signal Lever and Interlocking Tappet. F - Floor of CabinG - Grove for interlocking barN - TappetV - Latch rod

Signal Lever

Signal Lever and Interlocking Tappet. F - Floor of Cabin G - Grove for interlocking bar N - Tappet V…

The Tunis monorail.

Tunis Monorail

The Tunis monorail.

Passenger Depot of the Chicago and North-Western Railroad, corner of Wells and Kinzie streets.

Passenger Depot

Passenger Depot of the Chicago and North-Western Railroad, corner of Wells and Kinzie streets.

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

Rail

These birds are weak fliers, preferring to hide from predators.

A genus of birds that includes about 150 species, whih are distributed throughout the world. They include the rails proper, the water hens, the coots, and the crakes.

Rail

A genus of birds that includes about 150 species, whih are distributed throughout the world. They include…

Left thigh-muscle of a rail.

Rail Thigh

Left thigh-muscle of a rail.

Also known as the Carolina rail, soree rail, and the English rail, the common American rail is found in the temperate wetlands of the United States.

Common American Carolina Rail

Also known as the Carolina rail, soree rail, and the English rail, the common American rail is found…

Generally inhabiting Europe, the land-rail is also known as the corn-crake. It averages about seven inches in length.

Land Rail

Generally inhabiting Europe, the land-rail is also known as the corn-crake. It averages about seven…

The common European water-rail is native to warmer parts of Europe, as well as portions of Asia.

Common European Water Rail

The common European water-rail is native to warmer parts of Europe, as well as portions of Asia.

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

Railroad Workers

An illustration of a group of men working on the railroad.

A railway electrification system supplies electrical energy to railway locomotives and multiple units so that they can operate without having an on board prime mover. There are several different electrification systems in use throughout the world. Railway electrification has many advantages but requires heavy capital expenditure for installation.

Closed Conduit Electric Railway

A railway electrification system supplies electrical energy to railway locomotives and multiple units…

A rail ridgeway accross Mount Washington.

Ridgeway

A rail ridgeway accross Mount Washington.

(1781-1848) Great inventor of the rail and roadbed

George Stephenson

(1781-1848) Great inventor of the rail and roadbed

The American Elevated Railroad System diagram.

American Elevated Railroad System

The American Elevated Railroad System diagram.

The Cook System single rail type.

Cook System

The Cook System single rail type.

The Cook System single rail type.

Cook System

The Cook System single rail type.

Steaming locomotive on the railroad.

Train

Steaming locomotive on the railroad.

A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track (permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another. The track usually consists of two rails.

Train

A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track (permanent way) to transport freight…

The first railroad train to be used in America.

First Railroad Train

The first railroad train to be used in America.

"Seventeen inches long; color brown; it flies badly, but runs with great swiftness; never takes to the water, scratches the earth like a hen, and feeds on worms and grubs. Found in New Zealand." — Goodrich, 1859

Weka

"Seventeen inches long; color brown; it flies badly, but runs with great swiftness; never takes to the…