An image of a protected bond. The curved bond is protected by the terminals, the railway proper of the trolley.The bond is designed to withstand tension created by contact with the trolley.

Rail Bond

An image of a protected bond. The curved bond is protected by the terminals, the railway proper of the…

"Chatterton's Hill, from the rail-way station. This is a view of the southeastern side of Chatterton's Hill, from the rail-way station. They crossed the Bronx at a point seen on the extreme right. On the top of the hill, in the edge of the woods on the left, Hamilton's cannons were placed."—Lossing, 1851

Chatterton's Hill

"Chatterton's Hill, from the rail-way station. This is a view of the southeastern side of Chatterton's…

Sectional elevation showing a typical arrangement of a synchronous converter sub-station for electric railway service.

Converter

Sectional elevation showing a typical arrangement of a synchronous converter sub-station for electric…

Born in Hatford, Conn., Sept. 4, 1805; died in New York City, Feb. 9, 1883. First director of the Erie Railway.

William Earl Dodge

Born in Hatford, Conn., Sept. 4, 1805; died in New York City, Feb. 9, 1883. First director of the Erie…

"In railway engineering, the running together of parallel tracks into the space occupied by one, by crossing the two inner rails so as to bring each side by side with the opposite outer rail." -Whitney, 1911

Gauntlet Track

"In railway engineering, the running together of parallel tracks into the space occupied by one, by…

An illustration of an inclined railway, also known as a funicular or funicular railway. This railway runs on a pulley system, where two cars are counterbalanced, with one car ascending and one car descending.

Inclined Railway

An illustration of an inclined railway, also known as a funicular or funicular railway. This railway…

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

Lucerne Railway Station

The Lucerne Railway Station in Switzerland.

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Manhattan railway

"The Manhattan elevated railway, new York."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

This is a human powered vehicle with four wheels. The most common type of a velocipede today is the bicycle. Railroads in North America often made use of this four wheeled handcar designed to be operated by a single person.

Four Wheeled Railroad Velocipede

This is a human powered vehicle with four wheels. The most common type of a velocipede today is the…

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing gaffs which carry fore-and-aft sails, with or without booms. Small grooved iron shapes called "travelers" are sewed to the head of the sail, and slide along the gaff by means of a whip or outhaul." -Whitney, 1911

Railway

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing…

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…

"Built by Stephenson to compete in a trial of locomotive engines for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. The greatest speed it attained in the trial was 29 miles an hour, but some years later it ran at the rate of 53 miles an hour. The total weight of the engine and tender was only about 7 1/2 tons."

The Rocket

"Built by Stephenson to compete in a trial of locomotive engines for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.…

A signal is a mechanical or electrical device erected beside a railway line to pass information relating to the state of the line ahead.

Railway Signal

A signal is a mechanical or electrical device erected beside a railway line to pass information relating…

This sugar cane car transport is the conveyance of sugar can by means of wheeled vehicles running on steel rails. Tracks consist of steel rails running on sleepers and ballast. Sometimes there is also a signaling system.

Sugar Cane Car

This sugar cane car transport is the conveyance of sugar can by means of wheeled vehicles running on…

"Industrial-railway Turn-table. a, circular base with channel for ball-bearing, showing ring of balls; b, under side of table; c, table in position, showing cross-tracks; d, latch for cover. A car is run by hand on the turn-table, the table turned one quarter of the way round, and the car run off on a track at right angles to the first track." -Whitney, 1911

Railway Turntable

"Industrial-railway Turn-table. a, circular base with channel for ball-bearing, showing ring of balls;…