Superintendent of the New Jersey Southern railroad and New York and Long Branch railroad.

Rufus Blodgett

Superintendent of the New Jersey Southern railroad and New York and Long Branch railroad.

A carriage for running on the rails of a railway.

Car

A carriage for running on the rails of a railway.

The first train of cars.

Cars

The first train of cars.

A strong wooden or iron frame in front of a locomotive-engine for catching or throwing off obstructions on a railway, such as cows.

Cow-catcher

A strong wooden or iron frame in front of a locomotive-engine for catching or throwing off obstructions…

President of the New York Central railroad.

Chauncey M. Depew

President of the New York Central railroad.

Baldwin engine

Baldwin engine

Baldwin engine

President or manager of several railroad companies.

James W. Hyatt

President or manager of several railroad companies.

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…

"Five locomotives built at Vicksburg, Miss., by the Federal soldiers, under the superintendence of Colonel Collbaugh, of General McPherson's staff. Our special artist transmitting this sketch wrote: 'I herein inclose a sketch of five locomotives just completed here, being the result of the mechanical ingenuity displayed by the men in this department. General Grant, in one of his reports during the siege, remarked that there was no department of mechanical labor required to be performed but that men were always on hand well skilled in the business. The completion of these fine specimens of workmanship affords ample proof of the truth of his remark. On entering the city, last July, we found the <em>debris</em> of a machine shop and some scattered fragments of locomotives. Out of these our men have created a good workshop, with all the necessary machinery for casting car wheels, etc., and the result stands forth in these engines, of which our Rogers & Baldwins might well be proud.'"&mdash; Frank Leslie, 1896

locomotives

"Five locomotives built at Vicksburg, Miss., by the Federal soldiers, under the superintendence of Colonel…

"The first passenger locomotive built in the United States. A year after the Enterprise sailed for India, the first railroad in the United States was opened in Massachusetts, from the Quincy quarries to tide water. It was only two miles long, and was used for hauling granite; the cars were drawn by horses. It was the first use of rails in America. In 1830 the first passenger railway in America was opened. It extended westward from Baltimore about fifteen miles, and now forms a part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The cars were at first drawn by horses, but a locomotive was used the next year. Its first locomotive was built by Peter Cooper, who made later the generous and useful gift of the Cooper Union to the city of New York. Now began the construction of railroads in various directions; in the next twenty years nearly ten thousand miles of road were built. This mileage has constantly been increased, until in 1895 there were in operation in the United States nearly one hundred and eighty thousand miles of railway."—Scudder, 1897

Passenger Train

"The first passenger locomotive built in the United States. A year after the Enterprise sailed for India,…

He developed the Pullman sleeper, a railroad sleeping car.

George M. Pullman

He developed the Pullman sleeper, a railroad sleeping car.

A railroad train in New York State, 1831.

Railroad Train

A railroad train in New York State, 1831.

The Rocket, the first railway locomotive.

The Rocket

The Rocket, the first railway locomotive.

Steaming locomotive on the railroad.

Train

Steaming locomotive on the railroad.

Early railroad train.

Train

Early railroad train.

Illustration of a child playing with train cars. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving addition, subtraction, and counting.

Child Playing With Train Cars

Illustration of a child playing with train cars. It can be used to write mathematics story problems…

Illustration of 3 dolls in a train. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving addition, subtraction, and counting.

3 Dolls In Train

Illustration of 3 dolls in a train. It can be used to write mathematics story problems involving addition,…