Inverted Tee Railroad Track

English engineer, Charles Vignoles invented the modern inverted T iron railroad track in 1835. Continue reading

Italy Constructs Funicular Railway Trams

A funicular railway tram powered by twin 45 horsepower steam engines was constructed in 1879-80 bringing passengers up the mountainside Continue reading

Italy Began to Electrify Main Line Tracks

In 1902, Italy began the process of electrification. Continue reading

Service in the Dining Car

In 1867, the Great Western Railway of Canada began to offer passengers of the Sleeping Cars, the ability to have a warm meal on long trips across Canada, in the Dining Car. Continue reading

Switzerland electrifies rail system

In 2000, Switzerland became the first country to have a fully electrified rail system, with less than 0.4 percent powered by other energy sources. Continue reading