Railroad officials and employees celebrate the completion of the first railroad transcontinental link in Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869. The Union Pacific's Locomotive No. 119 (right) and Central Pacific's Jupiter edged forward over the golden spike that marked the joining of the nation by rail. | Andrew J. Russell creator QS:P170,Q4757433 Restoration by Adam Cuerden, East and West Shaking hands at the laying of last rail Union Pacific Railroad - Restoration, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

The Golden Age of Rail in the USA

Topics: History of Rail

A century ago the United States was a world leader in railway deployment and use. While freight rail remains a productive enterprise in the U.S., American passenger rail today has not kept pace with Europe and Asia. What happened to the great American railroad? Recent high-speed rail developments in California, Florida, Texas and superconducting maglev train technology along the Northeast Corridor indicate that a comeback is in the works.

Tunnels and Transport: A History of the Use of Tunneling Around the World

Topics: Tunnel Boring Machine | Tunnels

The history of man-made tunnels extends nearly as far back as that of human civilization. Tunnels are integral to the operations of and between cities. Modern tunnels functioning for water management, irrigation, sewage distribution, commercial delivery of goods or transportation of people are much like street roads, highways, surface railways, and sea lanes: arteries conducive to vital human activity and human flourishing.

Transportation Innovation: History of Maglev in the World

Topics: How Maglev Works | Maglev History

Superconducting maglev (SCMAGLEV) technology offers trains the potential to safely reach previously unimaginable speeds, surpassing all previous high-speed rail advances. In 2015, an SCMAGLEV train operated by Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) broke the train speed world record by clocking in at 603 km/h (374 mph) at the Yamanashi Maglev line near Mount Fuji. With this technology, industry and society have the ability to revolutionize and improve congested transportation networks all across the globe while making your commute, leisure, and business travel a far more pleasant experience.