August 6, 2018
The railroad holds an important place in the American imagination. Trains became the global standard for long-distance land travel just as the Western frontier was opening in the United States, and the vast distances of the American prairies and Western scrub were laid with train tracks in the 19th century. The iron horse became an American symbol for opportunity, freedom and the new horizons that come into view when ingenuity is harnessed to good ol’ hard work. Read more.