Topic: trains

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Transportation has been a huge part of humanity. Initially we moved out of Africa and into all corners of the world, then we started to connect locations better by taming animals, building ships, trains, cars, planes, and we’ve even been to the moon! So, it’s no surprise that...

Monday, November 29, 2010

In the film, The Polar Express, what restored steam locomotive was used as the model for the film's locomotive?  Where is it located? See The Polar Express on the IMAX®DOME - the largest screen in Virginia .  This holiday classic is now showing daily at the Science...

Monday, November 15, 2010

On this day in 1975, the last passenger train departed Richmond’s Broad Street Station, now home to the Science Museum of Virginia. On what date did the first passenger train depart? Extra credit: How many passengers passed through the station on its busiest day? What was the date?...

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The story of Broad Street Station began in 1836 when the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad opened its first Richmond station at Eighth and Broad Streets. Almost immediately, the Railroad and the City of Richmond found themselves at odds. The locomotives entering and leaving what...
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