For several million years, humans got to where they wanted to go by one means: walking. This, of course, greatly limited the distance of travel and the amount of items that could be t...
Power transformer station in South Carolina. (Corbis-Bettmann)
Transportation, Evolution of Energy Use And
Transportation is energy in motion. Transportation, in a fundamental sense, is the app...
1830–1899 ∼ Moving across America
Steamboat era (1830–1930s) / Steam-powered railroad era (1840–1950s) / Orphan trains transport homeless or impoveri...
Transportation and Communication Systems in the New Nation
When the United States gained its independence from England in the American Revolution (1775–83), the majority of American colonists l...