History

The history of railroads and the trains that travel them is rife with stories of an era where trains, railroads and railroad companies changed the landscape of how people traveled for work and pleasure. The stories of these forgotten railways and classic locomotives are as fascinating now as they were decades ago, speaking to their timeless appeal.

All aboard for beer

May 27

All aboard for beer

The Saint Louis Refrigerated Car Company and the making of a national...

Image by Courtesy Museum of Transportation, St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis Refrigerator Car Co. #3600 Refrigerator Car 1904 Builder: St. Louis Refrigerator Car Co. An early steel-framed but wood-bodied car, insulated with horsehair, shredded paper, or wood shavings; carried pre-cooled beer for Anheuser-Busch. 


This day in history: April 21, 1865This day in history: April 21, 1865

April 21

This day in history: April 21, 1865

Abraham Lincoln only got to ride in his specially designed railcar, the "United States," once. Unfortunately, it was after he had been assassinated and the car had been converted into a funeral car.

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