Skip Navigation

Scout Archives

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

Trains -- History


American Railroad Journal

The University of Missouri Digital Library has over three dozen digital collections, including those that focus on the Civil War and historical Missouri newspapers. One of the more recent additions is this archive of the American Railroad Journal. This publication was started in 1832, and it covered all aspects of the railroad industry for over 70 years. Taken as a whole, this archive offers a...
National Railway Museum

The British railway system was one of the first national systems in the world; so, it is not surprising that they also have the largest railroad museum in the world. Offering a number of online exhibits, their site is an excellent resource for anyone, young and old, hoping to learn more about the history of railroads in Britain. For starters, users may want to look at the Frequently Asked...
Pullman Digital Collection

Founded in 1867, the Chicago-based Pullman's Palace Car Company manufactured a wide range of railroad cars at their facility for decades. By 1899, the Pullman Company had a virtual monopoly as it had absorbed its last competitor, the Wagner Palace Car Company. This lovely digital collection brings together images of over 1,200 Pullman car drawings from 1870 to 1969, with the majority of these...