The Railroad revolutionized travel and shipping across America. Many people ride trains today not just for transportation, but also as a way to see the country. What trains have you been on? Do you have any memories of Streamliners? Have you been in a Pullman car? Share your most memorable train ride with American Experience.
Native Alaskans, oil company representatives, environmentalists, politicians, and others tell the story of the 800-mile pipeline.
The grave truth behind modern forensics was discovered in 1920s New York.
Begun during the Civil War, the transcontinental railroad employed 20,000 men, mostly immigrants, who built the iron road with their bare hands.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The tale of oil-seeking mavericks whose risk-taking, sweat and dreams changed an American industry.
Accounting for America's most famous inventor and his role in America's future.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
When two passenger ships collide off Nantucket in 1909, 1,500 people rely on 26-year-old Jack Binns to operate a new technology - wireless telegraphy - to save them all.