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.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company accomplished an enormous engineering feat, but destroyed a great architectural monument.
In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
The U.S. and the Soviet Union race to build the hydrogen bomb during the Cold War, thus beginning the nuclear arms race.
Equipment failure, human error and bad luck led to the country's worst nuclear accident in 1979.
Postwar New York City and the global economic order told through the story of the World Trade Center.
The worst epidemic in American history killed over 600,000 Americans during World War I.
The historic journey of Apollo 8 captivated the world in 1968 -- a bright spot in a year marked by political assassinations, race riots, and the Vietnam War.
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.