From horse-drawn carts on wheels to flying trains, there is no doubt that trains have become a major force for societal change. Humans have moved goods and themselves from place to place from our earliest times. Creating solutions to these problems has long engaged creative people. This resource explores the remarkable engineering feats that have moved this form of transportation forward into the twenty-first century. Contrasting the past with the present, learn how you can use engineering principles to discover, create, and engineer the new trains of the future by building upon the past.
Table of Contents
1 From Horse-Drawn Carts to Electric Trains 7
2 All Aboard! 15
3 Magnets and More 21
4 Riding the Rails 29
5 Hyperloop to Flying Trains: What's Next? 36
Further Reading 47