Railway History Two narrow bands of steel linked our country and became the first major transportation link from east to west. The history of the railway is made up of stories about how it was built and operated and how these events changed our world. In these pages you will find some of the stories I have gathered over the years along with photos from my collection. There will be several tabs in this section as the site grows. Please feel free to browse through these tabs to find your particular area of interest.