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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...
Animated Engines

This remarkable Web site contains descriptions and animations of nineteen different kinds of engines. Engine types include internal combustion, steam, and sterling engines, and each page shows how the piston, crankshaft, and other components move together to generate power. The animations demonstrate the processes of intake, compression, and exhaust. Some of the featured engines have more detailed...
Steamtown National Historic Site

Located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, the Steamtown National Historic Site celebrates the history of steam locomotives and their role in shaping America's development in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A visit to the National Historic Site allows visitors to the "Feel the heat from the firebox." Visitors to the website will have a slightly different experience, but it remains a great way to learn...