Last updated 30 August 2010
- Ad*Access - Online image database of over 7,000 advertisements printed mainly in U.S. newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. From the collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History at Duke University. You can browse by category. The Transportation section "deals with the many modes of mass transportation available during the first half of the twentieth century - airlines, rental cars, buses, trains and ships. (2,658 ads)."
- Altamont Press - Rob Carlson publishes timetables, maps & books
- Age of Steam Railroad Museum - Southwest Railroad Historical Society, Dallas, Texas.
- American Association of Private Railroad Car Owners
- American Antiquarian Society - Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the AAS is a "learned society and national research library of pre-twentieth century American history and culture." Access is provided to their online catalog. The Thomas W. Streeter Collection on transportation includes materials on
Canals and Railroads.
- American Orient Express - Deluxe private rail travel. (For more see Travel Q and A: The Rockies by Rail, New York Times, January 21, 2001.)
- American Society of Civil Engineers - You can search the Civil Engineering Database which "provides Access to over 100,000 bibliographic and abstracted records" from 1970 to the present. There is a Subject Heading List . A search for railroad, for example, retrieves over 900 records.
Among their publications are Civil Engineering Magazine and ASCE News.
The Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology has prepared an Index to Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers for volumes I to LXXXIII (1867 - 1920) with an author and subject index.
- Association of American Railroads -Washington, DC
- Batteaux and 'Battoe Men': An American Colonial Response to the Problem of Logistics in Mountain Warfare - Joseph F. Meany Jr., Senior Historian, New York State Museum. (New York Division of Military & Naval Affairs.)
- Bodleian Library / Toyota City Imaging Project - Collection of motoring and transport images from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera; database can be searchable by keyword or by browsing through images categorized by type of transport, including Railways. Among the Visual Records is the Bordertown Collection of historic railway photographs.
- Bridge Line Historical Society: Historical Society of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad - John A. Shaw
- British Columbia Archives - A keyword search for railroad locomotive, for example, in Visual Records, (checking the option Only match items with associated objects "AND LINK" e.g. images or finding aids) retrieves 204 images, while a search for railroad retrieves 2602.
- British Waterways
- British Waterways Scotland - See also the Falkirk Wheel ("An Uplifting Site in Scotland" by Bill Coles, Wall Street Journal, January 7-8, 2006).
- Buckingham Canal Society (UK)
- Buffalo History Works - Aaron T. Heverin's site has several interesting sections of railroad-material:
- Living with Steam: the Sounds of Railroading in Buffalo
- New York Central Terminal of Buffalo
- Past Tracks: A Queen City Built by Rail - "History of the Railroad Industry in Buffalo & Western New York."
- Photograph Collection
- Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) - Library of Congress collection of measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures and sites dating from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Search by keyword or browse by subject or geographic location.
- Bytown Museum - Documents evolution of the community of Bytown beginning with the construction of the Rideau Canal in the 1820s by Colonel John By.
- California PATH Database - " Database covers all aspects of ITS [Intelligent Transportations Systems] , from historical materials dating back to the 1940s to topics of current interest. Currently containing over 9000 records with abstracts, the Database reflects a wide coverage...including monographs, journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, theses and selected media coverage." (Steve Morris, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California at Berkeley.)
- California State Railroad Museum - Sacramento, California. (916-323-8073)
- Canadian National Railway Historic Photograph Collection - Joint project of the National Museum of Science and Technology( Ottawa), the Canadian National Railway and Industry Canada.
- Canadian National Railway
- Canadian Pacific Railway
- Canajoharie Library and Art Gallery - The Museum has a permanent collection of over 350 American paintings and sculpture, including David Maitland Armstrong's Grocery Store on the Erie Canal (1881), S. George's Erie Canal (1854), W.R. Miller's Erie Canal - Little Falls (1888) and William Wall's New York and the Erie Canal (1862).
- Canal Junction - "Comprehensive canal guide and leisure directory" from the UK.
- Canal Reminiscences: Recollections of Travel in the Old Days on the James River & Kanawha Canal - Electronic edition of the book by George William Bagby (1828-1883). Part of the digitization project, Documenting the American South, or, The Southern Experience in 19th-century America, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Canal Society of Indiana
- Canal Society of New Jersey - With Audio Files from Famous Tiller Sharks, a 1976 New Jersey Public Television program in with Jim Lee's recordings of a canal boat captain, and people from the times.
- Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - Stereo views, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.
- Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, New York - Their searchable collection of Rochester Images consists of over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County. See A tour around Rochester on the Erie Canal from 1850 to the present.
- Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park - National Park Service
- Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum - Chittenango, New York
- Cleveland Digital Library - Text, maps, and images about the history of greater Cleveland and the Western Reserve region of northeastern Ohio. With a Civil Engineering section.
- Cleveland Union Terminal Collection - William C. Barrow, Cleveland State University Library
- Cleveland's First Infrastructure: The Ohio & Erie Canal - Cleveland State University Library
- Colin Churcher's Railway Pages - Colin Churcher, of Ottawa, provides information on the Thurso and Nation Valley Railway, the last logging railway in eastern Canada. There is other material on Canadian and South American railroads.
- Corn Hill Navigation - Organization formed in 1991 to re-establish a presensce on the Genesee River and Erie Canal with a mission is to promote historic and significant waterways in the Rochester area.
- Council of University Transportation Centers - The Research in Progress Database "contains over 10300 current or recently completed transportation research projects. Most of the RiP records are projects funded by Federal and State Departments of Transportation. University transportation research is also included." Try a search for rail transportation.
- Cultural Resource Management - Has an issue on Historic Railroads: A Living Legacy (Volume 22, No. 10, 1999).
- Danbury Railway Museum - Danbury, Connecticut
- Delaware and Hudson Canal and Gravity Railroads - Minisink Valley Historical Society
- Deutsche Bahn - German National Railways
- Digital Images from the Norfolk & Western Railway Historical Photograph Collection - Scholarly Communications Project, University Libraries, Virginia Tech.
- Documenting the American South - Collection from the University of South Carolina at Chapel Hill of full-text primary sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. First-Person Narratives of the American South, for example, contains Canal Reminiscences: Recollections of Travel in the Old Days on the James River & Kanawha Canal (1879) by George William Bagby.
- Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
- Engines of of our Ingenuity - Over 1300 episodes from the NPR series written and hosted by John Lienhard, KUHF-FM, Houston. There is a Keywords page, on which you'll find a number of episodes related to railroads and canals including The Erie Canal, Tunnels, Roads, Canals and Railways,
High-pressure Steam Engines,
Lookout Mountain Incline,
Railways Old and New,
Panama Railroad, and
Railroads in Winter.
- Erie Railroad Glass Plate Negative Collection - Syracuse University Department of Special Collections.
- Existing Railroad Stations in New York State - Charles P. Woolever
- Federal Railroad Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation
- Financing Water Resources Development - A Brief History - By Martin Ruess and Paul K. Waler, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1 July, 1983.
- Forgotten NY - Tour of obscure sections (and history) of New York City, with many links relating to transportation systems
- French Railways - SNCF
- Friends of the Delaware Canal
- Friends of the Rideau
- George's: Canal Boating in the U.K. and Europe - Includes some information on North America
- Göta Kanal - 250 mile Swedish canal from Göteberg on the North Sea to Stockholm on the Baltic. There's also a Göta Canal Steamship Company
- Göttinger Digitalisierungszentrums - Digital Library at the Lower Saxony State and University Library, Göttingen, consists of over 2800 volumes, including a collection of over 1700 early travel books. The Travel books and early North-Americana collection is a good source for full-text travel books which describe railroads. A title search for railroad, for example, retrieves the following titles: Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Year of Publication (1855) (two volumes) and The United States with an excursion into Mexico (1899) by Karl Baedeker. In A Canoe Voyage up the Minnay Sotor by George William Featherstonhaugh is a description
of the Canal at Georgetown, near Washington in July 8, 1835.
- Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
- Handbook of Texas Online - A search for railroad retrieved over 1,000 results
- Harvard Business School - Baker Library Historical Collections - Subject/Industry Index - Railroads - Collection includes description of records on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroads, 1879-1903, the Boston & Maine Railroad Malden Branch, Malden, Massachusetts Records, 1857-1865, Boston & Maine Railroad Records, 1907-1915, Eastern Railroad 1839-1840, 1874-1877, Graves, Edmund Pike Family: Papers, 1865-1919 and Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railway Company Records, 1912.
- HAER-NET Historic American Engineering Record - "Historic American Engineering Record, established in 1969, documents America's industrial, maritime and engineering history. HAER produces measured and interpretive drawings, historical reports, and large-format photography of significant sites nationwide."
- Historic Canadian Railways - National Archives of Canada - Corel Photo Studio. There is also a section with images of Trains of the World and of Steam Trains. (See the catalog for others.)
- Historical Engineers and Engineering - From the Institution of Civil Engineers in the UK. The Library provides Civil Engineering Archives, a Historical Engineering Works Index and a Quarterly Newsletter.
- Historical Model Railway Society - UK
- History of the American West - Online image collection from the Western History Department, Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library. A subject search for railroads retrieves thousands of photographs of trains.
- History of the Erie Canal - Maintained by the Department of History at the University of Rochester, the site has a valuable Bibliography with a number of full-text resources. Texts include History of the Canal System of the State of New York (1906) and History of the Barge Canal of New York State (1921) both by Nobel E. Whitford, Hydrology and Environmental Aspects of Erie Canal (1817-99) by By W.B. Langbein, A Treatise On the Improvement of Canal Navigation (1796 ) by Robert Fulton and Marco Paul's Travels on the Erie Canal (1852) by Jacob Abbott.
- Hudson River Maritime Museum - Kingston, New York
- Illinois & Michigan Canal - Chicago Historical Society
- Illinois Railway Museum
- Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor - National Park Service
- Inland Waterways Association (UK)
- Inland Waterways Association of Ireland
- Institute of Railway Studies - "Joint initiative of the National Railway Museum and the University of York"
- Interchange Yard - "Exhaustively lists railroad information sources on the Internet."
- International Transport Research Documentation
- ITRD Database - "Reflects the transport research literature of 23 countries including most of the European countries, Australia, Latin America, Canada, China, and Japan."
- The Iron Horse: the impact of the railroads on 19th century American society - By Marieke van Ophem. (From Revolution to Reconstruction.)
- Jeremiah L. Toth Railroads Page
- Jervis Public Library - Rome, New York. Originally the home of the prominent nineteenth century engineer John Bloomfield Jervis.
- John Bloomfield Jervis Papers - With Index to Papers, Name Index and Index to Drawings. (Part of the Central New York Library Resources Council Digital Collections.)
- John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library - St. Louis Mercantile Library, University of Missouri - St. Louis. "One of North America’s largest and finest railroad history collections." Search Merlin Catalog
- John Vander Maas Railroadiana Digital Collection - University of Iowa collection consists of photographs documenting "railroad depots (both abandoned and in-use) in images dating from the late 1800s into the 1980s."
- Late, Great Pennsylvania Station - Lorraine B. Diehl
- Legend of Steamboatin': the Grand Old South - Franz Neumeier
- Library of Congress Department of Prints & Photographs Online Catalog - Search records in the 30 collections of the Prints and Photographs Division. With Subject Index. A search for Jervis, for example, in All Text retrieves 24 results, while a search for railroad retrieves over 500.
- Library of Congress Online Catalog - Try using the Left-Anchored Phrase Search which will perform a phrase search.
- Lionel Home Page - Includes history of Lionel, dealers, new items in the catalog, links to other resources
- Lock Tours Canada - Sault Ste. Marie
- London Canal Museum
- Long, Dark Ride of George Pullman - Discovery Online
- A Long Haul: the Story of the New York State Barge Canal - 1998 book by Michelle McFee can be purchased at Amazon.com.
- Make the Dirt Fly - Smithsonian Institution Libraries online exhibition on the building of the Panama Canal.
- Making of America - Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction and is a joint project of Cornell and the University of Michigan. The collection contains approximately 11,000 books and journal volumes with imprints between 1850 and 1877. Railroad and canal-related items that may be found in the MOA Project include The diary of Philip Hone, 1828-1851 See also Vol. 2 (the index for both volumes begins on p.409 of Vol. 2); Harper's New York and Eric rail-road guide book; Account of the iron railway bridge across the Mississippi River at Quiney, Illinois (1870) by Thomas Curtis Clarke; Erie under Gould and Fisk. A comparison of the past and present management, respectfully dedicated to the stockholders and bondholders generally (1870) by George Crouch; Life of George Stephenson and of his son Robert Stephenson; comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotive (1868) by Samuel Smiles; Documentary sketch of New York State canals, by S.H. Sweet, deputy state engineer and surveyor (1862); Memoir of Josiah White. Showing his connection with the introduction and use of anthracite coal and iron, and the construction of some of the canals and railroads of Pennsylvania (1873) by Richard Richardson; Railroad jubilee. An account of the celebration commemorative of the opening of railroad communication between Boston and Canada (1851); Railway property: a treatise on the construction and management of railways: designed to afford useful knowledge in a popular style to the holders of this class of property as well as to railway managers, officers and agents (1861) by John B. Jervis;
- Merimee - French monument database includes "architecture religieuse, domestique, agricole, scolaire, militaire et industrielle." Try searching for viaduc, pont, pont suspendu, chemin de fer, canal. (Select oui in the avec image option to retrieve photographs and drawings.) Try the same search on the Archi-XXe database. See also Bases de données patrimoniales which will lead you to several other searchable databases, some with images.
- Messing About in Boats - The March 1, 2000 isuse featured a short article on Small Boating On New York's Erie Canal
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority - Long Island Railroad
- Mid-Lakes Navigation - Canal cruises, Skaneateles, New York. Provides a good selection of Canal Related Links
- Middlesex Canal 1793-1853 - 27 mile long Middlesex Canal connected Boston to the Merrimack River at Lowell.
- Midwest Transportation Knowledge Network - members include DOT libraries in :
- South Dakota
- Mighty Chain - Guide to Canal Records in the New York State Archives
- Monorail Society
- Mudcat Cafe Digital Tradition Folk Song Database - Developed by Dick Greenhaus and friends and hosted at the Mudcat Cafe, a magazine dedicated to blues and folk music, this searchable index contains lyics and music for over 6500 songs. (A search for railroad retrieves 120 results.)
- Narrow Gauge Circle: A Chronicle of Colorado's Narraw Gauge Railroads
- National Archives and Records Administration - Use the NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL) - Standard Search to locate documents and images. (A search for Pennsylvania Railroad, checking the Only Descriptions Linked to Digital Copies option and limiting the media to photographs, retrieved 27 photographs of the Baldwin Locomotive Work in Eddystone, Pennsylvania, a WPA Project. Lewis Hine, the distinguished documentary photographer, was chief photographer for the Project.)
- National Canal Museum: Hugh Moore Historical Park and Museums - Easton, Pennsylvania
- National Model Railroad Association - Has a Directory of World Wide Rail Sites with over 3,000 links.
- National Park Service Links to the Past - With Search Engine. A query for canals retrieved over 1,000 results, railways over 200, aqueduct over 100. Examples include Roebling's Delaware Aqueduct, Delaware & Hudson Canal and the Steamtown National Historic Site.
- National Railway Historical Society - Located in Philadelphia, the website provides Chapter Locations
- National Railway Museum - Located in York, U.K., the National Railway Museum is the "largest railway museum in the world, boasting a host of railway icons and literally millions of artefacts." Among the online exhibitions is one featuring works by the railway photographer Eric Treacy, with Image Gallery.
- National Register of Historic Places - "Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation...properties listed on the Register include districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that are significant in American history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture."
- National Transportation Library - Contains documents and databases provided from throughout the transportation community. All material is in the public domain or provided by the authors free of any restriction on reproduction.
- TRIS Online - Searchable database, contains more than 400,000 records and is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information.
- Directory of Transportation Libraries and Information Centers (2002)
The site is browsable and has sections for Rail Transportation and Maritime/Waterways. The Reference Shelf "consists of US Department of Transportation documents that provide an overview of the transportation system and the transportation community. You will find various directories and reference guides such as fact books, statistical digests, and online searchable dictionaries of transportation expressions and acronyms."
- New York State Historical Literature - Cornell University Library. Titles in collection include
Harper's New York and Erie rail-road guide book by William MacLeod, 1855-6 (with 136 engravings),
The summer tourist; descriptive of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Co.'s railroads, and their summer resorts! Season of 1879, and
The western traveller; embracing the canal and railroad routes, from Albany and Troy, to Buffalo and Niagra Falls, (1844?).
- New York Susquehanna and Western Technical and Historical Society
- New York City Subway Resources - David Pirmann
- New York State Canal System - Site highlights include
press releases, Boating Information, canal-related links, and canal law
- New York State Canals: A Short History - 1998 book by F. Daniel Larkin, a professor at the State University of New York at Oneonta. It can by purchased at Amazon.com. See also his John B. Jervis: An American Engineering Pioneer and Pioneer American Railroads : The Mohawk and Hudson & the Saratoga and Schenectady.
- NJ, NY & CT Railroad Page - Pierce Haviland
- North American Steam Locomotives - Wes Barris.
- North Carolina Transportation Museum - Spencer, North Carolina.
- Ohio Canal Bibliography: With Primary Emphasis on the Ohio & Erie Canal: Including Other Major Canals of the Early Republic - Researched and Compiled by Samuel J. Tamburro, c1997.
- Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor
- Pacific Southwest Railway Museum
- Le Premier Chemin de Fer Français - École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de St-Étienne
- Proceedings and debates of the Constitutional convention of the state of New York Held in 1867 and 1868 in the City of Albany by Edward Fitch Underhill, Weed, Parsons, 1868, 5 vols. consisting of
Volume I (pp. 1-800 with comprehensive index for all five volumes),
Volume II (pp. 801-1600),
Volume III (pp. 1601-2400),
Volume IV (pp. 2401-3200 with index), and
Volume V (pp. 3201-3971). From Making of America Project - Michigan.
- Rail passenger service via Pennsylvania railroad in connection with rail passenger service between Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul effective September 1, 1928. Northwest airways, Inc. and transcontinental air transport, Inc. in connection with the Pennsylvania railroad. . - Leaflet from An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and other Printed Ephemera, Library of Congress.
- Rail Travel Information - Mike Adams
- Railfaneurope.net: European Railway Server - Marco van Uden. Has Links to Other Railway Related Sites.
- RailUK - "For all the UK's railway web sites:enthusiast, passenger & commercial."
- Railroad History Archive - Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut. Provides access to over 400 digital images from the Steam and Electric Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad Digital Collection . There's also a tribute to Union Station, Canaan, Connecticut, destroyed by arson in October 2001 and a good collection of Links to Railroad History Resources in the United States.
- Railroad Maps: 1828-1900 - "All of the items presented here are documented in Railroad Maps of the United States compiled by Andrew M. Modelski in 1975 and contain 623 railroad maps of the United States." (Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress)
- Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania - Strasburg, Pennsylvania
- Railroad Songs and Ballads - One of a number of Rounder Records Folk Music Compact Discs with RealAudio and WAV samples from the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress. Has liner notes.
- Railroad Museum of Long Island - Greenport, New York
- Railroad.net - John R. Stewart
- Railroad Preservation News - Online Magazine of Railway History and Preservation edited by Bob Yarger
- Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - "Nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching America's communities and countryside by creating a nationwide network of public trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors."
- RailServe - Links to over 1,000 railroad sites
- RailTrack Travel Timetable - UK timetables (See also TheTrainLine.)
- Railways in the 19th Century - Spartacus Educational (UK)
- Readings in Jacksonian America - Hal Morris. Has a section on theTransportation Revolution.
- Rideau Region Information Site - Ken Watson maintains this site about the Rideau Canal Region. The site, which has an index, is primarily about the Rideau Canal, which connects Kingston to Ottawa, but also provides general information about the area.
- Rideau Canal Museum - Smiths Falls, Ontario
- Riding the Rails - Companion site to PBS documentary about the more than 250,000 teenagers who were living on the road during the height of the depression.
- Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum - Industry, New York
- Rochester History - There is a Table of Contents and an index. Among the articles is Diary of a Young Girl The Erie Canal in 1822. Part I - Edited by Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck, Rochester History, Summer 2000, Vol. LXII, No. 3.
- Rock Island Technical Society
- American Orient Express - Deluxe private rail travel. (For more see Travel Q and Q: The Rockies by Rail, New York Times, January 21, 2001.)
- Role of the Railroads in Protecting, Promoting, and Selling Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks - Joshua Scott Johns
- rrhistorical.com - Has a Railroad History Database Project.
- Ron V. Nixon Railroad Photography Collection - Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, Montana. Currently (March 2004) consists of 597 images and data records.
- Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway - Official Site of the Russian National Tourist Office
- ScotRail Home Page
- Semmering-Railway - Günter Dinhobl of Austria has researched the world's first mountain railroad, built 1848-1854.
- Shubenacadie Canal - 115 km canal linked the Bay of Fundy with Halifax Harbour
- Small-Town America: Stereoscopic views from the Robert Dennis Collection - 12,000 photographs of small towns in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as "they were captured in stereoscopic views from the 1850s to the 1910s. In addition to showing buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages, the photographs show farming, industry, transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural disasters, people and costumes." (From the New York Public Library Digital Library Collections)
- SNCF - France
- Society for Industrial Archeology - With Archives of their newsletter in pdf format.
- Steam Engine Library - Collection of historical documents relating to the history of the steam engine from the University of Rochester Department of History.
- Steam Locomotive
- Steamboat Arabia Museum - Kansas City, Missouri
- Strasburg Rail Road - Strasburg, Pennsylvania
- Subway Navigator - Descriptions and maps for subway systems in more than 60 cities.
- Sur les rails: chemins de fer et métros - Philippe Giron
- Timetables On-line - UK
- Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920 - Library of Congress collection has many images of railroads and canals. (Searchable by keyword.)
- Trains Across America: A Collection of Train Photographs - Internet Public Library
- Trains Magazine - Kalmbach site includes an archive of selected articles, and an index.
- Trainspotting Vacation: Towns cater to rail nostalgia with covered platforms, train-themed gift shops; Georgia's 'Iron Triangle' - by Daniel Machalaba, Wall Street Journal, May 19-20, 2007. With slideshow and list of 10 Towns for Rail Buffs (Altoona, Pennsylvania; Rochelle, Illinois; Essex, Montana; Princeton Junction, New Jersey; Winslow, Arizona; Folkston, Georgia; Tehachapi, California; North Platte, Nebraska; Hinsdale, Illinois; Deshler, Ohio).
- Transportation History Collection: Railroads - University of Michigan "collection of railroad material consists of over 14,000 items relating to American, Canadian, Mexican, British, French, German, and Russian railroad companies and their rolling stock. There are annual reports, including extensive runs of most major lines in the United States, pamphlets, timetables, charters, stock certificates and other legal documents, surveys, advertising brochures, posters, artwork, archival collections and photographs. In addition to the annual reports, there are many monographs and long runs of most of the State Railroad Commissions' Reports."
- Transportation Association of Canada
- Canadian Surface Transportation Research Database
- Transportation Libraries Catalog - Search the TLCat - Transportation Libraries Catalog for transportation-related books and other materials held in government, university and other transportation libraries. (OCLC FirstSearch).
- Transportation Research Board
- TRB Research in Progress
- Trent-Severn Waterway - Connects Bay of Quinte with Georgian Bay in Ontario
- UK Heritage Railways - Produced in association with the Heritage Railway Association.
- UK Railways on the Net
- Ulster and Delaware Railroad Historical Society
- Union Pacific Railroad - With a section on History.
- United Railroad Historical Society of New Jersey
- United States Army Corps of Engineers - The Rock Island District provides Navigation Information Connection with Lock and River Condition Reports.
- University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
- Onlne Catalog
- U.S. Department of Transportation
- National Transportation Library
- National Transportation Library Catalogs
- TRIS Online - "public-domain, web-based version of the Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) bibliographic database."
- TRIS Online Integrated Search
- Utah Inter-Urban Railway History - J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
- VIA Rail Canada
- Wabash & Erie Canal Through Huntington County, Indiana - Researched and illustrated by Terry Pepper.
- Walkway Over the Hudson - Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge Company, "a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving the 108 year-old Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge as a pedestrian & bicycle thoroughfare."
- Waterway: Britain & Ireland - British Tourist Authority
- Waterway Recovery Group - "National coordinated body for voluntary labour on the inland waterways of Britain."
- Waterway Transportation - Historical collections at Tulane University.
- Waterways Journal
- Waterways of New York: Digital Postcard Collection - "Created by Walter Valero under the supervision of Professor Claudia A. Perry and Professor Thomas T. Surprenant, Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Library & Information Studies (GSLIS)." For additional information about the project see History on a Postcard by Walter E. Valero, Claudia A. Perry, & Thomas T. Surprenant, NetConnect, Winter, 2007.
- Welland Canal Page - Connects Lake Erie to Lake Ontario
- Westside Light Rail - Sam Churchill's site also has links to Transportation Resources and
Tunneling and Civil Engineering
- Walkill Valley Rail Trail - "Scenic and peaceful 12.2-mile stretch between Gardiner and New Paltz in Ulster County [New York]."
- Wey & Arun Canal - Runs through Surrey and West Sussex in Southern England
- William E. Woodard Patents Collection - Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. William E. Woodard (1873-1942) was directly responsible for many developments in steam locomotive design. Part of the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention & Innovation
- Worcester & Birmingham Canal Society
- World's Transportation Commission Photograph Collection (1894-1896) - Library of Congress collection contains nearly nine hundred images by American photographer William Henry Jackson.
- Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875 - Collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography which attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. Nearly 3,000 electronic texts are included. Project of the Indiana University Digital Library Program. There are two works of fiction of possible interest to the book collector. Railroad-related works of fiction include: Railroad Life in America by Wild Edgerton, Chicago: B. Hand, Running a Time Table: A Brakeman's Story (1873), Burlington, Vt.: Henry & Johnson, Romance and Humor of the Road: A Book for Railway Men and Travelers (1871) by Stephe R. Smith, Chicago: Horton & Leonard, Railroad Printers, The World on Wheels and Other Sketches (1874) by Benjamin F. Taylor, Chicago: S. C. Griggs ("the wheels in this book ran through the summer of 1873, through the columns of the New York Examiner and Chronicle...") and A Fast Life on the Modern Highway: Being a Glance into the Railroad World From a New Point of View (1874) by Joseph Taylor, New York: Harper & Brothers.