Iron Empires

By Michael Hiltzik

Iron Empires

The railways made the U.S. what it is today. Do financiers deserve all the credit?

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

The railways made the U.S. what it is today. Do financiers deserve all the credit?

Food on the Move: Dining on the Legendary Railway Journeys of the World

A taste of what rarefied travelers used to eat.

By Doug Most

The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America’s First Subway

The two cities are once again pitted against each other, but the result is less blood match than choreographed ballet.

By Earl Swift

The Big Roads: The Untold Story of the Engineers, Visionaries, and Trailblazers Who Created the American Superhighways

A different kind of road trip chronicles the greatest public-works project in U.S. history.