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Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train south
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad timetable: Night express train north
An 1859 timetable for the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
Format: image/ephemera
Map skills and transportation careers
In CareerStart lessons: Grade six, page 4.1
In this lesson for grades six and seven, students will create maps to assist their understanding of relative and exact location and will conduct research on transportation careers.
Format: lesson plan (grade 6–7 Social Studies)
By Mandy Matlock.
How a canal works
In North Carolina in the New Nation, page 7.3
Canals operate by a series of locks that raise and lower water levels. In this animation, the boat enters the lock from downstream, where the water level is lower. The gate shuts behind it, and water...
Format: animation
North Carolina Transportation Museum
All the details for your field trip to the museum. Or take a virtual trip and read about and explore the exhibits, including the Flue Shop, the Master Mechanic's Office, and the Robert Julian Roundhouse. Take a few minutes to watch the online video that explains the history of steam railroads in North Carolina.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
Animals for transportation
In Rice farming and rural life in Vietnam, page 9
Open-backed and slat-sided buses such as the one shown here usually serve medium distance links between towns. Passengers crowd together inside, while luggage, produce, and sometimes even livestock are tied on the roof of the bus. Rural farmers often move...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Street view with streetcar in background, Lebanon, Indiana
Street view with streetcar in background, Lebanon, Indiana
Format: image/photograph
Interstate highways from the ground up
This lesson gives students a first-hand opportunity to hear about the planning and effort it takes to build a highway by through an oral history of a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) resident engineer.
Format: lesson plan (multiple pages)
National highways in North Carolina
National highways in North Carolina
PDF versions are available from the U.S. Department of Transportation / Federal Highway Administration.
Format: image/map
Goats crossing a bridge over the Kali Gandaki river
Goats crossing a bridge over the Kali Gandaki river
A suspension foot bridge lies across Kaali Gandaki River in Nepal. A pack of goats are being goaded to cross the bridge. This kind of bridge is an integral part of mountain transportation as much of the traveling and the movement of goods is accomplished on...
Format: image/photograph
Truck full of passengers
Truck full of passengers
A yellow and red truck sits in front of an office building. The truck is laden with multiple passengers. In many areas of Latin America, public transportation systems remain in their infancy. While cars remain prohibitively expensive for much of the population,...
Format: image/photograph
On wheels
In Contemporary life in Vietnam, page 15
On this modern metal bridge at Hué, a woman and child bicycle on the right while in the middle, women and men move faster on motorcycles. In the warm climate and frugal economic conditions of Southeast Asia, motorcycles and motor scooters are practical and...
By Lorraine Aragon.
Getting on the Broadway car
Getting on the Broadway car
Two women, one helping child, get on streetcar, New York City.
Format: image/photograph
Classifying transportation objects
In this lesson the students will sort, classify, and label transportation items by various attributes.
Format: lesson plan (grade K English Language Arts and Mathematics)
By LuAda Skaggs.
Kathmandu street trolley
I recorded this as I was riding in a trolley with a Nepali politician who had offered to take me to some of the historic highlights of the city. We took this trolley from Kathmandu to the ancient walled city Bhaktapur. As public transportation went, this trolley...
Format: audio
Interstate 26
Interstate 26
I-26 on the border between North Carolina and Tennessee.
Format: image/photograph
A crowded bus in Pokhara, Nepal
A crowded bus in Pokhara, Nepal
Buses like this one carry tourists and residents around Pokhara, a major city in west central Nepal and popular tourist destination and trekking entrance into the Annapurna region of the Himalayas.
Format: image/photograph
The National City Lines bus, No. 2857, on which Rosa Parks was riding before she was arrested, is now a museum exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.
Format: image/photograph
Wilkes County Heritage Museum
The Old Wilkes County Courthouse is now a museum which showcases the rich history of this county.
Format: article/field trip opportunity
North River Steamboat
North River Steamboat
Robert Fulton's North River Steamboat, later known as the Clermont.
Format: image/illustration