To establish how fast a railroad train moves, count the number of clicks heard in twenty seconds. This figure is roughly equal to the number of miles per hour the train is moving.
There is 1 mile of railroad track in Belgium for every 1 and a half square miles of land.
The first railroad in America had wooden tracks. It was built by Thomas Leiper in 1809 in Crown Creek, Pennsylvania.
Most automobile trips in the United States are under 5 miles.
In 1928, E. Romer of Germany crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Lisbon, Portugal, to the West Indies in a kayak. The trip took him fifty-eight days.