100 Years Of Trains, Planes And Driverless Automobiles

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In a time when we have begun to get used to the idea of driverless trains, planes and, yep, automobiles, it’s hard to grasp that just a century ago it took months to get from New York to LA. On horseback. Here’s an unofficial guide to the improvements in travel over the last 100 years. What’s your hurry?…
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100 Years Of Travel

Horse and Buggy: It’s hard to believe but, just a century ago, the main mode of travel was the horse. Out on the range, it’s just another animal. But, in cities, pedestrians really had to watch where they stepped…
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100 Years Of Travel

Steam Locomotive: The first trains ran on steam, which is efficient if water can be constantly boiled. That means coal and that means dirty…
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100 Years Of Travel

Electric Trains: Electric trains flirted with steam for long distance travel, but settled instead on local transport.
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Diesel Trains: It took diesel fuel to fully realize the potential of the locomotive. That’s just when the automobile started its rise to the top.
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Automobiles: The freedom offered by the gasoline powered internal combustion engine meant that cars and trucks could go virtually anywhere. No driver necessary…
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100 Years Of Travel

Airplanes: Early airplanes were rickety and unsafe. But by the 1950s air travel became the safest mode of transportation. Getting to the airport? Now, that was dangerous…
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100 Years Of Travel

Jets: By the 1960s the novelty of flight had worn off and it marked the rise of “The Jet Set” who followed the Endless Summer around the world…
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Supersonic Jets: Why anyone needed to be in New York within 3 hours instead of just staying in Paris is debatable. And irresistible…
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100 Years Of Travel

Space Travel: Recently, several private companies began taking orders from passengers traveling to… Mars? You know what? We’ll wait until they got that trip down pat. But, we wouldn’t mind spending a week getting to and from the Moon. There’s even a couple of rental cars just sitting there…
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