If you listen closely, you can hear the rails whisper the history of our great country. From the early network of lines that linked cities in the east and fueled the Industrial Revolution, to the driving push for westward expansion, American railroads are the original internet. Railroads pound through the pavement of our cities and meander over our boundless, beautiful countryside. For years, rails were the stitching that tied us together. While railroads may not be as prominent as they once were, they forever represent the hope, freedom, and limitless possibility of the American spirit.