Planes, Trains & Automobiles

When was the first highway built in the US?

The Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways is dated from June 29, 1956 – the day President Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956. On Aug. 2, 1956, Missouri became the first state to award a contract with the new interstate construction funding.

How long is the longest train in the world?

The record was set on june 21, 2001 in western australia between newman and port headland, a distance of 275km (170 miles) and the train consisted of 682 loaded iron ore wagons and 8 GE AC6000 locomotives giving a gross weight of almost 100,000 tonnes and moved 82,262 tonnes of ore, the train was 7.353 km (4.568 miles)

What city has the most Rolls Royces?

Hong Kong has the most Rolls Royces per capita in the world.

Who coined the term conspicuous consumption?

The American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen coined the term in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899). The concept of conspicuous consumption can be illustrated by considering the motivation to drive a luxury car rather than an economy car.

What does DMC stand for on a Delorean?

DeLorean Motor Company. The original Delorean Motor Company (DMC) is an automobile manufacturer formed by automobile industry executive John DeLorean in 1975.

What does SS stand for on a boat?

S.S. stands for Sailing Ship, which even though she had 2 diesel engines, she still qualifies as a sailing ship because she is equipped with sails. U.S.S. is what we are accustomed to, HMS as well. According to experts it short for “Steam Ship.”

When was the model t invented?

On October 1, 1908, the first production Model T Ford is completed at the company’s Piquette Avenue plant in Detroit. Between 1908 and 1927, Ford would build some 15 million Model T cars. It was the longest production run of any automobile model in history until the Volkswagen Beetle surpassed it in 1972.