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The Railroads. By Landon Edwards Trent Davis Elijah White . History. Railways were introduced in England in the seventh century as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded vehicles.

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The Railroads

By Landon Edwards

Trent Davis

Elijah White


History

  • Railways were introduced in England in the seventh century as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded vehicles.

  • In 1803, a man named Samual Homfray decided to fund the development of a steam powered vehicle to replace the horse drawn carts on the railways.

  • In September, 1825, the Stockton & Darlington Railroad Company began as the first railroad to carry both goods and passengers on regular schedules using locomotives designed by English inventor, George Stephenson.


The American Railroad

  • Railroads became popular between 1830’s and the 1860’s.

  • It expanded the US for agricultural development.

  • Made traveling safer and easier, not having to worry about Indians or other dangers.

  • The transcontinental railroad was connected at Promontory Point UtahMay 10, 1869.


Railroad Companies

  • Terre Haute and Richmond

  • Madison and Indianapolis

  • Bellefontaine Railroads

  • Important companies making the railroads popular


Locomotives

  • Stourbridge Lion

  • First steam locomotive in America 1823

  • The Pioneer Zephy

  • First diesel train introduced to America 1934


What Changed

  • With the connection of the transcontinental railway many things changed

  • It made it practical and safe to move and travel across the Country which brought many people west.

  • Reliable way to ship goods across the country which boosted the economy.


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  • Many people benefitted from the railroad and it was a major key in the success of the economy of the nation.

  • It expanded the US

  • They are still being used today to transport goods and people.


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