New Railroad


RIchard Trevithick created the first steam powered locomotive. It was created in 1803.

Important People: Chinese Imigrants- The Chinese were used to build the railroads and constuct the tracks.

Advantages and disadvantages

Goods and Bads

Advantages: Very easy to transport goods or people. Large carrying cappacity allows for easy quanity transportation.

Disidvantages: Cost of contruction, maintinence, and overhead expenses are very high. Unsuitable for short distance travel and is best used in long distance travel.

Railroads in the US

Before railroads towns and cities were built on coasts or rivers. When the railroad was invented towns were able to be built on the countryside and rugurous terrains.