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.