The fastest way to get around
Wednesday, May 20th, 5pm
608 East Boulevard Avenue
~ Railroads were created in the mid 1820's and were the fastest way of transportation.
~ Railroads were a major part of the Industrial Revolution
~ First railroads were developed in Great Britain
~ The major Transcontinental Railroad consisted of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways, the two tracks meet in Promontory Point Utah.
~ The railroad helps carry large bulky items across the country.
~ It is a fast way of traveling.
~ It is a cheaper way to move goods across the country.
~ Safest way of transportation, less break downs and no crashes.
~ The carrying capacity is very large.
~ Trains are very dirty. Your clothes will have dirt, soot, smoke, and ashes on them.
~ Stoves in the passenger carts catch on fire.
~ Two trains may meet each other on the tracks.
~ Brakemen had dangerous jobs.
~ George Stephenson is considered the first inventor of the first steam locomotive engine for railways.
~ John Stevens is considered the Father of American Railroads.
~ Railroads brought social, political, and economic change to our country.
~ They helped carry things across the country in faster ways, making our country grow faster.
~ It helped settlement across the country.
~ The railroads helped people start businesses across our country.
HOW IT IMPACTED NORTH DAKOTA
~ The railroad made North Dakota have many towns by the railways.
~ It was the railroad that brought many people to North Dakota.
~ It is North Dakota's inexpensive way to send freight across the state.