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To Mahoney's Railroad Rides

We have the fastest and safest way to travel right here.

  • These railroads were an amazing phenomenon that changed the history of transportation. The stage coach was pretty uncomfortable, steamboats were on water which could make you seasick, and red river carts were wide open so you were vulnerable to the weather.
  • But the railroad was fast, safe, luxurious, and comfortable. On the downside the coal that is used to work the locomotive blew out a nasty smoke that would stain your clothes and make you smell really bad.

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Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00am to 9:30pm.

Sat 9:00am to 10:00pm.

Sun 1:00pm

History of the Railroads

  • Dating back to the mid-1820s. As we know this great nation of ours would not have grown and prospered as it did without the railroads, which brought together the young United States and allowed for unprecedented growth and prosperity.
  • The "Golden Age" of railroading lasted from roughly the 1880s to the 1920s before other modes of transportation (such as automobiles and airplanes) began to displace the industry as the leading means of moving people and goods.
  • Railroads faced their toughest adversity during the 1960s and 1970s when it lost so much market share that many companies were either purchased by stronger ones or simply went bankrupt. After the industry was deregulated in 1980 it began to make a comeback and today is seeing a renaissance.
  • The effect it had on ND was great. It shaped our transportation for many years. If we didn't have the railroads it would be too tough to get equipment, lumber, gasoline, and coal around the state.

The Inventor of the Railroad.

Richard Trevithick (1771-1833) built that vehicle, the first steam engine tramway locomotive. On February 22, 1804, the locomotive hauled a load of 10 tons of iron, 70 men and five extra wagons the 9 miles between the ironworks at Pen-y-Darren in the town of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales to the bottom of the valley called Abercynon. It took about two hours.
Japanese High Speed Bullet Train