Rail Roads

By:Tristen von Ruden

Advantages

  • It facilitate long distance travel and transport of bulky goods which are not easily transported through motor vehicles.
  • It is a quick and more regular form of transport because it helps in the transportation of goods with speed and certainty.
  • It helps in the quick movement of goods from one place to another at the time of emergencies like famines and scarcity.

Disadvantages

  • Railway transport is unsuitable and uneconomical for short distances and small traffic of goods.
  • It involves much time and hard labor in booking and taking delivery of goods through railways as compared to motor transport.

Early plans

Americas first locomotive made it debut in 1830 and over the next two decades railroad tracks linked many cities on the east cost.