tommy's railroad

well get you there the fastest

  • History

The steam locomotive was first developed in Great Britain by George Stephenson,

  • Advantages

It cut the cost of shipping by 60%-70%

was faster than horse back

more reliable then other ways of transportation

  • disadvantages

it was not always safe

took away natural land

could not travel in very harsh snow storms

  • Inventor

George Stephenson

he was a civil engineer

his first system of rail was liverpool to manchester England

  • impact to north dakota

It made people want to go there because it was easy to farm and cheap to ship

if we did not have the railroad so many people might not go west and that would decrease the population of north dakota.

  • Importance to settling the west

the railroad was a fast way get to the west

It made travel easy for people to travel west