Rail Roads

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Rail roads were first introduced to England in the seventeenth century, as a way to reduce friction in moving heavily loaded wheel vehicles.The first North American 'gravity road' they called it, was first built in 1764. It's purposes was for the military.


1. It was a quick and more regular form of transport because it helps in the transportation of goods with speed and certainty

2. It's long distance travel and transport helped transport bulky goods which are not easily transported through motor vehicles.

3.It helps in the industrialization process of a country by easy transportation of coal and raw-materials at a cheaper rate.

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1.A disadvantage of railroads transport is it's inflexibility. It's routes and timing's cannot be adjusted to individual requirements.

2.Railway transport is unsuitable and uneconomical for short distances and small traffic goods.

3. It involves much more time and labour in booking and taking delivery of goods through railways as compared to motor transport.

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-Colonel John Stevens is considered to be the father of American Railroads.

-John Montressor

-There is more than one inventor

How did it impact North Dakota

-All the towns and cities we have today are because of the railroads that once went through. Railroads have helped shape North Dakota
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Importance to settling the west

-The first Transcontinental railroad was built crossing the western half of America, It was built between 1863-1869. It was 1776 miles long and served for the Atlantic-Pacific coasts of the United States for the first time in history.

-On May 10,1869, at Promontory point, Utah, the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad companies connected tracks extending from Sacramento to Omaha Nebraska.This created the first continental railroad, enabling travelers to go coast to coast in a week's time. This made it a lot easier to travel west in search for land settlement


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