1800s Railroad
George Stephenson was the inventor of the first steam locomotive for railways , which was used in the trains of the first railroads. He was born on June 9, 1781 in Wylam, Northumberland. He built the Blucher, an engine that drew eight loaded wagons carrying 30 tons of coal at 4 miles (6 km) per hour. He didn&apos;t like it and wanted to improve his locomotive’s power and introduced the steam blast by which exhaust steam was redirected up the chimney, pulling air after it and increasing the draft. The new design made the locomotive truly practical.Over the next few years, Stephenson built several locomotives for Killingworth and other collieries and gained tons of fame. Railroad building spread rapidly throughout Britain, Europe, and North America, and George Stephenson continued as the leader of the revolutionary transportation medium, solving problems of roadway construction. <br /> media-1.web.britannica.com
Fun Fact:On July 4, 1828, when building the first railroads in America, the first spadeful of earth was turned over by the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, 91-year-old CHARLES CARROLL. www.adherents.com
The railroad and the train were first invented back in Britain in the 1820s, but it wasn&apos;t until 1830 that America built their own railroads. From then on, railroads were getting more popular in America. static.wixstatic.com
The Baltimore and Ohio railroad was the first railroad built in America. It was first built in 1830 and was extended over the years. www.eduborail.org
Some of the purposes of inventing the railroad was because it made transportation and shipping goods easier. Also some areas in the US did not have access to a canal, so they built a railroad instead. Basically, railroads boosted the economy by using locomotives to transport needed goods to places with less hardships. www.ohiohistorycentral.org Railroads - Ohio History Central
www.history.com In 1869 the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads converged at Promontory Summit, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad.
Positive effects of the Railroad- - Stimulated commerce. - Bound counties together and allowed for distant travel. - Expansion of settlement in the West -Boosted the economy (coal , lumber, and steel industries increased cut to easy access for transportation of goods.) Negative Effects of the Railroad- - corruption. Examples: The Credit Mobilier, a construction company formed by the Union Pacific Railroad company charged higher than needed rates to use the railroad. Basically pocketed extra money for own use,which was very greedy. Used the money to bribe Congress to make law in their favor. -Farmers - Targeted because of their necessity to transport goods to people. Railroad began to charge farmers on its use based on the length of the transport. Farmers were in debt and the Granger laws formed (laws made to protect farmers.) <br /> americanhistory.about.com Railroads had a huge impact on the development of America. This article takes a look at the effects of railroads on America.
The way the railroad was invented was by trying to improve a machine used to move coal around in a mine. Eventually George Stephenson created the steam engine which could move around the coal at much faster speed. It went from 4 mph to 36 mph. This engine then was used for trains.
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Railroad workers used to get paid $1 per day back in the 1800s. www.paperhouseproductions.com
John Stevens was known to be the father of Railroads. John Stevens was born in New York City on June 26, 1749. He turned his attention on steam-powered locomotives and helped start the railroad system in the United States.The potential of railway travel by locomotives sparked interest in him. The New Jersey state legislature gave Stevens the country’s first railroad charter in 1815. Ten years later, Stevens successfully operated a steam locomotive that ran on a circular track at his Hoboken estate—it was the first such train to be constructed in the United States.Stevens died in Hoboken on March 6, 1838, at the age of 88, but made important contributions to American Railroads. media-2.web.britannica.com
Transcontinental railroad- built by the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroad company which stretched from east to west coast. This increased expansion of settlements farther west. youtu.be transcontinental Railroad
www.britannica.com George Stephenson, English engineer and principal inventor of the railroad locomotive. Stephenson was the son of a mechanic who operated a Newcomen atmospheric-steam engine that was used to pump out a coal mine at Newcastle upon Tyne. The boy went to work at an early age and without formal

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