Steam Argumentative Essay

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Steam was one alternative source of power. By the mid-19th century, commuter railways using steam locomotives connected affluent residents living in small suburban areas to places of work and entertainment in large cities. Although this was an innovation in terms of urban transport, steam as a power source presented many challenges. The public considered these steam locomotives to the noisy, thought they produced too much pollution, and other dangers associated with the technology to be nuisances. Another concern was that until the 1870s this form of travel actually cost more than the horse-car. However, transit companies throughout America and Europe began building elevated railroads using steam power above urban thoroughfares. This was hugely
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