The Invention Of Steam Trains In The 19th Century

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The steam locomotive was one of the most important new technologies of the Victorian age. Due to this invention, trips that would have seemed impossible could be make. Tickets were also cheap so soon everyone could travel by train. The development of steam-powered railways in the 19th century revolutionized transportation in Canada and was integral to the very act of nation building. Railways played an integral role in the process of industrialization, opening up new markets and tying regions together, while at the same time creating a demand for resources and technology. Trans improved rapidly, new lines were built, cars were more comfortable, speeds increased to 80 km/hour. Even the rail lines connected with American railways to become part
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