The Role Of Trains In The 1800's

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Trains helped and worked in various ways during the 1800’s. Railroads were helping the economy surge forward. As the system grew, farmers and manufacturers could ship goods further. Railroads tied the communities together and helped cities grow. Early engines had three main parts the boiler, cylinder, and condenser. The boiler would heat up fuel to produce steam. When steam entered and built up pressure to move the piston that’s when the cylinder would come in. The condenser increased speed by pulling out the steam of the cylinder to speed up the piston. Companies made the railroads fast with the cheapest material. As time went on, engineers made trains faster, heavier, and more powerful. The fastest locomotive went 20 miles per
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