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    Rail Transport Impact

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    The purpose of this paper is to report our findings of the impacts of rail transport infrastructure to the local area and community. The things that need to know is whether the impact that come out from build rail transport infrastructure give good impact or not to the local area and community. In some cases, rail transport infrastructure became important to some country so that they could give some contribution to their users. Although personal automobiles are convenient and provide travel flexibility

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    and planes did not exist in the late 19th century and trains were astronomically important for the success of cities in the United States. While other forms of transportation fill the void that existed in the past, the efficiency of those modes of transport will keep declining over time as more cars hit the road and planes take off. Trains can be indefinitely expanded since it does not have to share its space with other vehicles. Railroads have paved the way for industrial America and will continue

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    faster to transport goods such as; lumber, grain, corn, etc. to the Eastern United States. Farming changed with railroads because farmers could put their products and animals on the trains and make money. Within the first 10 years of completion the railroad had shipped over $50 million in goods. Products were not just being shipped to the east, raw materials for building houses were sent by railroad to the settlers in the west. The railroad just do not transport goods, it also transports people. Riding

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    San Francisco rail service began with horsecar lines in the nineteenth century. Though reported dates of the fist horsecar trip vary, the first company to run horsepower was the Market Street Railways in 1860, followed by the horsepower railcars of the Omnibus Railroad Company formally the Red Line, owned by Gustav Sutro, in 1861. Horsecars only lasted until 1889, when Sutro converted the rail to cable; soon after there was a second conversion to electrified trolleys. Throughout the late nineteenth

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    division between the north and the south and it mainly contributed in providing goods for both sides, the invention of the railroad greatly contributed to the civil war. The first railroad created in the US was in 1827 and their major role was to transport goods from the North to the South and back. As slaves became more abundant in the South and less present in the North a war began on the idea of slavery. The railroad caused this Civil War by bringing goods to only one side and keeping their advantage

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    powder to clear the way (The Transcontinental Railroad, 2012). Once they got into the high sierras black power was not strong enough, and they had to find something more powerful. Nitroglycerin was the solution to their problem. It was illegal to transport nitroglycerin, so what Central Pacific did was hire chemist James Howden to manufacture it on the site as it was needed (The Transcontinental Railroad, 2012). A secondary hazard of working in the mountains came from above it the form or blizzards

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    Santa Fe Trail History

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    Thoughout its existence, the Santa Fe Trail provided more then just trade from Missioury to the far southern reaches of the western lands of the United States. From 1821-1846, the Santa Fe Trail was an internatial road for many diverse people looking for something new. This trail leads through Kansas into Colorado, to La Junta Colorado. Where the Spanish and Native American cultures thived. this reflected a diverse community of traders, trappers, farmers, ranchers and gatherers that all collaberated

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    that Jules Verne’s novel, Around The World In 80 Days, took place. An excellent example within the novel that correctly portrays the Native American’s hostility towards the people that they see as invaders takes place while the group is traveling by rail to Omaha.” They then perceived that the train was attacked by a band of Sioux. This was not the first attempt of these daring Indians, for more than once they had waylaid trains on the road.” The white man treated the Indians very poorly taking their

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    First surveyors would mark the route with wooden stakes, following a path that Dodge himself had scouted before the war. The graders would follow, wielding picks and shovels to build a level rail bed typically at least 2 ft. high and 12 ft. wide. Finally, a third wave of workers would lay the ties and iron rails and then dry the spikes that held them together” (Brown 41). All iron that was used to build the railroad was American made. This made it hard for the Central Pacific Railroad Company to work

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    Train’s are a very efficient way to transport large amounts of cargo over huge distances. Trains help distribute important material all around our country every hour of the day. With trains being everywhere the main concern is how do you cross a train track safely. Trains need to be treated with respect and going about them you need caution.A small train or light train is about 88,000 pounds and travels up to 55 miles an hour (unit 5, lesson 7 “light train”), even though these trains

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    Washington Gold Rush

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    Discovery of Gold The discovery of gold introduced immigrants, gold rushers, miners, loggers, railroads and infrastructure community to Washington State. The immigrants or settlers came to Washington to look for gold and the discovery of gold helped increasing the population in Washington. In order for gold to be found, there were prospectors, miners and loggers that were there to find a way to complete their mission by finding gold. After gold has been discovered, it introduced an infrastructure

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    The Tremendous Impact of Railroads on America In the late 19th century, railroads propelled America into an era of unprecedented growth, prosperity, and convenient transportation. Prior to the building of the railroads, America lacked the proper and rapid transportation to make traveling across the country economical or practical. Lengthy travel was often cumbersome, costly, and dangerous. With the advent of the railroad, many of these issues disappeared. Railroads had a major impact on advancing

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    Manhattan in the Mirror of Slang/ New York City Life and Popular Speech New York City Life and Popular Speech The hundreds, even thousands, of words and phrases of slang and other popular speech about life in New York, especially Manhattan, are a treasure trove of social and cultural history. A distinctive word culture of social life in the city flowed from the modern cycle of urban growth that started significantly in the 1840s. These words about the city, individually and taken together

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    Lilly Fuller-Delmont                                        1/17/18 S.S8                        DBQ Essay                    Per.3 In the mid 18th century settlers moved to the west. Their move brought them more opportunities and a better lifestyle on the frontier. Such as the transcontinental Railroad. The railroad was spread out all over the U.S. in order to build this railroad they had to clear all of the buffalo out of the way of the path, so the white people started to kill the buffalo. Without

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    Railroad crossings can be very dangerous. Every railroad crossing should be taken very seriously. Public railroad crossings have been marked with warning devices and signs for your safety. If you follow the signs and warning devices railroad crossing crashes may never happen. Some signs are even posted before you reach the crossing. Those are called Advance Warning Signs. These signs they tell you to slow down, look, listen, and just be prepared to stop at the railroad crossing coming ahead. Some

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    Louis Railroad Company, completed a line running east and west in 1906, crossing the Milwaukee Railroad two miles south of their watering station, which probably caused the relocation of the town.14 At the intersection of two rail lines, Bradley became a major shipping center for South Dakota grain. Trains hauled the bounty of the fall harvest to market, usually wheat to the mills in Minneapolis; manufactured goods and other merchandise into Bradley; and carried travelers to

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    Following the time of a growing nation was the New England Renaissance. During this 15 year time period, our country burst into creativity. The Golden Age, or Sunlight era was a time for not only literature, but for growth in cities, industry, technology, and the westward movement. People were free to travel more because of the invention of railroads, and they were able to communicate faster because of the invention of the telegraph. This time also came with struggles such as; child labor, slavery

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    to the effect that the railroads had on their lives. The Railroads throughout America has allowed her to grow and prosper throughout the industrial Revelation. As the United States grew in size, the more the people needed a more efficient way to transport goods. Common people needed to be able to move through the states of America. Common people also needed a way to sell their goods to others. The first type of travel through the states was by road. People road on stagecoaches from station to station

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    The Civil War caused a boom in the iron industry in which Carnegie took notice and at the same time, he went to work in Altoona, Pennsylvania where the Pennsylvania Railroad company was converting a wooden railroad bridge into stronger iron. Main reason for the drastic increase was transportation. These two components lead Carnegie to take his first major step as an entrepreneur. Carnegie organized together the designer of the bridge in Altoona as well as two business partners and his good friend

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    Was Cornelius Vanderbilt a Robber Baron or Captain of Industry? A cruel businessman or an industrious leader? Henry J. Raymond believed that Vanderbilt was “a monopolist that crushed other competitors”(T.J Stiles). While he is also deemed one of America’s leading businessmen, and is also credited for helping shape the United States. His fortunes were made unfairly in some cases but his million dollar contribution to the Navy was very generous. Bill Gates was a wealthy man who might have been greedy

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