Transportation and Public Transit An Online Lesson the Train Era

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Richard Trevithick was born in in England. He wasn’t a good One of his teachers wrote that he was obstinate and slow. 1

But he was fascinated machines. Eventually, he built a that helped change the

By 1800, horses had pulled on tracks for nearly two hundred Moving the wheels on tracks cut on friction. The horses could more on tracks than could pull on a dirt

But no one had ever moved the carts an engine instead of horses.


Trevithick thought he could. He put a engine on wheels on tracks at the Ironworks, and made a locomotive. In his boss at PenyDarren bet a thousand that the locomotive could ten tons of iron along a road.

People came from far to see the race. The bet was won, and Richard became famous. 2

After more inventors used engines to make things An American put a steam engine in a in 1807, and started carrying on the Hudson river from New to Albany. 3 In 1825, the English a rail line to haul from the Darlington coal

The Stockton-Darlington line was the first rail line in the world. 4 The built a line in 1830; the in 1835.

Railroads and steamships changed the way lived. People could buy milk and vegetables that the transported from faraway They could visit places, too, or live in the and commute into the city by

Steamships made it possible for of people to come to the United from Europe.

In the 1860s, two companies built a line the country. Now Americans could from New York to California, all by

Trains changed the way that traveled in cities, too.

American cities were crowded. New immigrants were to America for jobs and a better So many people came to New City that from to 1880 the population there every ten years! 5

Newcomers moved into ugly tenements and jammed the Sometimes Broadway in New York was so crowded with horses, horse cars, carriages and that it could take minutes just to cross the 6

Horses were very for transportation in cities then. But made a terrible mess. poop got everywhere!

The poop with the mud on rainy days, and out and blew into the air as dust on hot Flies gathered around it, and spread disease. 7

An inventor Alfred Ely Beach wanted to a subway in New York City, to travel there easier. The wouldn’t let him, so he built it in His workers started in the rented of a clothing store.

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They tunneled four feet in two months.

The little opened in 1870. It was a big success, but the wouldn’t let Beach make it any 8

In Richmond, Virginia, an inventor Frank Sprague used instead of horses to make move. His system opened in People came from all the country to ride the Richmond and to see if they would work in own towns. 9

Cities around the built electric rail Subways opened in London, Madrid. New York City a subway that became one of the in the world.

In Los Angeles, Henry Huntington an over ground train like the system in Richmond. In the mid you could ride a Red Car from Los to Chatsworth, from Santa to Redondo Beach, from Ana to Artesia, even as far east as San Over 2,700 trains on 1,000 miles of track day.

It was the biggest interurban rail system in the entire 10

But even as new trains were and new train lines opened, form of transportation was becoming It hadn’t existed when Beach dug his secret subway in New York.

Now it was getting better and every year, and would the way people traveled all over

The invention was the car.

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