“The iron rail, flanged wheel and puffing locomotive appeared in America by 1830. In the next twenty years the railroad brought a new dimension and added a new flavor to American transportation. The first railroads frequently helped American cities (and in turn were aided themselves) as they sought a larger share of western markets. (Stover, p10) As the canal craze was replaced with the rail craze, America once again found a means to connect north to south and east to west. Rails could do what canals could not; they could penetrate the dry arid areas, steep mountainous areas, span rivers, go up, over, or down under any impedance. But the penultimate advantaged was speed and time saved.
Established in 1842, the US House & Senate Committees have looked back at the railroad and used it to advance the ways and means of transporting goods, supplies, mail, and people. Look at what it has done; it has served as an artery, moving what is needed throughout the entire nation from the Atlantic to the Pacific. From giving jobs to those minority groups and once former slaves after the Civil War, throwing the stock market and economy left and right, assisting Abraham Lincoln in winning elections and also winning the Civil War, helping rebuild the South and the nation’s economy from the bottom up during the reconstruction era, taming the Wild West (which has a major direct influence on the American Government System), serving as one of the best ways of getting mail to citizens across the US, and expanding intercontinental trade to have its own manifest destiny. This railroad had a significant affect in the growth of this nation and its government. It’s relationship and way it impacts the government is a result from multiple chain reactions that originated from the 1860s, 70s, 80s, etc. and I strongly believe, after all of my research, that our nations governmental system would be many decades behind if it wasn’t for the transcontinental
railroad has allowed the rail industry to provide a more tailored service to its customers. It has also
Railroads became extremely popular in America in the 1800’s. The railroad industry itself began to boom; it was supported by its reputation for speed and efficiency. But, along with the booming industry of railroads came the strong debate that
Undeterred by oddities and abhorrence generated from within and outside, the railways has steamed ahead ceremoniously since its inception in 1853. It has completed a glorious 162 years, enjoyed the best and worst times during its long history starting with the British Colonoial Raj to the present. Through history, the railways have been deemed a ‘calamity’ and a ‘boon’. Romesh Chandra Dutta, critic of the British Raj in Indian, described the railways as ‘wasteful expenditure’ and a ‘hazardous and dangerous venture’. Karl Marx wrote: “I known that the English sultocracy intends to endow India with the railways with the exclusive view of extracting at diminished expense the cotton and other raw materials for their manufacturers.” However, the railways were also regarded as a preventive measure against famines and the only affordable means of transport available for the masses. Lord Dalhousie fully supported the railway project and suggested that any loss incurred would be cheerfully borne by the British government.
Often, when people think of the functions of trains, they simply view them as modes of transportation. In
Trains also negatively affect the environment through their release of fatal chemicals. When trains are running they produce deadly chemicals because they use combustion engines. The combustion engines create emissions of greenhouse gases that are terrible for the environment. This is revealed by The Environmental Literacy council when it states “While trains are more energy efficient than automobiles, they do have their own effects on the environment, including producing nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, and particulate matter that can contribute to air pollution and negative health effects ”(Rail Transportation ). Carbon Dioxide is one of the chemicals in this list that is the deadliest to the environment because it is the one that is released the most into the air. (Rail Transportation).The release of greenhouse gases into the air not only affects the atmosphere, but it also causes great damage to our oceans. It is demonstrated when Natalie Bishop states, ”Over the past 250 years, ocean acidity has increased by 30 percent as oceans absorbed around 530 billion tons of carbon dioxide. The change in pH has troubled researchers in the recent years, as they predict ocean acidity will more than double by 2100 if fossil fuels are burned at today’s rate. The polar regions will be the first to undergo the most dramatic changes, and scientists forecast that the Southern Ocean has the potential to become corrosive with radically lowered pH levels by 2050. However, species with
A high speed rail system would be a good idea for many reasons. Primarily, it would cut down on the amount of people who drive or fly. In 1997 the government issued a report about how high speed trains would help solve congestion problems that face our nation’s highways and airports (www.fra.dot.gov/o/hsgt/index.html). Also, most high speed trains require less fuel than your average airplane or automobile.
Every affluent nation throughout the world has invested in a high-speed rail network—with the conspicuous exception of the United States. In Asian countries, such as China and Japan, an in European countries, such as France and Spain, trains voyage around the country at velocities over 200 mph—connecting central cities and providing sensible alternative to both air and automobile travel. Concurrently, the American rail network is restricted to speeds below 150 mph. The debate whether the United State should invest in high-speed railway systems has become a long-driven unresolved controversy. According to the InfoBase, the supporters argue that the availability of high-speed trains will entice commuters out of their cars,
The feasibility of a light rail system is possible when looking at the amount of room in the city of Pittsburgh. This light rail system would be able to help transport college students, city workers, and other Pittsburgh citizens. A light rail system would help to thin out the heavy traffic that vastly impacts the environment with car emissions and still leave the city with some room to expand. A light rail system in the city of Pittsburgh could be set up to run on a straight line system that would follow a North to South and an East to West pattern. Quite like the room to build a light rail system, the engineers and construction builders are plentiful in the Pittsburgh region for such a project. So, workers would not be much of a factor for constructing a light rail system.
After high school I plan to go to college for 5 years and get my diploma. Wants I have achieved to get my diploma I will make contact with a couple of people who work at this job. Mostly my father and friends that he works with and his boss.
1. Why does CSX want to buy Conrail? Why can CSX justify paying a premium to acquire Conrail?
Tanya: Well Mr. Khanna I would like to tell you something. Trains have existed on the earth for many years now. They first started off by trading goods from countries to country. Then came the idea of taking people from one place to another. Train is something that is an affordable mode of transportation which is helpful to many people. However, trains take a long time to get from places to places because there can be a few problems that can occur because of the trains moving faster. Trains take such a long time to get from city to city which results in uncomfortable journeys and wasting time for long hours. Since we live in a growing global economy we require faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient transportation modes. Our roads, airports, and ports are congested. We haven’t had a major new form of transport in 100 years, and we’re due for one,
High speed rail (HSR) is a rapidly expanding new transport mode all over the world and is often described as the “transport mode of the future”. This paper discusses definitions of high speed rail, provides an overview of high speed rail development in selected other countries and regions. It then analyzes the advantages and disadvantages of HSR in several different aspects, such as mobility, choice, environmental, safety, cost and regional feasibility. Based on the opportunities presented by these features of HSR to learn, the article will provide recommendations and conclusions regarding to the future development of HSR.
The New Zealand rail framework developed from partitioned beginnings made by individual territories or business people from the 1860s onwards. Provincial Treasurer and later Premier Sir Julius Vogel made rail a noteworthy board in his system to build up the state in 1870.By 1880 New Zealand Railways (NZR) was working more than 1,900 kilometers of track, and conveying just about 3 million travelers and 830,000 tons of cargo a year. The principal half of the twentieth century was a 'brilliant age ' for rail.