How did railroads affect leisure time?
Railroads were a more efficient way to travel. This means that people could spend less time traveling, and more time participating in leisure activities.
Tourists are usually on holiday...so they are having leisure time. To be touring you cannot be on the clock at work...and therefore touring is leisure, but leisure is not necessarily touring. When you are not on the clock at work or under pressure to do chores at home, then your free time is called leisure....most of the time, our leisure is not spent touring...but many wish it could be.
There were no time zones anywhere in the world before the United States railroads set up the system. Before time zones all clocks were set to local time based on when the sun reached noon in that town. This made it impossible for the railroads to create workable train schedules throughout their entire system. Time zones made it possible to schedule trains and keep them operating on schedule.