Asked in Trains and Railroads
Trains and Railroads
What are railroads used for today?
What did the railroads look like?
Well, if your getting the picture of railroads being a whole different thing then today, well it isn't. The railroads look like the ones we use today and they have no difference between them. Don't be offended but who told you that railroads look different then today. Well the trains have changed. Don't fully depend on my answer, and try on www.google.com if you want to be sure that my answer is correct.
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What did railroads try and stop farmers from organizing?
Asked in Inventions, Engineering
Who invented the railroads you use today?
George Stephenson, around 1825. The 4' 8 1/2" gauge was used by horse drawn wagons in mines for years before and was adopted as standard across the USA, UK and most of Europe. Other gauges were tried and dropped, in favour of standardisation. * Added - Although George was responsible for standardizing the railroad tracks and advancing railroads, he was not the inventor of the locomotive or of the railroads. The recognized locomotive inventor is Richard Trevithick in 1803, but his invention relied on inventions of many people before him as well. The first railroads date to the 1500's and many people were responsible to advance them to what they are today.
Asked in US Civil War
How were railroads useful during the civil war?
Asked in Time Zones
What started the system of standard time that you use today?
Central Pacific Answer: The time zones were actually started with the railroads. The railroads had to be on time and before the universal time zones were initiated, many towns and states, ETC had their own time and railroads had a big problem trying to keep accurate time. The railroads came up with the idea of having 4 time zones for the united states.