In short the role of US railroads is to move goods, particularly bulk goods (i.e., coal, grain, chemicals, etc.) as efficiently and quickly as possible. In this day and age it has become particularly important for two reason: first, pollution levels need to be reduced and nothing is more efficient at moving goods and people per-fuel-mile than railroads; and second, railroads are an excellent alternative to highways which are becoming extremely overcrowded (their growth and traffic density in the past few years has actually been unprecedented since the days of WWII). For an excellent article on our nation's transportation infrastructure please visit this link, http://www.american-rails-forums.com/viewtopic.php?t=406.
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There were five transcontinental railroads in the US in 1900.
railroads made transportation easier.
Railroads help people get where they needed to be quickly. This facilitated businesses and transactions that led to growth in the US.
The North had more miles of railroads tracks then the South
The railroads permitted the greater westward expansion not only in the construction but in the use.
Railroads played a large role in improving travel and transportation in the US and Europe, especially in the 18th century.
railroads made it easier to get to seaports in western europe.
Railroads made it easier to get to seaports in western Europe.
Railroads were important in transporting workers to cities in Europe and the US. Railroads contributed to the growth of population in urban areas as well.
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Helped transport us to different places?
US railroads mostly.
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It was in the East and in the Central
improved transportation by railroads