What was the use of railroads in 1515?

Railroads as such did not exist in 1515, although horse-drawn tracked transport existed over short distances. There was a funicular (upslope tram) called the Reisszug at Hohensalzburg Castle in Austria, which used ropes to carry carts of people and goods on wooden wheels and rails, from the abbey below to the castle above. It was built between 1495 and 1504.