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Why were railroads important to the economic growth of the US?


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Answered 2011-02-06 21:14:30

USA is a very large country. Railroads were a very good way for fast transportation of people, food and manufactured goods accross land. Traver or transportation by train was fast, relatively cheap and enabled to move great volume of goods from one point to another.

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