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This story begins with James Watt the inventor who voluntarily created a separate condenser for steam engines. However it had been Richard Trevithick of England who was solely responsible for producing high-pressure steam through a smokestack. The initial setting takes place during 1829 near Liverpool at a historical site known as Rainhill. A competitive race was strategically won by the Rocket locomotive lucidly built by the aspiring George Stephenson and his ambitious son.During the earlier part of that nineteenth century, internal improvements had played a major role in our country and also for the coming of railroads. The monumental building of its Erie Canal in New York greatly contributed to these navigable rivers and steamboat vessels at this time. In fact there were many evident evolutions being rapidly unfolded for example air brake system, steel rails, electric telegraph as well as coal for supplying fuel. Dining cars and sleeping cars were formally introduced by George Pullman and had certainly provided luxurious accommodations for the steam locomotive.Those public domain lands were vigorously brought to a richer and more prodigious development by its conglomerate railroads which had prudently expanded the acquisition of unfamiliar territories. An indispensable number of railroad charters were favorably issued by State legislation in addition to land grants being actually permitted by the federal government. Moreover that quest of railroad achievement in the east was magnificently accomplished by the New York Central Railroad. Primarily the mighty and potent project of building a transcontinental railway across North America was successfully consummated as the Iron Horse became popular and evolved from its origin.

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Badella, Robert
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