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    Now, Diesel Engines and Electric power trains are used. There are four forces acts on a train. One of them is its weight which balanced by the typical reaction of the tracks. The third one is the thrust force produced by the locomotives which move the train forward, and the fourth one is the combination of air resistance and the rolling friction between wheels and the railway tracks. There is another force called Centrifugal force act on a train when it takes turns. This force tends the train to run straight, but this force is overcome by the Centripetal force which is applied to the track on the train wheels. Also, this force is avoided by making slow turns. Another force is the inertial force which tends to move the train when there is no thrust force…

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    revolutionized travel. The first full scale steam locomotive was built in Britain by British engineer Richard Trevithick in 1804. Unfortunately for him his ideas were not well received. Luckily the idea of steam powered long range land transport eventually caught on. A steam locomotive is powered by steam. The steam is produced in a water boiler heated by coal, the escaping high pressure steam then powers two large pistons one on either side of the train near the wheels. The piston turns a…

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    established on the east coast. There were, however, a few settlements out west as a result of the California Gold Rush, but there was nothing in between. Traveling the 2,000 miles to California from the eastern region of the United States took five hard and often deadly month due to lack of proper transportation. After the Civil War ended, the railroad provided jobs that many returning war veterans desperately needed. There was a surge of Chinese and Irish immigration during this time, which…

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    First Railroads The first locomotive in America was called the “Sturbridge Lion” that was imported from England for use for the Delaware and Hudson canal Railroad Company. The engine arrived in New York on May 17, 1829. The first locomotive built in America for actual service on a railroad was for the Charleston and Augusta railroad company. It was built it New York City and immediately after the engine was finished it was placed on the railroad. The first experiment with the train was made in…

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    Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the impact of Transcontinental Railroad that it had on people living in those regions. Central Idea/Thesis Statement: The Transcontinental Railroad allowed many communities to flourish, it allowed people to travel more easily but it also ended up resettling much of the population. INTRODUCTION I. Today if anybody decided to travel they would either do it with a car or plane but once upon time the train was the most reliable option. II. The…

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    The man who started the industrial revolution was Richard Trevithick. He was born April 13, 1771, in Cornwall, England. He was one of England’s top mechanical engineers and is most commonly known for his invention of the steam locomotive in Wales in 1803. Although Richard’s new invention managed to pull over 10 tons of iron, it was extremely unreliable. Mr. Trevithick most likely didn’t realize the profound affect his new invention would have on the United States. (8)(9) A new idea in a new…

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    park. McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park does a great job in filling the gap of technological entertainment by offering several attractions that makes families interested and wanting to stay. Additionally, these attractions help forge memories as they aren’t mere swings and slides; they’re works of art in which they have a place in the hearts of children and parents. There are two entrances that are positioned on the eastern side of the park that features eye-catching locomotive history. On the…

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    In the 1880’s, trains were the most known transportation in New York City. The first type of trains were horse drawn carts. Another name for it is horsecars. Horse cars are operated by a horse pulling a cart on a railroad. This invention however backfired. The horses were too slow and could give bad disease. So the next idea were elevated trains, known as “el.” The els were a cable powered car that used rail to move. This invention was a success, we even still use them today. The latest…

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    1a) Give a significant date in the history of engineering. There are many significant dates that have highlighted an important change to life due to engineering, one of these dates is on March 1876 where the first telephone was created . This allowed information to be given in a matter of seconds rather than through other time consuming methods such as the telegram. (1) 1b) What happened on this date? On this date, the first telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. 2a) Name an…

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    In the first chapter in Railway, George Revill opens his volume on the history of the railway with a recounting on the associations between the landscape and the railway and the emergence of tourism geared to railroad travel . Revill traces this history from the establishment of the public steam-powered railway between Liverpool and Manchester which opened in 1830 to the proliferation of railroads in America , and due to the spread of this technology, greater travel distances became more…

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