There is potentially no form of transport that revolutionized the world more than trains did. With the dawn of the industrial revolution, trains made it possible for the first time in history to move around without relying on our own feet or the feet of our domesticated animals. Prior to the railroad, the fastest way to get across the country was to ride a horse. There was nothing faster than that. And the problem with horses was that you couldn’t put a lot of stuff on them. Good luck establishing todays trade routes with nothing but the backs of horses and camels. The railroad really made it possible to transport things across entire continents. All you had to do was buy a ticket, sit back, and after a few days you would have gone from New York to Los Angeles. After a while, however, cars began to replace trains. And then came air travel. Furthermore, in the United States those car companies almost singlehandedly destroyed rail and tram travel in order to further car sales. In spite of all this, trains are making a comeback, especially with the advent of levitating trains and bullet trains. These are 25 awesome trivia about trains!
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