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Question


What were the benefits and drawbacks of having a railroad run through your city in the 1800s?

This is what I have so far.
Benefits:
Faster transportation of goods
Shorter trips
More connections
Better business
Commercial traffic
GDP
Drawbacks:
Pollution
Immigrants who built them died from labor
Safety Issues- sickness could spread easier
the town would often have to physically rearrange businesses.

1 Answer

  • for drawbacks you could add more accidents (people getting hit or falling off trains), more bandits, homes would have to be built elsewhere. Just my opinions :)
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