Essays Tagged: "Rail transport"

Analyse the impact of the invention and development of railways on everyday life in Victorian Britain.

this period, industry, the quality of life and communications were transformed. The development of rail transport is often viewed as one of the major influences of the time. Many in their attempt to ... e of the major influences of the time. Many in their attempt to aid society's progression supported railways. At the same time for others the railways were unwelcome and were responsible for reaping h ...

(9 pages) 97 0 3.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

War in the 20th century

o rapid industrialization, many reforms were needed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With railroads raising prices for short distance rides and the high cost to ship goods farmers found thei ... find new techniques in crop production. Eventually laws were passed to help regulate the prices of railroads.During the Agrarian Movement many farmers faced problems. One of their problems was overpr ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Social Studies Notes for 8th graders, vocabulary, Civil War, inventions, and more!

VocabularyLesson 11. gauge- width of a train track2. network- system of connected railroad lines3. consolidate- combine4. rebate- discount5. pool- system in which several railroad co ... waist Factory in NewYork City that killed nearly 150 workers.Aim: What effect did the growth of the railroad have on the economy?NetworkA) Most railroads didn't use the same width of track, after trav ... width of track, after traveling 50miles, passengers would have to switch trains.B) In the 1880s all railroad companies started to use the same gaugetrack 2 form a Network of connected railroad lines.C ...

(6 pages) 42 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Railroads Impact in the United States.

Railroads Impact in the United StatesRailroads were the first big business, they extended over thous ... big business, they extended over thousands of miles and employed tens of thousands of workers. The railroads required an immense amount of equipment and facilities; no single person could supervise i ... example of the complexity that came with industrialization. The completion of the transcontinental railroads signalled the new pace of rail development and progress of a better economy in the United ...

(2 pages) 90 1 2.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


Effects of railroads on America's LandscapeIn the late 1800's during the industrial revolution many new product ... uring the industrial revolution many new products and services were being made. The introduction of railroads to the United States was a revolution in itself. Transportation was now faster and easier ... ansported faster, and modernization could expand west to cover the entire United States. Before the railroads were built, most of the west was just a big expanse of plains and mass Sierra Nevada Mount ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Railroad Evolution

t we are today. However, there is one development that really stands out among the many and this is railroads. Railroads have played a huge role in the development and expansion of the United States a ... n retrospect, it's difficult to imagine how life would be without the conveniences and amenities of railroads.The first U.S. railroad lines, built in the late 1820's, soon emerged as America's largest ...

(3 pages) 60 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Possession planning

Chapter 1Introduction1.1 Project BackgroundDemand for rail transport over the last decade has increased by 30% (transport studies, 2003). Over the next te ... freight demand is forecasted to rise from 19 billion net tonne km a year to 24 billion.The national railways have been in the limelight for the past decade mostly for negative reasons. As events trans ... for the past decade mostly for negative reasons. As events transpired at major intersections of the railway, Hatfield and Potters Bar, infrastructure was at fault. Subsequent media limelight raised sh ...

(64 pages) 506 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Some of the problems that many farmers in the late nineteenth century(1880-1900)saw as threats to their way of life(a)explain reasons for discontent(b)evaluate the validity of the farmers' complaints

arce and the banks took over the mortgages of farmers who couldn't makepayments on their loans; the railroads, on the other end, took advantage of farmers bycharging them excessive prices for shipping ... t only eased the pain and had not solved the core of the problem(docc)To add more fuel to the fire, railroad companies added more load on the farmer'sback by taking advantage with astronomical prices ...

(3 pages) 33971 0 2.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Instead of uniting the country, the economic changes brought about by developments in industry, agriculture, and transportation from 1820 to 1860 produced more sectional conflicts and divisions."

today but also how people were seen back then. There were many breakthrough inventions such as the railroad, steamboat and the cotton gin that seem to be miracles for that period of time.The first to ... ve a semi-descent life.Transportation was greatly altered by the invention of the steamboat and the railroad. The railroad made it much easier for the transporting of goods, and also the transporting ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

Virgin Rail Analysis.

INTRODUCTIONThis report looks at Virgin Rail Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Richard Branson's Virgin Group Ltd. Virgin Trains are one of the ... train operators in Britain with more than 1600 services a week calling at over 130 stations.Virgin Rail operates two franchises, the West Coast Main Line and CrossCountry Trains. Birmingham is the hu ... , thus reducing journey times for both West Coast and CrossCountry services.In analysing the Virgin Rail's marketing strategies I intend to use the Strategic Marketing Process model adapted from Crave ...

(11 pages) 177 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Effects Of War

me the coal production went from 33 million tons in 1870 to 250 million tons in 1900. The growth of railroads influenced Americans' concept of time, space, industries, and businesses in which they wor ... s was the growing industries of iron, coal, steel, lumber, and glass to keep up with the demand for railroads. This was the main factor for the spread of new towns and markets, and of course rich oppo ...

(3 pages) 13 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

History Of American Railroads

History of the American Railroad 2/22/01 HOAB Like so much of present day society, the railroad was a product of the industr ... oother than dirt roads so heavier loads could be handled. These ideas were the beginnings of modern railroading. The American railroad revolution contributed greatly to the growth of the United States ... and aided in the construction of a strong yielding economy. Along with the positive aspects of the railroad system, railroading often at times worked against our country's growth.It could be said tha ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Stubborn Problems/railways

e South in the late 1800's there were many problems, with progress came these problems. Most railroads were heavily in debt. Many railroads raised money by issuing bonds. These Bonds were certi ... all the ruthless competition the burden of large debt was complicated with heavy competition. Some railroads would have "˜rate wars" which is when rival railroads drop their rates to be le ...

(1 pages) 528 0 0.0 Jun/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Transport In The 1920's

Transport in the 1920's ! Intro needed ! Rail transport history: More than 100 years ago railways helped farmers transport their wool, wheat ... other farming products when the roads and tracks were muddy and out of range. In the 1920's-1930's rail transportation was the main system of travelling, it was also used for cargo and freight. In th ... cargo and freight. In the east and especially the north, there were no roads so travelers relied on rail transportation.Trams: the first cable tram that ran in Sydney ran on May 22, 1886. In Melbourne ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Iron Work

working at an ornamental Iron company, I found out the process for selling making and installing a rail.The first thing that has to be done is that the company needs a job order, most of the time som ... is that the company needs a job order, most of the time some home owner will call up and ask for a rail. The bidder will go on to the computer and put the amount of iron to be fabricated into the pro ...

(2 pages) 573 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

The Fate of the Book

oints out, the influence of telecommunications in the modern age is analogous to the development of rail transport in the industrial revolution: not only a means of transforming methods of contact bet ... be extended, in the form of a far-reaching network, on a massive scale. In much the same way as the railways enabled the growth of capitalism, so the new communications media offer an opportunity for ...

(9 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Queesland Rail

Queensland Rail (QR) is a government-owned rail orgainsation operating in the Australian state of Queensland, h ... avel as a tourist experience. Commencing in 1985 with the Queenslander, QR has developed a suite of rail experiences that aim to capture the tourist dollar and in doing so, enhance the organization's ... nd in doing so, enhance the organization's revenue from other wise declining sales of long-distance rail services (Prideaux B., 1999).QR has a global reputation for providing innovative rail-based tra ...

(3 pages) 15 0 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

What should the Government do to make our transport systems work better?

changed dramatically. The nineteenth century, of course, also had its transportation revolution, as railroads and steam ships became dominant, and these forms of mass travel did not disappear during t ... became bigger and faster, culminating in giant super tankers used to transport oil around the world.Railroads also evolved, shifted to electric and diesel power. By the late twentieth century, high-sp ...

(6 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2012

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Management Planning & Decision Making

Monorail, a Transformational Solution for Jakarta

Monorail, a Transformational Solution for JakartaOne of the biggest obstacles in Jakarta is the one and ... ways, more buses, and additional bus-way lines are some of the alternatives. How about building monorail as the main public transportation in Jakarta? A monorail is an electric-powered bus that runs o ... tally independent of existing trains and buses. Just think, you could travel anywhere using the monorail and not deal with the troubles of the congested streets in Jakarta at lunchtime, end of the day ...

(3 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Social Science Essays