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The railroad originally was as completely dissociated from steam propulsion as was the ship.
The public conviction that a railroad linking the West and the East was an absolute necessity became so pronounced after the gold discoveries of ’49 that Congress passed an act in 1853 providing for a survey of several lines from the Mississippi to the Pacific.
The nation did not begin to realize the extraordinary possibilities of the vast Western territory until its attention was thus suddenly and definitely concentrated on the Pacific by the annual addition of over fifty million dollars to the circulating medium.
The United States as we know it today is largely the result of mechanical inventions, and in particular of agricultural machinery and the railroad.
As the contest proceeded, public interest increased and the entire country watched to see which company would win the big government subsidies through the mountains.
Horses and mules, and even sail cars, made more rapid progress than did the earliest locomotive.
The construction of extensive railways, however, and particularly the consolidation of small, experimental lines into large systems, dates from the days of the discovery of gold in California.
Great men are usually the products of their times and one of the men developed by these times takes rank with the greatest railroad leaders in history.
Farmers, merchants, manufacturers, and the traveling public have all had their troubles with the transportation lines, and the difficulties to which these struggles have given rise have produced that problem which is even now apparently far from solution.
Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand.
With the reorganization of 1898 finished, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad entered a new period in its history.
When the scheme for the construction of a railroad from Baltimore to the waters of the Ohio River first began to take form, the United States had barely emerged from the Revolutionary period.