Animated map shows how railroads spread across America

Trains revolutionised transportation in the United States. People were no longer dependent on horse-drawn carriages and natural waterways to move across the country. The rapid spread of railroads made the movement of both goods and people more efficient and affordable. 

Produced by Alex Kuzoian

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