TRANSPORTATION

IN THE

1850s

 

Transportation in the 1850's was a revolution. People were able to travel city to city in the space of an afternoon with the coming of the railroads. Communication between cities and towns was also available instantly due to the telegraph. Telegraph lines ran beside railroad tracks. America was connected through tracks and lines. Horse pulling carriages and sleighs were still being used, but only on a local, daily level. Trains, not horses, were being used for long distance travel.

 CARRIAGES

 HORSES

 TRAINS

 

CARRIAGES:

 

 CARRIAGE AD FROM 1850.

 CARRIAGE AD FROM 1858.

HORSES:


SLEIGH RIDE, 1858.

COURTESY OF HARPER'S WEEKLY


HORSES PULLING CARGO, 1858.

COURTESY OF HARPER'S WEEKLY

 

TRAINS:


RAILROAD DEPOT AT PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, 1858.

COURTESY OF HARPER'S WEEKLY

RESOURCES UTILIZED:

CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1850.

CITY OF WORCESTER. CITY DIRECTORY, 1858.

 

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