Cattle drives included a trail boss, which usually leads the herd. There's also someone who takes care of everybody's horse which is the Wrangler. And a very important role, the camp cook, which creates food for everybody. There's also the point men who guide the herd from the sides, and the drag men who stay behind the herd.
Several people used the railroad lines as a form to sell goods to other places. Many towns connected to a line would receive a giant growth in population from all the farmers and ranchers. Most of the farmed goods can be shipped off to different areas of the country, or could be bought in Texas.
They were usually very crowded and the population would constantly keep growing. Although there were many people there, very few women and children could be see in a boom town. Because of all the people there, it was considered a dangerous place to live. Because of all the drinking and gambling people did after work.