This train should get me to my destination in 10 minuets
I'm from the East!
I'm from the West!
Why it's 1:00 pm Eastern
Madam do you happen to know the time?
Railroads helped traveling go faster. It also helped to increase trades.
Finally the city is built!
This railroad would be famous for connecting the east coast to the west coast.
Credit Mobilizer Scandal
Different time zones were created so that trains wouldn't have accidents. The four types are Eastern, Central, Pacific, and Mountain.
Interstate Commerce Act
Ha Ha! Now us congress men own these railroads
George Pullman is famous for putting furniture in train cars. He also built a city for workers to live.
The scandal had the railroad company pay 2-3x the amount of money the railroad tracks were and the money would go to congress and they profeted off the extra money. When congress got caught they weren't punished.
Ok, I trust you
I swear these tracks cost $20
This Act allowed the federal government the right to supervise railroad activities. In 1893 a depression struck.