A sneak peek into the Rail Industry

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athensGreeceAcropolisParthenonNight-shutterstock_2369981Let’s travel back in time to Ancient Greece in 6th century BC where the history of the rail transportation began. During this time the system was simple but effective. There were paved track ways which transported boats throughout the region. The track way was 6 to 8.5 km long. These paved track ways were used for over 650 years.

Later in 1515, Cardinal Matthaus Lang wrote about a wooden rail with rope which was operated by human or animal power. And as time progressed so did the idea of the rail system, by the 1760s idea of fixed plates of cast iron to wooden rails had been implemented. And by 1764 in Lewiston, New York, the very first railway was built which launched the rail industry.

The U.S. freight rail network is the most dynamic freight system in the world. The rail industry is a $60 billion industry that…

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