Monument to the Railroad

April 05, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Bunker Hill monument in Boston, which commemorates an early battle of the Revolutionary War, also helped kick off the revolution in transportation that was the railroad age. In 1826, Gridley Bryant developed new technologies to move the big stone blocks for the monument. It would be one of the first attempts at rail transport in the United States, and some of Bryant's inventions are still in use.

This early railway was powered by horses, rather than locomotives.

 

 

 

 


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