Telegraphs and the rails

 
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HistoryCentral.com Railroads History > Railroad History> > Railroad HistoryTelegraphs

The Telegraph


B&O Railroad

The Use of the telegraph transformed the railroads. First the telegraph became an instant method to transmitting information on the staus of trains. Thus a rail company was able to keep track of its trains centrally for the first time, Just as important the telegraph lines were often placed a long the railroad lines making the railroad the hub of electronic as well physical communication.

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