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The Development of the Train
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The Development of Trains
Henry Quach and Abigail Cajayon
IED Pd. 1
Evolved from wagon way
(wagon on rails)
Major disciples of engineering most important in the
development of trains.
Chemical Engineering: use of coal
Civil Engineering: Rail roads
Electrical engineering: New types of trains use electricity instead of coal
Industrial Engineering: determine the most efficient way to use trains
Mechanical Engineering: applies phyics, manufacturing and maintainace of trains
Industrial revolution replaced wood
with iron but still physically pulled by horses.
made first full scale steam
First steam-powered locomotive
•First bullet train
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In Germany, they made wooden tubs which they called, “hunds” (which meant the word “dog” in German) that were placed on two wooden boards/rails. The materials and ores were placed inside the tub. There was a pin in place between the two rails to keep the tub steady.
It made transportation much faster and in this day and age, we discover better materials to make better improvements. By using electricity and diesel, we can travel much faster than any horse-drawn carriage can. Magnetic bullet trains can clock up to amazing speeds of 256 miles per hour and thus allow people to travel from one city to another with ease.
Why were these improvements made?
If you had the ability to change this product in any way, what would you change?
I would probably modify the overall aesthetics of the train they look old and not-as-sleek looking. I would like to make the trains look more like the futuristic looking bullet trains from Japan.
It was a major impact because during the Civil War, soldiers needed supplies and weapons badly and the steam-powered locomotive was the Union’s greatest weapon. They could give soldiers guns and ammo from across the nation within maybe 3 days’ time. Now, with bullet trains we everyday people can hop around cities fairly quickly. It can be a very cost effective way for people to travel to work without the use of cars and buying gas for them.
What is the global impact on society of the invention and subsequent innovations?
•First passenger road locomotive
•First steam-powered locomotive
•First full-scale steam-powered locomotive
Werner von Siemens
•First passenger electric train
The wagon way was able to address the problem of carrying heavy loads with ease and the wagon way was mainly used back then to carry and transport mining materials such as coal and ores which would’ve been extremely heavy and tedious to do by hand.
What need did the product address?
First passenger road locomotive
First passenger electric train
Werner von Siemens
First bullet train
General everyday people use this product and also working people because they can still transport things like coal and other materials on trains today.
Who uses the product?
The wagon way originally consisted of wood for the carriages, wheels and rails.
What materials were originally used to make the project?