Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||The Passenger Department of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company|
|Context||Railroad route maps illustrated the national expansion of railroads to distribute goods and people much faster.|
|Audience||Business people and regular passengers.|
|Purpose||To show Burlington Northern's railroad routes through the United States|
Railroads were a force for modernization. By setting up uniform gauges and time zones, railroads made the national markets more efficient. As trains spread across the nation, so arose a need for standardization of time zones so that the trains ran on schedule. This was very important for business operations on opposite sides of the nation, and particularly for express businesses such as American Express and Wells Fargo that relied heavily on the railroads for the distribution of goods.