On the other hand, the samples containing PSC and PPC with metakaolin had a lower compressive strength than plain samples.
Also, railways reduced the costs of shipping, and allowed for fewer lost goods, compared with water transport, which faced occasional sinking of ships.
The change from canals to railways allowed for "national markets" in which prices varied very little from city to city.
The invention and development of the railway in the United Kingdom was one of the most important technological inventions of the 19th century.
The world's first underground railway, the Metropolitan Railway (part of the London Underground), opened in 1863.
Modern rail transport commenced with the British development of the steam locomotives in the early 19th century.
Thus the railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world.It is also commonly referred to as train transport.In contrast to road transport, where vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they run.Built by George Stephenson and his son Robert's company Robert Stephenson and Company, the Locomotion No.1 is the first steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.George also built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use only the steam locomotives all the time, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830.