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The earliest railroads looked little like their modern ancestors. Beyond the rails and wheels on cars, they had little in common. They couldn’t haul the huge loads that today’s railroads can and their mode of power was either man or animal, usually horse or ox.

The earliest ancestors of modern-day railroads date back to the Roman Empire. It was during that period that stone tracks were used with wagons.

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