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I see now why you don't get on to the idea of steamships and railroads, telephones and wireless and all the rest of it.
Darkness and Dawn George Allan England 1906
Humans' first burst of acceleration started around 1815 with railroads, steamships and industrialization.
Putting on the Brakes: Mankind Nears the End of the Age of Speed Daniel Michaels 2011
Ocean steamships passed up and down the estuary, and lofty-masted ships, towed by red-stacked tugs.
CHAPTER XV 2010
The Rockefellers went into mines -- iron and coal and copper and lead; into other industrial companies; into street railways, into national, state, and municipal bonds; into steamships and steamboats and telegraphy; into real estate, into skyscrapers and residences and hotels and business blocks; into life insurance, into banking.
He served on tugboats, steamships and automated ships.
Heroes or Villains? 2010
While the manuscripts and etchings of the 19th century had already identified it as a marvel, the development of first steamships, and then the railways and air travel, made it what Mr. MacGregor calls "on a planetary scale, one of the more remarkable things humans do."
The British Museum's Pilgrimage Andrew McKie 2012
And besides, in their time, winged flight, clipper ships, steamships and nuclear powered ships were all radical.
Shaw traced the origins of these expectations to the wreck of the Birkenhead, a troopship and one of the Royal Navy's earliest steamships that had hit a rock and foundered off the coast of South Africa in 1852.
Sometimes she rested her back and watched the teeming beach towards which they were heading, and again, the land-locked arm of the sea in which a score or so of great steamships lay at anchor.
CHAPTER I 2010
By 1800 small steamers were being used for coasting purposes in England; 1830 witnessed the opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway; while it was not until 1838 that the Atlantic was first crossed by the steamships
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