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# Why might 14-mile-per-hour train have seemed fast to onlookers in 1829?

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The travelling speed of a stagecoach or wagon was only about eight mph, covering about 60 to 70 miles per day and stopping every night. In comparison, a train could cover 336 miles in that same day.

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### Why might 14-mile-hour train have seemed fast to onlookers in 1829?

The travelling speed of a stagecoach or wagon was only about eight mph, covering about 60 to 70 miles per day and stopping every night. In comparison, a train could cover 336 miles in that same day.

### Why might a 14-mile-per-hour train have seemed fast to onlookers in 1829?

The travelling speed of a stagecoach or wagon was only about eight mph, covering about 60 to 70 miles per day and stopping every night. In comparison, a train could cover 336 miles in that same day.

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