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To begin with they had no political support to help with the expense on building and setting up a railroad The government eventually gave up and offer a subsidy to the companies this meant they got money for every mile they built Although this may sound good it caused a problem It made the shareholders see that they only were going to make a profit in the long run But with this subsidy they could make money off the government by making a cheap quick railroad with cheap material So after using the governments money to pay for the labour and materials They cut corners with the labour they employed as well for they employed Chinese works for they were cheap labour and got pitiful wages and did not speak much if any English so there was a communications barrier between the employees and the workers But saying that they were hard workers and did not ask for much for they were grateful for the hard currency which they received they worked hard and did more work they the original workers So 12000 Chinese were shipped over to work they were needed as well for another problem the railway company faced was that a lot of their worker were leaving to did for gold in California So at the end of the day the shareholders had money left over as profit after paying for everything but because they had cut so many corners to make more money for themselves a shabby railway were built None of the shareholders really cared about the benefit of a railway linking east to west would do For now people did not need to use old wagons to make the journey But they thought of this railway more of a business venture a way of making a profit One of the major problems with this railroad was that the terrain was covered with mountains gauges and ravines To
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