Monroe is an idiot. If steam power has worked all this time he should have much better than idiots with muskets. The things you could do!
19th century forge/factories no.
Did you see the front of the train?
That fucker had been rebuilt by hand.
Working iron plate like that is difficult if not impossible if you want it precise enough not to blow up.
they should have gotten this shit off the ground in year 2, not year 16.
How hard is to retrofit a trolley into a hand cart?