In 1698, Thomas Savery patented a steam-powered pump, which he described as an "engine."
All people could travel pretty much anywhere across the SEA or on the railroad.
People can find jobs over the country without walking and find better jobs.
"Efficient rail transportation demanded a more uniform time-keeping system."(History.com)
"Arguably the most important development of the Industrial Revolution."(Livescience.com)
"It's common knowledge that modern civilization was forged in the factories of the industrial revolution. And these factories themselves were powered by the stem engine."(His.com)