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Which of the following BEST describes the railroad industry by 1900?
The focus was on creating competing lines rather than reaching new areas.
More growth took place in the South than in the West or North.
Railroads increasingly became organized and consolidated into fewer companies.
Railroads were stringently regulated by state and federal laws.
The growth of railroads was hampered by an inability to procure necessary coal, which was alleviated by imperialist action in the 1890s.