What's meaning of this sentence?
I'm reading an article about drawbacks of early train travel.
I don't understand the sentence in it.
"Travel at night was tricky, because trains lacked effective methods of illumination.
Ride on early train were often rough, because of the way the trains were laid"
What do ''rough" and "laid" mean?
Thank you :)Hi Tom,
Oops it's my bad. It's '' the train tracks were laid."
But I totally understood the meaning because of your example.
Thank you so much!