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A Native American overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad in 1868.

A native American man overlooking the newly completed transcontinental railroad- 1868 Nevada

Transcontinental railroad

A transcontinental railroad is a network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass with terminals at different oceans or continental borders.

20. "Next to winning the Civil War and abolishing slavery, building the first transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, was the greatest achievement of the American people in the nineteenth century." -Ambrose

20. "Next to winning the Civil War and abolishing slavery, building the first transcontinental railroad from Omaha, Nebraska, to Sacramento, California, was the greatest achievement of the American people in the nineteenth century." -Ambrose

Chinese contributions to Transcontinental Railroad... TONS of primary source images!

"Chinese Railroad Worker at Tunnel No. Chinese-American Contribution to Transcontinenal Railroad

1881 "Overland Route" Timetable & Transcontinental Railroad Map, 1881

1881 "Overland Route" Timetable & Transcontinental Railroad Map, 1881

Transcontinental Railroad made by 6th grade

Transcontinental Railroad-Choo Choo

Western Pacific Railroad, Exposition Flyer, Limited Edition Prints

Western Pacific Railroad, Exposition Flyer, Limited Edition Prints

An important miniature golden spike watch fob from the Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike of 1869. From the original gold spike used at the ceremony of laying the final section of the Transcontinental Railroad. The Last Spike was 5.625 long and weighed 14.13 oz and 17.6 carats fine. It was inscribed on four sides with the names of the officers and directors, the donor and the salutation and on the top was the words The Last Stand

An important miniature golden spike watch fob from the Transcontinental Railroad Golden Spike of 1869. From the original gold spike used at the ceremony of laying the final section of the Transcontinental Railroad. The Last Spike was 5.625 long and weighed 14.13 oz and 17.6 carats fine. It was inscribed on four sides with the names of the officers and directors, the donor and the salutation and on the top was the words The Last Stand

transcontinental railroad tracks

DQ ( Discussion and Questions ) on the Transcontinental Railroad !

16th Street Station | Historic Oakland, CA landmark

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Utah State Quarter, Golden Spike, Transcontinental Railroad, Crossroads of the West

Utah State Quarter, Golden Spike, Transcontinental Railroad, Crossroads of the West

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Photo called "Alone in the past" show a 1912 Ojibwa man sitting on the edge of a bluff.