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[[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|left|370px|Click map to enlarge. Eastern U.S. tracks were well developed by 1860.]] [[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|right|370px|1869 ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific as the first transcontinental railroad.]] ''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[US_Migration_Railroads|Railroads]]''  
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[[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|left|240px]] [[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|right|375px]] ''[[United States]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow-kelly.png]]  [[US_Migration_Railroads|Railroads]]''  
  
 
Some American settlers moved to new homes by railroad. Railroads were faster, less expensive, and healthier than overland travel by covered wagon. Railroads often organized immigrant trains to encourage settlement (and eventually business) along their routes.  
 
Some American settlers moved to new homes by railroad. Railroads were faster, less expensive, and healthier than overland travel by covered wagon. Railroads often organized immigrant trains to encourage settlement (and eventually business) along their routes.  
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="745" align="center" border="1"
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{| width="700" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" align="center"
|+ '''Transcontinental Railroads of North America'''  
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|+ '''Transcontinental Railroads of the United States and Canada'''  
 
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| align="center" width="9%" | '''Transcon-tinental Service Started'''  
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| width="9%" align="center" | '''Service Started'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Railroad'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Railroad'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Normal Route'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Normal Route'''  
| align="center" | '''Last Spike at'''
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| align="center" |   '''Connecting Spike'''
 
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| align="center" width="9%" | 1869  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1869  
| Union Pacific + Central Pacific  
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|  
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[[First Transcontinental Railroad|The First Transcontinental Railroad]] [[Central Pacific Railroad|Central Pacific]] + [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific]]
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| Omaha, NE - Sacramento, CA  
 
| Omaha, NE - Sacramento, CA  
 
| Promontory Summit, UT
 
| Promontory Summit, UT
 
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|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1882
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1881
| Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe + Southern Pacific  
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| [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe]] + [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]
 
| Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| Deming, NM
 
| Deming, NM
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1883  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1881
| Southern Pacific  
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| [[Texas and Pacific Railway|Texas and Pacific]] + [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]
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| St. Louis, MO - Los Angeles, CA
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| Sierra Blanca, TX
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|-
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1883  
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| [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]
 
| New Orleans, LA - Sacramento, CA  
 
| New Orleans, LA - Sacramento, CA  
 
| Pecos River, TX
 
| Pecos River, TX
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1883  
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| width="8%" align="center" | 1883  
 
| Northern Pacific  
 
| Northern Pacific  
| Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA<br>
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| Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA  
 
| Gold Creek, MT
 
| Gold Creek, MT
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1885  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1885  
| Atlantic &amp; Pacific  
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| [[Atlantic and Pacific Railroad|Atlantic and Pacific]]
 
| Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| <br>
 
| <br>
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1885  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1885  
 
| Canadian Pacific  
 
| Canadian Pacific  
 
| Halifax, NS - Vancouver, BC  
 
| Halifax, NS - Vancouver, BC  
 
| Craigellachie, BC
 
| Craigellachie, BC
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1893  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1893  
| Great Northern  
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| [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]
 
| Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA  
 
| Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA  
 
| Scenic, WA
 
| Scenic, WA
 
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|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1925  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1925  
| Union Pacific (via Boise, ID)  
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| [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific]] (via Boise, ID)  
| Granger, WY - Portland, OR  
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| Granger, WY - Portland, OR
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=== Other Significant Railroads  ===
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*Denver and Rio Grande Railroad 
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*[[Illinois Central Railroad]] 1882 Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA
  
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[http://www.cyndislist.com/railroads/ Cyndi's List - Railroads]
  
[[Category:US_Migration_Railroads|US_Migration_Railroads]] [[Category:Migration_Routes|Migration_Routes]] [[Category:United_States_Migration_Internal|United_States_Migration_Internal]]
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[[Category:US_Migration_Railroads|Railroads]] [[Category:Migration_Routes|Railroads]] [[Category:United_States_Migration_Internal|Railroads]]

Revision as of 16:27, 23 August 2012

Golden Spike.jpg
Railroads of the Western USA.png
United States  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Migration  Gotoarrow-kelly.png  Railroads

Some American settlers moved to new homes by railroad. Railroads were faster, less expensive, and healthier than overland travel by covered wagon. Railroads often organized immigrant trains to encourage settlement (and eventually business) along their routes.

Transcontinental Railroads of the United States and Canada
Service Started Railroad Normal Route   Connecting Spike
1869

The First Transcontinental Railroad Central Pacific + Union Pacific

Omaha, NE - Sacramento, CA Promontory Summit, UT
1881 Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe + Southern Pacific Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA Deming, NM
1881 Texas and Pacific + Southern Pacific St. Louis, MO - Los Angeles, CA Sierra Blanca, TX
1883 Southern Pacific New Orleans, LA - Sacramento, CA Pecos River, TX
1883 Northern Pacific Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA Gold Creek, MT
1885 Atlantic and Pacific Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles, CA
1885 Canadian Pacific Halifax, NS - Vancouver, BC Craigellachie, BC
1893 Great Northern Railway (U.S.) Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA Scenic, WA
1925 Union Pacific (via Boise, ID) Granger, WY - Portland, OR

Other Significant Railroads

Cyndi's List - Railroads