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[[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|left|370px|Click this map to enlarge it.]] [[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|right|370px|Ceremony celebrating linking of the first transcontinental railroad, Promontory Summit, Utah, 1869.]] ''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[US_Migration_Railroads|Railroads]]''  
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[[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|left|370px|Click this map to enlarge it.]] [[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]]''  
  
Some American settlers moved to new homes by railroad:
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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.
  
 
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1869 ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific as the first transcontinental railroad.
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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 North America
Transcon-tinental Service Started Railroad Normal Route Last Spike at
1869 Union Pacific + Central Pacific Omaha, NE - Sacramento, CA Promontory Summit, UT
1882 Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe + Southern Pacific Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA Deming, NM
1883 Southern Pacific New Orleans, LA - Sacramento, CA Pecos River, TX
1883 Northern Pacific Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA
Gold Creek, MT
1885 Atlantic & Pacific Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles, CA
1885 Canadian Pacific Halifax, NS - Vancouver, BC Craigellachie, BC
1893 Great Northern Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA Scenic, WA
1925 Union Pacific (via Boise, ID) Granger, WY - Portland, OR