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[[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|left|297px|1869 ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific as the first transcontinental railroad.]] [[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|right|375px|Click map to enlarge. Eastern U.S. tracks were well developed by 1860.]] ''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[US_Migration_Railroads|Railroads]]''  
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[[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|left|297px|1869 ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific as the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.]] [[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|right|375px|Click map to enlarge. Eastern U.S. tracks were well developed by 1860.]] ''[[United States|United States ]] >  [[United States Migration Internal|Migration ]] >  [[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.  
  
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Revision as of 20:12, 17 July 2009

1869 ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, celebrating the linking of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific as the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.
Click map to enlarge. Eastern U.S. tracks were well developed by 1860.
United States  >  Migration  >  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
Transcon-tinental Service Started Railroad Normal Route   Connecting Spike
1869 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 Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA Scenic, WA
1925 Union Pacific (via Boise, ID) Granger, WY - Portland, OR