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[[Image:Golden Spike.jpg|thumb|left|297px]] [[Image:Railroads of the Western USA.png|thumb|right|375px]] ''[[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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|+ '''Transcontinental Railroads of the United States and Canada'''  
 
|+ '''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" | '''Transcon-tinental Service Started'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Railroad'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Railroad'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Normal Route'''  
 
| align="center" | '''Normal Route'''  
 
| align="center" |   '''Connecting Spike'''
 
| align="center" |   '''Connecting Spike'''
 
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| align="center" width="9%" | 1869  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1869  
| [[Central Pacific Railroad|Central Pacific]] + [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific]]  
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[[First Transcontinental Railroad|The First Transcontinental Railroad]]
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[[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%" | 1881  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1881  
 
| [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe]] + [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]  
 
| [[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%" | 1881  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1881  
 
| [[Texas and Pacific Railway|Texas and Pacific]] + [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]  
 
| [[Texas and Pacific Railway|Texas and Pacific]] + [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]  
 
| St. Louis, MO - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| St. Louis, MO - Los Angeles, CA  
 
| Sierra Blanca, TX
 
| Sierra Blanca, TX
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1883  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1883  
 
| [[Southern Pacific Railroad|Southern Pacific]]  
 
| [[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="9%" align="center" | 1883  
 
| Northern Pacific  
 
| Northern Pacific  
 
| Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA  
 
| 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 and Pacific Railroad|Atlantic and Pacific]]  
 
| [[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
 
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|-
| align="center" width="9%" | 1893  
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| width="9%" align="center" | 1893  
 
| Great Northern  
 
| Great Northern  
 
| 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 Railroad|Union Pacific]] (via Boise, ID)  
 
| [[Union Pacific Railroad|Union Pacific]] (via Boise, ID)  
 
| Granger, WY - Portland, OR  
 
| Granger, WY - Portland, OR  

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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 the United States and Canada
Transcon-tinental 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 Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA Scenic, WA
1925 Union Pacific (via Boise, ID) Granger, WY - Portland, OR