The Transcontinental Railroad


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The transcontinental railroad connected the east and west coasts of the United States with a single rail line. This had a profound impact on the nation as a whole, and on California — the end of the line — in particular. The images in this group show different aspects of the railroad, including workers, travelers, tracks, railroad bridges, and trains.

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    Grade: 4, 8

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