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Railroads

Chugga, chugga, toot, toot your way through our collection on railroads.

Railroads: Across the United States

Union Pacific, Dale Creek Bridge, Sherman Hill, Wyoming

For the long distance traveler, this stop displays the resources available on railroads across the United States. The modern railway industry was born in 1830 on the east coast, although the first transcontinental railway wasn't constructed until after the civil war. Railroads assisted in industry and the settlement of the western portion of the U.S. The importance of railroads to this country, not only in the past but in current times, should not be underestimated.