Monday, September 08, 2008

Does the Transcontinental Railroad still exist?

From: "Lisa Goodwin"

I am a 6th grade teacher and every year when we study the transcontinental railroad and the completion at Promontory Point, a student asks me "Does the Transcontinental Railroad still exist?" Can you answer that question?

—Lisa Goodwin


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Yes, the first transcontinental railroad is very much still in operation almost as built in the 1860's with some improvements to the route made over the years, especially in the early years of the 20th century. It is the current Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha, Nebraska through Ogden, Utah to Sacramento, California and beyond. (The eastern part of the route was the 19th century Union Pacific Railroad. The Central Pacific Railroad – the western part of the route – became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad which later merged with the Union Pacific.)

9/08/2008 9:24 PM  

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