The History of The Transcontinental Railroad

With all the traveling and means of transportation we have today, we can sometimes take for granted the work that was previously done for us to have this luxury. A great example of this is the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Before the Transcontinental Railroad, getting from the East Coast to the West Coast was quite an undertaking, definitely not like today where you can get there in 3 hours with a flight. The Transcontinental Railroad paved the way for the way we travel today, read through this gallery and find out all about how this railroad changed the face of travel and made people wonder what else was possible.