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Isaac Stevens was chosen to lead the military survey crew mapping a route for a transcontinental railroad in 1853. A graduate of West Point, Stevens distinguished himself as an explorer as well as a politician. Governor of Washington Territory, Stevens was a military engineer placed in charge of surveying the northernmost route between the 47th and 49th parallels (latitude).
Amtrak's California Zephyr from Chico, California to Chareston, South Carolina. Returned on another from Washington D.C. up across the northern states to Seatle and back down to Chico.
Train with the Tacoma Narrows Bridges, Tacoma, Washington | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
“If you do not see light at the end of the tunnel, consider it an opportunity to create an opening yourself, wherever you want." ~Ashton Kallarakkal. Photo by jagger1970/flickr: Old railroad tunnel
Fisher Railroad Bridge - near Wolcott, Vermont; covered railroad bridge built in 1908, crossing the Lamoille River; photo by masinka, via Flickr
Old Passumpsic River Railroad Bridge Abandoned Warren through truss bridge over the Passumpsic River on the former Maine Central Railroad in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
The Hills of Osier - Conejos County, Colorado- an old railroad settlement and train stop approximately halfway along the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
White Pass & Yukon Railroad, Alaska
♥ Inman Railroad Yard, Atlanta Georgia - Imgur
Railroad Crossing Sign by Laurel714, via Flickr