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Completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad

Completion of the world's first transcontinental railroad was celebrated at Promontory Summit, Utah, where the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads met on May 10, 1869.

Railroad show at 1939 World's Fair.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Locomotive in Hermann, Missouri. Photograph, 1877. Missouri History Museum Photographs and Prints Collections. Transportation. N21969

PRR Steam Locomotive

Kinzua Bridge near Kane, Pennsylvania (1882) holding the record of tallest railroad bridge in the world at the time.

1927 Hudson locomotive -- New York Central Railroad.