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    • The Transcontinental Railroad was made up of two railroad companies, the Union Pacific Railroad Company and the Central Pacific Railroad Company. The Union Pacific Railroad company started in Nebraska and the Central Pacific Railroad Company started in California. The railroads met in Promontory Point, Utah.
    • The Transcontinental Railroad was a railroad that connected the East Coast to the West Coast of the U.S.
    • The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad started in 1863 and opened in 1869. The railroad created many jobs for people after the Civil War. People were able to travel a lot faster and shipping goods was much easier and quicker. These are the tickets to get on the train.
    • The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad made trade, shipping and travel easier. It also helped to settle the west. The railroad connected California to Iowa and transitioned to many other smaller railroads in the East. The Pioneers were able to travel to find iron in the East and gold in the West. These are the beds in the train.
    • The Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad became a reality because of the Pacific Railway Act. In 1862, Congress passed the act which allowed the government to loan both of the railroad companies money to build the railroad.
    • Interesting Fact Before the Transcontinental Railroad, nobody needed to know another state’s time. Now that there was a Transcontinental Railroad, it was necessary to know what time the trains left and arrived. A system of twenty-four time zones was set up around the globe.
    • The End