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Canada History Lucretia's World Victorian era

Canadian Transcontinental Railroad: Canadian Pacific Railway

Canada’s first transcontinental railroad, Canadian Pacific Railway, was marred by delays, financial issues and red tape. A transcontinental railroad had been promised to the colony of British Columbia to entice it to enter confederation. If the promise was not fulfilled, the province might choose to leave the dominion. A transcontinental railroad also was used a […]

History Rose's World United States Victorian era

U.S. Transcontinental Railroad: Central Pacific and Union Pacific

The Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States were linked by transcontinental railroad after the end of the American Civil War. Completed in 1869, the railroad linked Iowa with San Francisco. It was completed by three railroad companies, the two best known being Central Pacific and Union Pacific. Although it linked California with the […]

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