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America's Transcontinental Railroad

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America was once considered so vast that it could never be crossed. But on May 10, 1869, that idea vanished when the last spike in the transcontinental railroad was driven at Promontory, Utah. Uses old photos and reenactments to tell the story of Congressional debates, the planners and builders, and the problems overcome. Its impact changed the face of America and the west

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Runtime: 29 minutes 15 seconds

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