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Transcontinental railroad


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transcontinental Railroad

A transcontinental railroad is a contiguous network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass with terminals at different oceans or continental borders. Such networks can be via the tracks of either a single railroad, or over those owned or controlled by multiple railway companies along a continuous route. Although Europe is crisscrossed by railways, the railroads within Europe are usually not considered transcontinental, with the possible exception of the historic Orient Express.
    • Northern America 

    • Central America (inter-oceanic lines) 

    • South America 

    • Eurasia 

    • Asia 

    • Australia 

    • Africa