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24/05/1830 The first passenger railroad in the U.S. begins service

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3rd May 1830: First Timetabled Passenger Railway

4:29

HISTORY Train in America

4:35

Abraham Lincoln and the Transcontinental Railroad

2:28

Growth of the Railroads 1830 - 1990

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    • Essentials 

    • Ohio 

    • Charters 

    • Early construction and legal battles 

    • Early engineering 

    • First telegraph line 

    • Innovations 

    • Conflicts in the early years 

    • Transportation of the enslaved 

    • John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry 

    • American Civil War 

    • 1861–1862 

    • 1863–1865 

    • Westward by merger 

    • Great Railroad Strike of 1877 

    • New lines in Maryland 

    • The 20th century 

    • Mount Airy Branch 

    • Frederick Branch 

    • Metropolitan Branch 

    • Patuxent Branch 

    • Georgetown Branch 

    • Washington Branch 

    • Alexandria Extension 

    • Washington County Branch 

    • Baltimore & New York Railroad 

    • Ohio River Branch