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Central Pacific Railroad

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Transcontinental Railroad and the American West

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Central Pacific Railroad meets Union Pacific Railroad 1869 Utah

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Building the Transcontinental Railroad

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Transcontinental Railroad & the "Big Four"

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transcontinental Railroad

The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. It later became part of the Union Pacific Railroad.
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