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Some American settlers moved to new homes by railroad. Railroads were faster, less expensive, and healthier than overland travel by covered wagon. Railroads often organized immigrant trains to encourage settlement (and eventually business) along their routes.
|Service Started||Railroad||Normal Route||Connecting Spike|
|1869||Omaha, NE - Sacramento, CA||Promontory Summit, UT|
|1881||Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe + Southern Pacific||Chicago, IL - Los Angeles, CA||Deming, NM|
|1881||Texas and Pacific + Southern Pacific||St. Louis, MO - Los Angeles, CA||Sierra Blanca, TX|
|1883||Southern Pacific||New Orleans, LA - Sacramento, CA||Pecos River, TX|
|1883||Northern Pacific||Duluth, MN - Seattle, WA||Gold Creek, MT|
|1885||Atlantic and Pacific||Albuquerque, NM - Los Angeles, CA|| |
|1885||Canadian Pacific||Halifax, NS - Vancouver, BC||Craigellachie, BC|
|1893||Great Northern Railway (U.S.)||Chicago, IL - Seattle, WA||Scenic, WA|
|1925||Union Pacific (via Boise, ID)||Granger, WY - Portland, OR|
Other Significant Railroads
- Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
- Illinois Central Railroad 1882 Chicago, IL to New Orleans, LA
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