Railroad Expansion

Main

Western Union Railroad

May 10, 1869

Ran from San Jose, CA, to Sacramento, CA to connect the cities with the Transcontinental Railroad

Transcontinental Railroad built

May 10, 1869

Two rail companies started on each side of the country and they built toward each other. One started in Sacramento, CA and the other started in Omaha, NE.

The Northern Pacific RR

1883

Finished in 1883. It stretched from Lake Superior to Portland, OR.

The Santa Fe Extension

1883

Stretched from Atchinson, KS, to Los Angeles, CA.

Southern Pacific

1883

Los Angeless, CA, to New Orleans, LA.

The Great Northern

1893

It ran from St. Paul, MN, to Seattle, WA.