Transcontinental Railroad

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  • Transcontinental Railway
    • 1862 Pacific Railroad Act
      • Signed by President Lincoln
      • Agreed on Northern rote
      • Split job between companies
        • Union Pacific (From East)
        • Central Pacific (from West)
      • Loaned $14,000 to companies for each mile of track ($48,000 for mountain areas)
      • Gave companies land on either side of railroad to sell
    • Building boomed after end of Civil War in 1865
    • Union Pacific started on Omaha and built West
    • Central Pacific started in Sacramento, built East


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