25th November 2019


Where did the first transcontinental railroad start and end?

The rails of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" were joined on May 10, 1869, with the ceremonial driving of the "Last Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, after track was laid over a 2,826 km (1,756 mi) gap between Sacramento and Omaha, Nebraska/Council Bluffs, Iowa in six years by the Union Pacific Railroad and

Consequently, where does the Pacific Railroad start and end?

May 10, 1869: The Central Pacific and Union Pacific tracks meet in Promontory, Utah. May 15, 1869: The first transcontinental trains are run over the new line to Sacramento.

Where does the Union Pacific Railroad start and end?

In 1869 the Union Pacific Railroad out of Omaha, Nebraska, and the Central Pacific Railroad out of Sacramento, California linked tracks in the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah to form the first transcontinental railroad service in the United States.

Where did the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific meet?