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When was the transcontinental railroad completed?


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2012-02-03 20:03:10
2012-02-03 20:03:10

May 10, 1869 was the date that the golden spike was driven , near Promontory, Utah, thereby joining the eastern and western portions of the transcontinental railroad.

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The construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad started in 1863 and was finished in 1869. When it was first completed, it was known as the Pacific Railroad.

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The completed transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869. The two ends met at the small town of Promontory Point, UT.

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Ulysses Grant was the US president when the transcontinental railroad was finished in 1869.

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The two railroad companies involved in the transcontinental railroad were the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. They completed the track on May 10, 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah.


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