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Building the Transcontinental Railroad, the moonshot of the 19th Century

(Source: CBS News, June 16, 2019)

NEW YORK — It's something railroad enthusiasts believed they might never see again: one of the biggest steam locomotives ever built in America back on the tracks, rumbling west under its own steam. As Union Pacific # 4014 pulled out of Cheyenne, Wyoming, crowds lined the tracks, waving at engineer Ed Dickens, urging one more pull of the whistle.

Full story: CBS News

Monday, June 17, 2019

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