It received a Nobel Prize for Technological Achievement.
It was the first railroad in the world to go across an entire continent.
It was the first railroad to use gas powered engines.
The engines could go 100 mph.
The government would pay them if they built at least 40 miles.
They would owe the bank a lot of money if they didn't build that much.
One of the managers had a farm 40 miles away from the starting point.
The managers were bet a lot of money that they couldn't build at least 40 miles.
East to west
West to easy
The Sierra Nevada mountains
The Great Salt Lake
The Rocky Mountains
The Mojave Desert
People not following laws
ALL OF THE ABOVE
Everything needed to shipped around the Cape of Good Horn to San Francisco.
The workers needed to paid a lot of money
There were high taxes in California
Whoever built more received more money
Whoever buit more received more land
The west going east
The east going west
They gave them money
They gave the land.
They hunted them down.
They moved them
A bank in France
A type of credit card
A series of bribes made to congressmen and senators when the Transcontinental Railroad was being built
A city in Louisiana
2 years to 2 months
6 years to 1 month
6 months to 7 days
1 year to 3 months