Modern Marvels

Season 3 Episode 9

The Railroads That Tamed the West

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 1996 on The History Channel
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The Railroads That Tamed the West
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The year was 1869 and America had just completed the greatest building achievement in its history--the Transcontinental Railroad. A thin ribbon of steel and wood now connected East and West. But the fledgling country now faced an even greater challenge--how to harness the awesome potential of the railroad to tame the still wide-open and wild West.moreless

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