Give me facts about the first continental railroad?
- Bung 2Lv 67 years agoFavorite Answer
The first railroad on any continent was in Europe, in England between Stockton and Darlington, a public joint stock company, it was opened in 1825.
The first chartered railroad on the North American continent was The Granite Railway in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1826.
The first trans-continental railroad built for a single operator was the Trans-Siberian railway in Czarist Russia. It was completed in 1904 and was Russian state owned from its inception, despite having a section which ran within China (Manchuria).
The so called "Trans-Continental Railroad" in North America was not an actual single owner operated railroad, but a route. Various stretches of it were built and are owned and operated by a variety of different companies. The only operator which offers a coast to coast service by virtue of having "running rights" over different company's tracks is the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, (Amtrak) formed on May 1, 1971. The service requires a change of trains in Chicago.
- 7 years ago
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