Who built the Great Northern Railroad?

Answer James Jerome Hill, the "Empire Builder," founded the Great Northern Railway in 1889. It was a combination of several existing railroads, and eventually stretched from the Great Lakes to the state o... Read More »

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When was the Alaska railroad built?

The Alaska railroad was first built in 1903. The original tracks consisted of a 50-mile northward route beginning at Seward, Alaska. The Alaska Central Railway company was responsible for construct... Read More »

When was the Canadian Pacific Railroad built?

The Canadian Pacific Railway was built in segments between 1867 and 1885 as the country of Canada moved westward. As more of the western Providences joined the Canadian federation the railway was e... Read More »

When was the Southern Pacific Railroad built?

In 1865 a group of businessmen started the Southern Pacific Railroad. From 1874 to 1881, new tracks were put in place across the United States. The task was completed on Jan. 12, 1883. The U.S. had... Read More »

When was the Northern Pacific Railway built?

Construction started on the Northern Pacific Railroad in 1867. The railroad was formally opened in 1883, with President Ulysses S. Grant driving a "Golden Spike" to mark the completion of the main ... Read More »