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The Day The Rails Reached Phoenix
The two transcontinental railroad lines across Arizona along the 32nd and 35th Parallels were completed by 1883 but there was still no line running through Phoenix...
Maricopa remained a relatively quiet little railroad junction until one day in 1910.
The Day the Train Rolled into Phoenix
The Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad was chartered and the task of establishing grades and laying down track began in earnest on November 1st, 1886.