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Train Robberies In The Southwest
Railroads opened new opportunities for outlaws.
Del Potter’s Railroad
Potter and the Clifton and Northern Railroad.
The Central Pacific’s Chinese Trail
From Sacramento, California, to Promontory, Utah, the tale of China’s immigrant railroad workers still resonates 150 years later.
Omaha is Still “All Aboard”
Dressing up Union Station is just the ticket.
The Lens of History
A small band of determined photographers captured the humanity and the enormity of the construction of the transcontinental railroad for future generations.
Rails West … And East!
Rediscover America along the historic route of the transcontinental railroad in honor of the 150th anniversary of its epic construction.
Railroad Water Tanks
Those steam-driven trains depended on water and lots of it.
Robbing Trains Ain’t Rocket Science
The Train Robbers
By the 1890's train robberies were big business in the West.
Ride That Train!
Since the railroads helped build the West, railroad towns have been beacons of hospitality, welcoming travelers from far and near to rest and relax, and make themselves at home.
Del Potter’s Mule-Powered Railroad
The C & N RR had only one engine and it was pulled by a mule, but Del considered himself a full-fledged president of a railroad with rights to all privileges and courtesies.
An Angel and the Train Man
Jana Bommersbach shares her favorite Old West Saviors from her 10-year journey.