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Toilets on the 1880’s Railroads
Amenities were few and far between.
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.
The Orphan Trains
Between 1854 and 1929 an estimated 200,000 homeless, abandoned or orphaned children were placed by in homes throughout the U.S. and Canada in what became known as the Orphan Train Movement.
An Angel and the Train Man
Jana Bommersbach shares her favorite Old West Saviors from her 10-year journey.