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Celebrating The 150th Anniversary Of The Transcontinental Railroad

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On May 10, 1869, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad met at a remote peak in Utah. The completion of the transcontinental railroad was a national media event and its sesquicentennial is being celebrated all along the route this year. Jeff Lunden (@jefflunden) reports.

This segment aired on May 9, 2019.

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