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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Grading on the Transcontinental Railroad

  • Aired: 01/27/2003
  • 00:55
  • Expires: 09/22/2023
  • Rating: NR
Grading was the most difficult job during construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. To blast through cuts in the mountains, up to 500 kegs of black powder were used each day.
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