First used in England in the early 1800s, trains quickly became the preferred mode of transport for both goods and people. The first trains were powered by steam and revolutionized industrial trade and the speed of commerce. By the 1830s, there were nearly 100 miles of railway track in England.
In the United States, the Transcontinental Railroad was completed on May 10th, 1869, when the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad companies combined tracks in Promontory, Utah. The two companies had agreed to build toward each other. From agreement to completion workers labored seven years on both sides facing great difficulties and risks to join the two lines. This monumental feat immediately reduced travel time from the eastern U.S. to the west from what was months to less than a week.
INCLUDES: Caboose Coal Car Cargo Car Working locomotive 12 Piece Oval Track set 1XAA (not included) Height: 4.000 inches and width: 5.750 inches
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Name Toy Train In A Tin SKU 07-0511