10 That Changed America

Web Extra: A Modern Ride on the Transcontinental Railroad

Clip: Season 2 Episode 3 | 3m 15s

Amtrak still operates passenger trains over portions of the original Transcontinental Railroad route. Even today, navigating that treacherous path can present challenges for engineers.

Aired: 07/24/18

Rating: TV-G

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10 that Changed America is made possible, in part, by The Joseph & Bessie Feinberg Foundation. Major funding is also provided by Joan and Robert Clifford, The Walter E. Heller Foundation, and other generous supporters.