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Did you know that in 1876, the Transcontinental Express train made a trip from New York City to San Francisco  on the transcontinental railroad in 83 hours and 39 minutes (that’s about 3 ½ days)?  ‘Transcontinental’ means ‘across the continent’.  Before the transcontinental railroad, a trip from one side of the United States to the other would take months travelling over the land or weeks if you took a ship all the way around South America.  Today it takes about 45 hours to drive straight and only 6 hours to fly from New York to San Francisco!

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