READING COMPREHENSION – THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD

A meeting of the engines at the Golden Spike National Historic Site, where the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads came together in on May 10, 1869.

Read the article on the Transcontinental Railroad and complete the sentences.

1) Today to travel from the east to the west coast of the US only takes ____.
2) In the first half of the 18th century it took about ____.
3) The First Transcontinental Railroad was built ____.
4) The First Transcontinental Railroad was ____ long.
5) It connected the Union Pacific Railroad and the ____.
6) The Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad met at ____.
7) The First Transcontinental Railroad was completed on ____.
8) After the railroad was finished, the journey across the US only took ____.
9) The price of the journey dropped significantly, to just ____.
10) The Golden Spike National Historic Site opened in ____.
11) Each year the park attracts about ____.
12) Visitors can see the replicas of the original ____.

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