- "Transcontinental Railroad" may also be referring to the "First Transcontinental RailroadFirst Transcontinental RailroadThe First Transcontinental Railroad was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska The First...
A transcontinental railroad is a contiguous network of railroad trackage that crosses a continental land mass
A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are : Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.Plate tectonics is...
with terminals at different oceans or continental borders. Such networks can be via the tracks
The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, sleepers and ballast , plus the underlying subgrade...
of either a single railroad, or over those owned or controlled by multiple railway companies
A railway company or railroad company is an entity that operates a railroad track and/or trains. Such a company can either be private or public...
along a continuous route.