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End of Track | Introduction

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End of Track is the story of the Transcontinental Railroad's construction march across southern Wyoming and the growing pains of a state in its infancy. It's a story of incredible engineering achievements, a story of greed and corruption, and a clash cultures. But it's also a story of hope.

End of Track | Quick Build

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The first series of tracks were not built to last, speed was of the essence. Because of this, along with equipment failure and human error there were sometimes disastrous consequences.

End of Track | Track Laying

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After a poor start in 1865, a firm that was hired to take charge of track laying. The firm got the tracks moving westward.  This established a huge and varied labor force.

End of Track | Turntable

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In 1865 Dodge was scouting an area in the Laramie Mountains and discovered a pass where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains. This flat stretch permitted a turntable to be built.

End of Track | Railroad Division Point

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Grenville Dodge chose Cheyenne as the division point for the Transcontinental Railroad.  A city was born and along with it growing pains and challenges.