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The History of the Pennsylvania Railroad


As you most likely know, Pennsylvania is a state rich with history. Philadelphia was, after all, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. However, this was not the only major achievement to come out of Pennsylvania. The state was also home to the most successful railroad company in the history of the country -- the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

What was the Pennsylvania Railroad?

The Pennsylvania Railroad was built in 1846 as a way to connect Harrisburg…

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