Photo by Richard L. Holt
In January of 1855, the Panama Railroad was completed. This railroad was the first railroad to connect the Atlantic at the Caribbean and the Pacific at the Gulf of Panama. US built this railroad and also owned it. From the Atlantic port it traveled southeast to reach the Pacific port, just as the Panama Canal does today.
Information curtesy of: Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum
Author: William Prusso
I've been a train junkie all my life... from the first Athearn tank car my dad bought me when I was about 4 to a full 14x16 foot HO layout in my barn, an ON30 layout in my office, an N gauge layout and I just started on a Z gauge.. I've been hooked all my days.