American Experience

Building a Railroad in the Desert

Clip: Season 15 | 56s

Railroad workers had to lay track across a 40 mile stretch of Nevada desert. In just a single day, workers were able to lay more than six miles of rail.

Aired: 01/27/03

Expires: 09/22/23

Rating: NR

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