Frontier Transportation

Horses * Stagecoaches * Railroads * Biographies * Railroad Museums

The Horse

Lots of information and links covering all aspects of the horse.
USA Horses - Horses Online
International Museum of the Horse
Kentucky Horse Park
AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION
DallyPost - Search tool for equine professionals and horse enthusiasts
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The Stagecoach

Bronze Stagecoach - The American Western History Museum
The Wells Fargo Site
The Stagecoach Robbery Mystery
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The Railroad Companies

Union Pacific Railroad Company
Check their detailed and excellent "Historical Overview" and their list of Railroad Museums and Photo Gallery!
A Brief History of the Transcontinental Railroad.

The connection of the transcontinental railroad was officially finalized with
the Golden Spike at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. Thus, for the first time,
the railroads crossed the entire American continent!
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Model Railroading

Chris' Model Railroading Info - many links.
I hope to expand this section soon for those of you interested in creating models of the Old West era.
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Biographies - Famous Men of Transportation - (From THE WEST TV Series)

Charles Crocker (1822 - 1888)
Planned and managed the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad
Leland Stanford (1824 - 1893)
One of the "Big Four" that built California's Central Pacific Railroad
John Gibbon (1827 - 1896)
Army Commander guarding Union Pacific Railroad workers from Indian attacks
The Big Four (CA State Railroad Museum)
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Railroad Museums

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum: Photographs, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the first transcontinental railroad.
California State Railroad Museum
National Railway Historical Society
Railroad Information Online
Golden Gate Railroad Museum
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