How are railroads built in the middle of no where?

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Maxxz:
In the late 1860’s the US transcontinental railroad was, for many miles, a railroad to nowhere. Trainloads of supplies carried them to the railhead. And towns, which were known as “hell on wheels,” were also loaded on cars and moved as the rail head progressed.

In many places like Wyoming there was nothing before the railroad came and the railroad itself created cities and towns.

Allan:
Mobile work camps.
Materials brought in on the already built section of the line.
Penelope:
Mobile work camps.
Materials brought in on the already built section of the line.
HapiKat:
The railroad builders bring the necessary parts of "somewhere" out into the middle of nowhere: the equipment they need, the materials, temporary housing and sanitation facilities, etc. Then they move all that stuff on to the next part of "nowhere" — which is now somewhat easier because they have some rails to move stuff on.
Manofthewest:
When Abe Lincoln granted two companies to link Omaha and the west coast, their was no 'where ' there. Cities grew up around the rails.
It was tough going, Chinese going east, and Irish going west. Across the Plains was the easiest route. (except for the Chinese, who had to deal with the Rockies going east). There is an excellent account of that venture by
Stephen Ambrose. For some reason I recall the authors name, but not the name of his book….Google it, it is an interesting read.
Doug Freyburger:
Trains carry in all of the materials to the construction point then carry anything that needs to go home back to the nearest station. Crews camp where ever the construction is – No easy when cutting through mountains or bridging across swamps.
Berry:
Mobile work camps.
Materials brought in on the already built section of the line.
Dickens:
Mobile work camps.
Materials brought in on the already built section of the line.
Sarah:
since we all have access To GPS. The Middle of nowhere Turned into the middle of somewhere. good question your on the right Track. Oh dear shall I get my coat. I often wondered how they make a rail bend .
Have you seen the Red Train That goes across the swiss alps to St Moritz my goodness what a journey. Ifyou love trains and its new one to you. Youtube it.
Percyqted:
Mobile work camps.
Materials brought in on the already built section of the line.

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