This blank template can be used for students to identify important places and physical features related to the creation of the first transcontinental railroad from 1863-1869. Students can find symbols to add to the key and correlate them to the map.
Suggested places for students to identify: Sacramento, California
Central Pacific Railroad route
Promontory Point, Utah
Union Pacific Railroad route
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Students may also change the colors of the background, the map, and add other items or scenes that are appropriate.