Transcontinental Railroad http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Documentary traces railroad construction, and Wyoming’s origin http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/documentary-traces-railroad-construction-and-wyoming-s-origin <p></p><p></p><p>A new documentary shows how the construction of the transcontinental railroad helped shape Wyoming into the place it is today.</p><p></p><p>Producer Tom Manning says the railroad is the reason that towns like Cheyenne, Laramie and Rock Springs exist.</p><p></p><p>“Without the transcontinental railroad going across Wyoming, of course, there would be no Wyoming,” Manning said. “You know, it was really quite a vast emptiness out there.”</p><p></p><p>The film will premiere on Wyoming PBS on Sunday, March 10<sup>th</sup> at 7 p.m.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:13:19 +0000 Willow Belden 37481 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Documentary traces railroad construction, and Wyoming’s origin