On December 12, 2019, I participated in the “Transcontinental Railroad History Day Project” conducted by students and teachers from Highland Elementary School in Bakersfield, California. The Highland’s team posed questions via email to me about the political, economic, and social impact of the first transcontinental railroad on the westward expansion of the United States. I, in turn, responded via email to each of their challenging and thoughtful questions. We engaged in our exchange of ideas for almost an hour. To be included in the internet discussion with the Highland’s team was greatly rewarding for me. I thank them for including me in the project. This photograph shows them concentrating on their end of the interchange.