Consider the impact of the transcontinental railroad on Utah's industry. The pioneer period in Utah ended with the completion of the transcontinental railroad as changes in manufacturing and exporting impacted the economics of the area. An excerpt from the 22-part video series THE GEOGRAPHY OF UTAH, conceived and written by Albert L. Fisher, PhD (University of Utah). The series encompasses the political, cultural, historical and sociological geography of the state of Utah. It describes the activities, the land and the people. Much of the video material was videotaped on location throughout Utah, giving viewers valuable field trip experiences.