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The Pacific Railroad, how it may be built

A. A. Sargent

The Pacific Railroad, how it may be built

Speech ... in the House of Representatives, April 9, 1862.

by A. A. Sargent

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Published by s.n. in [Washington? .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesWestern Americana, 1550-1900 -- reel 473, no. 4761.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination16 p.
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15439981M

California State Railroad Museum Foundation does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. California State Railroad Museum Foundation may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. Pacific Railway Acts, (, ), two measures that provided federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction of a transcontinental railroad across the United States.. The first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, ) authorized the building of the railroad and granted rights of way to the Union Pacific to build westward from Omaha, Neb., and to the Central Pacific to build eastward from.

The Union Pacific Railroad (reporting marks UP, UPP, UPY), legally Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific, is a freight-hauling railroad that operates 8, locomotives o miles (51, km) routes in 23 U.S. states west of Chicago and New Union Pacific Railroad system is the second largest in the United States after BNSF and is one of the world's largest Headquarters: Douglas Street, Omaha, . The completion of the Great Pacific Railroad , was the grandest event of the nineteenth century. Its length, exclusive of branches, is over 2, miles, and crosses nine distinct mountain ranges, which are tunneled in several places; also, many wonderful bridges were built, spanning chasms of fearful and precipitous depth. This great enterprise was begun in , and completed in

- Significance: The Central Pacific First Transcontinental Railroad is a segment of the western half of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California to Promontory Summit, Utah between and , where it joined the Union Pacific Railroad which had built west from Omaha. And for books on the Chinese railroadmen there are The Great Iron Rail by R. W. Howard (Putnam, ), A Work of Giants: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad by W. G. Griswold (McGraw-Hill, ), The Chinese Role in Building the Central Pacific (Southern Pacific, ), The Big Four by Oscar Lewis (New York, ) and A World on Wheels.


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Shortly after the driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Point, Utah, onJames Strobridge — the construction foreman of the Central Author: Andrew Graybill.

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Nothing Like It in the World gives the account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad—the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese Cited by:   According to the Chinese Railroad Workers Project, Central Pacific started with a crew of 21 Chinese workers in January Chinese laborers at work on.

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Southern Pacific tracks reach El Paso. When the friends of the Pacific Railroad can approach a capitalist and answer all these questions, they may begin to hope for a realization of their wishes.

This, then, involves a survey, a practical Railroad survey; and before the success of the enterprise can be established, both time and money must be expended in a survey. The Northern Pacific Railway (reporting mark NP) was a transcontinental railroad that operated across the northern tier of the western United States, from Minnesota to the Pacific was approved by Congress in and given nearly forty million acres (62, sq mi;km 2) of land grants, which it used to raise money in Europe for sor: Burlington Northern, (later BNSF).

Union Pacific Railroad Company, company that extended the American railway system to the Pacific Coast; it was incorporated by an act of the U.S. Congress on July 1, The original rail line was built westward 1, miles (1, km) from Omaha, Nebraska, to meet the Central Pacific, which was being built eastward from Sacramento, California.

S to 15, Chinese workers toiled along the line between and the railroad’s completion oncomprising 90 percent. Union Pacific operates North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states in the western two-thirds of the United States.

The Pacific Railway A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad. Before the advent of the transcontinental railroad, a journey across the continent to the western states meant a dangerous six month trek over rivers, deserts, and atively, a traveler could hazard a six week sea voyage around Cape Horn, or sail to Central America and cross the Isthmus of Panama by.

In he wound up working in train service for the Southern Pacific, a railroad career he pursued for the next 20 years. While working out of Dunsmuir for SP he began writing down the stories of the men he was working with, which led to the publication of his first book in In his book detailing the Transcontinental Railroad's construction, "The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad, Nothing Like It In The World," author Stephen Ambrose points out the Central Pacific would likely never have existed without the tireless efforts of Theodore Judah.

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The information provided is supplemental in nature and is not, and should not be considered or deemed to be better than that available in the Company's publicly available reports filed with the.

Released days before the th anniversary of the railroad’s completion,the book is the most comprehensive account to date of. Part 4 is a brief look into the laborers who built the Union Pacific’s section of the Transcontinental Railroad, extending from Omaha, Nebraska to Promontory Point, Utah.

The Union Pacific Heads West. By the late s pressure had begun to mount for the building of an American transcontinental railroad. How we built the Union Pacific Railway -- Address at Omaha centennial -- Bulding of Union Pacific Railroad and its relation to Council Bluffs and western Iowa -- Fortieth anniversary of driving last spike -- What I know of Harriman -- Tribute to Gen.

Dodge -- Speech in Congress, Mar. 25,on. The Central Pacific Railroad (CPRR) was a rail company chartered by U.S. Congress in to build a railroad eastwards from Sacramento, California, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North orated inCPRR ceased operation in when it was acquired by Southern Pacific Railroad as a leased of operation: J –April 1,but.

Forming The Modern Southern Pacific. The vaunted Southern Pacific name carries a complex history although its immediate heritage can be traced back to the Transcontinental Railroad's completion. When the Central Pacific (CP) and Union Pacific met on at Promontory Summit, Utah the West was opened to new means of economic development and settlement, enabling travelers to take cross.

How We Built the Union Pacific Railway: and Other Railway Papers and Addresses by Grenville M. Dodge, 41 page hardback, © Reprint of address to U.S. Senate. Illustrated with photos (example shown).

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Stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents are treasures of western Americana that illustrate the history of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California over the Sierra Nevada mountains, the to end of track at the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory, Utah where the rails were joined on with the Union.