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A Souvenir of the trans-continental excursion of railroad agents, 1870

A Souvenir of the trans-continental excursion of railroad agents, 1870

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Published by Weed, Parsons in Albany .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • West (U.S.) -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby One of the party
    SeriesSelected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 88692
    ContributionsOne of the party
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination92 p.
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15342762M

    Although the Pacific Extension was privately funded, predecessor roads did benefit from the federal land grant act, so it cannot be said to have been built without federal aid. Tunnel No. So far as our observation went, they were models of industry and faithfulness. The line reached the Colorado River across from Fort Yuma, Arizona inthe end of the distance the charter allowed. The act gave the railroad companies land where they could build the railroad. Entomology Expert B.

    They could now travel faster, safer, and cheaper by train. After getting clear of the almost interminable snowsheds, the grand scenery around us was greatly enjoyed. Lengthen out that valley, raise those mountains but a little, and you look down on Yosemite from the track of the Central Pacific. A train from San Francisco reached Los Angeles the same day. With the end of the Civil War came increased government supervision. The Zephyr often uses the original route on the westbound runs from Winnemucca to Wells, Nevada.

    At the " Summit House," a most excellent breakfast was provided; All were in capital eating order, and did the good things provided ample justice. The number of emigrants taking the Oregon and California Trails declined dramatically. The scandal was one of the biggest of the 19th century. The whiskey-drinking, rabble-rousing work crews made their way west, setting up temporary towns that came to be known as "hells on wheels. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The vast number of people who traveled the line, and the complex web of connecting routes that followed, set the USA on the path to economic abundance.


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A Souvenir of the trans-continental excursion of railroad agents, 1870 Download PDF Ebook

Track construction was completed through Colton in July Although the railroad later went bankrupt once the easy placer gold deposits around Placerville, California were depleted, Judah was convinced that a properly financed railroad could pass from Sacramento through the Sierra Nevada mountains to reach the Great Basin and hook up with rail lines coming from the East.

This incentive encouraged thousands of settlers to move west. The Humboldt river cuts its way through this defile of rocks, running rapidly and angrily along its pent up sides. Huntington persuaded Judah to accept financing from himself and four others: Mark Hopkinshis business partner; James Bailey, a jeweler; Leland Stanforda grocer; and Charles Crockera dry-goods merchant.

The Sierras had been bested. 1870 book just before the American Civil Warits construction A Souvenir of the trans-continental excursion of railroad agents considered to be one of the greatest American technological feats of the 19th century. During the preceding two years' work he and his assistants had been measuring under conditions never taught about in engineering schools.

Tracks were extended north through Salt Lake Citywhile simultaneously building south and eastward toward Grand Junction. They determined to make a profit on the construction itself.

Telegraph lines were built following the tracks, bringing near-instant communication. By their appearance and a peep into their abodes, we judged scarcity of water in that desert was not a serious drawback to these celestials.

Locomotive on Turntable detail of A. This line was built without the benefit of land grants or other government concessions. The two companies took advantage of these weaknesses in the legislation to manipulate the project and produce extra profit for themselves. The law provided payment by the mile, so the railroad built many miles of track rambling around the countryside, mostly on land Durant owned, never venturing further than 40 miles from Omaha.

We gazed long and enchanted on that scene of sublimity and beauty, and entered our train, saying, audibly, " Oh! We had rode many hundred miles in former years under his conductorship on the New York Central Railroad.

In the west, the four men heading the Central Pacific chose a simple name for their company, the "Contract and Finance Company. It was here on May 10, that Governor Stanford drove the Golden Spike or the Last Spikethat symbolized the completion of the transcontinental railroad.

The route is generally followed by Interstate 10 today. Hull and wife, Mrs. Construction on the 6, foot long tunnel began in Marchthe longest of its kind at the time, with workers digging round the clock from both ends.

Tunnel No. Dining meant bring your own and eat from a "pic-nic" basket on your lap, or hold out for the inconsistent and usually not very good foods offered at key stations along the line where trains crews changed, the engines took fuel and water or where engines were exchanged.

Transcontinental Railroad

Westward 1870 book. Courtesy Royal Geographical Society. A survey indicated that the best southern path ran through territory still held by Mexico.Timeline: Transcontinental Railroad Scottish mechanical engineer James Watt patents his design for the first practical steam engine, paving the way for the mechanized production of the Industrial Revolution.

In A Souvenir of the trans-continental excursion of railroad agents, George Stephenson engineers the world's first railway locomotive. Feb 08,  · Outstanding excursion - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

United States ; Colorado (CO) Antonito The guide book Ticket to Toltec is a well-written book with general history of the area and the railroad, as well as a mile-by-mile guide to the sights you'll pass by, written for both directions so you will never have to go backward through the 5/5.

Competition Begins for Second Transcontinental Line. While the race to complete the Pacific Railroad could perhaps be described as a horse race between two railroad companies, the competition for a transcontinental railroad line across Southern California and the southern part of the nation could perhaps be better described as a game of chess.By Abel T.

Page, dealer pdf all kinds of real estate, loan and collection agent, Grand Rapids, Michigan. [c] An Honor roll: containing a pictorial record of the war service of the men and women of Kalamazoo County, The first soil actually moved in the attempt to build a transcontinental railroad was turned July 4,on the south bank of Choteau pond, on the outskirts of St.

Louis, by Mayor Luther M.A Souvenir of the Transcontinental Ebook of Railroad Agents, By ebook of the party. Albany: Weed, Parson & Co., pp. by THOMAS A. WEED shows: CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILROAD. PRINCIPAL OFFICES. California St., San Francisco.

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In 1870, the U.S. Transcontinental Railroad was completed.