The Transcontinental Railroad

This book discusses the important milestone in the expansion of the United States and its impact on the nation, both positive and negative.

The Transcontinental Railroad

In May 1869, the US railroad network unified when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads came together in Promontory, Utah. This book discusses the important milestone in the expansion of the United States and its impact on the nation, both positive and negative.

The First Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad, originally called the Pacific Railroad, was a railroad built in the United States between 1863 and 1869 that connected the western part of America with its eastern part.

The First Transcontinental Railroad

The First Transcontinental Railroad, originally called the Pacific Railroad, was a railroad built in the United States between 1863 and 1869 that connected the western part of America with its eastern part. Built by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad, it connected the Eastern terminus of Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska with the railroad lines of the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California. In time, it would link in with the existing railway network present on the Eastern Coast of America, thus connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coast of the United States for the first time by rail. Because of this, the line received a second nickname, “the Overland Route.” The railroad was a government operation, authorized by Congress during the height of the Civil War. Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Acts in 1862 and again in 1864. To pay for it, the US government issued 30 year bonds, as well as granting government land to contractors. The construction of the line was a major achievement by both the Union Pacific (constructing westward from Iowa) and the Central Pacific (constructing eastward from California). The line was officially opened on May 10, 1869, with the Last Spike driven through the railway at Promontory Summit, Utah. James K. Wheaton looks at the history in this eBook.

United States Congressional Serial Set

Young for originating the idea of a transcontinental railroad, as is generally
believed in Utah, for he simply echoed the ... It was with great joy that the
Mormons saw the approach of the Union Pacific Railroad along in the sixties, for
the ride over ...

United States Congressional Serial Set


Congressional Serial Set

Young for originating the idea of a transcontinental railroad , as is generally
believed in Utah , for he simply echoed the ... It was with great joy that the
Mormous saw the approach of the Union Pacific Rail . road along in the sixties ,
for the ride ...

Congressional Serial Set


Serial set no 0 3099

Young for originating the idea of a transcontinental railroad , as is generally
believed in Utah , for he silnply echoed the ... It was with great joy that the
Mormous saw the approach of the Union Pacific Rail . road along in the sixties ,
for the ride ...

Serial set  no 0 3099


Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States

Young for originating the idea of a transcontinental railroad , as is generally
believed in Utah , for he siinply echoed the ... It was with great joy that the
Mormons saw the approach of the Union Pacific Rail . road along in the sixties ,
for the ride ...

Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States


American Cowboy

The dream of a transcontinental railroad became reality at Promontory Summit,
Utah, north of the Great Salt Lake, on May 10, 1869, when Leland Stanford of
Central Pacific Railroad drove in the final spike. Historical accounts disagree on ...

American Cowboy

Published for devotees of the cowboy and the West, American Cowboy covers all aspects of the Western lifestyle, delivering the best in entertainment, personalities, travel, rodeo action, human interest, art, poetry, fashion, food, horsemanship, history, and every other facet of Western culture. With stunning photography and you-are-there reportage, American Cowboy immerses readers in the cowboy life and the magic that is the great American West.

American Motorcyclist

This trestle and others like it along the route of the old Trans-Continental Railroad
may be restored to accomodate ... It is fitting that Utah is the first state to consider
the use of the Transcontinental Railroad as a recreational trail, as Utah is the ...

American Motorcyclist

American Motorcyclist magazine, the official journal of the American Motorcyclist Associaton, tells the stories of the people who make motorcycling the sport that it is. It's available monthly to AMA members. Become a part of the largest, most diverse and most enthusiastic group of riders in the country by visiting our website or calling 800-AMA-JOIN.

Utah History Encyclopedia

RAILROADS IN UTAH Historians agree that the driving of the golden spike mark -
ing the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Prom - ontory Summit , Utah
, on 10 May 1869 was one of the most important events in United States history ...

Utah History Encyclopedia

The first complete history of Utah in encyclopedic form, with entries from Anasazi to ZCMI!

Nothing Like It In the World

Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Nothing Like It In the World

Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Alfred A Hart Photographer of the Transcontinental Railroad

GENERAL WORKS Arrington , Leonard J. The Transcontinental Railroad and
Development of the West , " Utah Historical Society Quarterly , XXXVII / 1 ( Winter
, 1969 ) , pp . 4-15 . Argues that the railroad converted a nation of diverse
sections ...

Alfred A  Hart   Photographer of the Transcontinental Railroad


History of Utah 1889

On the 17th of May , one week after the completion of the transcontinental
railroad , ground was broken near the Weber River for a line between Ogden and
Salt Lake City , to be named the Utah Central . " 0 The road was built and
equipped ...

History of Utah  1889


History of the Pacific States of North America Utah

On the 17th of May , one week after the completion of the transcontinental
railroad , ground was broken near the Weber River for a line between Ogden and
Salt Lake City , to be named the Utah Central . 10 The road was built and
equipped ...

History of the Pacific States of North America  Utah


The American and Canadian West

Utah Hist . Q . 1969 37 ( 1 ) : 3 - 15 . Deals with the completion of the first
transcontinental railroad route , which occurred in Utah in 1869 , and the
centennial of the event . The author shows how the concept of the
transcontinental road ...

The American and Canadian West


Utah Historical Quarterly

As construction of the Transcontinental Railroad crossed southern Wyoming, the
Union Pacific's need for wood was immense, with at least 5,200 crossties—2,600
trees—per mile of track. Measuring between seven and eight feet in length and ...

Utah Historical Quarterly

List of charter members of the society: v. 1, p. 98-99.

The History of Utah s Railroads 1869 1883

First published in 1875 , this book gives a brief history and description of Utah ' s
narrow gauge railroads . Galloway , John D . The First Transcontinental Railroad
. New York : Simmons - Boardman , 1950 . Goetzmann , William H . Army ...

The History of Utah s Railroads  1869 1883


Transcontinental Railroad Thematic Unit

To group students ' knowledge about the building of the transcontinental railroad
, give them this pre - test orally . ... The Central Pacific and the Union Pacific
railroads met at this city on May 10 , 1869 : a ) Promontory Point , Utah b ) Omaha
 ...

Transcontinental Railroad Thematic Unit


The Transcontinental Railroad

Describes the building of the transcontinental railroad.

The Transcontinental Railroad

Describes the building of the transcontinental railroad.

Interpreting Local Culture and History

Virtually every hillside in Utah was settled by 1870 – settled by the time the
transcontinental railroad reached Utah . Thousands of Utahns ( and in 1869 that
term included the settlers of Franklin and Bear Lake counties in Idaho ) were
hired by ...

Interpreting Local Culture and History

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press In these essays, historians firmly rooted in the Pacific Northwest and the Great Basin share their experiences in bringing a wide variety of resources to bear in the illumination of local community life. The result is a range of techniques of value to all those who accept the challenge to interpret their own local culture and history with fresh insight and perspective.

The Utah and Northern Railroad

Something of its drama lingers still , and the citizens of northern Utah desire to
assure the perpetuation of the occasion ... The true significance of the first
transcontinental , effectuated by the union of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific
 ...

The Utah and Northern Railroad