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The great railroad route to the Pacific, and its connections

The great railroad route to the Pacific, and its connections

showing the relation of the Alabama and Chattanooga railroad to the proposed southern line to the Pacific.

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Published by A. Mudge in Boston .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 40091)

SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 40091.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination10 p.
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17549892M

California's symbolic and tangible connection to the rest of the country was fused at Promontory Summit, Utah, as the "last spike" was driven to join the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads, thereby completing the First Transcontinental Railroad on (before that time, only a few local rail lines operated in the State, the first being the Sacramento Valley.   Canada begins here: this is Pierre Burton's thesis as he takes from from BC entering Confederation on the promise of the railway, to the Pacific Scandal, to the iron will and tortured soul of Sir John A. Macdonald. When you have finished the book, you WILL agree: Canada begins here, and we all owe a great deal to Macdonald for ensuring its birth/5(25). Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad's time table featured the speed of its route from St. Louis, Kansas City, or Chicago to Los Angeles. The time table emphasized express trains and fewer changes of cars than competing lines.


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Inthe Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies began building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to. Get this from a library.

The great railroad route to the Pacific, and its connections: showing the relation of the Alabama and Chattanooga railroad and its connections book the proposed southern line to the Pacific.

[Alabama and Chattanooga Railroad Company.]. Map of the transcontinental route of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and its connections, circa where the distances are so great, the railroad brought near and far closer together.

Union Pacific operates along much of the original Transcontinental Railroad route between Sacramento, Calif., and Omaha, Neb., but it's routes also connect every state from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. See how the railroad winds throughout the West in this map from the pages of Trains Magazine.

Map of the Great Central Route and its connections, the most central, attractive, direct and reliable thoroughfare between the eastern and western states. Summary Outline map of the north-central and northeastern states indicating larger cities, county boundaries, and railroad network emphasizing the Michigan Central Railroad and the Great.

Central Pacific Railroad to Sacramento Western Pacific Railroad to San Francisco.” It contains traveler’s maps, diagrams of railroad routes and stops, and color “panorama” illustrations – including the one in the photo at left, depicting San Francisco.

The book was “entered according to Act of Congress by Alfred A. Hart, in. The Overland Route was a train route operated jointly by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad / Southern Pacific Railroad, between Council Bluffs, Iowa / Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California over the grade of the First Transcontinental Railroad (aka the "Pacific Railroad") which had been opened on Passenger trains that operated over the line.

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.

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The Modern Canadian Pacific Railway. By the turn of the 20th century Canadian Pacific's network was largely complete. Its one notable addition was the purchase of the mile Spokane International, linking Eastport, Idaho at the U.S.

border with Spokane, Washington (the SI was later sold to Union Pacific in the 's). The Great Northern Railway (reporting mark GN) was an American Class I g from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of 19th-century railroad entrepreneur James J.

Hill and and its connections book developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S. [Outline map of the United States showing proposed railroad routes to the Pacific].

For a similar map see Carl I. Wheat's Mapping the Transmississippi West, v. 3 (San Francisco, Institute of Historical Cartography, ) p. Contributor: McAlpine, William J.

The Grand Trunk Railway (reporting mark GT) was a railway system that operated in the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario and in the American states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

The railway was operated from headquarters in Montreal, Quebec, with corporate headquarters in London, England (4 Warwick House Street). The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad (CRI&P RW, sometimes called Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway) (reporting marks CRIP, RI, ROCK) was a Class I railroad in the And its connections book States.

It was also known as the Rock Island Line, or, in its final years, The Rock. At the end ofit operated 7, miles of road on 10, miles of track; that year it repor million ton-miles.

The Transcontinental Railroad was also known as the Pacific Railroad for a while and later on as the Overland Route – after the main passenger transport service that operated the line.

The idea of building such a line was present in America for decades before the construction was authorized by the Pacific Railroad Acts of and Map Map exhibiting the fixed location of the main trunk of the New-Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western Railroad of Louisiana, together with its proposed branches, connections and extensions in Louisiana, Arkansas & Texas; also its connecting steamship routes from Berwicks Bay to ports in the Gulf of Mexico, together with the advantages in point of directness & diminished distance to the Pacific.

Title Map of the Atlantic and Great Western Railway, with its connections, Summary Outline map of eastern United States from the Great Lakes to Charleston, S.C., showing drainage, cities and towns, county boundaries, and the railroad network, main lines indicated in heavy red and black; chartered in as successor to Meadville Company.

*The Great Railroad Routes to the Pacific, and Their Connections. [US Government Map] American Photo-Lithographic Co., NY, [published as part of report to accompany bill No. 40th Congress, 3d Session, Rep. Com. Map of the Pacific Railroads: This map is clearly a part of the history of the railroad expansions in this.

Map showing the new transcontinental route of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad and its connections. Map covering the southwestern states but extending from Chicago to the Pacific Coast. Contributor: Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company - Chicago & Pacific Railroad - G.W. In its time table the railroad stressed the natural features and wonders along its route and its picturesque sites.

The road also used a massive map of the nation to expose its western connections. | Book. Leaves of Grass. An excerpt from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. Union Pacific Railroad Company. Progress of the Union Pacific railroad west from Omaha, Nebraska, across the continent, making, with its connections, an unbroken line from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.

UPRR, New York, United States. Army. Corps of Topographical Engineers. Exploration and survey of the valley of the Great Salt Lake of. When completed in the early 20th century, the Western Pacific marked one of the last major projects of its kind ever undertaken. According to Brian Solomon's book, "Southern Pacific Railroad," the very first "Western Pacific Railroad Company" dates back to the Transcontinental Railroad, incorporated on Decem by Collis Huntington to give the then-Central Pacific Railroad (CP) direct.

The Northwestern Pacific Railroad (reporting mark NWP) is a railroad covering the 62 mi ( km) stretch between Schellville and Windsor with freight and Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commuter trains.

Formerly, it was a regional railroad that served the entire North Coast of California, with a main line running miles ( km) from Schellville to Eureka, along with an additional. The C&NW's declining physical plant caused Union Pacific to switch its Chicago connection for passenger services to the Milwaukee Road, effective Octo In the railroad discontinued its Twin Cities ' ' and the '' name disappeared entirely by As bad as things were throughwhen the company reported losses of more.

Item # A scarce, colorful promotional for the Rock Island Route, as well as its national and international connections, with a fascinating stamp of an Australian sales agent. One side of the sheet prints an extensive promotional text and timetables for the various routes and services of the Chicago, Rock Island, & Pacific Railway.

Only one railroad managed to secure such a route, the Milwaukee Road. Unfortunately, the Panic of resulted in Northern Pacific's bankruptcy whereupon it lost its WC holdings.

Afterwards, the railroad remained an independent for more than a decade and even grew slightly by opening service to Duluth ( miles) on Janu An incredible feat of engineering, the Canadian Pacific Railway opened up the wild western provinces to settlement and played a key role in the expansion of Confederation.

These tracks carried steam-powered trains from coast to coast and stitched Canada together in its very early days. The Transcontinental Railroad was completed when the final "Golden Spike" was driven into the rail bed on Sources. Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns along the Union Pacific Railroad, by Dick Kreck.

The Great Railroad Revolution:. The civil engineer who advocated strongly for the building of the railroad, identified the route through the Sierra Nevada mountains Signed the letters of incorporation for the Central Pacific Line Big Four Investors in the Central Pacific Railroad who wrestled control from Judah were.

In Februarythe Southern Pacific Railroad created a new path for Americans who wanted to head out West. Its transcontinental “Sunset Route” was officially completed, connecting New. The lines operated by the Union Pacific south and west of Salt Lake City were originally those of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad, which completed its route to Los Angeles in Instead of building a new route through Utah, in the Los Angeles and Salt Lake purchased the former Utah and Pacific Railroad line between Milford and.

The story goes that onthe Central Pacific Railroad’s tracks from the west were connected to the Union Pacific Railroad’s tracks from the east in Promontory Summit, Utah. railroads had extended any great distance when initially completed.

The one exception was the Pennsylvania Railroad, which stretched some miles west of its point of origin, but its terminus was Pittsburgh, a bustling commercial center on the Ohio River, with established riverine connections to St. Louis and New Orleans.

The Pennsylvania. Map of the Central Pacific Railroad of California from the 39th to the 98th mile inclusive, showing connections with the U.S. Land Surveys.

Sacramento, Cal. Courtesy Bud Uzes. Colton Map of the Union Pacific Railroad and Connections, c. The Katy, which gained its nickname during the year's of its ownership by Jay Gould, when the company was leased to the Missouri Pacific and was called the Kansas-Texas line, was a strong independent company which, like every railroad, went through periods.

The tunnel was completed in and its southern portal opened onto the Great Northern and Northern Pacific's new "Union Depot" -- now King Street Station. Not to be outdone, the Union Pacific's subsidiary Oregon-Washington Railroad soon announced plans for its own grand terminal.

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Map showing land grant of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. in western Washington and northern Oregon: corrected up to Sept. 1, Map showing Smith's Cove-West Point district () Map showing West Seattle waterfront district ().

The transcontinental railroad was also called the Pacific Railroad and the Overland Route. The total length of the First Transcontinental Railroad was 1, miles.

The Central Pacific Railroad was controlled by four men called the "Big Four". They were Leland Stanford, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker.

Union Pacific Railroad created its famous shield logo as a symbol of strength and a tie to the company's heritage with the Pacific Railroad Act. Signed by President Lincoln, the Act advanced UP's construction and opened up the American West.

First introduced inthe UP shield is one of the oldest corporate logos in the United States. In addition to more pages of reading matter, there are nine new illustrations, 45 in all, with a map of the new route to Yo Semite Valley and the Big Trees, a new map of the Pacific Railroad, together with the first and only COMPLETE MAP OF THE WORLD, showing the Continental route "AROUND THE WORLD," including many connecting lines.Get this from a library!

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The 35th parallel route became the Rock Island line from Memphis to Tucumcari, N.M., and westward from there the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway to Los Angeles. The southernmost route.