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Railroad Building Pacific Union - Duty Bound on the Union Pacific: One Man's Story of Building Lincoln's Transcontinental Railroad
Duty Bound on the Union Pacific: One Man's Story of Building Lincoln's Transcontinental Railroad

In 2019, America marks the 150th anniversary of completing the transcontinental railroad. In this exciting retelling of winning the West, a former soldier, Colton Rusk, finds himself neck deep in Indian battles, train wrecks, troubles with Hell on Wheels, and the daunting challenges of achieving the impossible. His adventures place him next to Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and the unethical Dr. Thomas Durant as they struggle to join East and West. The railroad’s story is one of America’s most enduring Western epics. Colton’s adventures prove the spirit that won the West was anything but polite. Based on actual historical events. Contains 30 historic photographs, including several believed never before published

  • ASIN: 1493677586
  • Part No: black & white illustrations
Pacific Railroad Union Building - Building Union Pacific 844: The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class
Building Union Pacific 844: The Birth of the FEF-3 Steam Class

Union Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 844 continues to be familiar to generations of rail enthusiasts. When erected in December 1944, this 4-8-4 type was the last steam locomotive built for Union Pacific. However, until now, few details were available regarding the day-by-day activity that was involved in the actual construction of 844. This book looks at newly-discovered information about the engine's construction by the American Locomotive Company of Schenectady, N.Y., why it came to be built, and how it survived to become a "living legend" for Union Pacific. Includes 58 black & white illustrations.

  • ASIN: 0942035984
Building Pacific Railroad Union - Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

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 immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers, and the other laborers who did the backbreaking and dangerous work on the tracks.The U.S. government pitted two companies—the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Railroads—against each other in a race for funding, encouraging speed over caution. Locomotives, rails, and spikes were shipped from the East through Panama or around South America to the West or lugged across the country to the Plains. In Ambrose's hands, this enterprise, with its huge expenditure of brainpower, muscle, and sweat, comes vibrantly to life.

  • Color: Yellow
  • Brand: Stephen E Ambrose
  • ASIN: 0743203178
  • Part No: new18-20160824-c0017623
Union Pacific Building Railroad - Union Pacific: A Western Story
Union Pacific: A Western Story

From one of the most beloved Western authors comes an epic historical tale of adventure and romance in the great wilderness.Against the epic backdrop of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad across plains and deserts and through the mountains to meet up with the Southern Pacific in Utah comes a sprawling, historical tale. Warren Neale is a brilliant civil engineer who is constantly confronted with construction problems. He is sided by Larry Red King, a Texas gunfighter and friend. Allie Lee, who is heading east from California on a wagon train, is the sole survivor of an Indian raid in the Black Hills. Neale and a small company of US cavalry find Allie hidden at the scene and nearly out of her mind in terror. Al Slingerland, a trapper and buffalo hunter, has a cabin in a nearby valley, and Allie is taken there to recover.Benton is the wild town set up overnight to service the vices of the multitude of railroad workers. The only law is that which the soldiers impose, but their concern is not really in enforcing law in Benton, but in protecting the men laying the tracks and the supply trains. In addition to the natural obstacles that impede the building of the Union Pacific, workers must contend with the equally great weight of constant graft and corruption, against which Larr...

  • ASIN: 1634504348
Pacific Union Building Railroad - Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad
Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad

Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create permanent towns in the interior West.

  • ASIN: B00DQBB5KO
Pacific Building Union Railroad - Union Pacific: Volume I, 1862-1893
Union Pacific: Volume I, 1862-1893

The Union Pacific Railroad is renowned as America’s first transcontinental railroad and is one of the strongest companies in the railroad industry today. The laying of the golden spike in Promontory, Utah, in 1869 marked not only the opening of the continent to settlement but also the transformation of the United States from an agricultural nation to an industrial one.Maury Klein, America’s foremost railroad historian, re-creates the powerful personalities and dramatic events that led to the construction of this legendary railroad. Fully illustrated with over one hundred historic photographs and maps, Union Pacific details the feat of engineering and human strength that conquered the terrain of the desert and mountains and also the colorful wheelings and dealings that were waged in executive boardrooms in New York and Boston and in the chambers of Congress as dreamers and scoundrels, politicians and patriots forged a pioneering enterprise in transportation. Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Life and Legend of Jay Gould.

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816644594
  • Part No: 117 halftones, 5 line art illustrations
Union Railroad Pacific Building - Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present
Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest Railroad from 1969 to the Present

Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "thoroughly and compellingly detailed history," Volumes I and II of Maury Klein's monumental history of the Union Pacific Railroad covered the years from 1863-1969. Now the third and final volume brings the story of the Union Pacific--the oldest, largest, and most successful railroad of modern times--fully up to date. The book follows the trajectory of an icon of the industrial age trying to negotiate its way in a post-railway world, plagued by setbacks such as labor disputes, aging infrastructure, government de-regulation, ill-fated mergers, and more. By 1969 the same company that a century earlier had triumphantly driven the golden spike into Promontory Summit--to immortalize the nation's first transcontinental railway--seemed a dinosaur destined for financial ruin. But as Klein shows, the Union Pacific not only survived but is once more thriving, which proves that railways remain critical to commerce and industry in America, even as passenger train travel has all but disappeared. Drawing on interviews with Union Pacific personnel past and present, Klein takes readers inside the great railroad--into its boardrooms and along its tracks--to show how the company adapted to the rapidly changing world of modern transportation. The book also offers f...

  • ASIN: 0195369890
  • Part No: 9780195369892
Railroad Pacific Building Union - Union Pacific: Volume II, 1894-1969
Union Pacific: Volume II, 1894-1969

The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, one of the worst depressions Americans had yet experienced, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy. Maury Klein examines the complex challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century—the expanding role of government and its restrictive regulations, the growth of labor unions, the devastating effects of two world wars, and the growing competition from new modes of transportation—and how, under the innovative and influential leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. Union Pacific has remained one of the strongest railroads in the country, surviving the eras of government regulation and the corporate mergers of the past twenty-five years. Insightful, definitive in scope, rich in colorful anecdotes and superb characterizations, Union Pacific is a fascinating saga not only of a particular railroad but also about how that industry transformed America.Maury Klein is professor of history at the University of Rhode Island. He is the author of several books, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Life and Legend of Jay Gould.

  • Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press
  • ASIN: 0816644608
  • Part No: 114 halftones, 15 line art illustrations
 - Van Horne's Road : The Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Van Horne's Road : The Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway

Building Union Pacific Railroad

 - Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Across Wyoming - eBook
Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Across Wyoming - eBook

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific Through Nebraska - eBook

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How We Built the Union Pacific Railroad - eBook

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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Railroad 1869 Along the Historic Union Pacific in Utah to Promontory - eBook

Building Union Pacific Railroad

 - Guide to the Union Pacific Railroad Lands : 12,000,000 Acres: 3,000,000 Acres in Central and Eastern Nebraska Now for Sale
Guide to the Union Pacific Railroad Lands : 12,000,000 Acres: 3,000,000 Acres in Central and Eastern Nebraska Now for Sale

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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The Union Pacific: America's Largest Railroad - eBook

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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Union Pacific & Transcontinental Railroad - eBook

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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Building Union Pacific Railroad

In 1862, the Pacific Railroad Act chartered the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies, and tasked them with building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from east to west. Over the next seven years, the two companies would race toward each other from S...

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