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Union Pacific Railroad Building - The Story of the First  Trans-continental Railroad: Its Projectors, Construction and History [Illustrated]
The Story of the First Trans-continental Railroad: Its Projectors, Construction and History [Illustrated]

The construction of the Union Pacific Railroad was of greater importance to the people of the United States than the inauguration of steamship service across the Atlantic or the laying of the Atlantic Telegraph. Yet the one has been heralded from time to time and the other allowed to sink into temporary obscurity.To make good Americans of the coming generation all that is necessary is to make them proud of American achievements and the West was and is a field full of such.The building of the Pacific Railroad was one of the great works of man. Its promoters were men of small means and little or no financial backing outside of the aid granted them by the Government. It took nerve and good Yankee grit to undertake and carry out the project. How it was done it is hoped the succeeding pages may show.

  • ASIN: B073BJ6QNW
Building Pacific Railroad 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

The construction of the transcontinental railroad provides the backdrop for the story of Colton Rusk, a disabled soldier struggling to rebuild shattered lives in a coldhearted world. Rusk’s poignant story brings history to life with the enduring saga of Lincoln, Dodge, Grant, and the unethical Doctor Durant as they unite the country and open the savage West. The man who brought President Lincoln’s dreams into existence was Dr. Thomas Durant, a financial genius who reigned at a time when ruthless businessmen determined the fates of cities and states. Here is a novel that proves history does not have to be stuffy. It will keep you guessing, entertain you, and inject you into America’s exciting past. There is war, family love, epic turmoil, and perseverance against all odds. Omaha, Nebraska, has been the home of Union Pacific Railroad since the 1860’s. Yet, it strikes a peculiar chord that Omaha still refuses to honor the man who turned a frontier village into a thriving city. It takes a great story to understand why. Note: This title is an updated and improved story previously included in Omaha Gold by McDowell. It expands the historical storyline, adds previously unpublished historical detail, and eliminates the contemporary storyline.

  • ASIN: 1493677586
  • Part No: black & white illustrations
Building Pacific Railroad Union - 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
Pacific Union Railroad Building - 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...

  • Brand: Skyhorse Publishing
  • ASIN: 1634504348
Building Union Railroad Pacific - The First Transcontinental Railroad: A History of the Building of the Pacific Railroad
The First Transcontinental Railroad: A History of the Building of the Pacific 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. Whe...

  • ASIN: 1477424784
Union Railroad Building Pacific - Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad

On May 10, 1869, the final spike in North America's first transcontinental railroad was driven home at Promontory Summit, Utah. Illustrated with the author's carefully researched, evocative paintings, here is a great adventure story in the history of the American West--the day Charles Crocker staked $10,000 on the crews' ability to lay a world record ten miles of track in a single, Ten Mile Day.

  • Brand: Square Fish
  • ASIN: 0805047034
  • Part No: FBA-|287768
Union Railroad Pacific Building - Irish Gandy Dancer: A tale of building the Transcontinental Railroad
Irish Gandy Dancer: A tale of building the Transcontinental Railroad

John McGlinchey, a young Irish transplant from County Donegal finds little opportunity in South Philadelphia during Reconstruction era America. His war time savings nearly depleted, he is determined to find work and joins hundreds of his countrymen in one of the greatest engineering quests of the time, building the Trans-Continental Railroad. McGlinchey provides a first person narrative of the events he encounters that overturn many of his contemporary views of race and religion while at the same time providing an unvarnished view of people great and small that shaped this grand endeavor.

  • ASIN: 1452826315
Railroad Union Building Pacific - Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the Plains and Mountains, A Pictorial Documentary
Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the Plains and Mountains, A Pictorial Documentary

Dust jacket notes: "A PICTORIAL DOCUMENTARY: From the century-old, 10 x 13-inch, wet-plate collodion negatives of A. J. Russell - chronicler of the building of the Union Pacific Railroad, one of the greatest engineering feats of the day. 'The Great Work of the Age!' it was hailed by the politicians, journalists, promoters, and philosophers of America and Europe. This was the Union Pacific, the continent-shrinking streak of gleaming iron, speculative dollars, and human sweat and ingenuity that bound together the nation that was to lead the world into the twentieth century. The men who built the U.P. knew they were making history, and they had the foresight and insight to document their work in the imperishable images of an outstanding practitioner of the nascent art of photography - A. J. Russell, who stood next to the great Matthew Brady as a keen interpreter of great events. Now, for the first time, his marvelous original negatives are reproduced in expensive double-plate printing on quality paper. This great documentary of one of America's epic adventures is interpreted and highlighted by the narrative of Barry B. Combs, who combines his intimate knowledge of the history of the Union Pacific Railroad with a long and thorough study of the original photographs. His knowledgeable ...

  • ASIN: 0883940116
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Van Horne's Road : The Building of the Canadian Pacific Railway

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 - Building the Pacific Railway; The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined...
Building the Pacific Railway; The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined...

Building Union Pacific Railroad

 - Building the Pacific Railway : The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined...
Building the Pacific Railway : The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined...

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

 - Building the Pacific Railway; The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined Track
Building the Pacific Railway; The Construction-Story of America's First Iron Thoroughfare Between the Missouri River and California, from the Inception of the Great Idea to the Day, May 10, 1869, When the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific Joined Track

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 - The Union Pacific: America's Largest Railroad - eBook
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 - 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

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The Transcontinental Railroad (AMAZING AMERICAN HISTORY DOCUMENTARY)

Building Union Pacific Railroad

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