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History Of The Union Pacific Railway

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Railroads - General,
  • History,
  • Transportation / Railroads / General,
  • Union Pacific Railroad,
  • Transportation

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Edition Notes

Kessinger Publishing"s Rare Reprints

The Physical Object
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8540816M
ISBN 101428620249
ISBN 109781428620247

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  Union Pacific Railroad Company, company that extended the American railway system to the Pacific Coast; it was incorporated by an act of the U.S. Congress on July 1, The original rail line was built westward 1, miles (1, km) from Omaha, Nebraska, to meet the Central Pacific, which was being built eastward from Sacramento, California. While Congress mandated Union Pacific specifically to build the line's eastern leg, the western segment was the job of Central Pacific. This system had been organized by Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, and Charles Crocker (the so-called "Big Four") on J It was directed to "construct a railroad and telegraph line from the Pacific coast, at or near San . The Union Pacific Railway was held in receivership until when it was sold to a group of investors and reorganized and reestablished as the Union Pacific Railroad. During this time the Union Pacific had to sell off some of its holdings to the Missouri Pacific and Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroads, but it would soon recover and in the. This book gives the sometimes convoluted history of the Union Pacific Railway, a storied company from America's Gilded Age. Preview this book» What people are saying - .

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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 . ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by the University of Chicago Press, Chicago, which was issued as no. 2 of Economic studies of the University of Chicago.   Glenville Dodge oversaw construction of the Union Pacific, while John and Francis Casement managed the laborers. The first three years of construction for the Union Pacific produced few results. Only forty miles of track were lain between and , as the company was attempting to get a change of course approved for the railway. The Cheyenne Depot Museum is housed in the historic Union Pacific station, located at W. 15th St. in Cheyenne, Wyo., one block south of Lincolnway (the Lincoln Highway) and near the junction of U. S. Highway Museum exhibits interpret the history of the Union Pacific in Wyoming, with particular strengths in displays and information concerning the construction of .