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The First Transcontinental Railroad

John Debo Galloway

The First Transcontinental Railroad

Central Pacific, Union Pacific

by John Debo Galloway

  • 173 Want to read
  • 18 Currently reading

Published by Dorset Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railway transport industries,
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company,
  • Specific Railroads,
  • Transportation,
  • Railroads - General,
  • History,
  • Bargain Books,
  • Central Pacific Railroad Company

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages319
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8133434M
    ISBN 100880294094
    ISBN 109780880294096

    CHOOSE YOUR MINI-BOOK FORMAT Words Pictures Both. MINI-BOOK. The Transcontinental Railroad () In , President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act—and the race to complete the Transcontinental Railroad was on! With engaging pictures and text, this nonfiction narrative brings this part of history to life, including the key events and. David Haward Bain, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad. Bain's book—the product of a year effort—is the authoritative account and will probably remain so for a long time. If you want the whole story, it's here, wonderfully written and meticulously researched pages.

    David Haward Bain, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad Bain's book—the product of a year effort—is the authoritative account and will probably remain so for a long time. If you want the whole story, it's here, wonderfully written and meticulously researched pages. Transcontinental Railroad Histories Books American railroad histories by Museum lecturers Includes 2 books, both signed by the authors.

    And, just like that, the Transcontinental Railroad's "Great Race" was over; Union Pacific was finished first, reaching Ogden (1, miles from Omaha) on March 7, Central Pacific required another month but by April 17th had finished to Monument Point, more than miles east of Sacramento and just 20 miles west of Promontory Summit. “The fullest, most detailed account yet of the building of the first transcontinental railroad, a complex tale in epic research is solid, extensive, and careful, buttressed by explanatory (and exploratory) notes that are as reasoned as the prose is colorful. ” – Maury Klein, Business History Review, Autumn


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The First Transcontinental Railroad by John Debo Galloway Download PDF EPUB FB2

After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national by:   This book covers ALL aspects of the history surrounding the transcontinental railroad, with the detail of a diary.

The reader gets an intimate feel for the input of the Big Four men who were instrumental in bringing it to fruition, as well as detailed information on the struggles of men like Theodore Judah, who worked passionately on this Cited by:   This book tells the story of swaggering men with big plans, of an America emerging The First Transcontinental Railroad book the Civil War and reaching its manifest destiny.

The men who imagined the transcontinental railroad were impassioned profiteers, an unlikely, often ruthless band, guilty of both financial double-dealing and ferocious ingenuity/5(41). If you are only going to read one book on this subject, I'd suggest Nothing Like It In the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad or Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental ay died inand his work has often been used as a source for the more recent books in the field, like those just mentioned.4/5(2).

As part of my near-constant study of all things American history, I listened to the Audible edition of The Transcontinental Railroad. It’s a relatively short reflection on the period of time wherein the railroad was conceived, begun, accomplished, and completed.

The print book /5. The Transcontinental Railroad (A True Book: Westward Expansion) by John Perritano | Sep 1, out of 5 stars Paperback $ $ 6.

Get it as soon as Wed, Aug 5. FREE Shipping on your first order shipped by Amazon. More Buying Choices $ (34 used & new offers). In the Union Pacific RR began construction from Omaha, Nebr., while the Central Pacific broke ground at Sacramento, Calif. The two lines met at Promontory Summit, Utah, and ona golden spike joined the two railways, thus completing the first transcontinental railroad.

Culminating in the driving of the Golden Spike in the Utah desert inwhich touched off a frenzy of celebration, the narrative ends in in Washington under the Capitol rotunda, with the crushing fall of a popular politician and the exposure of a powerful, hidden railroad lobby - a scandal, which, for half a year, dominated the press and the country's imagination."--BOOK JACKET.4/5(3).

Books. Bain, David Haward. Empire express: building the first transcontinental railroad. New York: Viking. Chang, Gordon H.

Ghosts of gold mountain: the epic story of the Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. May 8, First Transcontinental Railroad and Stanford forever linked. One hundred and fifty years ago onuniversity founder. Chinese camp and construction train in Nevada when building of the first transcontinental railroad was being speeded across the state by the Central Pacific.

“Many books on the railroad. Empire’s Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism.

Brigham Young (/ ˈ b r ɪ ɡ əm /; June 1, – Aug ) was an American religious leader, politician, and was the second president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from until his death in He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah also led the foundings of the precursors to the.

The golden spike (also known as The Last Spike) is the ceremonial karat gold final spike driven by Leland Stanford to join the rails of the First Transcontinental Railroad across the United States connecting the Central Pacific Railroad from Sacramento and the Union Pacific Railroad from Omaha onat Promontory Summit, Utah term last spike has been used to refer.

Completing the first transcontinental railroad, Utah, Credit Andrew Russell/via the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. The U.S.'s First Transcontinental Railroad was built between and to join the eastern and western halves of the United States.

Begun just before the American Civil War, its construction was considered to be one of the greatest American technological feats of the 19th as the "Pacific Railroad" when it opened, this served as a vital link for trade, commerce, and travel and.

This is an extremely detailed accounting of the building of the first transcontinental railroad. While the book occasionally gets bogged down in boring minutiae, and with the biggest engineering project ever at its time there is plenty of minutiae, Bain is able to keep the story moving with good writing and lots of interesting historical tie ins/5.

This is a great account of the policy behind and the building of the first transcontinental railroad in North America for young adult readers. Being for young adults, a lot of the very boring details are excluded, which likely makes it more fun for someone who doesn't know much about railroads to read/5.

Celebrity status aside, the relative sales of the two books were undoubtedly influenced by the fact that "Empire Express" is twice the length of the Ambrose book. pages on the transcontinental railroad is well past most people's attention span. After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event.

Beginning in with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity.4/5(3).

Inthe Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad Companies began building a transcontinental railroad that would link the United States from .John Debo Galloway will ever be rated as one of the great engineers who had an important part in the development of Western America.

A recital of the list of important engineering projects with which he was associated through more than half a century and the many honors bestowed upon him may not be so interesting to the readers of The First Transcontinental Railroad as is a word as to his.Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad is a book written by David Haward Bain, published in It follows the initial conception of the idea of a transcontinental railroad, during the two decades before the Civil War, to the work of the engineers and entrepreneurs who fixed the route, assembled financing, drafted a work force and launched the two lines toward the Publisher: Penguin Books.