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The Overland Route to the Pacific

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The Overland Route to the Pacific a Report on the Condition Capacity and Resources of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways

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The Overland Route to the Pacific

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The Overland Route to the Pacific

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Excerpt from The Overland Route to the Pacific: A Report on the Condition, Capacity and Resources of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways Gentlemen: - At your suggestion, and through the kind permission of the President and Directors of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad Corporations, I have made inspection of their present condition, resources and capacity, and I have pleasure in stating that I have traversed the whole line of railways to and from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans, and carefully examined them on my way, travelling often on the rear platform, and stopping at the more important stations. As some of the trade of Boston with the West now passes over the Vermont Central and a part of the Grand Trunk, I deemed it advisable to examine its line between Montreal and Detroit, and to pass over the Great Western, Michigan Central and Chicago and Northwestern Railways, on my way out, and to take the Hannibal and St. Joseph, C. B. and Quincy, Illinois Central, Great Western, and New York Central Lines on my return, and to draw parallels between some of them and the Pacific Lines. My investigations have been aided by the efficient staff you have given me, in Lord Cecil, from England, who has made English roads and engines a study, and has travelled much of the distance on the engines, and Mr. F. B. Blake, of the London House of Pixley, Abell, Langley and Blake, who accompanied me on the trip. As other duties may deter me from making a more elaborate report, I submit to you a diary of our trip and the conclusions at which I have arrived. I congratulate you and the country upon the despatch with which the Overland Railway has been finished, and the great expansion of business which must attend the completion of the Line. Judiciously managed, with the telegraph on one hand and the express business on the other, and its sources of traffic well developed, I feel confident it will meet the hopes of its projectors and the expectations of the public. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

Author : Union Pacific Railroad Company. Passenger Department
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Overland to the Pacific

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The Overland Route to the Pacific

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Souvenir and Views of Union Pacific the Overland Route

Author : Union Pacific Railroad Company
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Excerpt from Souvenir and Views of Union Pacific, "the Overland Route" The World's Pictorial Line (En Route to California) Interior pullman palace. Sleeping car, ON union pacific railroad.'and embracing the whole temperate zone. We can run a road through and through, the whole distance, under our ag and under our laws. An American road to India, through the heart of our country, will revive upon its line all the wonders of which'we have 'read, and eclipse them. The Western wilderness, from the Pacific to the Mississippi, will start into life at its touch. Let us act up to the greatness of the occasion, and show ourselves worthy of the extraordinary circumstances in which we are placed, while we can. An American road to India - central and natural - for ourselves and our posterity, now and hereafter, for thousands of years to come. People who thought for a long time that the whole scheme was wild and visionary, began after awhile to realize that out \vest, on the Great American Desert, an extremely interesting enterprise was afoot, and that whatever came of it, one thing was certain, the world had never seen railroad building on so grand a scale, under such overpowering disadvantages, and at such a rapid rate of progress. It opened fresh fields to the news paper correspondents, and a theme of -uncommon interest for the press. After the first year the newspapers of the country began to be filled with accounts of the progress of the work, with descriptions of the methods pursued in construction, and the physical aspect of the country traversed. Public interest had gradually been wrought up in this way to such an extent that during the last year of construction it was the prominent topic; and the progress made in track laying was telegraphed all over the country each day. It cul minated on May to, 1869, when in all the large cities in the Union business stood still while the telegraph clicked the blows of the hammer that drove the last spike. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Isthmus of Darien

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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

Author : Southern Pacific Railroad Company
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Excerpt from The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders: The Route of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific From Omaha to San Francisco, a Journey of Eighteen Hundred Miles Where Once the Bison and the Indian ReignedState Normal School. To the northwest from Kearney runs a branch line through the beautiful Wood River Valley, opening to the city a great tributary territory.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

Author : Union Pacific Railroad Company. Passenger Department
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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders The Route of the Union Pacific the Southern Pacific from Omaha to San Francisco A Journey of

Author : Union Pacific Railroad Company Passenge
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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

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The Overland Route to the Road of a Thousand Wonders

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From Ocean to Ocean

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From Ocean to Ocean 1871

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Excerpt from From Ocean to Ocean, 1871: Being a Diary of a Three Months Expedition From Liverpool to California and Back, From the Atlantic to the Pacific by the Overland Route A life on the ocean wave, A home on the rolling deep, Where the scattered waters rave, And the winds their revels keep. ON the fifteenth day of March, in the present year of grace one thousand eight hundred and seventy one, at three o'clock on a rough and stormy after noon, we left the Liverpool landing-stage and went on board the Guion steamship Colorado, Captain T. F. Freeman, hound for New York - bound for the West - the new and happy land. We take permission to drop the curtain over the first twenty-four hours. The sea was méchant, and our fellow-passengers pretty much invisible; the sounds sometimes heard denoted a suffering which is neither confined to age nor sex. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Overland

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On April 28, 2014 I began the four-week Overland trip, the same day the massive steam locomotive Big Boy 4014 left California for Cheyenne. We would cross paths during the trip."Overland" is a 230 page pictorial spanning the Union Pacific along the famed Overland Route - and the Lincoln Highway which follows the steel ribbon for most of the part - from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean - Council Bluffs to Oakland.The idea for this trip was lingering in my mind for years. Little did I know about US railroading, except for a handful of famous locations, when I visited Sherman Hill for a few hours in April 1995. I travelled along the Overland Route west of Salt Lake City in September 2002 for a magazine story about the Central Pacific. And once more for a single day in February 2009 when I took the Interstate 80 from Cheyenne to Salt Lake City. I was ready for more but the distance to the subject took its toll.From 2012 on my bookshelf filled with books about the Overland Route when the concept of a documentary trip from the Missouri River to the Pacific took shape. The stories about pioneer characters like Theodore Judah and General Dodge were so fascinating that I wanted to travel along their entire accomplishment, the first trancontinental railroad. Necessarily in a single cross-country trip. It seems like a strange coincidence that I was born in May 1969, exactly 100 years after the Golden Spike was driven at Promontory, Utah.