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Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the plains and mountains : a pictorial documentary
by Barry Combs
The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a railroad line built in the United States of America between 1863 and 1869 by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad that connected its statutory Eastern terminus at Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska (via Ogden, Utah, ...more
Paperback, 79 pages
Published January 1st 1986 by Published by Crown Publishers with the cooperation of the Oakland Museum and Union Pacific Corp
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Interesting old pictures that document the building of the Union Pacific rail line to Promontory Point, where the line met the Central Pacific line coming from California. The photos were taken by A.J. Russell, a contemporary of Mathew Brady. The text description was short. Overall, the pictures and text are nicely done.