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Rails east to Promontory

Anan S. Raymond

Rails east to Promontory

the Utah stations

by Anan S. Raymond

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Published by Utah State Office, Bureau of Land Management in [Salt Lake, Utah?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads -- Utah -- History.,
  • Archaeology -- Utah

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references

    StatementAnan S. Raymond, Richard E. Fike
    SeriesCultural resource series -- no. 8, Cultural resource series (United States. Bureau of Land Management. Utah State Office) -- no. 8
    ContributionsFike, Richard E, United States. Bureau of Land Management. Utah State Office
    The Physical Object
    Pagination134 p. :
    Number of Pages134
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13606014M

    Bernice Gibbs Anderson of Corinne organized the National Golden Spike Society in to promote the site. In Congress enlarged the site to encompass 2, acres and be administered by the National Park Service. That same year Weber County extended the highway from 12th Street to Promontory, which made access to the site easier. On , the last spike of the Transcontinental Railroad was ceremonially driven into a polished laurel railroad tie at Promontory Summit, Utah, to commemorate the joining of the rail lines built by the Central Pacific railroad from the west, . Books on the Rail. K likes. #BookNinjas setting books loose on Australian public transport in search of readers. Take, read, return! #booksontherailFollowers: K.   Rudy Sarzo isn't an author and the stories sometimes go "off the rails" themselves, however, he provides a unique insight that has been missing from the legend of this guitar hero. The stories shared in this book are personal, enjoyable, and are easy to relate to. I had a wonderful time reading this book.4/5.


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Rails east to Promontory by Anan S. Raymond Download PDF EPUB FB2

Rails East to Promontory The Utah Stations. HISTORICAL SKETCH. A concept to link the nation by rail became a reality on and America's frontier was nearly history (Fig.

Construction of the first transcontinental railroad and the meeting of the Union and Central Pacific Railroads at Promontory Summit not only contributed to the.

Fig. The Rails Joined at Promontory Summit - Fig. A Central Pacific Railroad Building Inventory - Fig. Rails east to Promontory book Promontory Branch Stations - Fig. Illustration of a Wye Siding Fig.

Cadastral Plat - Nevada/Utah Border to Kelton Fig. Cadastral Plat - Kelton to Lake Fig. Umbria Junction Today. Rails East to Promontory: The Utah Stations [Anan S.

Raymond, Richard E. Fike] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Rails East to Promontory: The Utah Stations5/5(1). Get this from a library. Rails east to Promontory: the Utah stations. [Anan S Raymond; Richard E Fike; United States.

Bureau of Land Management. Utah State Office.]. Rails East to Promontory: The Utah Stations by Anan S. Raymond () Paperback – January 1, by Anan S.

Raymond; Richard E. Fike (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from 5/5(1).

: Rails East to Promontory - The Utah Stations: pp. Quarto [ cm] Tan printed wraps. Very good condition. Wraps ever so slightly faded and soiled. Special Back Country Byway Edition. Cultural Resource Series No. The Race to Promontory features fifty framed Imperial plate albumen prints by Russell, including images from his album, The Great West Illustrated, as well as rare, unpublished prints from the Union Pacific Collection, including Russell’s famous image from Promontory Summit, East and West Shaking Hands.

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.

Photograph by Golden Spike National Historic Site in Rails East to Promontory. Chinese "coolies" prepared the grade and Irish tracklayers put down the iron on the route across Utah toward the meeting of the rails at Promontory Summit.

The Chinese were paid $30 - $35 per month and were credited with managing to save $ Cite this Record. Rails East To Promontory, the Utah Stations. Anan W. Raymond, Richard E. Fike. Salt Lake City, UT: BLM, Utah State Office. (tDAR id: )Cited by: 5. The Transcontinental Railroad's western leg was known as the Central Pacific, the vision of Theodore D.

Judah. While there were many who put great time, energy, and money into the venture his unyielding efforts in what he called "his" railroad (Central Pacific) laid the groundwork and firmly believed an acceptable route with manageable grades could be built through. Promontory is an area of high ground in Box Elder County, Utah, 32 mi (51 km) west of Brigham City and 66 mi ( km) northwest of Salt Lake to an elevation of 4, feet (1, m) above sea level, it lies to the north of the Promontory Mountains and the Great Salt Lake.

It is notable as the location of Promontory Summit, where the First Transcontinental Railroad from Locale: Box Elder County, Utah. Sidney Dillon, President of the Union Pacific decided to take no chances.

While his grading crews worked day and night, he took a page from the Central Pacific’s book and ordered ties and rails to Promontory Summit by wagon, around the unfinished "Big Trestle" and the incomplete rock cut. The Race to Promontory: The Transcontinental Railroad and the American West celebrates the “Meeting of the Rails” at Promontory Summit, Utah, onthrough the photographs and stereographs of Andrew Joseph Russell ( – ) and Alfred A.

Hart ( – ). Drawn exclusively from the Union Pacific Historic Collection. began in Sacramento, California, and built east.

Promontory Summit, Utah, was chosen as their meeting place. When Charles Crocker, the construction boss for the Central Pacific, learned that the Union Pacific had set a record of a little more than seven miles of track laid in one day, he claimed that his men could lay ten Size: 4MB.

East to Promontory. Trackside Series # By: Lloyd Palmer. March Last fall a friend of mine and I spent several days exploring the abandoned grade of the original transcontinental railroad around Promontory, Utah.

That trip will be the subject of this, the seventeenth installment of our Trackside Size: 31KB. Promontory became primarily a helper station, housing mostly railroad workers and their families.

See all Golden Spike community events Plate"East and West shaking hands at laying of the last rail," Promontory Summit, Utah. Photograph was taken by Andrew Russell on A visit by a commission of the Interior Department, in addition to a Joint Resolution in Congress on Apwas required to “fix” the rails in Utah Territory at Promontory Point.

Onthe final spikes were laid in the tie and rails, marking the completion of the world’s first transcontinental railroad. Carleton E. Watkins Cape Horn near Celilo, Columbia River, Oregon Historical Society. After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading was put together by the Center for Railroad Photography & Art and published by Indiana University Press.

With the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike looming, the creators of this book. O n 10 May from Promontory Summit northwest of Ogden, Utah, a single telegraphed word, "done," signaled to the nation the completion of the first transcontinental railroad.

Railroad crews of the Union Pacific, 8, to 10, Irish, German, and Italian immigrants, had pushed west from Omaha, Nebraska. At Promontory they met crews of the Central Pacific, which had included.

An additional miles of track was built between July, and early May, from Wadsworth, Nevada to Promontory, Utah. Due to the indecision as to where the rails would join, by May 1, the Central Pacific had graded 50 miles beyond Promontory, the location where the two railroads would unite.

- Explore frankbunch's board "Promontory point", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Union pacific railroad, Golden spike and Old west pins. Transcontinental RailroadInwhen the nation was engaged in civil war, President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act into law, authorizing land grants and public funding for a transcontinental railroad to connect the east to the west.

Two companies set to the task: the Union Pacific Railroad who started building west from Omaha, Nebraska, and the Central Pacific. ing at Promontory is the work of Andrew J. Russell, who made his reputation in the Civil War as the U.S. Military Railroad’s chief photographer.

LONELY PYRAMID: On a desolate spot 20 miles east of Laramie, Wyo., the foot-high Ames Monument memorializes Union Pacific financier Oakes Ames as well as the 8,footFile Size: 4MB.

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.

Louis Lamars North to the Rails is an action/ adventure novel. It is a fictional book focused on the character Tom Chantry, and his journey through the Wild West over a deal on some cattle.

They face Indians, thieves, and a whole lot of danger.4/5. They agreed to join the tracks at Promontory Summit (also known as Promontory Point), Utah. Their agreement called for the transfer, for a price, of miles ( kilometers) of track east of that point from the Union Pacific to the Central Pacific, and for the building of a jointly operated terminal.

The actual “wedding of the rails. Dust jacket is in poor condition, book is in good+ condition. total pages, hardcover Rating: % positive. Thankfully, as the weather front moved east, a bit of sun broke through every few minutes, followed by a large cloud, followed by some sun, followed by a cloud.

Upon arrival trackside in Shrewsbury, I thought I would have a chance of grabbing a sunny shot, so I appealed to the ‘weather gods’ for any assistance that could be provided.

Chapter One Envisioning Promontory (–) In the early s, when the words rail road began to be heard in the United States, much of the area west of St. Louis and east of Spanish California was terra incognita for most : Utah State University Press.

It was years ago today—on —that "The Last Spike" was driven into America's first transcontinental railroad. The spike was made of gold, so anyone could tell it was important. Dec 1, - Explore michaels's board "Transcontinental Railroad " on Pinterest. See more ideas about Central pacific railroad, Golden spike and Union pacific railroad pins.

They were lowered over the face of Cape Horn Promontory in wicker bosun's chairs to a point feet above the canyon floor. The ledge created for the railbed was completed May They are honored for their work ethic, and timely completion of the Transcontinental Rails ending in Promontory, Utah, May   and Central Pacific rails at Promontory, Utah, on is Andrew J.

Russell’s “East and West Beinecke Rare Book. Promontory Division after the Lucin Cutoff was opened, although in diminishing numbers, until the rails were ripped up in (the metal contributed to the nation's war effort). To accommodate interchange between the two lines, an S-shaped section of track was built from the original grade to a wye at Lucin that connected both east and west.

The rails looking to the west from the spot where the original golden spike was driven, Golden Spike National Historic Park, Promontory Summit, Utah, Ap | Photo by Reuben Wadsworth, St. Promontory. When Lake Bonneville was at its highest level, covering an area of 19, square miles at a depth of 1, feet, Promontory was an island.

Presently located at the north end of the Great Salt Lake, Promontory is an arm of land jetting. A golden spike was driven marking the completion of the first transcontinental rail line at Promontory, Utah on Travel time from the East to San Francisco was reduced from weeks or months to about one week.

Farms, towns and. Chapter One Envisioning Promontory (–) In the early s, when the words rail road began to be heard in the United States, much of the area west of St. Louis and east of Spanish California was terra incognita for most : Richard V. Francaviglia. From: [email protected] I have been reading George Kraus's book High Road to Promontory and am at the part where the Central Pacific laid 10 miles of track in a single mentions there was difficulty where curved track had to be laid as the rails were bent by hammering them between two blocks (page ).

I'm nor a railroader or engineer but I have. The first transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory Summit, Utah, on 10 May Unique to this construction was the employment of thousands of ethnic Chinese railroad workers.An online bookstore catering to railroad enthusiasts and avid readers.

Securely purchase vintage books and magazines about railroads and trains all in one place online.With the breakup of Conrail, Norfolk Southern took over the Lehigh Line, and continues to utilize the route to its fullest, putting some trains across eastern Pa.

every day. Today we have an ex-Conrail unit returning to home rails, with NS (ex-CRblt 6/94) leading NSas they make good time along the river.