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A plan for the speedy construction of a Pacific railroad, with the draft of a bill.

Bradley B. Meeker

A plan for the speedy construction of a Pacific railroad, with the draft of a bill.

by Bradley B. Meeker

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Published by George Knapp & Co., printers and binders in St. Louis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pacific railroads -- Early projects

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Hon. B.B. Meeker of Minnesota.
    SeriesWestern Americana, 1550-1900 -- reel 364, no. 3539.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination15 p. ;
    Number of Pages15
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17812952M
    OCLC/WorldCa15232229

    The Union Pacific Railroad, controlled by Edward Henry Harriman, in announced plans to expand into Puget Sound through its subsidiary, the Oregon & Washington Railroad. Expanding their territory north from Oregon, the Harriman interests, as they were collectively known, intended to reach both Tacoma and Seattle within the next few years. Construction of the Northern Pacific Railroad Man Line During the Years of to Walla Walla [Wash.]: L.T. Renz, Copies pertaining to construction in Washington. 19 pp. Tacoma Public Library, Northwest Room, NWR RC. () Northern Pacific Railway.

      - Construction of a railway to connect the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean started. This would ensure safer and faster travel. With this new railway, travel time was cut from six months to six days. It cost an estimated $50,, to build. - The Transcontinental Railroad is completed. It brought the Union Pacific Railroad and the. Resolved, That one of the necessities of the age, in a military, commercial, and postal point of view, is speedy communications between the Atlantic and Pacific States; and the Democratic party pledge such Constitutional Government aid as will insure the construction of a Railroad to the Pacific coast, at the earliest practicable period.".

    Keywords: coastjpg trains railroad historical drawing "Southern Pacific" Date: Watsonville Junction: Watsonville Junction:Lease to J. G. Marinovich Keywords: coastjpg trains railroad historical drawing "Southern Pacific" Date: . Full text of "Northern Pacific Railroad: book of reference for the use of the directors and officers of the company" See other formats.


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A plan for the speedy construction of a Pacific railroad, with the draft of a bill by Bradley B. Meeker Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. A plan for the speedy construction of a Pacific railroad: with the draft of a bill. [Bradley B Meeker]. Get this from a library. A plan for the speedy construction of a Pacific railroad, with the draft of a bill. [Bradley B Meeker]. Records of the Committee on the Pacific Railroads () History and Jurisdiction On July 1,President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill authorizing the construction of a transcontinental railroad between the Missouri River and California.

Construction was to be aided by land grants and Government loans. During the 's the Army Topological Engineers had explored. Pacific railroad unanimous action of the legislature of Washington Territory in favor of a branch road from Puget Sound to connect with a central railroad to California: and a memorial of F.W.

Lander, in explanation of the survey thereon conducted. by: Washington (State). Legislative Assembly. Rolling stock, such as the Central Pacific Railroad’s Gov. Stanford locomotive No. 1, is on display among the exhibits that highlight the development plans and construction of the CPRR.

This car, built in in Philadelphia, was disassembled and shipped from Boston to San Francisco inmaking the trip around Cape Horn in crates. [CHAPTER 4, pp. ] The Builders of the Central Pacific Railroad [Includes a section on Lewis Metzler Clement]IN A HISTORY of the building of the Pacific Railroad, some mention must be made of the personalities of the men who originated and carried to completion a work that was the outstanding achievement of their time, notwithstanding the fact that the railroad itself is the most.

Construction on the Central Pacific, from Sacramento heading east, began January 8, Nearly three years later, the Union Pacific started in Omaha on November 5,building west over the.

Sources: Gerald M. Best, Ships and Narrow Gauge Rails: The Story of the Pacific Coast Company (Berkeley: Howell North, ); Black Diamond: Mining the Memories ed. by Diane and Cory Olson (Kent: Sir Speedy Printing,); Morgan Morgans, letter dated June 6,in Black Diamond: Mining the Memories, pp. 4 -5; H.

Durfy, "A History of the Pacific Coast Railroad," Puget Sound. The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the "Pacific Railroad" and later as the "Overland Route") was a 1,mile (3, km) continuous railroad line constructed between and that connected the existing eastern U.S.

rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay. Union Pacific Railroad Douglas Street Omaha, NE or Reporting Unusual or Suspicious Occurrences and Environmental Hazards Please call UPRRCOP () to report hazardous materials releases, personal injuries, criminal activities, illegal dumping, or other environmental incidents.

Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States Register to access Secure Tools. The corporators formed a board of commissioners who, after collecting $2,as security, chose directors and elected Josiah Perham the first president of the Northern Pacific Railroad.

He held the post for a year - just long enough to see the failure of his scheme for popular subscriptions. The information thus obtained is collated at the offices at San Francisco and St. Louis, grades put on the profiles, calculations of quantities and plans of structures made, a report, embodying all the information written, and the results of the first and only practical, reliable survey of the Pacific railroad ever made presented to the public.

KCSRC Railroad Construction Guidelines: “Design and Construction of Underpass Grade Separation Structures”, “Bridge Demolition and Removal Plans for Structures over Railroad”, “Design and Construction of Overpass Grade Separation Structures”, and “Design and Construction of Shoring Adjacent to and on Railroad Right-of-Way”.

Belt line: Refers to a railroad that operates exclusively in and/or around a large city. BLE: Refers to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers which is a railroad labor union (made up of engineers and dispatchers throughout the U.S. and Canada) created in Boomer: A railroader who changes jobs often as he drifts through the country.

Bridge route: Refers to a railroad which typically. A BILL to provide for the construction of a wagon road, a railroad, and a telegraphic line of communication from a point on the Missouri river, between the thirty-ninth and forty-first degrees of north latitude, to the Pacific ocean, at or near the city of San Francisco, in the State of California.

It asserted that the construction of a Pacific railroad was an economic and military necessity, urged the adoption of the Rollins bill, and requested that the state's senators and representative work toward this end. [41] The Campbell committee considered several bills in addition to that of Rollins.

The first obstacle to its construction was political. The logical route went through the American Midwest and the city of Chicago, Illinois (via some Milwaukee Road and Soo Line Railroad trackage that would later be acquired by CP in the late 20th century).

In addition to this was the difficulty of building a railway through the Canadian Rockies; an entirely Canadian route would require. The Transcontinental Railroad was the nation’s first railway connecting the eastern rail lines to the west coast. Transcontinental Railroad APUSH questions might cover the ways in which the government promoted the development of the railway, including the Pacific Railroad Acts, the motivations for building the railway, and the cultural, economic, and political outcomes of its construction.

The military’s World War II construction program was a massive effort that expended billions of dollars in the construction of thousands of facilities.

While no one facility made the difference in the result of the war of resources, the cumulative effect of the effort was a decisive factor in the allied victory.

This study describes the reasons for permanent vs. temporary construction and. TrainLife is dedicated to serving the model train and railroading community through magazines, articles, and other community resources By Steve Orth Prototype photos by Bill Metzger The Union Pacific acquired its first all-steel caboose from Car Manufacturing in These cabooses were designated as class CA These cabooses were designed to UP specifications an.

ON certificate of division in opinion between the judges of the Circuit Court for the District of Kansas. The case was this: The Union Pacific Railway Company, Eastern Division, was originally incorporated inby the legislature of the Territory of Kansas, as the Leavenworth, Pawnee, and Western Railroad Company, with authority to construct the road from the west bank of the Missouri to.A construction company was formed by owners of the Union Pacific Railroad for the purpose of receiving government contracts to build the railroad at highly inflated prices—and profits.

In a scandal erupted when journalists discovered that the Crédit Mobilier Company had bribed congressmen and even the Vice President in order to allow.