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A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad

Theodore D. Judah

A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad

by Theodore D. Judah

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Published by H. Polkinhorn in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pacific railroads.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy T.D. Judah ...
    SeriesWestern Americana, 1550-1900 -- reel 293, no. 2927.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPT7 .T25 vol. 29
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination31 p.
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15429331M
    LC Control Number87569793

    Central Pacific Railroad construction in the 's. Stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents are treasures of western Americana that illustrate the history of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California over the Sierra Nevada mountains, the to end of track at the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory, Utah where the rails were joined on with the Union. The Union Pacific Railroad Company, Chartered by the United States: Progress of their Road West from Omaha, A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad. Washington, DC: Polkinhorn, Judah, Theodore. Times Books,

    Sacramento Valley Railroad Engineer () Buffalo & New York Railway Engineer () Troy & Schenectedy Railroad Engineer () Jewish Ancestry Paternal Spanish Ancestry Portuguese Ancestry English Ancestry. Author of books: A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad ()Born:   The first Pacific Railway Act (July 1, ) authorized the building of the railroad and granted rights of way to the Union Pacific to build westward from Omaha, Neb., and to the Central Pacific to build eastward from Sacramento, act also granted 10 alternate sections of public domain land per mile on both sides of the railway, and it provided loan bonds for each mile of track laid.

    Document Cover: Railroad Bond Prospectus: Central Pacific Railroad —The wealth acquired through the railroad boom and the business ventures the railroads enhanced triggered a sharp increase in investments in the stocks and bonds of corporations. As businesses prospered, people eager to share in the profits invested heavily. On , when the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads joined at Promontory Point, Utah, Russell was one of several photographers present to record the occasion. Afterwards, his photographs were widely distributed, often in album form, most famously in a book published by the Union Pacific Railroad, The Great West Illustrated in.


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A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad by Theodore D. Judah Download PDF EPUB FB2

This plan assumes to obviate these objections; and, 1st. To build the Pacific Railroad. 2ndly. To accomplish the same in ten years. 3dly. To raise the capital therefore.

And suggests practical means for the accomplishment of its object by means of private capital. A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad [Judah, Theodore D] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

A practical plan for building the Pacific railroadAuthor: Theodore D Judah. 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.

A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad by Theodore D. Judah,H. Polkinhorn edition, Microform in EnglishPages: Add tags for "A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad: San Francisco, January 1, ". Be the first. A Practical Plan for Building a Pacific Railroad Part II Another obstruction urged is, the destruction of the track by hostile Indians.

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 A practical plan for building the Pacific railroad book.

In fact, if it weren’t for Power and his bonanza farm plan, the Northern Pacific may very well have met a different fate.

Trouble for the Northern Pacific Railroad Inthe eastern rail crew of the Northern Pacific Railroad had just finished laying miles of track, from Duluth, Minnesota, to. Though his early proposal was defeated, he would live to see the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad by Theodore Judah Civil engineer’s proposal that was accepted by Congress and became the Central Pacific Railroad.

Union Pacific: Railroad Construction Photo gallery. “word pamphlet, ‘A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad,’ was both hardheaded and idealistic, and very much an engineer’s document,” wrote Harold Evans, Gail.

The following year he published a pamphlet, "A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad," reviewing engineering problems and painting visions of a nation united by tracks -- and commerce. OCLC Number: Reproduction Notes: Microfilm.

Ann Arbor, Mich., Xerox University Microfilms, 1 reel. 35 mm. (American Culture Series, reel ). On January 1,Judah published a pamphlet in Washington entitled, "A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad, by T.

Judah, Civil Engineer, San Francisco," in which he outlined the substance of a railroad project to be built by private enterprise without government aid. 31 pp. (8vo) disbound. First Edition. A creative and impassioned proposal for constructing a Pacific Railroad by its greatest proponent.

Wagner-Becker-Camp describes this publication thusly: "Judah's proposed railroad route from the Missouri River to the Pacific ran up the South Platte River, over the mountains to Salt Lake City, then directly across Nevada and the Sierra to San Francisco.

The original Union Pacific reached the new railroad town of Cheyenne in Decemberhaving laid about miles ( km) that year. They paused over the winter, preparing to push the track over Evans' (Sherman's) pass. At 8, feet (2, m), Evans/Sherman's pass is the highest point reached on the transcontinental railroad.

the politicians A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad. His ideas were well received, enough to secure an office to promote a Pacific Railroad within the Capitol Building, across the hall from the Supreme Court.

There, he established the Pacific Railroad Museum, a pleasant respite for the lawmakers mixed in the mire of Washington.

In particular, railroad engineer Theodore Judah, on 1 January in Washington DC, published "A practical plan for building The Pacific Railroad", in which he outlined the general plan and argued for the need to do a detailed instrumental survey of a specific selected route for the railroad, not a general reconnaissance of several possible.

Joining the Tracks fro the first transcontinental railroad. Promontory, Utah, Terr., N U.S. Archives. Originally published as " A Practical Plan for Building the Pacific Railroad", by Judah, T.D., Henry Polkinhorn Printer, (Booklet).

"Kern County Centennial Almanac", author unknown, Kern County Centennial Observance Committee, Founded July 1,when President Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act, Union Pacific has been building America for more than years.

Starting with the construction of the first transcontinental railroad, surviving the country's multiple economic crises, supporting America's military men and women through conflicts and forging forward to overcome hurricanes, floods and droughts, Union.

The Transcontinental Railroad. The possibility of railroads connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coasts was discussed in the Congress even before the treaty with England which settled the question of the Oregon boundary in [] Chief promoter of a transcontinental railroad was Asa Whitney, a New York merchant active in the China trade who was obsessed with the idea of a railroad to the Pacific.

Chinese workers building a cut and a bank at Sailor's Spur in the Sierra foothills for the Central Pacific Railroad in California, Underwood Archives/Getty Images.Central Pacific Railroad, American railroad company founded in by a group of California merchants known later as the “Big Four” (Collis P.

Huntington, Leland Stanford, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker); they are best remembered for having built part of the first American transcontinental rail line was first conceived and surveyed by an engineer, Theodore Dehone Judah, who.