The Transcontinental Railroad

Section of Illustration from p.58 of Crofutt's New Overland Tourist, and Pacific Coast Guide [...] with caption "Pallisades of the Humboldt River, C.P.R.R."

Completed in 1869 with the driving of the famous "Golden Spike" at Promontory Summit, Utah, the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation across the United States and fundamentally changed the American West, sparking social, economic, environmental, and political change.


Cover of Beyond the Mississippi

Beyond the Mississippi

Richardson, Albert D.
American Pub. Co
Cover of Beyond the West

Beyond the West

Pine, George W.
T. J. Griffiths
1871 [c1870]
Cover of Building the Pacific Railway

Building the Pacific Railway

Sabin, Edwin L.
J. B. Lippincott Company