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here for a more detailed search engine created list of "What's New."
more recent changes, see:
in the CPRR Discussion Group of new material now
online at the CPRR Museum.
proposal for a railroad to the Pacific, 1832
Summit Panoramas, 2006 by Bruce C. Cooper
Last Spike is Driven." Utah Historical Quarterly, 37(1), Winter 1969.
of Overland Route Stations and Mileage, 1866-1996" by Lynn D. Farrar
Engineering Department Payrolls 1862-1863
the CPRR Old Grade in Nevada, August, 2005" by G.J. Graves
1/15/2005 Examples of Pottery
Used in 19th Century CPRR Chinese Worker Camps.
12/11/2004 "The Sacramento General Shops:
Southern Pacific Company – Pacific Lines." by
D.L. Joslyn, 1948.
11/20/2004 "Railroad Communication Across the Continent." CPRR
Bond Prospectus, 1868.
in Eldorado: The Chinese in California." Keepsake Series, 1972. [CPRR] Courtesy The
Book Club Of California.
Overland Trail: From The Golden Gate to The Great Salt Lake, Along the Southern
Town Maps c. 1908-1915: Rocklin, CA, and Wadsworth, Carlin, and Wells,
NV (showing roundhouses)
10/11/2004 Pacific Railroad Traveler's
Letter, San Francisco, California, William Smith, 1875
10/6/2004 Lease of
Central Pacific Railroad Company to Southern Pacific Company, 1885
Souvenir of San Francisco, Cal." View Book by C. P. Heininger, San
Francisco, Cal., c. 1887
9/16/2004 "Theodore Dehone Judah–Railroad
Pioneer" by John D. Galloway. Civil Engineering, 1941
9/15/2004 "Building the
Central Pacific Rail Road of California–1863-1869" from The
Governor: The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford by Norman E. Tutorow,
2004. Courtesy N.E. Tutorow and The
Arthur H. Clark Company.
9/12/2004 Guidebooks: Pacific Coast Souvenir, 1888 &
Nelsons' Scenery of California, 1871
Story Book: A Thousand Miles by Rail." McLoughlin Bros, New York, 1907. (Children's
Book - Juvenile)
of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco (1875-1906)
6/26/2004 Railroad Map Exhibit has
several new High Resolution Maps
Theory or Myth on Cape Horn"
Most Eventful Journey in the History of Railroading." Walter
Scott Fitz, letter, 1872
Labor, Construction Payroll, Charles Crocker, Contractor, CPRR, March, 1865
Schafer's 1871 Diary: Travel on the Transcontinental Railroad; Newcastle
Views Along the Original CPRR Sierra
Grade from Newcastle to Donner Pass, August, 2003
Railroad Photographs of Alfred A. Hart, Artist," by Mead B. Kibbey. California State Library
Castle Trestle Construction Payroll, Charles Crocker, Contractor, CPRR, 1865
Nevada Roundhouse Panorama – "World's Largest Roundhouse," SPRR,
Legend of Cape Horn." by Edson T. Strobridge
Trail to Rail–A History of the Southern Pacific Company." Southern
Pacific Bulletin, 1926-1928
for viewing with red/blue filters
Advertisements from Railway Review, 1882
5/6/2003 Geologic Atlas of the United
States, Sierra Nevada Folios, USGS, 1894-1900
Transcontinental Railroad Historical 19th Century Reports
Woman's First Person Account of Travel on the Transcontinental Railroad. Letter,
Story of the Central Pacific." by
W. F. Bailey The Pacific Monthly, January, 1908
4/12/2003 The letters spelling the
names of the States now link with USGS railroad topo maps showing the corresponding
3/31/2003 CPRR/UPRR "Overland
Route" Timetable & Transcontinental Railroad Map, 1881
Weitfle Stereoviews & Cabinet
Cards of the Union Pacific Railroad
to The Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress (Pacific Railroad)
11/17/2002 Railroad Passes
of A.A. Barnes, General Editor of the "Travelers' Official Railway Guide," 1873
10/20/2002 Master Photographers from
the Fred Lightfoot Collection
Pacific and Union Pacific Railroad Timetable, 1882, with route map
9/23/2002 Report on Transcontinental
Railways, Secretary of War, 1883
9/13/2002 CPRR Railroadiana
Collectibles accompanied by a CPRR Corporate History
9/7/2002 Steam Locomotives and
5/21/2002 Pacific Railroad
Survey Reports, 1853-1854
U.S. Atlas Maps from the Art Source International Collection
and List of Engravings for Williams' Pacific Tourist, 1876 Guidebook
Grant Checkerboard: Map of Central Pacific Land Company Lands in California
& Nevada, 1924
3/31/2002 Greatly Expanded Transcontinental
Railroad Overland Route Postcard Exhibit
3/30/2002 CPRR Chief
Engineer Samuel S. Montague's Linen Survey Map of the Sierra Summit
3/29/2002 Favorite Homework Pictures
1870 Excursion On-board Newspaper; USGS
Topographic Maps of Entire RR Route, 1916 Report
11/6/2001 Manuscripts from the National
10/24/2001 California Iron from the G. J. Graves
Railroad Acts. (Laws enacted 1862-1874, annotated.)
CPRR Annual Report with Theodore D. Judah's Chief Engineer's Report, 1863
Immigration, United States Senate Report, 1877
of the Mormons in Utah in the transcontinental railroad construction.
Railroad Engineers of the CPRR & UPRR - Digitally restored portraits
of CPRR engineer and surveyor Henry Root.
Historical Society article on Driving the Last Spike
History of the First Transcontinental Railroad from the Congressional Globe
World articles, and Historic American
now includes 800 additional images
3/26/01: J.B. Silvis,
the Union Pacific's Nomadic Photographer
2/27/01: California Newspapers,
2/25/01: The Great Railroad
Race — Elementary Education Game for School Children
1/22/01: Greatly expanded stereoview
9/22/00: Archive now
includes 1,300 full size images. New and updated Exhibits and History Readings
8/2/00: Archive display
7/7/00: Archive of
more than 1,000 stereoviews of the CPRR, UPRR, San Francisco, and Salt Lake
5/23/00: CPRR Images
at the California Heritage Collection. Additional readings, survey maps
Guides and Kudos—What visitors liked best
about the CPRR Museum added
Across Nevada and Transcontinental Railroad Historical
History, Pacific Railroad Survey,
and Railroad Stocks & Bonds added; Additional readings and maps
2/10/00: Museum Bookshop lists new transcontinental railroad books and videotapes
10/20/99: Additional readings and maps
9/1/99: Several new readings and exhibits
the CPRR.org website! New articles on 19th Century
Photography, Chinese Workers, and RR
5/29/99: Articles on "Tunnels" and "History
of Construction" added; Union
Pacific Stereographs added; Additional FAQ's
5/27/99: Hart Stereograph
Catalog can be sorted by Hart View Number, Stanford Album Number, or Miles
Stereographs added to Exhibit; Muybridge
Stereographs added. Red card image files are smaller.
5/16/99: Two additional articles from the
1869 "Overland Monthly" (read
about the CPRR construction).
5/14/99: Photographs added from the Robert
Dennis Stereograph Collection, New York Public Library.
5/7/1999: "Joining of the Rails" Photographs, Currier & Ives
prints, maps, ephemera,
3/10/1999: Maps, ephemera, and engravings added.
3/5/1999: Image magnification increased and additional
stereographs added to Exhibit.
3/1/1999: Image magnification increased and additional
Hart stereographs added to Photo Gallery.
2/18/1999: Moved to http://CPRR.org
2/18/1999: Website is part of the Railroad WebRing.
2/17/1999: Additional maps and photographs added.
2/4/1999: Website is part of the Stereoscopic 3D Web
1/31/1999: Bibliography: List of Railroad
and Photography Books added.
1/26/1999: Website first published.