Sunday, May 21, 2006

Recent additions to the CPRR Museum

Now online at the CPRR Museum:

Pacific Railroad. Speech of Hon. Leland Stanford in the Constitutional Convention of the State of Nevada, On Wednesday, July 13th, 1864.

The Pacific Railroad. A Defense Against its Enemies, with Report of the Supervisors of Placer County, and Report of Mr. Montanya, Made to the Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco. December, 1864.

Report of the President upon Receipts and Expenses and Estimated Revenue of the Central Pacific Railroad of California. December, 1865.

Central Pacific Railroad Company. Statement made to Senate Committee of the Nevada Legislature. January 14, 1865.

Extracts from the Report of the U.S. Pacific Railway Commission, 1888. By Robt. E. Pattison. [Diatribe]

A Thrilling Tale. Running a Time Table. A Brakeman's Story. Henry & Johnson, Burlington, Vermont, 1873. [Railroad Fiction with fabulous advertisements of quack remedies for all ailments.]

Questions: Building RR, Crocker

From: "Erica Madison"

... I'm doing a research paper on the big four and the pacific railroad in California. I was wondering if you could answer a few questions for me.

1. Why did it take so long for California to get around to building a railroad?

2. Out of the four men why did Charlie Crocker get the job of actually building the railroad? ...