Saturday, May 16, 2009

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum [electronic resource]

The CPRR Museum is listed as an electronic resource as OCLC #67152131.

"Summary: Contains photographs, stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents illustrating the history of the transcontinental railroad. Discusses the 1860s construction of the railroads, the financial backers, and workers involved in this project that reduced coast-to-coast travel from over one hundred days to six. Also contains information on the joining of the rails between the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific Railroad in May 10, 1869. The virtual museum was established by the family of railroad pioneer Lewis Metzler Clement and launched in February 1999."