Friday, March 10, 2006

Panama Rail Road and Pacific Mail Steamship Company images


I am very impressed with your website, if not overwhelmed!!

I am looking for an image of the Panama Rail Road or from the Pacific Mail Steamship Company which ran between Panama and San Francisco. ...

Thank you for a wonderful website of historic information and images.

—Bonnie Miller, Calaveras County Historical Society


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Our topic is the first transcontinental railroad, so there is only a bit of content about the Panama Railroad and Pacific Mail Steamship Company as they relate to the Central Pacific Railroad. We don't have photographs, but do include a few engravings. Since the Panama Railroad was completed earlier, in 1855, fourteen years before the Central Pacific, there may not have been construction photographs taken; none that I recall seeing, anyway.

Panama Railroad Stock, 1868
Panama Route Ticket
Pacific Mail Steamship Co.

The Panama Canal Society website may also be of interest (click the back button for additional images).

Also see:
Steamer Golden Gate of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, 1851

Ship Siberia

The elegant Japan, which belonged to ... the Pacific Mail Steamship Company.

S.S. Siberia from a Pacific Mail Steamship Co. postcard. (Pacific Mail Steamship Co.)

3/10/2006 1:48 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "bonnie"

Thank you for responding ... regarding locating some images of the Panama Rail Road. Your response has been very helpful (and fascinating). ...

Thank you again for your assistance, and for a wonderful website!

—Bonnie Miller, Calaveras County Historical Society

3/10/2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also search for "panama railroad photographs" at the Library of Congress website.

3/10/2006 2:00 PM  

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