Monday, March 23, 2009

Railroad worker's names

What were the names of the white (caucasian) and Chinese railroad workers on the Central Pacific Railroad? Is there a list?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See the CPRR payroll records, many of which have survived as a result of Lynn D. Farrar's efforts, and are now located at the California State Railroad Museum.

3/23/2009 8:14 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Regarding the Chinese workers, see the study of these payroll records, Nameless Builders of the Transcontinental Railroad by William F. Chew.

3/23/2009 8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See related discussion.

5/27/2016 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: Kate Reid

... in January 1864 [Hung Wah] was recorded as one of the first Chinese railroad workers who appear by name. He was a supervisor in charge of 23 unnamed workers (based on payroll calculations). He later become one of the largest labour contractors with the ‘Hung Wah Company’. It is believed he may have been among the few workers who remained to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.

5/27/2016 12:03 PM  

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