Courtesy of the Bruce C. Cooper Collection. "Envisioning the American West: Maps, the Representational Barrage of 19th Century Expedition Reports, and the Production of Scientific Knowledge." In Sacramento, California, the organization was able to keep track of just 20 miles before running out of money. The Central Pacific Railroad was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. Rand McNally and Company, 1882. Central Pacific Railroad began operating freight and passenger trains over the first 31 miles of track to Newcastle in June 1864. New York, J. H. Colton, 1853. New rail road map of the United States and the Dominion of Canada, showing the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific R.R. "Union & Central Pacific Railroad Line" Timetable, Schedule of Fares, Connections, Information for Travelers (with 11 Engraved Illustrations), and the Rand, McNally & Co. "New Map of the American Overland Route" February, 1881 View Book by C. P. Heininger, San Francisco, Cal., c. 1887. From, Map of the First Pacific Telegraph Line, 1861, Map of the Panama Canal and Panama Railroad by Everett E. Winchell, 1913, Map of the San Francisco Bay area by Everett E. Winchell, 1913 with rail lines and ferries. Map of the Central Portion of the United States showing the Lines of the Proposed Pacific railroads. Southern Pacific Railroad Annual Report, 1894. Parker Map of Motor Routes Between San Franciso and Los Angeles, Also Sacramento, Reno, Lake Taho, Yosemite Valley, And Other Sierra Points. ; the great overland route and short line to the west and south-west, 1879. Thirteen California Survey Maps from the Bureau of Land Management, Sacramento. Guidebook to the Western United States, 26 Maps: Geologic and Topographic Map of the Overland Route from Omaha, Nebraska, to San Francisco, California, United States Geological Survey, 1915. But as the railroad continued through the foothills of the Sierras, construction became more difficult. By 2019, 150 years after joining their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah, only the Union Pacific remains. The Central Pacific Railroad was the project of two of the great railroad barons of the day, Leland Stanford and Collis P. Huntington. and Mexican Central R.R. [With UPRR Elevation Profile.]. 1, No. In 1885, the Central Pacific was under the operation of the Southern Pacific Railway. Geologic Atlas of the United States, Sierra Nevada Folios: Selected California Maps (1/4 images of Quadrangle Maps) showing the Central Pacific Railroad by Waldemar Lindgren, USGS, 1894-1900. Map Showing the Pacific Railways and their Branches. Sacramento, Cal. "Rand, McNally & Co.'s United States" in Rand McNally & Co.'s Business Atlas, Chicago, Rand McNally, 1878, California map from Rand McNally's 1887 Pocket Atlas of the World, Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines. Co. of Cal. When the last spike was driven, the rail network was not yet connected to the Atlantic or Pacific but merely connected Omaha to Sacramento. Pacific States Railroad Map, 1872, from "THE GOLDEN STATE: A History of the Region West of the Rocky Mountains" by R. Guy McClellan. & C.B. Forming The Modern Southern Pacific. Western United States Map from the Pacific Railroad Surveys, 1858. https://locomotive.fandom.com/wiki/Central_Pacific_Railroad?oldid=74464. Map of Lewis and Clark's, Track across the Western Portion of North America, from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, ... in 1804, 5, & 6. The Pacific Railway A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad. U.S. Geological Survey Togographic Map On-line MapServer. Courtesy University of Texas Library. Map of the Union Pacific Railroad and Connections, c. 1867. C. Bielawski's Railroad Map of the Central Part of California, and Part of Nevada. The tunnels along the Central Pacific line conquered the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range while the bridges and trestles built by the Union Pacific crossed chasms. Elevation Profile: CPRR Elevations, Grades, Ascents, Rise & Fall, Maximum Curve, Curvature, & Date First Used by Location / Milepost. S. Augustus Mitchell 1867 Atlas, County Map of California. Map of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R., 1879. Handels Zeitung' gezeichne", Omaha City, Nebraska. Today, tourists and enterprising photographers can visit much of what American ancestors left behind 150 years ago. Central Pacific Railroad operated routes across 3 states, this is an average amount across most railroads and is typical of small to mid size Eastern Railroads or mid size Western Railroads. Our route follows I-80 to Reno and parallels the Central Pacific route through Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, Elko and Wells, Nevada. J.H. It was directed to " construct a railroad and telegraph line from the Pacific coast, at or near San Francisco, or the navigable waters of the Sacramento River, to the eastern boundary of California. Route of the first American transcontinental railroad: The Central Pacific (red) and the Union Pacific (blue) railroads met in Utah in 1869. The Central Pacific made quick progress along the Sacramento Valley. 1866. The route selected for the Central Pacific Railroad through the mountains and deserts of Nevada generally followed the Old California Trail, since this had been proven the easiest route of travel through the Great Basin for many years. The north/south California railroad has been completed from San Francisco to around present day Salinas. Library of Congress Animated Presentation - Mapping the West, Oddens' Bookmarks - 17,000+ Cartographic Links, Library of Congress Railroad Maps, National Archives, two 1878-1887 maps show Central Pacific Railroad lines and connections in California, Nevada, and Utah, "Maptech" Tool for Identifying Points on Maps, Wichita State University Libraries, Digitized Kansas Maps, USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection, Art Source International - 10,000 maps online, United States Digital Map Library, Map Exhibition on Westward Expansion in America - Heading West, New York Public Library, U.C. George Cram, 1881. Central Pacific Railroad The Central Pacific Railroad was a rail route between California and Utah built eastwards from the West Coast in the 1860s, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North America. Geo. The Overland Route was a train route operated jointly by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad / Southern Pacific Railroad, between Council Bluffs, Iowa / Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California over the grade of the First Transcontinental Railroad (aka the "Pacific Railroad") which had been opened on May 10, 1869. "Diagram of the Transcontinental lines of road Showing the Original Central Pacific and Union Pacific And their Competitors.". A. Hart, Traveller's Own Map, 1870. Wadsworth Nevada Survey Map. The first Transcontinental Railroad was a monumental undertaking by the time workers finished it in 1869. From the Union Pacific Railroad Annual Report, 1876. The transcontinental railroad line was completed around the north shore of Great Salt Lake, Utah, at Promontory Summit, as part of the Salt Lake Division of the Central Pacific Railroad, which became the Southern Pacific. Map of the Central Pacific Railroad of California from the 39th to the 98th mile inclusive, showing connections with the U.S. Land Surveys. The original Transcontinental Railroad route was the combined efforts of two railroads: the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific. Post Offices visited by trains of the Central Pacific Railroad on local lines, Oakland, California. Introduction. Map from "Beyond the Mississippi" by A. D. Richardson, 1869. by E. McD. Market Street Railway Map of San Francisco, including cable cars, 1943, City of Philadelphia, grounds of the Centennial Exhibition, and railroads, 1876. To get from Sacramento to the Pacific, the Central Pacific purchased the struggling Western Pacific Railroad (unrelated to the railroad of the same namethat would later parallel its route) and in summer 1869 resumed construction on it, which had halted in 1866 due to funding troubles. We explore six historic stops of the Central Pacific Railroad as the CPRR constructed the rail line up into the Sierra Nevada: Rocklin, Auburn, Colfax, Cape Horn, Dutch Flat and the summit tunnels. Colton & Co., New York. From "A Guide to Los Angeles and Southern California" published by the Southern California Tourist Bureau, Los Angeles (August, 1919), 24pp. Carleton E. Watkins (1829–1916) was an American photographer of the 19th century. Missouri Pacific Railway Map and Timetable, 1883. The line began in Sacramento, the railroad's western terminus. J.B. Krygier. Andrea Woolfolk, Elkhorn Slough Foundation, Western United States Map from the Pacific Railroad Surveys, 1858, 1858 California map of Transcontinental Stagecoach Lines. Maps Showing the Progressive Development of U.S. Railroads,1830-1950. U.S. Geological Survey Togographic Map On-line MapServer. Chicago Lithographing Co., 1868, Omaha, Nebraska. [Reproduction of similar 1866 California map.]. The Central Pacific Railway (CPRR) was a railroad run by the U.S. Congress in 1862 to complete the western part of the “First Transcontinental Railway” in North America. You may need to use a different web browser to see the right side of large map images. Colton Map of the Union Pacific Railroad and Connections, c. 1867. San Francisco to Chicago via the CPRR, UPRR, & Burlington Route, A. Railroad Town Maps c. 1908-1915: Rocklin, California, and Wadsworth, Carlin, and Wells, Nevada (showing roundhouses). CPRR - UPRR Timetable Map, 1881, Rand McNally, verso. New Railroad and County Map of Northern California and Nevada. Background information about Historic Topographic Maps. Dodge, Chief Engineer. Prepared for the United States Pacific Railway Commission. Johnston, SPRR and the State Board of Trade, 1888. Houghton as to the rights of the Southern Pacific R.R. Map showing the old stage and wagon roads and railway surveys across the Sierras. Union Pacific is the largest railroad in North America, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. Colton & Co., 1887. 3 lines between the Missouri River and the Pacific coast to the city of Mexico via the A.T.&S. The Story of the Central Pacific. Compiled from the latest official sources.Watson, Gaylord, 1875. A New Map of the United States upon which are delineated the vast works of International comunication, Routes Across the Continent, &c. by W. Williams. A New and Complete STATISTICAL GAZETTEER of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA founded on and compiled from OFFICIAL FEDERAL & STATE RETURNS and the SEVENTH NATIONAL CENSUS. Land Office Map of the Central Pacific Railroad and the Dutch Flat Donner Lake Wagon Road, BLM, Sacramento. UC Berekeley Earth Sciences & Map Library, 26 USGS Topographic Maps: San Francisco - Omaha. US Geological Survey, Bulletin 612, 1916. Gibbes' New Map of the Gold Region, California. Copied June 12th 1866, Map of the routes of the Union Pacific Rail Roads with their eastern connections, New trans-continental map of the Pacific R.R. Prepared by G.W. Courtesy Bud Uzes. Current Amtrak map showing present day passenger rail travel routes. Stockton, Calif., J.D. 4, Oct-Nov. 1871, courtesy of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.lo Map of the western United States from Kansas City to the Pacific showing relief by shading, drainage, state boundaries, military and Indian reservations, railroads with main lines in heavy black; lists stage connections on each side of map. [Map from San Francisco to Ogden], Map of the Union Pacific Rail Road and surveys of 1864, 65, 66, 67, 1868 from Missouri River to Humboldt Wells, G.M. Railroad Land Grants in California from a People's Independent Party map of 1875. However construction soon slowed, first by the Sierra Nevada mountains and then by winter snowstorms. Philadelphia. New Map of the Union Pacific Railway, the Short, Quick and Safe Line to All Points West, Rand McNally and Company, 1883. It later became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad. United States map by John Bartholomew appeared in "General Atlas of World" published 1857 by Adam and Charles Black in Edinburgh. Transcontinental railroad route map. Chicago Lithographing Co., 1876, Omaha, Nebraska. 1865. Map of the Burlington and Missouri River R.R., the Burlington Route and its connections. San Francisco was the end of the line, and just after Sacramento was a stop at a town named Lathrop. Listing of Overland Route Stations and Mileage Central Pacific Railroad ­ Southern Pacific Railroad, 1866-1996. by Lynn D. Farrar. New enlarged scale railroad and county map of California showing every railroad station and post office in the state. By Richard Swainson Fisher, M.D. Centennial American Republic and railroad map of the United States and of the Dominion of Canada. Commercial Map of the United States showing the principal connecting lines of Railroad across the Country, also the Proposed Railroad Routes to the Pacific, from Warren's Geography, Philadelphia, H. Cowperthwait & Co., 1859. Gibbes; New York, Sherman & Smith, 1851. (Showing RR Land Grants.). Railroad & Historical Cartography Links. The Santa Fé route Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fé R.R. Sacramento, Cal. Historic Map of the Southern Pacific's Rail Lines, 1944. Trestle on Central Pacific Railroad In 1869 the Central Pacific Railroad out of Sacramento, California, and the Union Pacific Railroad out of Omaha, Nebraska linked tracks in the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontroy Summit, Utah to form the first transcontinental railroad service in … With their monetary backing the group officially incorporated the Central Pacific Railroad of California on June 28, 1861. 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