Railroads Of Omaha And Council Bluffs

Author: William Kratville
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738520421
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Well into the 20th century, the railroad industry implemented a series of great technological changes that revolutionized rail transit in America. The twin cities of Omaha and Council Bluffs, serving as Union Pacific headquarters and the nation's nucleus of continental train travel, witnessed the bulk of these changes. Through a collection of captivating photographs, Railroads of Omaha and Council Bluffs documents the transformations that took place in the railroad industry and the impact those changes made on these two cities, as well as the rest of the country. The creation of the "streamlined" passenger train, the transition from steam to diesel power, the golden years of Omaha's Union Station, and the revolution of railroad freight service through mergers and government deregulation are just some of the events explored in this fascinating book.

The First Transcontinental Railroad

Author: James K. Wheaton
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610427610
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The First Transcontinental Railroad, originally called the Pacific Railroad, was a railroad built in the United States between 1863 and 1869 that connected the western part of America with its eastern part. Built by the Central Pacific Railroad of California and the Union Pacific Railroad, it connected the Eastern terminus of Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska with the railroad lines of the Pacific Ocean at Oakland, California. In time, it would link in with the existing railway network present on the Eastern Coast of America, thus connecting the Atlantic and Pacific coast of the United States for the first time by rail. Because of this, the line received a second nickname, “the Overland Route.” The railroad was a government operation, authorized by Congress during the height of the Civil War. Congress passed the Pacific Railroad Acts in 1862 and again in 1864. To pay for it, the US government issued 30 year bonds, as well as granting government land to contractors. The construction of the line was a major achievement by both the Union Pacific (constructing westward from Iowa) and the Central Pacific (constructing eastward from California). The line was officially opened on May 10, 1869, with the Last Spike driven through the railway at Promontory Summit, Utah. James K. Wheaton looks at the history in this eBook.

Passenger Trains Of The Milwaukee Road

Author: Source Wikipedia
Editor: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230505329
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 20. Chapters: Arrow (passenger train), Challenger (train), City of Denver (train), City of Los Angeles (train), City of Portland (train), City of San Francisco (train), Columbian (MILW train), Fast Mail (Milwaukee Road), Hiawatha (train), Midwest Hiawatha, Olympian Hiawatha, Overland Route (Union Pacific Railroad), Pioneer Limited (passenger train), Sioux (passenger train), Southwest Limited (MILW), Twin Cities Hiawatha. Excerpt: 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. Passenger trains that operated over the line included the Overland Flyer, later renamed the Overland Limited, which also included a connection to Chicago. Although the passenger rail service is no longer in operation, the Overland Route remains a common name for the line from California to Chicago, now owned entirely by the Union Pacific. Display ads for the CPRR and UPRR the week the rails were joined on May 10, 1869 The Overland's SF ticket office at the Palace Hotel Donner Lake (left) and the now abandoned original CPRR (later SPRR) Track #1 grade over Donner PassThe name harkens back to the Central Overland Route, a stagecoach line operated by the Overland Mail Company between Salt Lake City, Utah and Virginia City, Nevada from 1861 to 1866, when Wells Fargo & Company took over the stagecoach's operation. Wells Fargo ended this stagecoach service three years later. While the Council Bluffs/Omaha to San Francisco "Pacific Railroad" grade was opened in 1869, the name "Overland" was not formally adopted for any daily extra-fare train over the route until...

Miscellaneous Publications

Author: Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
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Lists Of Elevations Principally In That Portion Of The United States West Of The Mississippi River

Author: Henry Gannett
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Historic Railroads Of Nebraska

Author: Michael M. Bartels
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738520353
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The advance of Union Pacific Railroad tracklayers across Nebraska was part of America's great adventure of the 19th century. It marked the beginning of the era of the "iron horse" in Nebraska-a time when the whistle of an approaching train became synonymous with prosperity and contact with the outside world. Historic Railroads of Nebraska takes a photographic journey down the tracks of the five major railroads and various short lines that helped Nebraska progress into a national center of agriculture and business. The trip begins with the formative years of Nebraska towns that were established along railroad lines in the 19th century. It then travels through the 20th century and documents the major changes and challenges that the railroad industry faced. Through over 200 photographs, this book chronicles the era of streamlined passenger trains, rustic steam locomotives, and a bustling Omaha Union Station. The journey makes stops at railroad landmarks, significant cities, the state's only railroad tunnel, and the legendary North Platte Canteen.

The Development Of The Union Pacific Transfer Grounds At Council Bluffs

Author: Ryan Roenfeld
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 110556701X
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The Union Pacific Transfer Grounds at Council Bluffs developed along the shores of Spoon Lake after 1867. The railroad yards grew into a key component of the transcontinental railroad as the city of Council Bluffs grew around it.

Council Bluffs

Author: Dr. Richard Warner and Ryan Roenfeld
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467112283
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All traces of Captain Caldwell's Potawatomi settlement and the Mormon safe haven of Kanesville were gone from the Indian Creek hollow by 1900, when Council Bluffs already seemed a 20th-century city of bright lights, steam, and smokestacks. The old western trails and steamboats disappeared as the city on the east bank of the Missouri River opposite Omaha became a major American railroad center and the industrial and commercial hub of southwest Iowa. Vineyards and orchards surrounded a growing city, with more acres under glass for greenhouses than anywhere else in the country and a daily stop for the Zephyr, Hiawatha, Rocket, Challenger, and other streamlined passenger trains. The West End was filled in, and new neighborhoods like Danetown and Little Vienna grew with new immigrants. All of the people of Council Bluffs faced fires, floods, and tornados as the "Blue Denim City," where America's mail was sorted survived economic upheaval, urban renewal, and eventual resurgence in the last decade of the century.