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Chapter 11

This webpage reproduces a chapter of
The Transcontinental Railroad

John Debo Galloway

New York, 1950

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 p305  Bibliography


Acworth, W. M., The Railways of England. John Murray, London, 1889.

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, Chronicles of the Builders of the Commonwealth, History of California. The History Company, San Francisco, 1888.

Thayer's Note: All seven volumes of the History of California are online at Archive.Org:


Beebe, Lucius M., High Iron. D. Appleton-Century Company, New York, 1940.

Bradley, Glenn D., The Story of the Santa Fe. The Gorham Press, Boston, 1920.

Brooks, Noah, First across the Continent. Chas. Scribner's Sons, New York, 1901.

Carr, Sarah Pratt, The Iron Way. Chicago, 1907.

Carter, Charles F., When Railroads Were New. Henry Holt & Co., New York, 1908.

Chittenden, Gen. Hiram Martin, The American Fur Trade of the Far West. Rufus Rockwell Wilson, Inc., 1936.

Clark, Dan Elbert, The West in American History. Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1937.

Clark, George T., Leland Stanford. Stanford University Press, 1931.

Clark, Thomas C., The American Railway — Its Construction, Development, Management and Appliances, by Thomas C. Clark, John Bogart, M. N. Forney, E. P. Alexander, H. G. Prout, Horace Porter, Theodore Voorhees, Benjamin Norton, Arthur T. Hadley, Thomas L. James, Charles Francis Adams, B. B. Adams, Jr.  Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1893.

Copley, Josiah, Kansas and the Country Beyond on the Line of the Union Pacific Railroad, Eastern Division. J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1867.

Crawford, J. B., The Credit Mobilier of America. C. W. Calkins & Co., 1880.

Daggett, Stuart, Chapters on the History of the Southern Pacific. Ronald Press Company, New York, 1922.

Dale, Harrison C., The Ashley-Smith Explorations and the Discovery of a Central Route to the Pacific, 1822‑1829. Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1918.

 p306  Davis, John P., The Union Pacific Railway. S. C. Griggs & Company, Chicago, 1894.

Dodge, Major General Grenville M., How We Built the Union Pacific Railway. Senate Document No. 447. Washington, 1910.

Elliott, T. C., Peter Skene Ogden — Fur Trader. Oregon Historical Society Vol. IV, No. 3, Sept., 1925.

Fremont, John C., Memoirs of My Life. Belford, Clarke & Company, Chicago & New York, 1887.

Fulton, Robert L., Epic of the Overland. A. M. Robertson, Publisher, San Francisco, 1924.

Ghent, W. J., The Early Far West. Tudor Publishing Company, New York, 1936.

Hafen, LeRoy R., The Overland Mail, 1849‑1869. Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1926.

Hafen, LeRoy R. and Rister, Carl Coke, Western America. Prentice-Hall, Inc., New York, 1941.

Haymond, Creed, The Central Pacific Railroad Company — Its Relations to the Government. H. S. Crocker Press, San Francisco.º

Henry, Robert Selph, Trains. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1934.

Hungerford, Edward, The Story of the B. & O. Railroad, 1827‑1927. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1928.

Johnson, Jack T., Peter Anthony Dey. State Historical Society of Iowa, 1939.

Johnson, Jack T. and Leonard, Levi O., A Railroad to the Sea. Midland House, Publishers, Iowa City, Iowa, 1939.

Kneiss, Gilbert H., Bonanza Railroads. Stanford University Press, 1941.

Lane, Wheaton J., From Indian Trail to Iron Horse. Princeton University Press, 1939.

Lewis, Oscar., The Big Four. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1938.

Mack, Effie Mona, Nevada. Arthur H. Clark Company, Cleveland, 1939.

MacKay, Douglass, The Honorable Company: A History of the Hudson's Bay Co. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis.

Moody, John, The Railroad Builders: A Chronicle of the Welding of the States. Yale University Press, 1919.

Perkins, Jacob R., Trails, Rails and War — The Life of General Dodge. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, 1929.

Poor, Henry V., Manual of Railroads in the United States. H. V. & H. W. Poor Company, New York.

 p307  Rae, W. F., Westward by Rail. D. Appleton & Company, New York.º

Richardson, Albert D., Beyond the Mississippi. American Publishing Company.​a

Ripley, W. Z., Railroads — Rates & Regulations. Longmans, Green & Company, New York, 1913.º

Rogers, Major Fred B., Soldiers of the Overland. Grabhorn Press, San Francisco, 1938.

Root, Frank A. and Connelly, Wm. E., The Overland Stage to California. Crane & Company, Topeka, Kansas, 1901.

Russell, Chas. E., Stories of the Great Railroads. Chas. H. Kerr & Company, Chicago, 1912.

Sabin, Edwin L., Kit Carson Days. The Press of the Pioneers, Inc., New York, 1935.

Smalley, Eugene V., History of the Northern Pacific Railway. G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1883.

Spearman, Frank H., The Strategy of the Great Railroads. Chas. Scribner's Sons, New York, 1904.

Stansbury, Capt. Howard, An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Sampson Low, Son & Co., London, 1852.

Strobridge, J. H., An Account of the Central Pacific Railroad. Pony Express Courier, Placerville, Calif., 1938.

Sullivan, Maurice S., The Travels of Jedediah Smith. Fine Arts Press, Santa Ana, Calif., 1934.

Tallock, Wm., The California Overland Express. Introduction by Carl I. Wheat. Historical Society of Southern California, 1935.

Thompson, Slason, A Short History of American Railways. Bureau of Railway News & Statistics, Chicago, 1925.

Trottman, Nelson, History of the Union Pacific. Ronald Press Company, New York, 1923.

Van Metre, T. W., Trains, Tracks and Travel. Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp., New York, 1939.

White, Henry Kirke, History of the Union Pacific Railway. University of Chicago Press, 1895.

Railroad Reports

American Railway Engineering Association — Construction of the Pacific Railroad. Vol. 23, No. 237. July, 1921.

 p308  List of Bridges over the Navigable Waters of the United States — Compiled in the Office of the Chief of Engineers, United States Army and Revised to January 1, 1935. U. S. Printing Office, Washington, 1936.

"The Great Union Pacific Railroad Excursion to the 100th Meridian". The Republican Company, Chicago, 1867.

History of the Union Pacific Railroad — Issued by the U. P. R. R. on the Occasion of the Celebration at Ogden, Utah, May 10, 1919, in Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Driving of the Golden Spike.

Pioneers of Western Progress — Southern Pacific Company. Published by Strassburger & co., San Francisco, 1929.

Central Pacific Railroad — Report of the Chief Engineer (Judah), 1862.

Central Pacific Railroad — Report of the President (Stanford), 1863.

Central Pacific Railroad — Report of the Chief Engineer (Montague), 1864.

Central Pacific Railroad — Report of the Chief Engineer (Montague), 1867.

Union Pacific Railroad Company — Report of Government Directors, 1865‑1885.

Union Pacific Railroad Company — Reports of the Director, 1864‑1886.

Articles of Union and Consolidation of the Union Pacific Railroad Company, the Kansas Pacific Railway Company, and Denver Pacific Railway and Telegraph Company into the Union Pacific Railway Company. Dated January 24, 1880, and the By-Laws of the Union Pacific Railway Company. Printed for the Company, Boston.

Union Pacific Railroad Reports — Report of the Secretary of the Interior, 1867, 1868.

Union Pacific Railroad Reports — Report of Thomas C. Durant, Vice-President and General Manager to the Board of Directors, in Relation to Surveys made up to the Close of the Year 1864. Wm. C. Bryant & Company, Printers, New York, 1866.

Union Pacific Railroad Reports — Supplemental Report of the Consulting Engineer on Bridging the Missouri River at the Eastern Terminus of the Road. D. Van Nostrand, Printer, New York, 1868.

Pacific Railroads in Congress — Reports to the 39th, 40th, 43rd, 44th, 45th and 48th Congress.

Pacific Railroad Legislation — 1862‑1874. Congressional Proceedings in the 37th, 38th and 41st Congresses. F. S. Hiskman, Publisher, West Chester, Pa., 1875.

 p309  Report of the Auditor of Railroad Accounts — Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year Ending June 30, 1880.

Report of the Commissioner of Railroads — 1884.

Special Session of the Senate — March 6, 1885 — Letter from the Honorable Charles F. Adams, Jr.

Report of the United States Pacific Railway Commission — 1888.

Acts and Joint Resolutions of Congress and Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States Relating to the Union Pacific, Central Pacific and Western Pacific Railroads. 1897.

Pamphlets and Magazines

Crothers, George E., Outline of the History of the Founding of the Leland Stanford Junior University. Reprint from the Fortieth Anniversary number of the Stanford Illustrated Review. Published by the Stanford Alumni Association. Vol. XXXIII, No. 1.

Elliott, T. C., "Peter Skene Ogden, Fur Trader" Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society, Vol. XI, No. 3. Sept., 1910.

Gilliss, John R., "Tunnels of the Pacific Railroad" — A paper read before the Society, January 5, 1870. Transactions, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Guidebook of the Western United States, Part B — The Overland Route. United States Geological Survey, Washington, 1916.

Hazard, Rowland, "Credit Mobilier of America" — A paper read before the Rhode Island Historical Society, February 22, 1881.

Leland, Chas. Godfrey, "Three Thousand Miles in a Railway Car." Ringwalt and Brown, Philadelphia, 1867.

Maguire, Hon. James G., "Pacific Railroads — Claims and Debts." Speech in the House of Representatives, August 15, 16, 1894.

Perry, John D., President of the Union Pacific Railway (Eastern Division) "Economy to the Government." Gibson Brothers, Printers, Washington, 1868.

Reed, Samuel B., Compilation of letters written to his wife and family covering the period of organization of the Union Pacific Company's Construction Department, 1864‑1869.

Wheat, Carl I., "A Sketch of the Life of Theodore D. Judah." Quarterly of the California Historical Society, Vol. IV, No. 3. Sept., 1925.

Thayer's Note:

a (Sic, no publication date.) There were two editions: once the Pacific Railroad was completed, the 1869 edition added several chapters to the first edition of 1867.

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