After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of


After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading First there was the Great Transcontinental Railroad, but that s not the end of the story This is a carefully researched book well documented with great photos high quality publishing A must read for any railfan. Nice book Not thoroughly read yet. As a railroad buff, I found it fascinating. My grandson couldn t get enough of it He loves anything train. Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading profiles the history and heritage of this historic event Starting with the original Union Pacific Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in , the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions central, southern, and northern and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H Roger Grant and Rob Krebs

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