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Transcontinental Railroad Personalities

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Union Pacific Railroad Personalities

The Union Pacific (UP) Railroad was created after passage of the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862.

 
 

President Abraham Lincoln.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

 

Doc Durant (photo courtesy of the UP Museum).  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

 Oliver Ames Jr.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

Oakes Ames.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad. 

 General Jack Casement (photo courtesy of the UP Museum).  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

Samuel B. Reed (photo courtesy of the UP Museum).  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad. 

Grenville M. Dodge.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad. 


Central Pacific Railroad Personalities

The Central Pacific (CP) Railroad was dreamed by a man with vision and run by a group known as the "Big Four."

 
 

Theodore H. Judah (photo courtesy of the UP Museum).  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

 

Leland Stanford.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

Mark Hopkins.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

Collis Huntington.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.

Charles Crocker.  Now click on the photo to read about his role in the Transcontinental Railroad.


 
Last updated: 10-21-2010