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Chinese workers on the Central Pacific RR

First Transcontinental Railroad, which joined the Union Pacific Railroad (built east from Sacramento) and the Central Pacific Railroad (built west from Omaha). The railroad was built primarily by Irish and Chinese immigrant laborers.

Steel Gang Laying a Logging Railroad in the Piney Woods of East Texas (From the East Texas Research Center Collection).

Steel Gang Laying a Logging Railroad in the Piney Woods, East Texas. image from the East Texas Research Center Collection.

The building of the transcontinental railroad

Great moments in steampunk empire history - building the first transcontinental railroad - the Steampunk Pacific Railroad.

Studio portrait of Chinese-American men who include Wa Chin and Tang Ya-Shun in Georgetown, between 1890 and 1910  (Clear Creek County), Colorado,  :: Western History

Studio portrait of Chinese-American men who include Wa Chin and Tang Ya-Shun in Georgetown, between 1890 and 1910 (Clear Creek County), Colorado, :: Western History

On June 25, 1867, thousands of Chinese railroad workers staged a strike to demand equal pay to white laborers, shorter workdays, and better conditions.

150 years ago, Chinese railroad workers staged the era's largest labor strike

On June thousands of Chinese railroad workers staged a strike to demand equal pay to white laborers, shorter workdays, and better conditions.

Chinese contributions to Transcontinental Railroad... TONS of primary source images!

"Chinese Railroad Worker at Tunnel No. Chinese-American Contribution to Transcontinenal Railroad

Civil War Love Letters: June 23, 1862 - Letter from James E. Love, Trenton, to Molly. James mentions that his brigade fixed railroad bridges between Columbus, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee. The bridges probably looked similar to this bridge across Bull Run in Virginia.

Civil War Love Letters: June 23, 1862 - Letter from James E. Love, Trenton, to Molly. James mentions that his brigade fixed railroad bridges between Columbus, Kentucky, and Memphis, Tennessee. The bridges probably looked similar to this bridge across Bull Run in Virginia.

Video and article about how the transcontinental railroad system united the nation. HF

In 1869 the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads converged at Promontory Summit, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad.

1862–1869: The Transcontinental Railroad It was a race. Which company could lay the most railroad track? Would it be the Central Pacific, working east from Sacramento, California? Or the Union Pacific, working west from Omaha, Nebraska? The lure of work brought 12,000 Chinese immigrants to the Central Pacific line. | Immigration Throughout History | Kids Discover

May 1869 A golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, marking the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States.

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April 28 1869 - Chinese and Irish Laborers lay 10 miles of track in one day for the transcontinental railroad

First Transcontinental Railroad - Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum

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