• Building The First Transcontinental Rail
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    BUILDING THE FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD From the time when locomotives first set their immense wheels onto the frigid iron of parallel rails, Americans longed for a means of transportation which would connect the separate regions of California and the Eastern states. This need for connection, fueled by manifest destiny led to the building of the first transcontinental railroad. Expansion of the railroads would have been postponed indefinitely without the unfair support the government provid...
  • The Transcontinental Railroad Pacific Union Mobilier
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    On May 10, 1869, one of the most important achievements in the history of transportation was born. In Promontory, Utah, the completion of the transcontinental railroad marked the beginning of a new era in moving the nation. Two rival railroad companies, Union Pacific and Central Pacific, with the help of the government, worked together and completed the famous route in just less than seven years. The development of the transcontinental railroad that connected the United States significantly supp...
  • Tom Thumb Railroad Track People
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    When America was trying to win its independence over the British in the American Revolution something of even greater significance was happening in England, the Industrial Revolution. Hand tools were being replaced by moving parts. Industry was moving at its greatest speed people had ever seen. Things could be made faster, cheaper, and in greater numbers. By the 1800 s in America, nothing like this was even close to happening. In fact, Thomas Jefferson warned of rapid industrial growth during hi...
  • Approaches Towards Management Union Pacific
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    In the early days of the Union Pacific Railroad there really wasn't really a manageable approach. The means of delivery were mostly by train and Union Pacific was one who provided services. There really wasn't much of a manageable approach back then, when all you had was a small fleet of trains going across the country delivering goods. Managing wasn't really something organization thought of, they were in it for the money. If you were an employee of UP such as an engineer you basically got a se...
  • The Transcontinental Railroads Pacific Railroad
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    The Transcontinental Railroads The Transcontinental Railroad consisted of ten major railroads that together would span the distance between the East and West Coasts of the United States. The completion of these railroads brought change, both for good and bad, and had an enormous impact on the United States and other countries of the world. Without a doubt, each railroad played an important role in shaping America into the country it is today. The Great Northern Railroad was an 8, 316-mile long r...
  • Discovery Of Gold In American West
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    The discovery of gold in California sparked a massive emigration across the continent to the Pacific coast by Americans searching for wealth. This massive migration of people brought Jefferson's dream of a continental American empire to reality, and began to establish the United States as the dominant country in North America. This massive migration also prompted the need to bridge the nation for the purpose of making the trip from one coast to another easier. This resulting need to bridge the n...