Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railroad [Dick Kreck, David F Halass] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Overnight settlements, better known as Hell on Wheels, sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming.
Central Pacific Railroad construction in the 1860's. Stereoviews, engravings, maps, and documents are treasures of western Americana that illustrate the history of the first transcontinental railroad, built from Sacramento, California over the Sierra Nevada mountains, the to end of track at the Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory, Utah where ...
The Pacific Railway A Brief History of Building the Transcontinental Railroad. Before the advent of the transcontinental railroad, a journey across the continent to the western states meant a dangerous six month trek over rivers, deserts, and mountains.
The first transcontinental railroad was completed when the rails of the Union Pacific, reaching westward from Omaha, Nebraska, and those of the Central Pacific Railroad, reaching eastward from Sacramento, California were joined, completing the coast-to-coast connection.