The First Transcontinental Railroad: Central Pacific, Union Pacific

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INDEX
A
Allen, Horatio, in England, 10; Charleston & Hamburg, 12; advocated 5-foot gauge, 17; purchased the "American," 19; pioneer railroad engineer, 25
Alley, John B., 194, 197, 210, 211, 214
"American," 19
American Bridge Company, 290
American Railroad Journal, 34
American Society of Civil Engineers, monument to Judah dedicated, 53; Dr. Thomas C. Durant elected a Fellow, 177; degree of Honorary Member upon Dodge, 188, Sidney Dillon elected a Fellow, 195
Ames Contract, 179, 194, 212, 213, 214, 226, 264, 301
Ames, Oakes, utilized wealth for Union Pacific, 171; purchased stock of Credit Mobilier, 175; interested in Credit Mobilier, 178; sold shares to members of Congress, 179; Poland Committee recommended expulsion from Congress, 180; brought wealth to railroad project, 181, 213, 214; 303
Ames, Oliver, utilized wealth for Union Pacific, 6; interested in Credit Mobilier, 175; President of Union Pacific, 178, 197; granite monument, 180; Boston Memorial Hall, 181; elected a director, 210: one of seven trustees, 214; reports to him, 303
Antelope Summit, 239
Appleton, Francis E., 198
Ashley, General Wm. H., 43
Associates, The, organized Dutch Flat and Donner Lake wagon road, 64; financed the beginning of the Central Pacific, 64, 67; incorporation of Central Pacific, 94; raised money on personal credit, 98; made up the Contract and Finance Company, 103; organized the San Francisco Bay Railroad, 106; attempts to sell stock, 115
Auburn, California, 63, 143, 153
Augur, General Christopher C., 295, 298

B
Bailey, James, a jeweler, 60; director and secretary of Central Pacific, 92; 94
Barlow, Dr. Samuel Bancroft, 29
Barnes, James, 131
Bates, Benjamin E., 214
Bates, Charles D., 102
Bates, Thomas H., 198
Beale, E. F., U. S. surveyor general for California, 101
Beckwith, Lieut. E. G., 44, 61, 126, 234
Benicia, California, 56, 104
Benton, Senator Thomas H., 34, 36, 50
Berry, J. B., 267
Bessemer process, 18, 138
"Best Friend of Charleston," 12, 19
Big Bend of the Truckee, 126, 128-132
Black River Canal, New York, 91
Blair, General Frank P., 295
Blair, John I., 194
Blickensderfer, Jacob, Jr., 131, 198
Bloomer Cut, 143
Boggs, Lilburn W., Gov. of Missouri, 32
Bolman iron bridges, 24
Boomer Bridge Company, 290
Boomer, L. B., 211
Booth, Lucius A., 60, 94
Boulton & Watt, British firm, 18
Brayton, B. B., 197, 240, 241, 242, 255
Bridger, Jim, 43, 243
Bridges, Roman stone arch, 23; Roman timber and pile, 23; first cast-iron highway, 23; design, 23; Howe truss, 24: Burr truss, 24, iron, 24; Omaha, 287
Brown, Anne, 183
Brown, Arthur, in charge of bridge and timber work, 86; designed snow sheds, 90; Engineer of Bridges and Buildings, 91

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