Transconintental_RR

Transconintental_RR - Avg. Weight-120lbs. Dug tunnels...

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Transcontinental Railroad Congress passed Railroad Act of 1862 1863 Central Pacific starts in Sacramento,CA 1863- Union Pacific starts near Omaha,NE
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Problems CP- getting supplies from the East WHY? UP-getting ties WHY?
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Equipment Each mile required 100 tons of rail 2500 ties 2-3 tons of spikes and fish plates Also need wheel barrows,horse drawn scrapers,2 wheel dump carts, shovels,axes,crowbars,blasting powder, and more
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How Track Was Laid Survey crews worked ahead Graders graded 100 miles at a time Bridge and trestle crews worked 5-20 miles ahead Track layers grabbed rails and ties from horse drawn carts Pounders drove spikes
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General Grenville Dodge Union Pacific
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The Big Four Huntington, Hopkins, Stanford, Crocker
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Officers of the Central Pacific
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West- Central Pacific East- Union Pacific
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Chinese Workers Hired by the Central Pacific 9/10 were Chinese Avg. Height-4’10”
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Unformatted text preview: Avg. Weight-120lbs. Dug tunnels through Mts. Use pick,shovel, black powder Avg.8/day 24hrs./7days winters 40 snow dug tunnels through snow to get to tunnels in Mts. Chinese workers All this hard work for: $20/week and supply own food later strike to get $35/week and not to be whipped suffered prejudice because were different clean,saved $,not drink away, and different customs Chinese Workers for the Central Pacific Chinese Laborer Camp China Wall Road Marker China Wall near Truckee,CA China Wall and Snow Shed near Truckee,CA Workers laying rails Laying Rails in the Desert The Last Rail is Laid Completion-May 10,1869 Promontory Point, Utah Railroad Mural Lincoln, NE Railroad Mural Lincoln, NE Union Pacific Engine near Scotts Bluff NE Union Pacific Heading East near Scotts Bluff, NE...
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