1881 History of Johnson County, MO
|Typical Railroad Labor Force 1860-65 Matthew Brady Photo|
Railroad construction workers, 1860's, Andre Russell
|Missouri Pacific Railroad No. 152, MOPAC|
Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 28, 23 January 1865
THE PACIFIC RAILROAD.; First Train Through from St. Louis to Kansas City railroad Excursion Party.
The first through train from St. Louis over the Missouri Pacific Railroad, reached here this morning, bringing the following distinguished persons; D.H. Gomson, Vice-President; Thomas McKissock, Superintendent of the Pacific Road; Thomas A. Scott, Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Central; H.J. Jewett, President Ohio Central; John D. Perry, President Union Pacific; A. Green, New-York; J.M. Davidson, Saratoga; Jas. Fisher, M.O. Partridge and, Giles F. Filley, of St. Louis; J.P. Usher and lady, and Samuel Stinson and lady. This party will proceed on an excursion over the Union Pacific Railroad to Lawrence, Kansas, this afternoon, and return to-morrow. The Missouri Pacific Road is now in complete running order its entire length, and regular through train will commence moving on Monday next.
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|May 10, 1869|
The ceremony for the driving of the golden spike at Promontory Summit, Utah on May 10, 1869; completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad. At center left, Samuel S. Montague, Central Pacific Railroad, shakes hands with Grenville M. Dodge, Union Pacific Railroad
Missouri Railway Map 1888