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Steam locomotive from yesteryear with an extremely large exhaust sytack

Steam locomotive from yesteryear with an extremely large exhaust sytack

William Henry Jackson - Tunnel “8” Temascopa Canon, Mexico, 1891

William Henry Jackson - Tunnel “8” Temascopa Canon, Mexico, 1891

William-Henry Jackson - The Royal Gorge (Grand Canon of the Arkansas) Vers 1881 ©BnF, département des Cartes et Plans, Société de géographie. © DR

William-Henry Jackson - The Royal Gorge (Grand Canon of the Arkansas) Vers 1881 ©BnF, département des Cartes et Plans, Société de géographie. © DR

Locomotive on Turntable “Building the Central Pacific Railroad: A Photographic Journey,” a presentation at the California State Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. From 1864 to 1869, Alfred A. Hart, the railroad’s official photographer, recorded the progress of the railway’s construction from Sacramento, over the Sierra Nevada range, across Nevada to Promontory, Utah, using a 5-by-8 inch wet-plate stereo camera and processing his fragile glass plates in a portable dark tent. A special…

Locomotive on Turntable “Building the Central Pacific Railroad: A Photographic Journey,” a presentation at the California State Library on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. From 1864 to 1869, Alfred A. Hart, the railroad’s official photographer, recorded the progress of the railway’s construction from Sacramento, over the Sierra Nevada range, across Nevada to Promontory, Utah, using a 5-by-8 inch wet-plate stereo camera and processing his fragile glass plates in a portable dark tent. A special…

During 1868-69, Andrew J. Russell’s camera recorded the Union Pacific’s progress toward Promontory Summit, the Utah site where the Central and Union Pacific Railroads joined on May 10, 1869, officially bringing the East and the West Coasts together via rail. Capturing this 450-foot-wide wooden trestle on the Union Pacific line east of Promontory, Russell shows U.P. crews standing on two flatbeds being pushed by Engine No. 119.

During 1868-69, Andrew J. Russell’s camera recorded the Union Pacific’s progress toward Promontory Summit, the Utah site where the Central and Union Pacific Railroads joined on May 10, 1869, officially bringing the East and the West Coasts together via rail. Capturing this 450-foot-wide wooden trestle on the Union Pacific line east of Promontory, Russell shows U.P. crews standing on two flatbeds being pushed by Engine No. 119.

The Kinzua Viaduct Taken circa 1885 this view shows the original viaduct design with stone abutments and lattice ironwork.

The Kinzua Viaduct Taken circa 1885 this view shows the original viaduct design with stone abutments and lattice ironwork.

The Kinzua Viaduct Here is another scene showing the recently completed original bridge spanning the Kinzua Creek Valley, circa 1885.

The Kinzua Viaduct Here is another scene showing the recently completed original bridge spanning the Kinzua Creek Valley, circa 1885.