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Transcontinental Railroad Photograph Collection

Identifier: P-056


Reproductions of photographs of the building of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1869, and of some individuals who were involved with it. Includes the classic photograph taken at the site of the driving of the Golden Spike, accredited to photographer Charles R. Savage, but actually taken by photographer, Andrew J. Russell.


  • Creation: 1896


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1 Union Pacific Railroad box cars and construction boss, Jack Casement in the foreground. Black and white, 8" x 10'.

2 Construction train at Granite Canyon. Black and white, 8" x 10".

3 Union Pacific private railroad car with Silas Seymour; consulting engineer, Sidney Dillon; director, T.C. Durant; and director, John Duff. Black and white, 8" x 10".

4 Beginning of the driving of the Golden Spike ceremony at Promontory, Utah. Black and white, 8" x 10".

5 After the Golden Spike was driven, Promontory, Utah, May 1869. In this photograph, chief engineers Grenville Dodge of the Union Pacific Railroad and Sam Montague of the Central Pacific Railroad shake hands. Black and white, 8" x 10".

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Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408