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Amateur The First Transcontinental Railroad (known originally as the “Pacific Railroad

Amateur and later as the “Overland Route“) was a 1,912-mile (3,077 km) continuous railroad line

constructed between 1863 and 1869 that connected the existing eastern U.S.

rail network at Council Bluffs, Iowa with the Pacific coast at the Oakland Long Wharf on San Francisco Bay.

[1] The rail line was built by three private companies over

public lands provided by extensive US land grants.

[2] Construction was financed by both state and

US government subsidy bonds as well as by company issued mortgage bonds

.[3][4][5][N 1] The Western Pacific Railroad Company built 132 mi (212 km)

of track from the road’s western

terminus at Alameda/Oakland to Sacramento, California.

The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California

 (CPRR) constructed 690 mi (1,110 km) eastward from Sacramento to Promontory Summit, Utah Territory.

The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) built 1,085 mi (1,746 km)

from the road’s eastern terminus at the Missouri River 

settlements of Council Bluffs and

 Omaha, Nebraska westward to Promontory Summit.[7][8][9]

Amateur The railroad opened for through traffic between

Sacramento and Omaha on May 10, 1869,

when CPRR President Leland Stanford ceremonially tappe

d the gold “Last Spike” (later often referred to as the “

Golden Spike“) with a silver hammer at Promontory Summit.[10][11]

 In the following six months, the last leg

from Sacramento to San Francisco Bay was completed. The resulting coast-to-coast railroad

connection revolutionized the settlement and economy of the American West.

It brought the western states and territories into alignment with the northern Union

states and made transporting passengers and goods

coast-to-coast considerably quicker, safer and less expensive.

The first transcontinental rail passengers arrived at the Pacific Railroad’s original

western terminus at the Alameda Terminal on September 6, 1869, where they transferred

to the steamer Alameda for transport across the Bay to San Francisco. The road’s rail terminus

was moved two months later to the Oakland Long Wharf, about a mile to the north,

when its expansion was completed and opened for passengers on November 8, 1869.

[15][16][N 4] Service between San Francisco and Oakland Pier continued to be provided by ferry.

The CPRR eventually purchased 53 miles (85 km) of UPRR-built grade

from Promontory Summit

(MP 828) to Ogden, Utah Territory (MP 881), which became the interchange point between trains of the two roads.

The transcontinental line was popularly known as the Overland Route after the principal

passenger rail service that operated over the length of the line until 1962.[19]

Date: August 3, 2020