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Opening the Rail Gateway to the West

Opening the Rail Gateway to the West  - Softcover
Constructing the Pacific Railroad of Missouri
By William H. McKenzie

Published by St. Louis Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society

The story of the construction of the Pacific Railroad of Missouri starting in 1851 through its early operation until the end of the Civil War. This is the story of the first railroad to break ground west of the Mississippi River. Information on construction, Barretts Tunnels, and the early locomotives is included in this book. Includes photos, a timetable, a map, and illustrations. This was the predecessor railroad to Missouri Pacific and is now part of the Union Pacific System.

64 pages, paperback

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