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Master Photographers
No.1 - "Meeting of the Rails" at Promontory, Utah, on May 10, 1869. The Union Pacific and Central Pacific locomotives inched together and Charles R. Savage took this famous picture
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49606-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.2 - "The Golden Spike" ceremony - Leland Standford and three other officials drove the last spike that completed the east-west road. Photographer - Charles R. Savage
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49607-C
 
 
Master Photographers
No.3 - "The Invocation" - Rev. John Todd of Pittsfield, Mass., and Mormon Bishop John Sharp spoke. A.A. Hart, the Central Pacific photographer captured the moment. Note the telegraph, used to send word of the ceremonies to the East
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49608-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.4 - In October 1866 T.C. Durant, Vice President of the Union Pacific, organised an excursion to the 100 Meridian on the railroad to attract eastern capital. Hohn Carbutt of Chicago went along to phtograph the event. The Steamers "Denver" and "colorado" carried the excursion on the Missouri River
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49609-C
 
 
Master Photographers
No.5 - The Directors of the U.P.R.R. at the 100th Meridian, October 1866. Photograph by John Carbutt.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49610-C
MP05 SOLD 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.6 - The Commissioners and Directors of the U.P.R.R. on the 100th Meridian Excursion, in an unusually informal pose, taken by John Carbutt
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49611-C
MP06 SOLD
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.7 - "Westward the Monarch of Capital Makes its Way". This was the title John Carrbutt gave to his view of the end of the rails, with a figure looking ahead. The idea was copied later by other photographers
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49612-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
N0.8 - The Engineers Camp, Weber Canon, Utah. Note the travelling darkroom at the right owned by the photographer
 
Courtesy R. Savage
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49613-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.9 - The Construction Corps' Dining Room, at the end of "Tunnel No.2" Photograph taken by Capt. A. Russell, official photorapher for the U.P.R.R.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49614-C
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.10- Some of the 10,000 laborers emplowyed by the U.P.R.R. during its construction, posing with the Paymaster's Car in the background, at Blue Creek. A. Russell photograph
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y
49615-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.11 - The interior of the Paymaster's Tent at Laramie City. The slow emulsions available to the photographer Capt. Russell, made this a most difficult shot
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49616-C
MP11 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.12 - An early model steam shovel, working in Echo Canon, Utah. A tremendous amount of grading, etc, was nesessary in this stretch of the road. Photograph by Capt. Russell
 
Courtesy A. Stransky
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49617-C
MP12 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.13 - Heavy snows made construction difficult in winter, and tracks were sometimes laid on top of the snow. Charles Savage took this picture of a train being dug out from drifts that covered it
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49618-C
MP13 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.14 - The famous Dale Creek Bridge, which filled a chasm over 600 feet long and proved safe despite one adverse report. Photograph by Capt. Russell
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49619-C
MP14 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.15 - The Devil's Gate Bridge in Weber Canon, with a work train. Photograph by William Henry Jackson
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49620-C
MP15 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.16 - William H. Jackson took many interesting pictures of the sights along the railroad, including this one of the "Snowflake Hotel" at Uintah, Utah.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49621-C
MP16 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No. 17 - The scarity of good water, free of alkali, along the railroad made it necessary to dig deep artesian wells for boiler water. This windmill was located at Columbus, Nebraska, once touted as the future capital of America!
Photograph by Capt. Russell
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49622-C
MP17 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.18 - The railroad depot at Cheyenne, Wyoming, with a locomotive and stage coach, captured by the unknown photographer of the Continental Sterioscopic Company
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49623-C
MP18 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.19 - Engine No. 86 at Green River Station, Wyoming, taken by William H. Jackson
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49624-C
MP19 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.20 - Another locomotive, evidently on an excursion, at the Palisades, Green River
 
Photography by Charles Savage
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49625-C
MP20 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.21 - "All Aboard - Emigrant Train" - a superb head on view taken by T.C. Roche, during his 1870 tour of the U.P. & C.P. Railroads for the E. & H. T. Anthony Co. of New York
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49626-C
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.23 - Pulpit Rock, one of the landmarks along the railroad, with two locomotives. Photograph by J.J. Reilly of Marysville, California
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49628-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.22 - A "Palace Car" of the U.P.R.R. Taken by Capt. Russell
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
49627-C
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.24 - Fort Point Cut on the Central Pacific R.R. - 70 feet deep and 600 feet long. This is one of over three hundred photographs of the C.P.R.R. taken by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49629-C
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.25 - A train in "Dixie Cut" The construction workers can be seen in the background. Photograph by A.A. Hart
 
Courtesy A. Stransky 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49630-C
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.26 - The Summit Tunnel. This amazing interior photograph evidently required forcing of the emulsion, as it deteriorated in a short time. Taken by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49631-C
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.27 - Some  of the 12,000 Chinamen who worked with great stamina and courage on the difficult and dangerous construction of the C.P.R.R. through the mountains. Photograph by T.C. Roche.
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49632-C
MP27 SOLD 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.28 - "Hotel De China" One of the huts used to house the Chinese workers on the C.P.R.R. Photograph by T.C. Roche
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49633-C
MP28 SOLD 
 
Master Photographers
No.29 - Long Ravine Bridge, on the C.P.R.R. The bridge was 120 feet high. Photograph by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49634-C
MP29 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
   
 
Master Photographers
No.30 - Snowslides were a serious problem on the C.P.R.R. Heavy timbered structures were built over the tracks at points where the danger was greatest. This "Snowshed" was near Donner Peak. Photograph by T.C. Roche
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49635-C
MP30 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.31 - The intricate geomteric pattern of the pframing of the snowsheds attracted may photographers. This view was taken by Thos. Houseworth, or one of his men.
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49636-C
MP31 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.32 - A.A. Hart took a number of scenes in which a locomotive or train made a pleasing part of the composition. This one was taken at Emigrant Gap
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49637-C
MP32 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.33 - Another Hart view, with a locomotive prominent in the foreground, showing detail seldom clear in ordinary engine photographs. The Forks of the American River are in the background.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society  
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49638-C
MP33 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.34 - A different locomotive from that in No.30 with the American River and Canyon beyond. Taken at Cape Horn by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49639-C
MP34 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.35 - Titled "North Fork of Yuba, Above Emigrant Gap" this picture today means much more as a close up of the interior of the cab of the tiny locomotive. Taken by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49640-C
MP35 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.36 - "End of Track" - the large settlement of tents, dormitory cars, etc, at the end of the track created a fair sized town that usually faded away as the road moved on. A.A. Hart recorded this one.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49641-C
MP36 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.37 - Cisco Depot, with a Gallows type turntable and Locomotive 17, "Idaho" which later blew up after its boiler was extended. Photograph by A.A. Hart
Published by Lightfoot Collection, Huntington Stra., N.Y.
49642-C
MP37 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.38 - Upper Cisco, Placer County - one of the most remarkable photographs of the heavy wagon traffic associated with the construction of the C.P.R.R. Photograph by Thos. Houseworth
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49643-C
MP38 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.39 - Close up of wagon trains near Cosco taken by A.A. Hart
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection, Huntington Stra., N.Y.
49644-C
MP39 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.40 - The depot at Truckee. the blurring of some figures in this bustling scene indicates that the photographer, A.A. Hart was unable to perform instrntaneous photography in the field
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49645-C
MP40 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.41 - An entirely different aspect of Truckee is shown in this view, taken by T.C. Roche
 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49646-C
MP41 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.43 -Pullmans Palace Sleeping Car, "Palmyra" on the C.P.R.R. This is one of a set taken by C.E. Watkins of San Francisco
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society  
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49648-C
MP43 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.42 - A handsome close up of the C.P.R.R. locomotive "White Eagle" taken by Thos. Houseworth of San Francisco
  
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49647-C
MP42 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.44 - The interior of the Pullman Palace Sleeping Car "Palmyra" C.E. Watkins series
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society  
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49649-C
MP44 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.45 - Another interior detail view of Pullman's Palace Sleeping Car "Palmyra" Note the organ built into car C.E. Watkins series
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49650-C
MP45 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.46 - Pullman's Palace Smoking Car. C.E. Watkins Series
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49651-C
MP46 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.47 - Pullman's Palace Hotel Car - plush living for railroad and cattle barons. C.E. Watkins series
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49652-C
MP47 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.48 - Pullman's Palace Commissary Car - decorated with Japanese Lanterns. C.E. Watkins series.
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49653-C
MP48 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
Master Photographers
No.49 - Pullmans Palace Community Car - a detail of the furnishings and equipment at the end of the car. C.E. Watkins series
 
Courtesy N.Y. Historical Society 
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49654-C
MP49 AUD$3.25
 
 
Master Photographers
No.50 - The C.P.R.R. Ferryboat "Solano" waiting in its slip at Point Costa for a train from Oakland, last stop across from San Francisco. Photograph by C.E. Watkins
  
Published by Lightfoot Collection Huntington Sta., N.Y.
49655-C
MP50 AUD$3.25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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