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The Proposals The work of the railroad men cannot be fully appreciated without first understanding the history behind the building of the first Transcontinental Railroad The history of this great railroad goes back to the time when the first steam locomotives were moving on the first tracks in the nation At this time the Railroad was only an idea and a dream The first convention for the planning of the Pacific Railroad as this first transcontinental railroad was called was held in 1838 by John Plumbe Pacific Railroad bills that proposed to grant lands subsidies and even as much as 90 million dollars towards the construction of this railroad had been periodically introduced in Congress since the 1840s The Central Pacific By April of 1861 Theodore Judah finally brought together the Central Pacific Railroad Co with president Leland Stanford vice-president Collis Huntington and treasurer Mark Hopkins These three men Stanford Hopkins and Huntington along with Charles Crocker who handled labor issues became known as the Big Four of the Central Pacific Railroad In 1862 Judah was appointed secretary of the House and Senate committees on the Pacific Railway Act and so he finally got to see the beginning of the realization of his dream of a transcontinental railroadbefore his death in 1863 When the ground breaking to signify the beginning of work on the Central Pacific took place in Sacramento on January 8th 1863 the route they were to take was the one laid out by Theodore Judah many years before when he had surveyed the Sierras found a passable route and then spent years lobbying Congress to convince them his plan would work The Union Pacific The other half
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