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1870 TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD COLLECTION Newspapers - Reprint of Entire Set!


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391924020499

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper. The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartered excursion by rail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. On board was carried a small printing press which was used to publish 12 issues of the "Trans-Continental" newspaper, each at a different point along the round-trip journey. By what is read in these twelve issues it was a glorious affair enjoyed by all, amid the... See More  

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Ends December 10, 2017 11:24

$18.00
158900

Rare FIRST TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Excursion Burlington Iowa IA 1870 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391923312070

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Burlington, Iowa, June 30, 1870 * First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route" * Very first excursion published newspaper (#11) This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & published on a train. This is issue number 11, published when the train was at Burlington, Iowa. Each issue recorded the process of the journey with the sights and events along the way. Each issue carrie... See More  

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Ends December 09, 2017 12:53

$377.00
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TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Trains Promontory Point Last Spike 1869 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372031357691

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869 * Completing the Transcontinental railroad * Promontory Point - last spike Page 7 has a report headed: "The Pacific Railroad" with subheads including: "Celebration of the Completion of the Road in California--A Gala Day in San Francisco and Sacramento--General Rejoicings & Jollification--Why the Roads Were Not Joined". This text takes about 7 column inches and includes much on the celebration and preparations for the driving in of the last spike, which was delayed in part because: "...several hundred men had seized a train at Piedmont, on which was President Durant, telling him they were hungry & must have their money & that they would detain him until it was ... See More  

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Ends August 31, 2017 07:17

$66.00
153313

TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Promontory, Utah Completed 1869 Historic Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 391745825755

Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest: BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869 * Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic! The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various cities of the Union..." with a bit more (see). Four pages, very nice, clean condition.

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Ends May 04, 2017 15:36

$58.00
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