Central Pacific Railroad

CPRR Telegram
February, 1864

CPRR Crew - 

I hope you missed that big rock slide.  Your crew is working very hard, but we're not moving fast enough. The granite is so hard at the Summit Tunnel we're only blasting 8 inches a day.  Can you help me find some new workers?  I've put ads in lots of the newspapers, but all of the strong men are panning for gold. 

Charlie Crocker

Summit Contour Map detail

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