Source: Union Pacific Railroad Company; Central Pacific Railroad Company. New map of the American Overland Route. 1879. David Rumsey Collection.
Map of the Transcontinental Railroad
Along the top, this map reads, “Avoid the Sickness, Dangers, and Delays of the Panama Route!
Secure Speed, Comfort and Safety by taking the Union and Central Pacific Line, which runs the
Miller Platform and the Westinghouse Patent Air Brake, which give the Engineer instant control of
the Train, and is the most perfect protection against accident ever invented."