Central Pacific stations, Ogden to Promontory
Your Guide Book to the Pacific Railroad, 1879
Westward to San Francisco
Ogden to Promontory
Travelers from the East, after dining at Ogden, and having
an hour in which to re-check their baggage, will board a train of silver palace
cars belonging to the Central Pacific.
Silver Palace Car of the Central Pacific Railroad
The trains now run in the evening, and we will soon be whirling away across the
Great American Desert.
As we pass out of the suburbs of Ogden, we cross Ogden River
on a pile bridge, and leave it to pursue its turbulent way to the lake.
(871 miles from San Francisco, elevation 4,310 feet)
It is merely side track. The Mormons have some fine farms
in the vicinity, and between the railroad and base of the mountains there many
cultivated fields and fine orchards of apple and peach trees.
CORINNE (857 miles from San Francisco, elevation 4,294 feet)
It is the largest Gentile town in the Territory, and if
not hated is cordially and effectually let alone by most of the Mormons in the
The natural location is excellent, and when the thousands of
acres of fertile land in the Bear River Valley are settled, as they surely will
be in time, Corinne will be the center of trade and influence here.
On the competitions of the railroad through here, before it
came, even, the Gentiles had taken possession of the town and determined to maintain
an ascendancy. From that time it has been an object of defamation by the Saints;
and the lands in the broad valley which surround it are left with scarcely a
Today these lands are open and in the market, and if
enterprising farmers in the East desire farms in a healthy climate, near a good
market with short winters, we advise them to stop here and look around.
(804 miles from San Francisco, elevation 4.905 feet)
While the road was under construction, this place was
quite lively, but its glory has departed, and its importance at this time, is chiefly
historic. It has a very well kept eating-house for railroad and train men, and large
coal-sheds with a three-stall round house and other buildings for
the convenience of employees.
This place is known as the meeting of the two railroads; the
end of construction of the Pacific Railroad.
the Last Spike, May 10,