COMPLETE [SOLO/HISTORY] The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad by William Francis Bailey-leni

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Post by PSHarvey106 » December 30th, 2020, 7:23 pm

This project is now complete! All files can be found at https://librivox.org/first-trans-continental-railroad-by-william-francis-bailey/


The Story of the First Trans-Continental Railroad by William Francis Bailey (1861 - 0).


Story of the planning, construction, and early operating of the Trans-continental railroad. There is coverage of the early proposals that began as early as the late 1700's to follow the best route to the Pacific Ocean. 1819 saw proposals for steam propelled carriages to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In the early 1800's interest gained for creating a railroad connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Costs, construction, and operation are covered along with details on the Kansas Pacific Railway, the Denver Pacific Railroad, and the Central Pacific Railroad. ( Paul Harvey)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22598
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Post by silverquill » December 30th, 2020, 7:48 pm

Willing to sign on as DPL, if needed.
~ Larry

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Post by PSHarvey106 » December 30th, 2020, 8:19 pm

Hi Larry,

That sounds great. Thanks. :D
Paul

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Post by Leni » December 31st, 2020, 8:22 am

A window coming up soon!
Leni
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Pliny's Natural History, volume 6 is in need of readers! Come help us out!

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Post by Leni » December 31st, 2020, 9:08 am

Ok, your project is up! Please let me know if it all looks okay, and soon we will be moving to Going Solo!

Happy recording!
Leni
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Pliny's Natural History, volume 6 is in need of readers! Come help us out!

PSHarvey106
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Post by PSHarvey106 » December 31st, 2020, 5:46 pm

Leni wrote:
December 31st, 2020, 9:08 am
Ok, your project is up! Please let me know if it all looks okay, and soon we will be moving to Going Solo!

Happy recording!

Hi Leni,

Thank you. Everything looks great. I will get the MW set up today. This should be a very informative project. :D

Thank you in advance to you and to Larry!!
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 1st, 2021, 2:57 am

Hi Leni and Larry,

The MW is all set up and I'm ready to go. :D :D
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 2nd, 2021, 2:16 am

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 1. :D

Thanks.
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 2nd, 2021, 3:29 am

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 2.

Thank you.
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 2nd, 2021, 5:25 pm

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 3.

Thanks.
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 2nd, 2021, 6:37 pm

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 4. :D

Thank you
Paul

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Post by silverquill » January 2nd, 2021, 10:49 pm

PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 6:37 pm
Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 4. :D

Thank you
Off we go! Choo-choo - well, not yet. :lol:
1-4 are PL OK

I grew up right on the Oregon trail, so Lewis & Clark and the rest were part of childhood lore. We were also a major railroad town for the region, and Union Pacific was a big deal. Did get a train ride once.
~ Larry

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 3rd, 2021, 12:07 am

silverquill wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 10:49 pm
PSHarvey106 wrote:
January 2nd, 2021, 6:37 pm
Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 4. :D

Thank you
Off we go! Choo-choo - well, not yet. :lol:
1-4 are PL OK

I grew up right on the Oregon trail, so Lewis & Clark and the rest were part of childhood lore. We were also a major railroad town for the region, and Union Pacific was a big deal. Did get a train ride once.

Hi Larry,

I am finding this information on this book to be really interesting, but I think that this book could have also fit in the "insomnia" readers collection as well, especially on the finance chapter. :lol:

It is fun to hear about the history, even though much of the history is probably not completely accurate. But it adds a unique perspective to reading the thoughts and ideas from over 100 years ago and how things were viewed at that time.
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 3rd, 2021, 9:09 pm

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 5 for PL.

This chapter has more fun with the raucous caused in the towns. :lol:
Paul

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Post by PSHarvey106 » January 5th, 2021, 5:08 am

Hi Larry,

I uploaded section 6. This is a chapter I would have liked to leave out of the recording. :(

Thanks
Paul

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