Railroads

Dubuque and Iowa were on the forefront of railroad development in the United States in the middle part of the Nineteenth Century.  John Plumbe Jr. was the first person to propose a Transcontinental Railroad.  Delegate to the U.S. Congress George Wallace Jones proposed the idea to the U.S. House of Representatives, upon hearing of the proposal one U.S. Congressman suggested we might just as well build a railroad to the moon.

Photographs & Images

LJTP 100.221 - S. Root SMT - Dunleith Dubuque RR Bridge - c1869

LJTP 100.237 - S. Root - Dunleith & Dubuque RR Bridge - 1868

LJTP 100.238 - S. Root - Dunleith & Dubuque RR Bridge - 1868

LJTP 100.239 - S. Root - Dunleith & Dubuque RR Bridge - 1869

LJTP 100.240 - S. Root - Dunleith & Dubuque RR Bridge - 1869

LJTP 100.241 - S. Root - Train Tunnel West - c1869

LJTP 100.242 - S. Root - Dunleith & Dubuque RR Bridge - 1869

LJTP 100.243 - S. Root - Railroad Bridge Approach - c1870

LJTP 100.244 - S. Root - Railroad Rock Cut Dubuque - c1870

LJTP 100.245 - S. Root - Railroad Tracks South of Dubuque - c1870

LJTP 100.280 - S. Root IFS - Mill and Railroad Bridge at Iowa Falls - c1875

LJTP 100.284 - S. Root - Train on Bridge at Iowa Falls - c1875

Stocks-Bonds & Currency

LJTP 400.002 - Dubuque and Pacific RR Stock No. 134
LJTP 400.004 - Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co.
LJTP 400.005 - Dubuque and Pacific RR
LJTP 400.006 - Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co.
LJTP 400.007 - Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co.
LJTP 400.008 - The Dubuque Western Rail Road Company $5 Note
LJTP 400.009 - Dunleith & Dubuque Bridge Co. Bond Certificate and Coupons - c.1868
LJTP 400.011 - The Dubuque Western Rail Road Company $1 Note
LJTP 400.012 - The Dubuque Western Rail Road Company $1 Note - 1858
LJTP 400.013 - Dubuque and Pacific RR Stock Certificate - 1859

Maps

LJTP 500.004 - Weekly Dispatch Atlas - United States of North America - c.1863
LJTP 500.007 - Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial - United States Exhibiting the Railroads and Canals - 1835