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~ UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM - THE OVERLAND ROUTE ~
  ~ UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM - THE OVERLAND ROUTE ~
~ UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM - THE OVERLAND ROUTE ~

While vacationing last year,
we stopped at the depot in Laramie
Wyoming. The sign was on the side
of the building.

The Overland Route was a train route operated jointly by the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad/Southern Pacific Railroad, between Council Bluffs, Iowa/Omaha, Nebraska,and San Francisco, California over the grade of the First Transcontinental Railroad which had been opened on May 10, 1869....

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Jeana Clark
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Passenger trains that operated over the line included the Overland Flyer, later renamed the Overland Limited, which also included a connection to Chicago. Although these passenger rail trains are no longer in operation, the Overland Route remains a common name for the line from California to Chicago, now owned entirely by the Union Pacific.

Laramie was founded in the mid-1860s as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad. By May 10, 1868, when the first train entered town, entrepreneurs were building more permanent structures, and Laramie soon had stores, houses, a school, and churches. Laramie's fame as the western terminal of the Union Pacific Railroad, acquired when the 268 mile section from North Platte, Nebraska was opened in May ended in early August 1868 when a 93 mile section of track was opened to Benton, six miles east of present day Sinclair, Wyoming.

2/11/2013 7:36:39 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Great history!!! Terrific image, Jeana!!!

2/11/2013 8:29:13 AM

 
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Hey ~S.....Y~!!!
I love signs and I love history!!
You have given me both!!

Wonderful colorful capture

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2/11/2013 8:32:32 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Super clarity...great find...interesting background info. Well done.

2/11/2013 12:08:20 PM

 
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