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Author Pierce, Alan, 1966-
Title The transcontinental railroad / by Alan Pierce.
Pub Info Edina, Minn. : ABDO & Daughters, c2005.
book jacket
 Provincetown-Children's  385.09 Pie     AVAILABLE
Descript 48 p. : ill. (some col.), col. map ; 26 cm.
Series American moments
American moments.
Audience 860L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.3 1 1 86296
Includes index.
Contents Golden spike -- America expands west -- Success in the Sierras -- Railroad Act -- "He rests from his labors" -- Corruption and honest work -- Continent connected -- Timeline -- Fast facts -- Web sites -- Glossary -- Index.
Summary Describes the building of the transcontinental railroad in the nineteenth century, discussing the reasons why it was built and the problems that plagued the project.
Subject Pacific railroads -- Juvenile literature.
Railroads -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Pacific railroads.
Railroads -- History.
ISBN 9781591979418
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