UP Centennial History Brochure

We’ve seen several brief histories of the Union Pacific, but the railroad went all out for the 1969 centennial of the completion of the transcontinental railroad, publishing several different histories for the occasion. This one is the shortest: a brochure that unfolds to about 9″x16″.

Click image to download a 2.9-MB PDF of this brochure.

The phrase “brief history” is correct. In addition to the cover, five panels of this brochure are devoted to the construction effort; one to travel before the railroad; and one to “today and tomorrow.” There is virtually nothing about the 100 years of history between the Last Spike and the time the brochure was published.

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