The History & Heritage Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad in 1869. Connecting the East and the West with fast and easy transportation for the first time, its completion is considered by many as the most significant civil engineering project of the 19th Century.
Registration will open in early 2019.
Building the Transcontinental Railroad:Trestles, Tunnels, & Tracks
Raymond Paul Giroux, Dist. Member ASCE,
The Central & Southern Pacific’s Historic Sacramento Shops
Mary A. Helmich, co-author, A Legacy in Brick and Iron, Sacramento’s Central & Southern Pacific Railroad Shops
California State Railroad Museum Foundation Board Member.
Theodore Judah and the Blazing of the First Transcontinental Railroad Across the Sierra Nevada
J. David Rogers, PhD, P.E., F.ASCE
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Lunch Keynote Speaker
David Bain, Author, Empire Express,
Middlebury College, VT
The Civil Engineers of the Union Pacific Railroad
Mike O’Connor, P.E., M.ASCE, Chief Engineer,
Frederick & Pennsylvanian Line Railroad, MD
Grenville Dodge, and the Engineering of the Union Pacific Railroad
Tonja Koob, PhD, P.E., M.ASCE, President, Gaea Consulting, LA
Photographers of the Transcontinental Railroad
Chuck Spinks, P.E., M.ASCE, California State
Railroad Museum Docent
ASCE Staff Contact
Jennifer Lawrence, Aff.M.ASCE
Chuck Spinks, P.E., M.ASCE