Gould transcontinental system

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The Gould transcontinental system was a system of railroads assembled by George Jay Gould I and the Fuller Syndicate in the early 1900s. This was Gould's attempt to fulfill a goal of his late father, financier Jay Gould.[1][2] Due to financial troubles following the Panic of 1907, the system was never completed as a fully transcontinental line.[1][2]

At its peak the system stretched from San Francisco to Pittsburgh, and was composed of the following railroads:

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  1. ^ a b Treese, Lorett (2003). "Section Seven. Pittsburgh Area". Railroads of Pennsylvania: Fragments of the Past in the Keystone Landscape. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-8117-2622-1. Retrieved 2009-09-06. 
  2. ^ a b Schafer, Mike (2000). More Classic American Railroads. Osceola, WI: MBI. p. 141. ISBN 076030758X. OCLC 44089438.