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California: its history and romance - Page 293
by John Steven McGroarty - 1911 - 393 pages
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The Franklin Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools : with ...

George Stillman Hillard, Mark Bailey - Readers - 1873 - 374 pages
...?. Unjust demands. LXXXI. — WHAT THE ENGINES SAID. OPENING OF THE PACIFIC RAILKOAD. BRET HARTE. 1. WHAT was it the Engines said, Pilots touching, head...This is what the Engines said, Unreported and unread ! 2. With a prefatory J screech, In a florid Western speech, Said the Engine from the WEST, " I am...
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The Fifth Reader of the Popular Series

Marcius Willson - Readers - 1881
...here, at the time of the formal completion and opening of the road : — What the Engines Said. 1. What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching —...what the Engines said, Unreported — and unread. 2. With a prefatory screech, In a florid Western speech, Said the Engine from the WEST, " I am from...
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The First [-sixth] Reader of the Popular Series: By Marcius Willson, Book 5

Marcius Willson - Readers - 1881
...opening of the road:— What the Engines Said. 1. What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching—head to head Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back ? This is what the Engines said, Unreported—and unread. 2. With a prefatory screech, In a florid Western speech, Said the Engine from...
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Calendar of American History, 1884 ...

Delia Wood Lyman - Chronology - 1883 - 732 pages
...traversed in seven days, and the completion of the road was celebrated by great public rejoicings. What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching, —...on the single track, Half a world behind each back ? — BRET HARTE. THURSDAY May 29 Patrick Henry, 1736-1799. — " The great orator of the Revolution...
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The Round Trip from the Hub to the Golden Gate

Susie Champney Clark - California - 1890 - 193 pages
...westward finally met, May 10, 1869. " Where two Engines in our vision Once have met, without collision." " What was it, the Engines said Pilots touching —...on the single track Half a world behind each back?" " What it was the Engines said, Unreported and unread, Spoken slightly through the nose, With a whistle...
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america picturesque and descriptive

joel cook - 1900
...silent assemblage. The locomotives coming from the East and the West met, as Bret Harte has written : " Pilots touching — head to head Facing on the single track ; Half a world behind each back !" Beyond, the Great American Desert, an alkaline waste, is crossed, the State of Nevada is entered,...
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Exercises in Commemoration of the Birthday of Washington

Union League Club of Chicago - Biography & Autobiography - 1903
...to elude our vision. Go back to the day when the last rail was laid in the Union Pacific Railroad. "What was it the Engines said, Pilots touching, head...to head, Facing on the single track. Half a world between each back?" Could they have looked into the future this is what they might have said : "Today...
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Poems: and Two men of Sandy Bar, a drama

Bret Harte - 1904 - 456 pages
...spring that obtains but one month in the year. WHAT THE ENGINES SAID (OPENING OP THE PACIFIC RAILROAD) WHAT was it the Engines said, Pilots touching, —...behind each back ? This is what the Engines said, Unre ported and 'unread. With a prefatory screech, In a florid Western speech, Said the Engine from...
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A History of the New California: Its Resources and People

Leigh Hadley Irvine - California - 1905
...address : "Accept this as the road to India," and Bret Harte, moved by the picture of the two engines : "Pilots touching head to head. Facing on the single track, Half a world behind each back," makes the Western engine say : "I bring the east to you: All the Orient, all Cathay, Find through me...
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Cost Capitalization and Estimated Value of American Railways: An Analysis of ...

Slason Thompson - Railroads - 1908 - 177 pages
...Pacific Railways at Promontory, Utah. That event was celebrated in a poem by Bret Harte beginning: What was it the engines said, Pilots touching head...on the single track Half a world behind each back. And what was this great work whose completion marked the meeting of the iron girdle across a continent,...
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