Railroads, Railroad Owners, Railroad Workers
The Pacific Railroad:  A Practical Plan
The Big Four:  Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins and Leland Stanford
Leaders of the Central Pacific Railroad:  Charles Crocker, Collis P. Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford, Theodore Judah and James Harvey Strobridge
Charles Crocker:  This man was the one who suggested using Chinese labor to build the railroad.
Collis P. Huntington:  This man was the "deal maker".  He lobbied in Congress for funding, land and protective legislation;  he rounded up all the money from eastern investors and eventually helped make the building of the Central Pacific a huge investment project rather than a federal one.
Mark Hopkins:  This man was the money man. 
Leland Stanford:  This man was the "Big Four's" political tie in since he was the Governor of California.
Leland Stanford:  Beyond Capitalism
Leland Stanford and the founding of Stanford Universtiy
Tunnels of the Railroad
Ancestors in the Americas:  Crossing the Continent, Crossing the Pacific
The Chinese and The Transcontinental Railroad
The Workers of the Central Pacific
Those Who Traveled to the Mountain of Gold (California)
The Chinese who built a Railroad
The Last Spike is Driven
History of Chinese in California
The Chinese at Promontory, Utah
Information about the Chinese in California
Chinese Laborers in the West
Chinese Immigration:  An Article from Harper's Weekly
What is a Coolie?  An Article from Harper's Weekly
The Labor Question:  An Article from Harper's Weekly.  This is a very complicated article but has great information.
The Sierra Nevadas presents natural barrier to getting the railroad through
Nob Hill:  The "Big Four" Mansions sprawl over the top
The Rich and Famous through railroads and gold strikes build their homes on "Nob Hill".