For Transcontinental Railroad

Directed by
Mark Zwonitzer
Michael Chin

Edited by
Bruce Shaw

Produced and Written by
Mark Zwonitzer

Director of Photography
Michael Chin

Narrator
Michael Murphy

Co-Producer
David Haward Bain

Senior Associate Producer
Laura McKellar

Original Music Composer
Brian Keane

Music Consultant
Rena C. Kosersky

Production Manager
Yuka Nishino

Associate Producer
Andrew Blossom

Assistant Director
Marco Londoner

Production Designer
Akeime Mitterlehner

Costume Designer
Lydia Tanji

Assistant Camera
Jill Tufts

Production Illustrator
John Sicoransa

Map Design & Animator
William Bourbeau

Art Department:
Addtional Art Direction, Chinese recreations

Lydia Tanji

Consultants
Maxine Chan
Charles Sweet
Norman Wilson

Carpenter
Steve Young

Props
Martin Weeks

Hair/Makeup Artists
Sara Quay
Sherry Drabner

Costumers
Jennifer Mitchell
Steven Lee

Assistant Costume
Alexis Anderson

Production Assistants
Allison Chan
Drew Anderson
Brad Moss

Horse Wranglers
Eli Anderson
Mark Larson

Wagons & Horses
Salt Creek Wagon Works

Extras Casting/Coordinator
Kathy Eckenbrecht

Actors
Ernie Heung
Art Lai
Mark Punzal
Virgil Wong
John Allen
Ben Anderson
Wylie Anderson
J. Scott Bronson
Kurt Eckenbrecht
Stanford Ellsworth
Jeff Hansen
Michael Hardy
Jeremy Harrison
Christian Jensen
Steven J. Keiser
Lex Lujan
Kelly Moore
Jeremy Olsen
Shayne Palmer
Mark Larson
Charles Sweet
Steve Young

Voices
Boyd Gaines
Kathleen McNenny
Ronald Lew Harris

Gaffers
Jon Fontana
Shawn Lacy
Chris Thomas

Grips
Kevin Kennedy
John Farr
Joseph Scott
Tim Isaacs
John Carlson
Sean McCardell

Swing Utility
John Johnson
Chris Ruedy
Simon Miya
John Kiffmeyer

Sound Recordists
Sara Chin
Juan Rodriguez
Kimberly Holmes

Helicopter Pilot
John Kelly

Tyler Mount Technician
Tom Miller

Location Scout
Leslie Allen
Rose Stremel-Healion
Wilson Wu

Production Assistant
Bryce Roberts

Researcher
Susan Hormuth
Robin O'Sullivan

Transcription
Susan Bailey

Map Photographers
Michael Campbell
Greg Kinder

Stills Animation
Alexandra Chang
The Camera Stand
Frame Shop, Inc.

Sound Editing
Ira Spiegel
Marlena Grzaslewicz
Mariusz Glabinski

Sound Mixer
Dominick Tavella

On-line Editor
Don Wyllie

Film Transfer Lab
Colorlab

Photo Archives
The Adirondack Museum
Architect of the Capitol
The Collection of the B&O Railroad Museum, Inc.
Brown Brothers
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, WY; Vincent Mercaldo Collection
California Historical Society
California State Archives, Sacramento
California History Room, California State Library, Sacramento, California
California State Railroad Museum
Colorado Historical Society
Colorado State Archives
Corbis
Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Dawson County Historical Society, Lexington, NE
Denver Public Library, Western History Department
Easton Historical Society
George Eastman House
The Collections of Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
The Historic General Dodge House, Council Bluffs, IA
Hulton/Archive by Getty Images
The Huntington Library
Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Matthew R. Isenburg
The Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, KS
The Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections, Hale Library, Kansas State University
The Library of Congress
M.J.M. Sweat Collection, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England, Portland, Maine
The Eugene Arundel Miller Collection of the Photographs of Arundel C. Hall, Mill Valley, CA
The Museum of the City of New York
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago Archives
National Archives
Nebraska State Historical Society
The Andrew J. Russell Collection, Oakland Museum of California
Oakland Museum of California, Gift of Anonymous Donor
Oregon Historical Society
Pennsylvania State Archives, Arthur C. Bining Collection
Eugene Hepting Collections, Sacramento Archives and Museum Collection Center
San Francisco History Center, San Francisco Public Library
Mrs. H.A. Spoehr
State Historical Society of Iowa - Des Moines
Trails and Rails Museum of the Buffalo County Historical Society
Union Pacific Historical Collection
The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
The Levi Leonard Papers, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa
MSCUA, University of Washington Libraries
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Utah State Historical Society
The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio
Wyoming State Archives

"Drum Corps Seventh Regiment Quick Step"
Performed by The Old Bethpage Brass Band
Courtesy of Friends for Long Island's Heritage

Special Thanks:
Annie and Wesley Hall
Frederick Gamst
John and Judy Kehoe
Dixie Mathisen
Carolina Juarez
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
Beverly K. Lewis and the Placer-Lake Tahoe Film Office
Lisa Moon and the Community Asian Theatre of the Sierra
Chris McAuliffe and Boreal Mountain Resort
Garry Cox and Donner Ski Ranch
Art Umland
Don Snoddy
William Kratville
Robert Chugg
Chris Graves

Very Special Thanks:
Mary Risser, Rick Wilson, Richard Carroll and the staff of Golden Spike National Historic Site
Michael Furtney, John Valdez and the Union Pacific Railroad

For AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

POST PRODUCTION
James E. Dunford
Rose M. Compagine
Greg Shea

SERIES DESIGNER
Alison Kennedy

ON-LINE EDITOR
Mark Steele

SOUND MIX
John Jenkins

SERIES THEME
Mark Adler

BUSINESS MANAGER
John Van Hagen

PROJECT ADMINISTRATION
Nancy Farrell
Vanessa Ruiz
Helen R. Russell
Rebekah Suggs

LEGAL
Jay Fialkov
Maureen Jordan

DIRECTOR, NEW MEDIA
Maria Daniels

PROJECT COORDINATOR, NEW MEDIA
Ravi Jain

PUBLICITY
Daphne B. Noyes
Johanna Baker

COORDINATING PRODUCER
Susan Mottau

SERIES EDITOR
Sharon Grimberg

SENIOR PRODUCER
Mark Samels

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Margaret Drain

A HiddenHill Productions film for American Experience.

© 2003 WGBH Educational Foundation
All rights reserved.

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