While Alfred A. Hart created for the Central Pacific Railroad an “official” collection of 364 stereo views, he made (and published) many others. Some of these were variants of the official cards. Others were of subjects he photographed at locations close to the railroad construction activity. There may be in excess of 500 Hart CP-related stereo cards in all.
In editing Waiting for the Cars it was necessary to make decisions based on the limited number of pages available, the story told by each card, and its photographic quality and potential 3D impact. On this page we’re presenting a dozen cards not included in the book. The cards are sequenced here in order of their distance west from Sacramento.
Click on the stereo card to see its 3D anaglyph. Information on obtaining the required 3D glasses is here. These 3D glasses are included with the book.