Irish Gandy Dancer: A tale of building the Transcontinental Railroad by Ryan Collins
Approx. 45,930 words.
Published on July 13, 2012.
John McGlinchey, a young Irish transplant from County Donegal finds little opportunity in South Philadelphia during Reconstruction era America. Determined to find work he joins hundreds of his countrymen in one of the greatest engineering quests of the time, building the Trans-Continental Railroad.