Thursday, March 10, 2005

Re: Travel time on the Valley road.

From: "Kevin Bunker"

Hmmm...I'm rather guessing here, but I would wager a buffalo nickle that the SVRR and later Espee trains seldom got over about 15 mph and made most stops en route. With local calls along the way, nearly 2 hours would easily be consumed. An hour and 45 would be just anout right.

My late dad used to complain about how long the McKeens took to cover the run from Folsom Jct. to Sacramento because their family dairy's milk and cream going down to Crystal Creamery could easily go bad if the run was too delayed.