Thursday, February 10, 2005

Interesting Web Sites

I came across an interesting autobiography of James Kleiser.

He worked on the snowsheds and bridges of the CPRR in the 1860s.

Robert Louis Stevenson's ["Across The Plains"] as a pdf. Stevenson crossed the continent by emigrant train in 1879 and wrote in some detail about the experience. The Central Pacific portion of the trip was in the then-brand new emigrant sleeping cars which the CP had just introduced, and which the UP soon copied.


Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum