Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Sail Cars?

From: "Wendell Huffman" wwhuffma@clan.lib.nv.us

I've been browsing the CPRR.org site, looking at the many new things added. In looking at the 1883 CPRR annual report I see that the company had added some "sail cars".

What are we talking about here? "Hand" cars with sails?


Pacific Coast Railroad Gazetteer, May, 1870

The CPRR Museum now has online the "Pacific Coast Railroad Gazetteer." H.S. Crocker & Co., Sacramento, May, 1870, a rare guidebook which contains numerous timetables, fabulous advertisements of the restaurants serving meals to passengers along the Central Pacific Railroad route, as well as stagecoach routes, steamboats, hotels, etc.