Sunday, March 19, 2006

Historical Research on Transcontinental Railroad trip in the late 1890's


I'm writing a novel that includes a trip on the transcontinental railroad (from San Francisco to Cheyenne) in the late 1890s, and I need as detailed information as I can get on what the trip would have been like in terms of the train itself and the sights. I've found your site quite helpful; however, the articles you have on travel pertain to the 1860s to early 1880s. Any suggestions on further sources of information? ...  

Ray Schultze


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Don Snoddy"

Go see Kenton Forrest at the Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden. Their library will have everything you need.


3/20/2006 7:02 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Larry Mullaly"

An excellent source for 1890-era passenger-train detail on the route from Omaha to San Francisco is the Library of Congress collection: California As I Saw It: First Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900.

Best of luck with your novel!

—Larry Mullaly

3/21/2006 8:25 AM  

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