Friday, December 01, 2006

Student Questions

1. How much would the journey cost and what would be included for the price of a ticket on the Transcontinental Railroad?
Train Fares

2. How would passengers eat their meals and sleep on this journey?
Sleeping Cars and Meals
Sleeping Cars
Nightime Travel

3. How long would the journey take before the advent of the Transcontinental Railroad and how long would it have taken in the 1870's by train?

4. What land would be for sale along the way and what would be the advantages of settling on it?
CPRR Lands
Land for Sale


Anonymous Anonymous said...

An example of the time it took to travel from the east coast before the railroad is the trip from Portland, Maine, to San Francico that my gg grandfather documented in his diary. He sailed on September 18, 1849, and was in SF on February 15, 1850. This was by sailing ship via Cape Horn. I believe there were a few steam ships operating that early, they would have made better time.

Dick Morris
Anchorage, Alaska

12/03/2006 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Ellie Wilson"

You may have already out this on your website but I can't find it so, how much did it cost to ride the railroad?? I have a history project due soon so I would really like to know. Thanks.


12/11/2014 1:43 AM  

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