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
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?
Significance
Timetable
Timetable

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

3 Comments:

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: "Marina Austin" marina.austin@yahoo.com

Make a list of the landscape, animals, towns or cities, and human endeavors that travelers in the 1870's would be excited to see.

Find out what the journey would cost, and what would be included for the price of a ticket.

Find out how passengers would eat their meals and sleep on the journey.

Find out how long the journey would have taken before the advent of the Transcontinental Railroad and how long it would have taken in the 1870's by train.

Find out what land is for sale along the way? What would be the advantages of settling on it?

5/07/2014 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Ellie Wilson" elliewilson0711@yahoo.com

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.

—Ellie

12/11/2014 1:43 AM  

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