Thursday, December 06, 2007

Cost of train travel in the nineteenth century.

What was the ticket price for a transcontinental railroad trip? How much was the fare in different years to ride the Central and Union Pacific trains in the 19th century?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Jayne"

Where can I find ticket prices from the turn of the century? Such as New York to Chicago in 1904. ...

1/01/2011 5:52 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Larry Mullaly"

Try in Google Books: The United States: with an excursion into Mexico By Karl Baedeker, (1904) p. 342. There were slightly different prices for different routes, but these seem to average out about $18 for a chair car, and $23 for a Pullman sleeper.

—Larry Mullaly

1/02/2011 12:28 AM  

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