Friday, May 18, 2007

Travel time from Sacramento to Redding, California, c. 1890

From: "Lela Gallentine"

Can you tell me how long it took and the cost in 1890 to go from Sacramento, CA to Redding, CA? I know that the train only traveled at 35 mph, but I'm unsure as to the time it took because of the terrain and stops. And what was typically required to travel that distance? Did people have to supply their own food? Or did they get off the train in towns to dine?

And just so you know, yes, I am writing a book. And yes, your site is getting top billing in the credits. It has already helped me immensely with much of the information I require.

Thank you in advance for any help you can provide me.

—Lela Gallentine