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?

Chinese CPRR workers and Irish UPRR workers

What type of people worked on the transcontinental railroad?

Telegraph message on completion of the Transcontinental Railroad

What was the telegraph message sent from coast to coast upon completion of the Transcontinental Railroad?