Wednesday, August 27, 2008

CPRR Freight Tariff, 1873 [Shipping cost to ship cargo or goods by rail]


Thought you might be interested in the CP freight tariff published in the [Hannahs & Co.] 1873 Salt Lake City Directory – pgs 9-14.

Lots of other interesting advertisements, including for Kimball Manufacturing and other San Francisco companies.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also has the 1873 Union Pacific Railroad Freight Tariffs - see pages 20-25.

8/27/2008 8:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Bill Stone"
Re: Cost of 1/4 space on a box car for personal belongings?

I am authoring a historical fiction book chronicling my grandparents' move from Severy, Kansas to Jerome, Arizona during the first week of June, 1907. I know from previous conversations with my mother that their family rented space in a box car on the "Frisco Line" (St. Louis and San Francisco Railway)/ From there, they would transfer to the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad - to Ash Fork, Arizona. then to the Santa Fe, Prescott, and Phoenix Railway. At Jerome Junction, Arizona, they would transfer onto the Narrow Gauge Railway that went into Jerome.

My question is, what might have been the average amount they paid for approximately 1/4 space on a box car for their personal belongings, such as furniture, steamer trunks, etc.)? I don't need to know the exact rates on those particular trains, but just a ball-park figure would satisfy me greatly, and I would very much appreciate any help you can provide!

—Bill Stone, Flagstaff, AZ

4/17/2019 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Official Rail Guide, 1910

freight cost

1882: "Freight Rates, on household goods, Omaha to San Francisco, $570 per car, or $4.50 Per 100 lbs, well boxed."

4/17/2019 10:13 PM  

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