Monday, March 23, 2009

Railroad worker's names

What were the names of the white (caucasian) and Chinese railroad workers on the Central Pacific Railroad? Is there a list?

Three questions

From: "Pickard, J. Vance",

I have a few questions:

When was the first passenger ride?

How were third-class seats positioned?

How many stops were there?

Cost per person to take the Central Pacific Rail Road

I am a senior at Afton Central School. I am currently working on a project, as part of a class I am in, in which I am have to compile the total expenditures of Phileas Fogg, in the classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. As you can imagine, the research is not easy. I have spent days and days following the paths of companies dating back to the 1870’s, seeing what happened to them and how I could contact their modern day equivalent. I was wondering if you could tell me how much it would cost (per person) to take the Central Pacific Rail Road from San Francisco, California to Omaha, Nebraska, in or around 1872.