Friday, September 30, 2011

Train schedule question- early 1900's

From: "Amanda D."

I'm working on a piece of writing that takes place in 1903, and was wondering if you could tell me what time a train would have departed from San Francisco and arrived in Truckee during that time period, and what time a train would have departed from Truckee and arrived in Reno?

I've been enjoying perusing your website; very informative. Thank you so much!


Cost of Railroad Ticket

From: "Helen Steinbrueck"

I found your website most informative ... With respect to the cost of a train ticket in 1893, would it be possible for you to give me a general dollar amount for going from Rock Springs, Wyoming to any major city in New Hampshire? Would the cost be doubled if it were a roundtrip ticket.

I am writing a story and would like one of my characters to take this trip. The Panic of 1893 also occurred and there were numerous bankruptcies filed by the railroads.

If this is not too onerous, I would appreciate greatly any information you might be able to provide. ...

—Helen A. Steinbrueck