Monday, February 20, 2012

Size of tunnels

What were the dimensions of tunnels?

List of men at Promontory

Where can I find a list of men at the golden spike ceremony where the rails were joined at Promontory Summit, Utah at the completion of the first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Help with details for writing novel

From: "Karen Mercury"

I'm writing a novel set in 1868. I need an object that would somehow be stamped with the name of a UP train depot, or somehow indicate where it was used or from, that could possibly be used as a murder weapon. Something small enough to jam under a roof's eaves. I thought of something like this antique railroad tie tongs, marked UP and measuring 24" in size.

Just a depot sign would be too obvious, and probably wouldn't kill anyone anyway. I need something for my characters to figure out. They're in Laramie, Wyoming. I'd like it to lead them back somewhere near Buford, WY. Which station would be closest to Buford?

Thanks so much!!

Karen Mercury

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