Truckee to Ogden on a freight train in 1938
Thank you for taking the time to read this and providing information if possible. I am beginning research for a novel I am working on. In it I plan to have a character in the year 1938 hop a freight train in Truckee and ride it to Ogden. Would this be feasible and fairly common for that period? I have looked at schedules where possible and it seems as if the times to reach destination changed drastically from 1881 to 1945. so any information on the schedule for 1938 or there abouts would be great. Another question is concerning railroad detectives, were they still in force or had it been handed off to local towns by then? Was there a particular town known for busting vagabonds? Any additional information that you think helpful would be greatly appreciated. Was the railroad still called Central Pacific even though it had been taking over by Southern Pacific at that time? Once again thank you for your efforts.