Thursday, May 02, 2013

Trains in 1920

From: "Heesoo Kim"

... I am doing research in history, and looking for the answers to the following questions. I wonder if you could help me with these. (Union Pacific recommended me to contact you.)

(1) In June 1920, was there a sleeper train, going from Washington DC to San Francisco?

(2) Train between Chicago and Sacramento in Jun 1920.

(2a) How many services per day were there, that could be used to go from Chicago to Sacramento?

(2b) Can I get the departure times from Chicago, headed for Sacramento?

(2c) How many days did it take back then from Chicago to Sacramento? ...

—Heesoo Kim


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See related discussion.

That Official Guide of the Railways, 1921 publication is the best source that we have available to provide the information you have requested.

5/02/2013 5:12 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Heesoo Kim"

Wow! Thanks so much!

But the title says "1921." Is it about the trains in 1920, and published in 1921? Just want to make sure. ...


5/02/2013 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is an issue published for use for travel in 1921; check the cover or title page for the exact date of publication. Not sure if these were updated monthly at that time. Perhaps you could find a 1920 issue in a research library using Worldcat.

5/02/2013 10:41 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also, the pdf file online is hard to read. If I buy a CD, will it be easier to read? ...


5/02/2013 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The images were scanned by Jeffrey Hill, Cape Ann Train Co. The quality of the scanned images will be the same on the CD versus the online version. The only technical advantage of the CD is to avoid having to wait for the huge file to transfer via the internet. Purchase of a CD will reward Jeffrey Hill and Cape Ann Train Co. for their huge effort to make these guides available. The ease of use of the display and navigation of the large pdf depends entirely on what software you are using on your computer to view pdf files, and on the speed and memory capacity of your machine.

5/02/2013 10:50 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Also see this page regarding advantages of the CD version.

5/02/2013 10:58 AM  

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