Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Identification of Passenger Riding Antelope's Cowcatcher

From: "Robert Murphy" robertmurphy12@cox.net

I am the author of The Iron Horse Chronicles, historical fiction about the building of the first transcontinental railroad. In the third book I am writing about the driving of the golden spike. A scene in that book presents Stanford’s special train journeying from Sacramento to Promontory Summit. Who was the passenger riding the cowcatcher of the Antelope when it struck the log in Truckee Canyon? I would like to identify the individual by name rather than brush over the topic.

Robert Lee Murphy

Eagle Talons (The Iron Horse Chronicles: Book One), 2014.

Bear Claws (The Iron Horse Chronicles: Book Two), 2015.