Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Travel in 1870

From: "Susan Hart" glutenfree.hart@gmail.com

Was there passenger train travel available from Burlington, Iowa to Grand Island, Nebraska, in the Spring of 1870?

—Susan Hart


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Bruce Cooper" bcc@CPRR.org

Burlington, IA to Omaha, NE via Burlington & Missouri River RR; Omaha, NE to Grand Island, NE via Union Pacific RR

4/15/2017 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Susan Hart" glutenfree.hart@gmail.com

Perfect! Thanks!

Two days across Iowa and another day Omaha to Grand Island?

Oh, and, I read somewhere that the rail bridge across the Missouri from Council Bluffs to Omaha wasn't completed until 1873. Is that true? If so, would people have ferried across or maybe have been taken in a wagon across a different bridge?

4/15/2017 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From: "Judith Remington" ladybrat12@gmail.com

Hello, my name is Judith Remington. I am writing a book about a pioneer family moving from Arkansas to Reno, Nevada.

I have the following questions I hope you can help me with:

What were the fees charged in 1870?

Could a family rent a boxcar to travel in with their livestock?

How long would this trip take?

I do write fiction, however I strive to keep the facts correct for the era. ...

—Judith Remington

6/14/2017 1:06 PM  

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