Thursday, September 28, 2006

Trip from San Francisco to Massachusetts in 1882

From: " Susan Spangler"

I'm doing a genealogy search for Grandparents that left San Francisco in 1882 heading to Massachusetts. Can you tell me what their likely route would have been and if they would have taken the Transcontinental or the Southern Pacific? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

I'm also curious to know if there are any known archives of passenger lists for train travel in the 1880's  

Susan LeGassick Spangler


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

They would have likely taken the Central Pacific Railroad to Ogden, Utah, Union Pacific Railroad to Omaha, Nebraska, then one of several routes perhaps via Chicago to the East coast. You can see one of the guidebooks, read first hand descriptions of travel, or see the various alternative routes from Omaha or St. Louis via Chicago to the East coast on railroad maps of that era. Sorry, no such passenger lists.

9/28/2006 7:24 PM  

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