Friday, April 30, 2010

Fare for Passenger with a Horse

From: "Joseph Dorris"

... Shortly after the transcontinental railroad opened, what were the fares for travelers, specifically someone wanting to bring his horse and himself from Iowa to Utah in approximately 1870? How long would it take to make a 1,500 mile trip with an average number of stops? ...

—Joseph Dorris


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

A search of the Official Rail Guide, 1910 Edition did not find any reference to travel by rail with a horse.

4/30/2010 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A Norfolk Southern Railway employee says that: "In the old days they used to haul horses by train, but the cars were owned by the farms. In addition a representative for the horse has to ride along. ... "

4/30/2010 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

See, History of Horse Transport.

4/30/2010 5:41 PM  

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