Monday, May 01, 2006

"Blind Tom," the UPRR horse

From: "Diane Wilson"

I have a book called "Animals Who Have Won Our Hearts" [by Jean Craighead George] that says a horse named Blind Tom "hauled every rail in the eleven hundred miles of Union Pacific roadbed. No other horse helped him." Is this true? Do you have any other information on this horse or the other horses that worked on the railroad? ...

—Diane Wilson

Carbutt Stereoview #233, detail, showing Blind Tom.  Courtesy Barry Swackhamer Collection