Thursday, September 07, 2006

Transcontinental Travel, 1880's

From: "Susan Spangler"

Can you tell me what the likely route and train would have been for someone traveling from San Francisco to Massachusetts in the year 1882/3?

I'm researching my family tree and know that my relatives traveled across country in the early 1880's and probably would have gone by train. Is there a website that would list fares, travel time and/or stops that would have been made on such a trip?

Also, did the railroads keep any type of passenger lists at that time?  

Susan LeGassick Spangler