Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Trivia Question - Big Mountain Pass

From: "Scott Busse" slbusse@gmail.com  

First of all I want to say I really like your website.  I have been an avid railroad buff for a long time.  Coincidentally, I am in a trivia contest that i thought you may be able to help me with.  Here is the question I am trying to answer –  

Through Big Mountain Pass and five dollars per was a multi-state bargain and practically sure. Then it got even better. Name the next stop west on the other side of the mountains.  

I am thinking this refers to the stop west of Big Mountain Pass on the old Central Pacific Railroad.  

So my questions are – 

1) Was there a railroad going through Big Mountain Pass that cost $5?
2) What was the first stop on the West side of Big Mountain Pass?
3) Do you know why they would say "Then it got even better?"  

Thanks so much for your time!