Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Train travel in 1928, Montreal to Los Angeles

From: "Ken Horowitz" kenh@panix.com

I'm hoping you can point me in the right direction for this query: where could I find out the time required to travel by rail from Montreal to Los Angeles in 1928?

I'd love to find timetables that would show details. But even knowing whether it was 4 days or 10 days (or whatever) would be very useful. Some idea of the cost would be nice to know as well.

I've been google-ing for a while, and the closest I've come are some of the trans-continental maps on your site. So I'm hoping you might be able to point me in the right direction.

It begins to look as though a traveler at that time would have had to travel on multiple lines – could they buy through-tickets? or did they have to book section by section?

—Ken Horowitz