Modern Train from New York, to Sacramento, California, with Pullman's Palace Cars, circa 1870

Summary

The completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 dramatically improved travel between the eastern United States and California. Pullman quickly began operating first-class trains over the new route on an 81-hour schedule between Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco. A journey that had taken months by wagon was reduced to a matter of days by the railroad.

The completion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in 1869 dramatically improved travel between the eastern United States and California. Pullman quickly began operating first-class trains over the new route on an 81-hour schedule between Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco. A journey that had taken months by wagon was reduced to a matter of days by the railroad.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

circa 1870

Creators

N. Orr & Co. 

Collection Title

Seymour Dunbar Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

82.129.1199

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Wood engraving (Process)
Printing (Process)
Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 7.625 in

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