The Last Remaining Rail Car That ‘Witnessed’ the Transcontinental Railroad’s Momentous Day

 

News article: The Last Remaining Rail Car That ‘Witnessed’ the Transcontinental Railroad’s Momentous Day

‘Crocker’s Car’ brought the tycoon Leland Stanford to connect the East Coast to the West 150 years ago

  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Amazing that a single car has been saved from the entire event which would have happened I think overnight our time.

No other rolling stock has been saved from the event.

The Last Remaining Rail Car That ‘Witnessed’ the Transcontinental Railroad’s Momentous Day

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  apw5910 Deputy Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
Amazing that a single car has been saved from the entire event which would have happened I think overnight our time.

No other rolling stock has been saved from the event.

The Last Remaining Rail Car That ‘Witnessed’ the Transcontinental Railroad’s Momentous Day
x31
Anything been saved from our own transcontinental join-up(s)?
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
great question what steam locos would have been used back then in 1918?

Maybe the steam locos being used on the construction by COMRAILS where then allocated to freight and passenger?  I know from reading here there were two passenger trains per week each way on the transcon between Kalgoorlie and Port Augusta the east bound trains arriving around 4am into PA where passengers were woken up and transferred to the NG to Quorn and onto Peterborough and then BG to Adelaide.
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Amazing that a single car has been saved from the entire event which would have happened I think overnight our time.

No other rolling stock has been saved from the event.

The Last Remaining Rail Car That ‘Witnessed’ the Transcontinental Railroad’s Momentous Day
Anything been saved from our own transcontinental join-up(s)?
apw5910
1st Loco to Traverse it has been not sure about rolling stock
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Found this list of Narrow gauge Steamers from CR.

http://www.comrails.com/cr_locos/c0100_s_s.html

What class would the locos have been at that time doing the construction and exactly where was the transcon joined?
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
Found this list of Narrow gauge Steamers from CR.

http://www.comrails.com/cr_locos/c0100_s_s.html

What class would the locos have been at that time doing the construction and exactly where was the transcon joined?
x31
CR G Class G1/2 Don't know for sure

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