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December 3, 1918

Tues 3   on our trip to Grand Junction UP rr   Cool Sunshine & Snow   at noon arrived in Denver Colorado   we rested poor on the sleeper & took breakfast on the diner   2 pancakes poor sausage & 1 cup coffee each & I pd 1,50   all along the way at Kit Carson wild horse  few houses   a treeless desolate waste   few cattle on the range & a few hay rix   I set my watch back an hour   Several soldiers on our train discharged    we arrived in Denver at 2-30 & Ray Green met us   a soldier in medic dpt   we had a good visit & had oysters & I paid the bill at first class 1,95   I bot sleeper ticket to Grand Junction  pd 2,75   took train at 5,30 & started on time   bade Ray good bye   I am most sick & have a prospect of passing a poor nite

1898-1923 Leaving The Farm Behind

The Pacific Railway Act

July 1, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a bill into law authorizing the construction of a transcontinental railroad.

The issue of “internal improvements” had been debated in Congress ever since the nation’s founding, particularly in regards to transportation. 625 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Council Bluffs Iowa and Omaha Nebraska

Our journey across the plains took us the length of Iowa.  Endless farmfields of newly planted or awaiting corn.  The area had recently had a tremendous amount of rain and rivers and creeks were full, many farms still muddy.   415 more words

RV Travel

Normal Close to Decision on Crossing at Station

The planning staff of the City of Normal has recommended building a underpass at the site of the Amtrak station.

Materials prepared for a June 19 meeting of the city council said that the underpass would have a park with it. 168 more words

Amtrak Stations

Texas Eagle Delayed 10 Hours En route to St. Louis

A detouring Texas Eagle this week got stuck behind a disabled freight train on Monday in Tuscola, Illinois, and wound up being delayed 10 hours. 229 more words


Texas Eagle to Detour in Texas May 24-June 21

The detours just keep coming for Amtrak’s Texas Eagle. Nos. 21 and 22 will detour in in Texas between Longview and Taylor starting May 24 and extending through June 21. 243 more words