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From: K Powell <>
Subject: Re: Railroads in 1860
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 04:33:28 -0700 (PDT)
I hadn't really known before my genealogy madness, that railroads were just
becoming people-movers about the time of and after the civil war. Rails weren't
even connected much, there were mostly "short lines" that moved goods from raw
resource production to water shipping lines or to manufacturing, period. NY no
doubt had some earlier, I can imagine Pittsburgh and Chicago, but I'd wonder
about WI. 1869 is when the "golden spike" joined east and west in Utah. If
there's a good web page out there about NY trains, I hope someone directs us to
Kaye in Texas
> Date: Mon, 5 Jul 2004 12:42:46 -0400
> From: "brooklassie" <>
> Subject: Railroads in 1860
> Could anyone please tell me what railroad someone would be taking from
> Deposit, NY to Wisconsin in, and around 1860? And, would there be records
> for that passage kept anywhere?
> Beth Beers Rupert
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