8 in HIGH x 3.5 in WIDE x in DEEP
(20.32 cm HIGH x 8.89 cm WIDE x cm DEEP)

Train ticket/train schedule. Description: Yellow/beige paper with black printing "Take the Sunset Limited...Southern Pacific Company". Front: schedule and description of train. Back: ticket details. Condition: good, bottom edge slightly frayed, removed-tape tears at four corners of back. Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 22 cm. From the History Information Station: Object: Railroad schedule. "The Sunset Limited; The New Transcontinental Flyer commencing Thursday, November 1, 1894." Hisdry: The railroad that was completed at Promontory Point in 1869 was only the first of the nation's transcontinental lines. This pamphlet promotes the southern route for traveling from coast to coast. Trains from Houston to California became available as early as 1877, but the entire line was only completed in 1883. By 1890, the "Sunset Route" was well known as an alternative to the trip through the Rockies. The Sunset made its journey from San Francisco to New Orleans in just over three days, with connecting service to the Northeast. In addition to providing a schedule, this sheet notes various cities along the way, inviting tourists, immigrants and business travlers to stop and explore points of interest along the Sunset Route.
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