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 Was there a way to get from Wyoming to Philadelphia in 1871?

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PostSubject: Was there a way to get from Wyoming to Philadelphia in 1871?   Was there a way to get from Wyoming to Philadelphia in 1871? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 17, 2020 2:30 pm

I have been trying to find this out, but googling lots of variations, isn't getting me any closer to the answer. I am trying to see if it's even vaguely possible that a younger Jed, could have found his way to Philly. Feasibility, time it'd take and cost. Anyone able to direct me somewhere I might find out?

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PostSubject: Re: Was there a way to get from Wyoming to Philadelphia in 1871?   Was there a way to get from Wyoming to Philadelphia in 1871? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 17, 2020 7:02 pm

Well, according to an article in True West magazine.

Passenger train travel during the 1880s generally cost two or three cents per mile. Transcontinental (New York to San Francisco) ticket rates as of June 1870 were $136 for first class in a Pullman sleeping car, $110 for second class and $65 for third, or “emigrant,” class seats on a bench. Jun 25, 2018

It's approximately 1,800 miles from Cheyenne to Philadelphia. Maybe more expensive that transcontinental prices?
1800 x .03 = $54 and 1800 x .02 = $36.

Just a really rough guess. Maybe around $36-$40 for the seats on a bench?

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I am now studying railroad maps (LOL). I might be getting a little obsessed!

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