Rescuing the “City of San Francisco”


Our morning commutes may be delayed by minutes or more as we navigate traffic or ride in transit.  These minor delays seem very acceptable when compared to the experiences of 221 passengers of the Southern Pacific passenger liner “The City of San Francisco” which was buried during a winter snow storm while traversing the Sierra Nevada mountains during its regularly scheduled journey between Chicago and San Francisco.  For a recap of the experiences of this ill fated passenger train journey and the experiences of the passengers during their harrowing three day wait for rescue use this link to a fine transportation story by the San Francisco Chronicle (subscription required).

~Thanks to Craig Copelan for this post

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