Near Sinclair in Carbon County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Passenger's Railroad
The Union Paciﬁc Line
In the early years there were occasional wrecks until the intricacies of traffic control were figured out. Improvements and innovations began with continental travel. George Pullman developed his famous "hotel" sleeping cars, the "Pullman Sleeper". Then came dinners (sic), buffet cars and other special railroad cars.
Different engines were made for different grades. Bridges, trestles and tunnels were rebuilt and realigned to ensure safety, and feeder lines were constructed to haul passengers and freight to every corner of the continent. Soon inter-cities and high mountain villages had their own train service. Then came the automobile and the Linclon Highway.
Erected by Wyoming Recreation Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Transcontinental Railroad marker series.
Location. 41° 46.701′ N, 106° 56.869′ W. Marker is near Sinclair, Wyoming, in Carbon County. Marker is on County Route 347 near Interstate 80, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sinclair WY 82334, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Lincoln Highway... (here, next to this marker); This January 1880 plan of Fort Fred Steele... (here, next to this marker); Wild Times In Benton! (here, next to this marker); Officer's Quarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers Who Commanded Fort Fred Steele (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Steele Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Fred Steele (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlisted Men's Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sinclair.
More about this marker. This marker, among a grouping of a four other markers, is located at Fort Fred Steele State Historic Site. The site is on County Road 347, north of the Interstate
Also see . . . Design Decoded: Traveling in Style and Comfort: The Pullman Sleeping Car. There was a time when we didnít shove our faces with overpriced fast food before elbowing our neighbor out of the way to get the last spot in the overhead bin or the only train seat that doesnít have a weird stain on it. Long distance travel (for those who could afford it) used to be different, civilized even. Back when railroads began stitching the United States together, one name was synonymous with comfortable train travel: Pullman. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.