June 1, 1876 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

148 years ago on June 1st, 1876

The Transcontinental Express leaves the New York area to attempt a record-breaking coast-to-coast train trip

It would stop to allow passengers to disembark, but otherwise ran 24 hours a day across tracks that connected Jersey City's Pennsylvania Railroad station (modern-day Exchange Place) to the docks of Oakland, California. The trip took 83 hours and 20 minutes, just two hours slower than Amtrak can make the trip today.


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🌎 World History 🌏

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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 96°F in 1895
Record Low: 44°F in 1945

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