1869 photo of a wood powered Central Pacific Steam Engine, baggage car and passenger car. Notice the wood hauled directly behind the engine. Mary Landon traveled on a similar train on the Union Pacific line. Pullman cars were invented in 1867, so it is possible she traveled in one of those (not shown here), but more likely she couldn't afford anything that expensive, and that she slept in her seat. It took several days to get to Kansas City and at least a week to get to Elko.