Robinson was a station agent for the Union Pacific Railroad starting in 1870, at Lookout Station in Albany County, Wyoming. There are transcripts of letters written by Robinson for the Groton (New York) Journal describing railroad operations at Lookout Station and in Wyoming and the local scenery.
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Letter dated January 16, 1870
Robinson describes his train trip from Omaha, Nebraska, including snow blocking the way west.
Letter dated February 1, 1871
Robinson explains Union Pacific division points and the beginnings of passeger travel on the transcontinental railroad. There is also lengthy description of early Laramie.
Letter dated February 26, 1872
Account of the dangers of digging a train out of a severe snowstorm in December 1871. The letter details the hardships caused on the Union Pacific line due to snow.