Interesting question, Sheryl, and similar to thoughts I've had.
Hopefully, you don't mind my adding to your message. My grandmother took her three children from Czernowitz sometime in 1914, and moved to Vienna. I have wondered what the likely routing would have been & how long such a trip would have taken. ( I remember hearing how my father felt sorry about wounded soldiers he saw, and then decided he wanted to become a doctor. *He did in fact, become a doctor.) Would the train have gone through Lwow? What would the cost of such a trip have been?
Leah H. Snider
HEILPERN (Brody, Czernowitz, Vienna)
KORPUS (Lwow, Vienna)
MANDELKIERN (Lublin, Chelm)
GOLDENTHAL (Brody, Berlin, Vienna)