Guide to the James Finley Cavagnaro Railway and locomotive historical societies : album, 1940-1958

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Guide to the James Finley Cavagnaro Railway and locomotive historical societies : album, 1940-1958

Collection number: M1157

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cavagnaro, James Finley, Jr., collector. Railway and locomotive historical societies : album,
Date (inclusive): 1940-1958
Collection number: M1157
Collector: Cavagnaro, James Finley, Jr., collector.
Extent: 1 linear ft. (1 manuscript box and 1 print box)
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Society newsletters and magazines, rail excursion flyers, excursion photographs, news clippings, announcements, time tables, ticket stubs, map, etc.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Acquisition Information

Originally a gift to the Hopkins Transportation Library, transferred to Special Collections, 2000.

Preferred Citation

James Finley Cavagnaro Railway and locomotive historical societies : album. M1157. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Historical note

During the 1950s there were several important local organizations devoted to railroad history: The Pacific Coast Railroad and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc., the California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society, the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, and the Central Railway Club of San Jose. These organizations published regular newsletters and sponsored special excursions. In addition, there were two local monthly magazines dedicated to railroading, the WESTERN RAILROADER and the SOUTHERN PACIFIC BULLETIN.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

Society newsletters and magazines, rail excursion flyers, excursion photographs, news clippings, announcements, time tables, ticket stubs, map, etc.

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
DeVee Trucking.
Southern Pacific.
Union Pacific.
Western Pacific.
Sacramento Northern.
Sierra Railroad Company.
Bay Area Electric Railroad Association, Inc.
California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society.
Pacific Coast Railway and Locomotive Society, Inc.
Railroads--California.
Railroads--History--Societies, etc.
Railroads--United States--History.
Albums.
Photoprints.
Hopkins Transportation Library.
Southern Pacific Bulletin. The Western Railroader.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Chapter News, Pacific Coast Railway and Locomotive Society, Inc. Oct, Nov 1951; Jan-Apr, Jul-Sep, Nov, Dec 1952; Jan-Jun, Aug, Oct 1953

Scope and Content Note

one letter, 1953.
Box 1, Folder 2

Bulletins, California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society. 1941; Nov 1951, Oct-Nov 1952; Oct 1953

Box 1, Folder 3

Newsletter, "The Circuit Breaker," Bay Area Electric Railroad Assn. Inc.Apr, Jul, Dec 1952; Apr 1953

Box 1, Folder 4

Rail excursion flyers 1941, 1951-1953

Physical Description: 12 sheets
Box 1, Folder 5

"The Sonora Express" excursion,Oct 7, 1951

Physical Description: 4 sheets
Box 1, Folder 6

"The Hangtown Express" excursionNov 4, 1951

Physical Description: 2 sheets
Box 1, Folder 7

"The Big Trees Picnic Train" excursion, Jul 20, 1952.

Box 1, Folder 8

The Western Railroader Magazine, "Sonora Express.", Oct 23, 1949

Box 1, Folder 9

The Western Railroader Magazine, "Sonora Express.", Mar, Jun, Aug-Nov, 1951).

Box 1, Folder 10

The Western Railroader Magazine, "Sonora Express.", Jan-Jun, Aug-Nov 1952

Scope and Content Note

Includes one booklist.
Box 1, Folder 11

The Western Railroader Magazine, "Sonora Express.", Jan-Apr, Oct-Nov 1953

Box 1, Folder 12

The Western Railroader Magazine, "Sonora Express.", Jun 1958

Box 1, Folder 13

Southern Pacific Bulletin, 1952

Box 1, Folder 14

"Railroading on San Franciso Bay,"Aug 1953

Physical Description: 1 sheet
Box 1, Folder 15

Sacramento Northern Inspection Report Forms n.d.

Physical Description: 2 sheets
Box 1, Folder 16

Western Pacific Train Order ("slow order"), 1952

Physical Description: l sheet
Box 1, Folder 17

Announcement, Railroad Exhibit, Stanford University Library 1951

Physical Description: 1 sheet
Box 1, Folder 18

Retirement, A. T. Mercier, Pres., Southern Pacific, Jan. 3, 1952.

Physical Description: 2 newsclippings
Box 1, Folder 19

Announcement, inauguration of the "Santa Fe Chief." [1951]

Scope and Content Note

1 news clip, with press photo of Fred G. Gurley, Pres. Santa Fe Railway
Box 1, Folder 20

Miscellaneous advertisments, flyers, magazine back issue list, tour brochure, pamphlet [ 1953?]

Physical Description: 6 items
Box 1, Folder 21

DeVee Trucking (California).Mar 13, 1955

Physical Description: 1 newsclipping
Box 1, Folder 22

Photo album and scrapbook1946-1953

Scope and Content Note

Contains photos and memorabilia: "The Sonora Express" excursion, Oct 7, 1951, (pp 6-31) -- "Hang Town Express " excursion, Nov 4, 1951 (pp. 34-63) -- Stanford rail exhibit, 1951, (p.67) -- Keeler, California, [1952?], (pp 69-73) -- Sacramento excursion, Feb 7, 1952, (pp. 75-97) -- Southern Pacific[ 1952?], (pp 99-105) -- Sierra Railroad, [Mar 1952 ?] , ( pp 109-111) - Interurban excursion, Apr 6, 1952, (pp. 113-123) -- Santa Fe "San Diegan" enroute along the ocean, 1952 (p. 24) -- unknown location photos, (pp 126-127) -- Oakland, California, to Pittsburgh, California, Jul 6 1952, (pp. 128-132) -- "Big Trees Picnic" excursion, Jul 20, 1952, (pp. 133-135)