Inventory of the Robert H. McFarland Collection, 1911-1954

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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Robert H. McFarland Collection, 1911-1954

Collection number: MS 51

California State Railroad Museum Library



Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California State Railroad Museum Library
  • 111 "I" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 323-8073
  • Fax: (916) 327-5655
  • Email: csrmlibrary@csrmf.org
  • URL: http://www.csrmf.org/library.html
Processed by:
The California State Railroad Museum Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 California State Railroad Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert H. McFarland Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1911-1954
Collection number: MS 51
Creator: McFarland, Robert H.
Extent: 1 document box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Senior Curator. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Robert H. McFarland Collection, MS 51, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

Collection Description

The collection consists of letters to McFarland, primarily from other railroad aficionados, letters concerning the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, R&LHS Pacific Coast Chapter newsletters and announcements of excursions and miscellaneous photograph lists (not McFarland images) and retirement and scrapping lists for Southern Pacific steam locomotives. Correspondents include Charles E. Fisher, Gilbert H. Kneiss, David L. Joslyn, and Charles Smallwood.

Historical Background

Robert H. McFarland was a railroad enthusiast and photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area during the early and mid-twentieth century. Prior to his death in 1954, he photographed Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, Northwestern Pacific, and traction subjects, as well as maritime and city views.

Key to Arrangement

Folder 1

Letters

Folder 2

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter newsletters

Folder 3

Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter excursion announcements

Folder 4

Miscellaneous rosters, scrapping lists, and photograph lists

Folder 5

Miscellany