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Inventory of the City of San Francisco Derailment Collection, 1939-1949
MS 39  
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COMPANY RECORDS

Box 1, Folder 1

Records concerning train speed on curves, instructions for engineers and personnel, operation of the train, arrival and departure times, and visibility at the place of the derailment.

Folder 2

Diagram charts and graphs

Folder 3

Southern Pacific logo, map of Nevada and miscellaneous notes

 

NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Box 1, Folder 4

Southern Pacific, Bureau of News, Book 1, containing newspaper clippings dealing with the derailment

Folder 5

Southern Pacific, Bureau of News, Book 2, containing newspaper clippings dealing with the derailment

Folder 6

Southern Pacific, Bureau of News, scrapbook containing clippings dealing with the derailment

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 1, Folder 7

Promotional photographs of the "City of San Francisco" showing interior and exterior

Box 2, Folder 1

Photographs of the general location and topography of the derailment site

Folder 2-4

Photographs of damaged equipment

Folder 5

Photographs of altered track which caused the derailment

Folder 6

Photographs of devices used to cause the derailment and of evidence which indicated that the derailment was intentional

Folder 7

Photographs of police, special agents, and individuals who attempted to apprehend the saboteurs

Folder 8

Photographs of suspects

Box 3, Folder 1

Reward poster issued by the Southern Pacific for capture of the saboteurs

Folder 2

Oversized photographs of the derailment, with accompanying descriptions