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Correspondence and a receipt book from the Adams Express Company.
Articles of incorporation for the Afterthought Copper Company of Arizona.
Financial information generated during the operation of the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway.
This collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and legal documents prepared by the Stockton law offices of Woods & Levinsky on behalf of the Alameda & San Joaquin Railroad Company. There are also documents relating to the San Francisco &...
One cash book generated by the Amador Branch Railroad.
Miscellaneous files from the Arcata and Mad River Railroad.
Records created by the Arizona and Colorado Railroad.
This collection consists of research material Mr. Asay used in the writing of his most recent book Included in this collection are secondary sources, such as journal articles; however, most of the collection consists of primary sources relating to railroad...
Documents generated and collected by the Southern Pacific (Pacific Lines) Association of Railway Technical Employees.
Includes papers from Charles J. Astrue's executorship of the estate of Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way and Structures Chief Engineer William Jaekle, who died in 1934.
In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also has photograph, drawing, map, and ephemera collections related to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Please consult the Library for details....
Material in this collection comes from the collection of M.E. "Gene" Tharp, who was a special agent, an Inspector, and later an Assistant Superintendent in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Special Service.
Letters, reports, orders, passes, and clippings relating to James Fay Bailey's career as a service inspector for the Pullman Company. The collection includes Mr. Bailey's accounts and other documents regarding the rescue of passengers from the stranded City of San...
Letters, manuscripts, galleys, clippings, ephemera, and biographical material relating to the newspaper society columnist, publisher, and railroad historian Lucius Morris Beebe....
One cash book from the Berkeley Branch Railroad.
The correspondence, writings and research material from noted railroad historian and photographer Gerald M. Best.
One volume listing voucher numbers, payees, dates, amounts and purpose of expenditures on northeastern California's Boca and Loyalton Railroad....
The collection includes correspondence with many members of the retail and railroad industries, including John Barrigar, president of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, and James Farley, Chairman of Coca-Cola. The correspondence is primarily incoming and relates largely to Mr. Bone's retirement. Items...
Time books and other working papers from the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Virgil Blaine Brewer.
Documents collection by Ike Brokaw pertaining to his 50 year career as a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad station agent and telegrapher at various locations in Iowa.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen records contain material relating to the national organization, national railroad labor relations, and railroad labor issues, from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. In addition, the General Chairman's Reports, which comprise a...
This collection contains ledgers and correspondence from the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Sutter Lodge No. 340 and one ledger from its women's group, Golden State Lodge.
The collection consists of business records and correspondence pertaining to the Brotherhood and the Western Pacific Railway during the mid-twentieth century....
Financial records of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Klamath Falls Lodge No. 1332.
Contains correspondence written to Arthur Brown and collected by him during the course of his career as Superintendent of Buildings and Bridges with the Central Pacific Railroad Company during the building of the transcontinental railroad and later for the Southern...
Record of Budd Company car sales between 1933 and 1942, kept by Thomas Huntington Henkle, a salesman for the Budd Company (Detroit).
Accounting records from the Burro Mountain Railroad Company.
Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.
Day book from the California and Oregon Railroad.
Business records of the California Northwestern Railway.
Includes records of the California Pacific Railroad, its predecessors San Francisco & Marysville and California Pacific Rail Road, and its subsidiaries Stockton and Visalia and the Stockton & Copperopolis Railroads.
Planning documents of the California State Railroad Museum Library.
Reports prepared for selected locomotives and rolling stock in the California State Railroad Museum collection outlining significant historical information, specifications, component analysis and a record of the restoration process.
The collection represents the files of William W. Kratville of Passenger Transportation Consultants, which contracted in the early 1980s with the California Department of Transportation to review the development and design of new bi-level passenger cars for use on the...
This collection has been divided into three series: Train Registers, Forms, and Miscellaneous...
Collection is open for research.
Carter Brothers receipts.
Miscellaneous financial documents from the Central California Railway.
Financial records of the Central California Traction Company.
A few accounting records of Chico and Northern Railroad Collection.
Ledgers and correspondence relating to the organization and financial concerns of the Chico Electric Railway....
Includes newspaper clippings, Southern Pacific records, instructions, arrival and departure times, notes, maps, scrapbook, photographs and a poster. Organized by type of material....
Correspondence to banker and financier Nicholas Luning.
A trial balance ledger for the Cloudcroft Company, a Southern Pacific Company subsidiary.
Accounting records and an annual report for the Coast Line Railway.
The California State Railroad Museum Library has in its book collection a copy of the May 1904 edition (No. 31) of The Compendium of Passenger Rates and Divisions, Containing Information Regarding the Division Of Through Rates and Condensed Local Tariffs...
This collection documents the railroad research and writing career of Jesse "Jay" Conde, a noted railroad photographer and author who focused on Hawaiian railroads.
Financial records of the Coos Bay Oregon Coal Company.
The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines.
Financial records of the Coronado Railroad Company.
Correspondence, research files, and family mementos of railroad photographer and enthusiast Paul B. Darrell.
Documents relating to the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer William "Vic" Davidson.
This collection contains files of Southern Pacific engineer Jack Davis.
Includes material about longtime Southern Pacific telegrapher and station agent Harold Densmore’s adult life collected by his daughter Sandra (Densmore) Parker.
Revision of Frank Pierce Donovan's bibliography, THE RAILROAD IN LITERATURE.
The Thomas Dowrick Papers contain biographical materials, documents, including a diagram, pertaining to the whistle valve invented by Dowrick and Chase, their patent on the valve, and the marketing of the invention by Viloco. The papers also contain letters to...
This collection contains reports, research notes and other documentation, including photographs, compiled by Stephen E. Drew in the preparation of various railroad equipment restoration reports and feasibility studies.
The collection consists of correspondence of railroad historian and author Arthur Detmers Dubin. Most of the 130 letters are to or from Lucius M. Beebe. Both letters received and carbon copies of letters sent by Mr. Dubin are contained in...
This collection highlights Engel's accomplishments during his long and distinguished career with the Santa Fe Railway. It includes a scrapbook containing news coverage and congratulatory letters upon his promotion to executive vice-president. Some mementos from his retirement such as a...
The collection consists largely of letters, forms, and invoices, pertaining to the everyday operation of the Eureka and Palisade....
This collection includes correspondence between the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Railroad Safety in Region 7 and railroad officials. Region 7 is headquartered in Sacramento, California and covers California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
Contains account books, detailed inventories and summary accounts of Carter buildings, furniture, tools and materials stored at Newark shops and statements of labor.
The collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Alexander J. Gardiner (1852-1921), and maintained by his widow, Hattie Gardiner, following his death. The scrapbook contains clippings, mostly about the Southern Pacific -- history, special events, personnel, retirements and wrecks, as...
The collection consists of news clippings chronicling Gray's contributions to railroad safety and obituaries from various sources marking his death. Also included is correspondence, primarily between C.J. Corliss and Thomas Gray's children in 1945. Mr. Gray's leather-bound notebook, kept approximately...
Francis A. Guido was the founding publisher of the railfan periodical THE WESTERN RAILROADER. This material documents Francis A. Guido's life-long interest in railroading.
The collection contains correspondence, drafts of articles, promotional material, brochures, newspaper articles, field notebooks, certificates, awards, itineraries and other material primarily related to Hastings' photography career and his interest in railroad photography and railroadiana
Two scrapbooks contain railroad passes issued to Mr. Haugh, photographs and clippings relating to the premier of Cecil B. De Mille's film "Union Pacific" in Omaha, Nebraska, in April 1939. There are also clippings and ephemera regarding Union Pacific Railroad...
A photocopy of a 286+ page typescript of Lima: The History by Eric Hirsimaki later published in 1986.
Records of Charles E. Hoadley, Chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Division No. 597, Mount Diablo Lodge.
Includes 2 folders of business records of the Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection and two catalogues.
Equipment records of electric cars.
Album style binding containing way-bills, daily ticket reports, agent's baggage reports and daily account statements, February 9 - July 6, 1905....
Timebooks (21) for Southern Pacific fireman Rowan W. Jones (1911-1993), covering the period 1943-1964.
The collection consists of photocopies of typescripts of historical essays by Joslyn which have been bound in three parts: ...
This collection contains material collected by surveyor Arthur W. Keddie and his family relating to his discovery of an alternative transcontinental railroad route through Feather River Canyon as well as his contribution to the development of Plumas County.
Timebooks (24) for Union Pacific brakeman Woodrow Wilson Keller, covering the period 1946-1982.
Typescript of "Florida's Perpetual Forests."
This collection documents Robert Lee King's distinguished 38-year career with the Southern Pacific Company.
This collection contains early Western Pacific records obtained by Gilbert Harold Kneiss, the Vice-President and head of the WP public relations department from 1949 to 1963, his family papers, and his writings as a railroad historian.
This collection includes material collected by historian and author Dr. Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. while researching his book RAILROADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.)
Contains material collected by Catherine Laidlaw through her involvement in the Sacramento branches of both the Ladies' Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Enginemen and the Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
A ledger and a journal from the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company.
The Mary Louise Lawser Collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets and brochures concerning her railroad work, photographs and transparencies of her work, and ephemera. The major portion of the collection, however, consists of preliminary sketches and colored renderings for murals and...
Personal and business papers of longtime Southern Pacific conductor Clinton A. Leiper.
General / cash account record with the Southern Pacific Company.
This collection contains twenty-four volumes of dockets and indexes relating to cases involving the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad for the years 1902 to 1980.
Construction costs, bills, invoices, and other financial records for the Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad and the Maricopa, Phoenix & Salt River Valley.
Records of land appraiser Frank L. Mary generated during his career include correspondence, field notes, and lists of railroad appraisals, an expense account and a travel record for 1915-1918.
The collection consists of a scrapbook containing letters, pamphlets, magazine articles, photographs, clippings, and ephemera, mostly pertaining to Mr. McDaniel's rescue of the child in 1944. In addition, there are some items dealing with his later careers with the Southern...
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...
Business records of the Mexico and Colorado Railroad, 1908-1910.
Includes material documenting the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Henry L. Midkiff.
This collection is comprised of data used by senior officers of the Missouri Pacific Railroad during a December 1984 inspection trip arranged by Union Pacific Corporation to review proposed capital improvement projects.
The collection consists of letters received by Frederick J. "Monte" Monteagle while he was Assistant City Editor of the Oakland, California. The letters are typewritten, with some having handwritten notes. ...
Personnel file of telegrapher Robert Percy Moore.
Bond records and correspondence.
Screenplays "Thunder: A Saga of the Railroads" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and call sheets for "The Emperor of the North Pole."
Material related to the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Julius Emeil Muir.
Scrapbook containing materials relating to the activities of the Sacramento Chapter of Railway Business Women for the years 1958 to 1962.
Reports, legal documents, and correspondence collected by Mr. Larson during his 25-year tenure with Amtrak as he served as Manager of Station Operations, Director of Personnel, Assistant Vice President of Administrative Staff, and Assistant Vice President of Contracts.
Miscellaneous records from the Nevada Central Railroad Company.
Nevada Railroad Commission valuation reports with engineering, land, and financial information about select Western railroads.
Financial records of Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, Nevada-California-Oregon Realty, and including branch line predecessor Sierra and Mohawk Railway.
The Noblitt Family Collection documents Lewey Vaughn Noblitt's employment with the Southern Pacific Railroad as well as his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen and the positions of his wife Narcissus Whitener Nobitt and their daughter Ella...
This collection includes financial documents from the North Shore Railroad Company.
Forms and subject files.
Two volumes from the Office of Master Mechanic and Superintendent of Steamers / Mechanical Department are letterpress copy books which record the cost for services completed by Mechanical Department (Tiburon Shops) to Comptroller, relating to locomotives, rolling stock and floating...
The collection consists of ledger sheets containing statements which list and compare expenditures for maintenance, equipment and electric power for the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railway on a monthly basis for 1914 and 1915.
Contains material generated and collected by William Oden while President of Short Line Enterprises. Emphasizes consulting work for the California State Railroad Museum and for the State of Nevada. This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1. PROJECT...
Includes an equipment record and financial records.
Financial records and bridge alignment notes from the construction of the Oregon Central Railroad.
Business forms and receipts issued by the Oregon Railroad / Railway and Navigation Company.
Bound volume (183 pages) containing payroll sheets for employees in various departments and occupations on the Oregon Short Line in Utah and Idaho.
Balance sheet for 1915.
Typescript of "Hobart Mills: A High Country Logging Town in the Sierras" by Bill Otis.
Includes records from the Overweight Counterbalance Elevator Company.
Station record (Form 30) for Southern Pacific station at Florence, California.
Pacific Coast Railway cash book receipts.
Includes operating agreements, executive committee resolutions, and accounting records for Pacific Electric Railway of 1901 and Pacific Electric Railway of 1911.
A preliminary finding aid has been prepared. The finding aid will be expanded to include unprocessed material. This material has been arranged in the following series:...
Financial records of the Pacific Railway and Navigation Company records.
Business records of The Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Project, a collaborative project between first class class railroads through the Association of American Railroads, defense contractors and the United States Air Force, which sought to identify locations along railroad right of way...
Contains records of the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway.
Select traffic records from the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad.
Papers highlighting the professional and personal accomplishments of Union Pacific railroad executive Howard Verden Platt.
This collection includes office records sent to or generated by two employees of the Pullman Company's Denver District car service department. Series 1. Car Distributor - Eugene "Gene" Barber Series 2. Receiving Cashier - E.A. Paterson
Pullman-Standard color and design renderings for Southern Pacific passenger car interiors and china.
Includes correspondence, reports and a copy of land appraiser Arthur G. Rahn's book CORRIDOR VALUATION: AN APPRAISER'S OVERVIEW.
A typescript of a report issued by the Railroad Commission of California in 1914 analyzing public utilities under its jurisdiction.
Timebooks completed filled out by employees of various railroads.
The collection consists of nearly 300 pages of black and white photographs (image size: 1-1/4 x 1-½ inches), with 24 images pasted on each page) of male railroad employees, arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the surname, but not...
The California State Railroad Museum Library's railroad film collection includes film and video documenting railroad operations and history, primarily in California and Western states, though also in some other geographic regions. The collection includes both commercial and amateur film and...
The Railroad Law Enforcement Collection deals with a number of aspects of crimes associated with rail travel. It begins with the first train robbery in the United States in 1870 and includes material up to 1977. The bulk of the...
Scrapbook of North American railroad and steamship company logos.
The collection consists of correspondence, photocopies, mimeographs, log books, computer printouts and printed material relating to employment practices, wages, operating procedures, equipment, train movements, etc. In addition the collection contains correspondence, reports, memoranda and notes concerning the abandonment of service,...
Includes financial records and general manager's orders.
The typewritten report upon balance sheet audit of accounts as of December 31, 1929 (166 pages in a binder) was prepared in 1929 for the Board of Directors of the J. D. and A. B. Spreckels Securities Company, probably in...
Invoices, vouchers, and legal documentation for the San Francisco, Napa, and Calistoga Railway and its predecessor railroads the San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley, and the Vallejo, Benecia & Napa Valley.
Financial records from the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad.
This collection includes selected business records and other documentation for Scenic Railways, Inc., operator of two excursion railroads, the Tahoe, Trout Creek & Pacific Railroad, and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
One volume records pay to deck hands and other workers on the river schooner "Mabel and Edith." This vessel shipped freight for the Southern Pacific and other railroads. Receipts are signed by the shipmaster George Franklin Whitcomb, San Francisco. Information...
Papers pertaining to Mr. Shaw's work as an architect, his interest in railroading, the publication of his books, his artwork, and biographical information.
The collection consists of the business records of the Shelton Adjustable Double Deck Car Company, and includes the by-laws, minutes of the board of directors for the American and Canadian firms, stock sales books and patents information. There are also...
MS 617 contains business records from Short Line Enterprises, Inc. [SLE], collected by SLE co-founder, Logan Stanley Garner. The correspondence and notes in these files were addressed to or generated by Mr. Garner.
Papers documenting the life of Southern Pacific machinist and California State Railroad Museum benefactor Howard V. Shrader.
The Sierra Railway / Sierra Railroad Collection contains financial materials, administrative records, correspondence, engineering and shop records, and legal records pertaining to Sierra Railroad operations. Records of other organizations such as the Jamestown Improvement Company, Nevills Hotel, Sierra Telegraph and...
The timebook contains the names of construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad. Notations refer to hours worked and wages paid. There are references to Chinese laborers....
Time book for construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad.
Files from the collection of Mrs. Carolyn Johnston Slobe relating to the private dinner hosted by the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation on July 13, 1970, for then Governor Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan.
Stock records from the Sonora Railway Company.
Business records of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico.
Operating agreements between the Southern Pacific and various railroads.
This collection includes material documenting the thirty-one year career of Joseph Newton Sparks with the Railway Mail Service.
This collection includes records of the Western Pacific Railroad's Western Division and some personal papers collected by Virgil C. Staff.
Consists of 135 Freight Conductors Train Books, which are day by day entries of the details of individual runs.
The collection represents the railroad-related papers and documents accumulated by Berkeley, California pharmacist and historian Louis, Lorenz Stein, Jr. (1902-1996).
This collection consists primarily of correspondence between William R. Stephens, the Roseville postmaster of the United States Post Office and John J. Burke, Chief Clerk of Railway Mail Service District No. 8, from 1922 to 1934.
Station plans for the Stockton and Copperopolis and Stockton and Visalia Railroads.
Certificate of apprenticeship to John Tarbutt and clippings about Canadian National Railroad.
The collection consists of reminiscences and letters of H. Lester Taylor, an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1906 to 1965. He began service with the railroad as a messenger and served as messenger for Edward H. Harriman after...
The collection consists of biographical materials, including a handwritten biographical memoir of Theodore Judah, possibly by Anna, business and personal letters to the Judah, business documents, materials pertaining to the California Eastern Extension Railroad, ephemera relating to the family, portraits...
Typescript. The author's revisions (1963) to "A List of Common Carrier Narrow Gauge Railways in the Continental United States" first published in the 1949 reprint of Howard Fleming's NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN AMERICA (Oakland: Grahame H. Hardy).
A photocopy of "The American Passenger Train In The Motor Age: Archival and Econometric Analysis of Explanations For the Decline In California, 1901-1941" by Gregory Lee Thompson
Papers documenting Alan C. Thomson's membership in the Sacramento Area Chapter of the Friends of the California State Railroad Museum, a predecessor to the CSRM Foundation.
One bound ledger records maintenance to the bridge between March 1, 1944 to March 30, 1946. Colorful ink drawings embellish the endpapers. There are also a few clippings regarding the bridge's history. A few photographs have been filed with the...
This collection (1890-1950s) contains a scrapbook, membership cards and passes pertaining to Walter Boyd Townsend's career as a traveling and freight agent for several railroads and information regarding his father, Henry Clay Townsend, who was also a railroad man. Also...
Miscellaneous Union Pacific Railroad records.
These papers are from the Southern Pacific, later Union Pacific, Sacramento interlocking control tower at Elvas.
This collection includes various business records of the Union Pacific Stage Company.
The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1914. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses. In particular, they contain information on damages suffered and...
Includes sixteen envelopes and fifty-six postcards with Railway Mail Service (RMS) or Postal Transportation Service (PTS) cancels.
Cash book and inventory of the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad.
In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also contains extensive photograph, drawing, map, manuscript and ephemera collections related to the V&T. Please contact the Library for assistance....
A photocopy of a 310-page typescript "The Sierra Nevada Crossing: A Study In Railway Economics and History, 1869-1950" dated 1986.
The Jack R. Wagner Collection consists largely of manuscripts, letters, notes and ephemera pertaining to his publications and interest in railroad history.
The papers in this collection concern Mr. Weiffenbach's activities with Electro-Motive Division, Fairbanks, Morse, and Canadian Locomotive Company. The papers are primarily handwritten notes and a few drawings, with many internal memoranda, carbons of letters, and curve charts. Mr. Weiffenbach...
The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express.
Civil engineer's field notebook from the Northern Pacific Railroad's Yellowstone Division.
Legal documents and a deed record book concerning the Yosemite Short Line Railroad operations.
Includes official bulletins issued by the Yosemite Valley Railway, train registers, checks, correspondence, and telegrams.