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Storey (Tom) Drawings of the Timken Roller Bearing Co,'s Locomotive "Four Aces"
MS 860  
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Description
Includes steam locomotive enthusiast Tom Storey's collection of 181 mylar tracings of drawings of the Timken Roller Bearing Company's 4-8-4 locomotive No. 1111 (also called "Four Aces"). These tracings, producedd by Mr. Storey in preparation of constructing a working model of the locomotive, were created using drawing prints from the collection of Roy Johnston, whose Timken model is on display at the Timken Museum in Canton, Ohio.
Background
Tom Storey, whose father was a fireman for the Northern Pacific railroad, grew up fascinated by steam locomotives and spent many hours as a child making drawings of steam engines. This interest continued into adulthood and when he retired from Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company in the 1970s, he set out to construct a working model of the Timken locomotive 1111 (also known as "Four Aces")he had seen as a boy. He began to gather and trace the drawings in this collection in 1975. He met fellow Timken model enthusiast Roy Johnston and based many of his mylar tracings on his prints. Tom died in 1984, and his family completed the few unfinished tracings so they could be used by modellers to build "Four Aces".
Extent
181 Sheets 181 drawings
Restrictions
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 CSRM Library & Archives. 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.