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.
Alan Charles Thomson was born on April 1, 1917 in Oregon. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a local claims agent
in Sacramento. In 1969, he served as the Southern Pacific field representative for the Sacramento Gold Spike Centennial Committee.
He helped organize the ground breaking ceremony (April 25, 1969) for the Big Four Building in Old Sacramento State Historic
Park and traveled with the special Centennial Plaque train (May 1969). Alan C. Thomson was a member of the blue ribbon committee
of Sacramento civic and cultural leaders responsible for Railfair Sacramento 1981, which celebrated the grand opening of
the California State Railroad Museum's Museum of Railroad History on May 2, 1981. He also served as a board member of the
Sacramento Area Chapter of the Friends of the California State Railroad Museum from 1981 to 1987 until it was reconstituted
as the California Railroad Museum Foundation.
Alan Thomson died in Sacramento on April 7, 1997.
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