This collection includes photographic negatives belonging to amateur railroad photographer and one-time Western Union telegrapher
William M. (Murray) Hayes. They include images of locomotives, freight and passenger cars, stations, structures, ferries and
employees of railroads across the United States and Canada taken from 1900 to 1965.
William Murray Hayes was born on July 26, 1899, in Cincinnatus, New York. Between the ages of 19 and 30, he was a telegraph
operator for Western Union. By the 1950s, Hayes was a radar tester for an electronics company. He died on May 17, 1976 in
Syracuse, New York.
2 Linear Feet
5 shoe boxes
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.
Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff.