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California State Railroad Museum Railroad Passes Collection
MS 855  
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  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: California State Railroad Museum Railroad Passes Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 855
    Physical Description: 12 Linear Feet (12 postcard boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1856-1976
    Abstract: The CSRM Passes collection consists of railroad passes that were used by railroad employees and their families to travel for free. The passes vary geographically to include railroads across the United States as well as from the late 1850s through the 1970's. The collection has been developed by donations from individuals who believed the passes had relevance to railroads and railroading.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: Statewide Musuem Collection Center

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment

    Other Finding Aids

    See also MS 536 Robert Perry Dunbar passes and cards

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], California State Railroad Museum Railroad Passes Collection, MS 855, California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    The CSRM Passes collection consists of railroad passes that were used by railroad employees and their families to travel for free. The passes vary geographically to include railroads from across the United States as well as from the late 1850's through the 1970's.
    Many of the passes are labeled the names of employees as well as their family members who are entitled to the usage of the pass. Gilbert Kniess, Vice-President and head of the Western Pacific Public Relations Department from 1949 to 1963, is named on many of the passes within the collection. Passes within the collection also came from Grahame Hardy. Charles Crocker has signed several of the passes that are within the Southern Pacific portion of the collection.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has 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 Librarian. 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 if not the museum, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroad--Travel--Passes
    Railroad--Travel--Ticket