The George F. Winslow papers consists of railroad publications, travel guides, meeting minutes, correspondence and Winslow's
139 pp. memoir about his career working for the Southern Pacific Railroad and his travels in the United States, Canada and
Mexico in the 1920s-1930s. The papers are arranged into six series: Series 1. Manuscript, "Railroad days, 1923-1936," Series
2. Railroad publications, Series 3. Correspondence, Series 4. Railroad records, Series. 5 Sacramento High School reunions,
6. Personal papers.
George F. Winslow, having completed a course in civil engineering, graduated in June 1923 from Sacramento Junior College.
Discovering there were no openings in the Southern Pacific Railroad Engineering Department, he accepted immediate employment
in the Maintenance Engineering Department as a surveyor and rodman. Interested in photography and movies, he invested in a
Pathex movie camera with the intention of documenting railroad accidents. In 1932, probably because of the Great Depression,
he was laid off; subsequently, he was rehired by the Water Service Department of the Southern Pacific Railroad. He retired
from railroad work in 1936.
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