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MS 271  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Northern Pacific Railroad collection
    Dates: 1872-1971
    Collection Number: MS 271
    Creator/Collector: Northern Pacific Railroad
    Extent: 1 box + one half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Forms and subject files.
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    Publication Rights

    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 Capital District Collections Manager. 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Northern Pacific Railroad collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Wendell P. Hammon, 2006.; service certificate is a gift of Bruce Stuart, 1986.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These Northern Pacific Railroad materials are arranged by document type or subject. Documents, which are sometimes specific form numbers, date between 1872 and 1927 and include: expense bills, correspondence, freight receipts, leases, permits, requisitions, and records of payments. There is a certificate issued to locomotive engineer Earl P. Stuart for 44 years (1906-1951) of service on Northern Pacific. There is a 1914 check issued by NP to employee F. L. Corrigan in the amount of seven cents. Arranged alphabetically by document type. Subject files relate to special instructions for trains, spur tracks, and unions. Special instructions include draft revisions, bulletins and memos about train speed, clearances, and signals issued by the Superintendent at Tacoma, Washington. The spur and track files include: requisitions for Authorities for Expenditure forms (No. 1363), Superintendent's notice to start improvement work forms (No. 523), and correspondence about improvements to spurs in the Seattle -- Tacoma area of Washington. There is a file pertaining to the building of an ice house at Puyallup, Washington. The union files include correspondence addressed to Northern Pacific Superintendents by representatives of various unions about pay and assignment disputes. Arranged alphabetically by subject, then by date (special instructions), geographic location (spurs / tracks) or corporate name (unions).

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