Northern Pacific Railroad 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


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Publication Rights

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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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