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Southern Pacific Wood Preserving Works photograph album
MS 824  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Southern Pacific Wood Preserving Works photograph album
    Dates: 1908
    Collection Number: MS 824
    Creator/Collector: Southern Pacific
    Extent: 1 album
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    This collection is open for research

    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 CSRM 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, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Southern Pacific Wood Preserving Works photograph album. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Friends of the California State Railroad Museum, circa 1983-1987

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product of railroad ties, bridge timbers, and telegraph poles. All photos were taken at West Oakland, California at the Southern Pacific facility. The album begins with photos of frest cut lumber. A British sailing ship "Sardhanz" is shown unloading barrels of creosote in November, 1908. The loading platforms for the retorts are shown, followed by the pump room, the office and the laboratory. A number of sailing ships bringing in raw products of timber and creosote are shown bringing in raw products and taking away the finished product. Ships include "Tallac", "Robt R. Hind", "Jupiter", "Hornelyn", "J. H. Lunsmann", "Cecil" and "Tahama". A number of photos show the Southern Pacific Company's portable wood preserving works. Other creosote plants shown are: a Union Pacific Railroad plant at Laramie, Wyoming, a Texas & New Orleans Railroad plant at Houston, Texas and the International Creosote Works at Beaumont, Texas. The album then shows some of the timber operations like the saw mill at Weed, California. There are dozens of photographs of oil pumping plants from St. Louis, Missouri, Somers, Montana, Victoria, BC, Canada, and Santa Rosalia, Baja Calfornia, Mexico. [Album 47]

    Indexing Terms

    wood preserving