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California Western Railroad & Navigation Co. photograph album
MS 786  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Western Railroad & Navigation Co. photograph album
    Dates: Undated
    Collection Number: MS 786
    Creator/Collector: California Western Railroad & Navigation Company
    Extent: 1 album
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: This appears to be a railroad-produced souvenir photo album of the scenery and sights along the California Western Railroad & Navigation, an independent short line that ran (and still runs) betweeen Willits and Ft. Bragg.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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 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

    California Western Railroad & Navigation Co. photograph album. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Gilbert H. Kneiss

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This appears to be a railroad-produced souvenir photo album of the scenery and sights along the California Western Railroad & Navigation, an independent short line that ran (and still runs) betweeen Willits and Ft. Bragg. The road's trademark name was "The Califonia Scenic Line". This album contains fifty-six 8 x 10" sepia toned photographs. These are not traditional photographs but some sort of photo process, probably rotogravure, which produces a dense image that is not as clean as offset. Each image is printed on a heavy card stock that is bound into the album at the left edge. Since this was a souvenir album sold to the public, there are a variety of scenes, including trains, tent accommodations at the Noyo River Tavern, fly fishing, logging, and downtown Ft. Bragg. [Album 26]