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Boynton (James E.) Collection
MS 850  
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This Boynton Collection consists of three series. Series 1. Train Orders Series 2. Publications and Series 3. Negative Collection. Series 1. Train Orders is a collection of Western Pacific Railroad train orders organized by the station and then date. These train orders used Form 17, 19, 31. Form 31 was a more restrictive order and the conductor was required to stop and sign for the order. Form 19 is not as restrictive and did not require the signature of the conductor. Form 17 is specific to the Western Pacific Railroad, replacing form 19 and Form 31 in approximately 1970.
James Boynton was born in Oakland, California on October 3, 1921 and passed away on March 4, 1992 in Plumas, California. After high school he attended the University of Idaho and Oregon State University in Corvallis and studied mechanical engineering. Boynton enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1943 as an ordnance man and became an aerial gunnery instructor for B-17 and B-29 bombardment aircraft. According to his book jacket biography, he invented a run-away gun eliminator for use on remote control turrets of B-29 aircraft. He received a commendation from the Air Corps for his invention.
6.709 Linear Feet 1-half manuscript box, 13-"shoebox" style negative boxes
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 Library & Archives.
Open for research.