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Boynton (James E.) Collection
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Series 1: Train Orders 1909-1975

Physical Location: SMCC I2.210.N10

Scope and Contents

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.
The train orders are used in conjunction with the Dispatch Sheets and the Employee Time Tables for specific days of the month to get an accurate record and understanding of the movements of a specific train on a specific day.
This collection of train orders includes orders from the Oakland Yard, Carbona, Stockton Yard, Termmous Junction, Thornton, Marysville, Oroville Yard, Bloomer, Belden, Greenville, Mason, Portola, Doyle, Sand Pass, Gerlach and Sulpur.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 1

Western Pacific Train Orders: Researchers Copies bulk

box 1, folder 2

Western Pacific Train Orders: Oakland to Stockton Yard, California 1935-1938

box 1, folder 3

Western Pacific Train Orders: Stockton Yard to Oroville Yard, California 1937-1938

box 1, folder 4

Western Pacific Train Orders: Oroville Yard to Portola, California 1922-1943

box 1, folder 5

Western Pacific Train Orders: Greenville, California 1972

box 1, folder 6

Western Pacific Train Orders: Mason, California 1934-1938

box 1, folder 7

Western Pacific Train Orders: Portola California and east 1937

box 1, folder 8

Western Pacific: Mailgrams, telegrams, newspaper clippings 1909-1975

 

Series 2: Publications 1983; 1992

Physical Location: SMCC I2.210.N10

Scope and Contents

Series 2. Publications contains publications writen about Boynton. Love Affair with the Iron Horse: Jim Boynton's Life on the Steel Rail edited by Mary Rehwald is a oral history interivew of Jim Boynton. The interview was conducted by David Weitzman in the late Spring of 1983. The Feather River Short Line Railroad: Steam Forever: James Earle Boynton is the Offical Publication of the Feather River Short Line Railroad, dedicated to the life and memory of James Earle Boynton. It includes stories and memories from Ted Benson, Kevin Bunker, Guy L. Dunscomb and Ted Wurm.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.
box 1, folder 9

Love Affair with the Iron Horse: Jim Boynton's Life on the Steel Trail, Edited by Mary Rehwald 1983

box 1, folder 10

Feather River Short Line Railroad: Steam Forever: James Earle Boynton 1992-05

 

Series 3: Negative Collection

Physical Location: "Big Four Building"

Scope and Contents

Series 3. Negatives is a collection of 13 "shoebox" size boxes of negatives of railroads. The series is arranged alphbetically by railroad name.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by name of railroad.
box 1

A - C

box 2

C - D

box 3

D - K

box 4

L - M

box 5

M - U

box 6

No - Nz, Pa - Pi

box 7, 8, 9

Southern Pacific

box 10

Sa - Sy

box 11

U - Z

box 12

A - Z 5x7

box 13

Foreign