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Arnold Joseph Kouw notebook
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Description
Arnold Joseph Kouw began working for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1945. He worked as a brakeman, switchman, and conductor, briefly in Texas, but for the majority of his career he was stationed in California. When passenger service transferred to Amtrak in 1971, Mr. Kouw continued his career as a conductor until 1986. Mr. Kouw compiled this leather-bound notebook for reference use. It contains useful information about Southern Pacific Railroad train orders, accounting, train operation, siding and capacity for various locations in California, Nevada and Utah. It also includes drawings of various mileposts and other locations, including Reese, Bagley, Promontory Point, Saline, Colin, Midlake, Engle, and Lakeside. Shows placement of signals, telephones, car sidings, and stations at these locations. Also includes a list of important abbreviations and the meanings of various whistle signals and train lights.
Extent
1 folder
Restrictions
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 Archivist. 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.
Availability
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.