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Railroad Employee Timebook Collection
MS 104  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Railroad Employee Timebook Collection
    Dates: 1891-1957
    Collection Number: MS 104
    Extent: 4 boxes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Timebooks completed filled out by employees of various railroads.
    Language of Material: English


    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 District Collections Manager. 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

    Railroad Employee Timebook Collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    There are various donors to this collection.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Railroad employees kept track of hours worked in pre-printed pocket size "timebooks." The type of information recorded varies but may include names of crew numbers for a specific train, locomotive number, total hours work, and rate of pay. Tables showing rates of pay for various jobs were frequently printed in these booklets. The Library has many blank timebooks. This collection consists of timebooks completed by various railroad employees. It is arranged by employee surname. If the employee's job title, or employer is known, it is so indicated, as are the inclusive dates.

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