Railroad Employee Timebook Collection

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California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
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Sacramento, California 95814
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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.

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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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