This collection includes correspondence, a certificate of honor and other documents relating to Alfred Lindsay Hopson's career
with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, as a special agent, fireman, and locomotive engineer. Photographs from his
teens and as a locomotive engineer are included.
Alfred Lindsay Hopson worked for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway beginning in 1921 as a special agent in Winslow,
Arizona. Mr. Hopson was the Financial Secretary of Lodge No. 173 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen in
After he and his family moved to California, he became a fireman in the Santa Fe's Valley Division in 1931 and was promoted
to locomotive engineer in 1937. He ran freight trains between Stockton and Fresno and Fresno and Bakersfield until his retirement
in 1955 after thirty four years and seven months of service.
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