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Alfred Lindsay Hopson papers
MS 423  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alfred Lindsay Hopson papers
    Dates: 1914-1955
    Collection Number: MS 423
    Creator/Collector: Hopson, Alfred Lindsay
    Extent: 6 folders
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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 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.

    Preferred Citation

    Alfred Lindsay Hopson papers. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Marvin Hopson, 2014

    Biography/Administrative History

    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 Winslow, Arizona. 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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    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. Arranged by type of material.