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Wagner (Jack Russell) Mexico Trip Scrapbook
MS 808  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biography
  • Related Collections
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: Jack Russell Wagner Mexico trip scrapbook
    creator: Wagner, Jack Russell
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 808
    Physical Description: .333 Linear Feet 1 manuscript box
    Date (inclusive): Jun. 29 - Aug. 6, 1951
    Abstract: Scrapbook includes black-and-white and color photographs, brochures about hotels and steamships taken by Jack Wagner during his trip along the west coast of Mexico in 1951.
    Language of Material: English

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection open for research. Contact Library & Archives staff for appointment.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact CSRM Library & Archives staff for details.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Jack Russell Wagner, 1988.

    Biography

    A native of California, John ("Jack") Russell Wagner began his career as a radio engineer in 1937, and served as a civilian with the Army's Signal Corps and Air Corps during World War II. It was in this latter service that he became associated with the Manhattan Project. After the war he returned to the radio business in Northern California, working in that field until 1981 when he retired as Director of Broadcast Operations for San Francisco station KCBS. Mr. Wagner traveled widely and wrote articles on western topics for such publications as WESTWAYS, TRUE RAILROAD MAGAZINE, AMERICAN FORESTS and WESTERN MINING JOURNAL. In addition he wrote three books, SHORT LINE JUNCTION (1956), GOLD MINES OF CALIFORNIA (1970) and THE LAST WHISTLE [OCEAN SHORE RAILROAD] (1974). Mr. Wagner died in October, 1988 at the age of 72.

    Related Collections

    See also MS 27 Jack Russell Wagner Collection on OAC: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8m90972/

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jack Russell Wagner Mexico trip scrapbook, MS 808, California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Scope and Contents

    Scrapbook includes black-and-white and color photographs, brochures about hotels and steamships taken by Jack Wagner during his trip along the west coast of Mexico in 1951. There are 20 photographs of Jack Russell's train trip from Manzanillo to Mexico City, including an incident where the tender parted from the steam engine.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright has been assigned to CSRM Library & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Library & Archives.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Photography of railroads
    Railroad travel