The papers in this collection concern Mr. Weiffenbach's activities with Electro-Motive Division, Fairbanks, Morse, and Canadian
Locomotive Company. The papers are primarily handwritten notes and a few drawings, with many internal memoranda, carbons of
letters, and curve charts. Mr. Weiffenbach also kept a few formal reports and some folders of clippings.
John "Jack" Frasier Weiffenbach (1910-1991) was born in Chicago on November 20, 1910. He graduated from the University of
Michigan with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1934. From November 1934 to August 1946, he worked
as a locomotive development engineer at the Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation. From August 1946 to July
1949, he was Chief Engineer of the Railroad Division at Fairbanks, Morse & Company. He became Director of Engineering at the
Beliot (Wisconsin) Works of Fairbanks, Morse in July 1949. In April 1951 he was promoted to Vice President, Manufacturing
and Director of the Canadian Locomotive Company in Kingston (Ontario), holding that post until January 1953, when he transferred
to Director of Engineering with Fairbanks, Morse & Company in Chicago.
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 Senior
Curator. 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.