Correspondence and documents concerning the Southern Pacific Company and the Northern California operations of the Central
Pacific Railroad. Topics include: accidents, brakes, employee problems, engines, engineers, rates pay, and train delays.
Dr. Howard T. Letcher worked for the Shasta Division of the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1940 and 1941; he was a noted railroad
historian and in 1971 was asked by then California Governor Ronald Reagan to serve on the board of directors of the Transportation
museum in Sacramento, California.
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