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Correspondence and a receipt book from the Adams Express Company.
Articles of incorporation for the Afterthought Copper Company of Arizona.
Includes one paycheck issued to R.E. Aitken by the Rio Grande Southern Railroad Company on May 29, 1937. Also includes a November 25, 1969 letter to Aitken from H.H. Brandt, Superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad Company Transportation Division, Department...
Contains photographs of Western Pacific employees and accidents.
Financial information generated during the operation of the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway.
Accounting records from the Alamagordo Lumber Company including balance sheets, cash books, and vouchers.
This collection includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and legal documents prepared by the Stockton law offices of Woods & Levinsky on behalf of the Alameda & San Joaquin Railroad Company. There are also documents relating to the San Francisco &...
Invoices and payment vouchers.
These financial records document the financial relationship between Southern Pacific Company and the Albion Lumber Company.
A scrapbook prepared by Allan Youall. Many of the illustrations were supplied by L. Mann and Norman Willes, signalmen of Southern Railway in England. Contains general information about American and European steam, freight, and electric locomotives.
One cash book generated by the Amador Branch Railroad.
Correspondence between AMERICAN ENGINEER, CAR BUILDER and RAILROAD JOURNAL magazines.
A freight voucher.
Handwritten, carbon copy, blueprint and printed notes and sketches of steam locomotive parts from the American Locomotive Company. Also includes information on parts numbers and weights of the parts.
Personnel files include: applications for employment, letters of reference, and sometimes a photograph of the applicant. There are also American Express Company rule books and ephemera.
Personnel files and rule books.
Coverage: Primarily Southern Pacific and its predecessor and subsidiary companies; however, volumes in this series from other companies have also been included in this list and are interfiled with those relating to SP. Reporting Period: The fiscal year ran from...
Miscellaneous files from the Arcata and Mad River Railroad.
Records created by the Arizona and Colorado Railroad.
Equipment, financial and ICC records of the Arizona Eastern Railroad.
Art Ziebarth's pension certificate and beneficiary certificate from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1929.
This collection consists of research material Mr. Asay used in the writing of his most recent book Included in this collection are secondary sources, such as journal articles; however, most of the collection consists of primary sources relating to railroad...
Documents generated and collected by the Southern Pacific (Pacific Lines) Association of Railway Technical Employees.
Includes papers from Charles J. Astrue's executorship of the estate of Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way and Structures Chief Engineer William Jaekle, who died in 1934.
In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also has photograph, drawing, map, and ephemera collections related to Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Please consult the Library for details....
Contains photographs of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy
Material in this collection comes from the collection of M.E. "Gene" Tharp, who was a special agent, an Inspector, and later an Assistant Superintendent in the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Special Service.
A bill of lading.
Includes two letterpress books of land department records and an invoice for ties. One of the letterpress books contain copies of letters issued by J.W. Donnelly, Land Agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and C.H. Fancher, General Land Agent for Albuquerque....
Contains a letter with reminiscences of the experiences of Mrs. Troutwine and her brother, a locomotive engineer on the Southern Pacific's route over the Sierra Nevada. Also a sketch of a locomotive.
Letters, reports, orders, passes, and clippings relating to James Fay Bailey's career as a service inspector for the Pullman Company. The collection includes Mr. Bailey's accounts and other documents regarding the rescue of passengers from the stranded City of San...
The collection consists of sample invoices and receipts issued by both the San Francisco and Sacramento offices between 1879 and 1892, and a 1949 history of the firm.
A Baldwin Locomotive Works bound (screw post) volume of blueprints for Maritrop Trading Corporation of Guatemala.
Miscellaneous correspondence from the Baldwin Locomotive Works.
Bill of lading.
A pocket notebook (100 pages) belonging to William Bancroft Dutton (born 1848).
Letters, receipts and notices largely concerning John B. Banks' memberships in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and claims by him against the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Brotherhoods for pay and seniority.
Photograph albums depicting construction work on several projects for which Mr. Barclay was Southern Pacific’s supervising field engineer. Personal and business papers going back to Mr. Barclay's childhood.
This collection is comprised of Pullman Company corporate records collected by historian Ralph Barger. Includes correspondence, blank forms, requisition forms, property ownership documents, car and equipment forms and other documents.
Two certificates issued to Henry C. Barri for completion of the American Locomotive Company-General Electric Electric Locomotive School (1951) and Southern Pacific's Comprehensive Schematic Print Reading on Diesel Locomotives Course (1955). •Five certificates of longstanding membership (25, 35, 40, 45...
One album, engraved on cover "Messages of Appreciation," containing materials commemorating the life of Frank E. Batturs, who died in Washington, D.C. in December 7, 1922 at the age of 52. Mr. Batturs was an Assistant Passenger Traffic Agent for...
One parts catalogue and photographs of a Bean ballast tamper.
These are the financial records of the Beaver Hill Coal Company.
Letters, manuscripts, galleys, clippings, ephemera, and biographical material relating to the newspaper society columnist, publisher, and railroad historian Lucius Morris Beebe....
Belmont Wagner Mining Company order.
One cash book from the Berkeley Branch Railroad.
The correspondence, writings and research material from noted railroad historian and photographer Gerald M. Best.
Photographs of locomotives and trains taken by Hugh Gates Boutell and Gerald M. Best. Ask Library Staff for additional Gerald M. Best photographs.
1 letter dated July 21, 1964, to Robert King, Assistant Division Superintendent, Southern Pacific Company, from Mead M. Kibbey, president of Black Diamond Company, transmitting photogaphs taken at Applegate.
Bills of lading.
One volume listing voucher numbers, payees, dates, amounts and purpose of expenditures on northeastern California's Boca and Loyalton Railroad....
The collection includes correspondence with many members of the retail and railroad industries, including John Barrigar, president of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, and James Farley, Chairman of Coca-Cola. The correspondence is primarily incoming and relates largely to Mr. Bone's retirement. Items...
Correspondence and bill of lading.
Receipt issued to H. W. Corbett, of Portland, Oregon for for transportation of merchandise by the Boston & Worcester Rail Road, from Milford to New York City, dated April 19, 1864.
Receipt dated December 6, 1865, issued to S. T. House, Portland, for shipment of goods on board the steamer "Empire State."
Two boxes of 3 x 5 index cards which include bibliography and references to California railroads; compiled by the donor, Dr. William Harland Boyd (born 1912). These notes may have been used by Dr. Boyd to write his dissertation (University...
A munitions train, loaded with aerial bombs headed for Viet Nam exploded in the Southern Pacific Transportation Company’s Roseville, California yard on April 28, 1973. The collection includes photocopies of news clippings, the Federal Railroad Administration's Railroad Accident Investigation Report...
A set of pencil on paper drawings drawn executed between June of 1920 and February of 1922, by John Brevuely while serving his apprenticeship at the Blacksmith Shop of the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops. The drawings are on acidic...
Time books and other working papers from the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Virgil Blaine Brewer.
A Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers membership certificate for Theodore Brien (age 43), a 22-year employee of the New York Central Railroad and member of the J. D. Lang [?] Division No. 421. The certificate is signed by B. D. Willoughby...
This collection comprises miscellanous technical drawings executed by John C. Bristow presumably in conjuction with his employ at the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops. They are in various formats: ink on paper or linen, pencil on paper, and white line...
Documents collection by Ike Brokaw pertaining to his 50 year career as a Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad station agent and telegrapher at various locations in Iowa.
Letter dated March 17, 1896, from Joseph Hain (?) of Olean, New York, to J. B. Mitchell regarding recently elected officers and inquiring whether Mr. Mitchell intends to start a separate division.
Membership record book includes information about members such as initiation date, and reasons for transfer or expulsion, or death.
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen records contain material relating to the national organization, national railroad labor relations, and railroad labor issues, from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. In addition, the General Chairman's Reports, which comprise a...
Photocopies of miscellaneous correspondence from the offices of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (Cleveland and San Francisco) relating to members' claims and appeals. Photocopies of transcripts of remarks made in favor of the Full Crew Law, Bakersfield, California, July 26,...
This collection contains ledgers and correspondence from the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Sutter Lodge No. 340 and one ledger from its women's group, Golden State Lodge.
The collection consists of business records and correspondence pertaining to the Brotherhood and the Western Pacific Railway during the mid-twentieth century....
Financial records of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Klamath Falls Lodge No. 1332.
Research and photographs collected by Roger M. Brower pertaining to the Southern Pacific's Santa Paula branch and the Fillmore & Western Railway.
Contains correspondence written to Arthur Brown and collected by him during the course of his career as Superintendent of Buildings and Bridges with the Central Pacific Railroad Company during the building of the transcontinental railroad and later for the Southern...
This small leatherbound notebook bears the name "C. L. Brown, Esq., Master Mechanic, E.R.R." [Erie Railroad?] on the front endpapers. [Initials may be incorrect.] Entered in ink are two alphabetical sequences of railroad employees, one for locomotive engineers, the other...
Photographs and a scrapbook of railroads in the Bay Area, Eastern California, and Northern Oregon
Membership certificate issued to Gordon M. Buck by the American Railway Engineering Association, February 28, 1973.
Record of Budd Company car sales between 1933 and 1942, kept by Thomas Huntington Henkle, a salesman for the Budd Company (Detroit).
Letters, passes, certificates and union membership cards relating to the railroad careers of John J. Patterson, L.W. Patterson and Robert K. Burgess.
Memoranda from Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company trainman Benjamin F. Estes.
Softbound Burlington Lines "Train Dispatcher's Order Book" (Form 4144) with information entered for June 13-19, 1960. No location is noted. May be Wyoming.
Accounting records from the Burro Mountain Railroad Company.
These papers were collected by Harry A. Butler while he worked for the Dining Car Department of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Series 1. reflects Mr. Butler's career with Southern Pacific, while Series 2. is generally about the Southern Pacific dining...
Papers collected by Carl Thomas Butner during his career with Northwestern Pacific.
Carbon typescript of letter (August 11, 1919) from J. D. Wallace of the BA&P to L. Grant MacPherson, Amador Central, regarding outstanding freight charges.
Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.
Day book from the California and Oregon Railroad.
One volume listing construction information for the Second Division, Sub-Division No. 9, [engineering] station 4224 to 4752 (?) inclusive. Volume prepared by (?) A. L. Sabin, Assistant Engineer and C. C. Barr, Division Engineer. Information is data only and includes...
Receipts for tickets purchased by Oregon State Company from the California Central Railroad (Lincoln).
Three documents issued by the California Commission of the Golden Gate International Exposition to an employee of the Commission, Louis A. Bueler: Letter of thanks, January 13, 1941; Certificate of Participation (2), not dated.
California, Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Industrial Safety investigation of accident fatal to Joseph M. Thibodeaux, Columbia Steel Company, Pittsburg, July 27, 1948. Includes photographs.
Bills of lading and freight bills.
Business records of the California Northwestern Railway.
California Pacific Railroad invoice and letter.
Includes records of the California Pacific Railroad, its predecessors San Francisco & Marysville and California Pacific Rail Road, and its subsidiaries Stockton and Visalia and the Stockton & Copperopolis Railroads.
Bound, handwritten registers for formal applications filed with the California Railroad Commission between 1926-1947 and with its successor, the Public Utilities Commission, from 1955-1962.
Memorandum 1888; stockholder's proxy 1886.
Planning documents of the California State Railroad Museum Library.
Reports prepared for selected locomotives and rolling stock in the California State Railroad Museum collection outlining significant historical information, specifications, component analysis and a record of the restoration process.
A bound, typewritten feasibility report (161 pages) on a proposal to construct a rail line from San Francisco Bay in Marin County to serve Napa, Lake, and Yolo Counties and Sacramento. Lines include: Napa and Lakeport Railway, Petaluma and Santa...
This appears to be a railroad-produced souvenir photo album of the scenery and sights along the California Western Railroad & Navigation, an independent short line that ran (and still runs) betweeen Willits and Ft. Bragg.
The collection represents the files of William W. Kratville of Passenger Transportation Consultants, which contracted in the early 1980s with the California Department of Transportation to review the development and design of new bi-level passenger cars for use on the...
Receipt, 1865; bill of lading, 1867.
Bill of lading.
This album consists of personal photographs showing the construction of a dam at Seven Systems, British Columbia and The Pas Lumber Company.
A scrapbook with 13-page typed report (carbon copy) and black and white photographs. Cover marked: "Report by Wm. H. Holabird, along the line of the Cananea, Rio Yaqui & Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific concession, West Coast of Mexico, April and...
A letter written by Cardwell & Big Lake Railroad Company (Cardwell, Missouri) Superintendent J. E. Thomas recommending T. J. Inscone's work as a section foreman. Mr. Inscone was the donor's step grandfather.
Correspondence, clippings and a photograph about the filming of "Union Pacific" in Nevada in 1939.
This collection has been divided into three series: Train Registers, Forms, and Miscellaneous...
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.
Carter Brothers receipts.
Miscellaneous financial documents from the Central California Railway.
Financial records of the Central California Traction Company.
The scenic photographs in this album include views with Central Pacific locomotives, trains, the right of way, and towns between Colfax and Donner Summit, California.
Photo album plus report on the Western Pacific blood procurement car "Charles O. Sweetwood".
Correspondence regarding dispute over allowed overtime and a diploma in railway accounting. Cheney was a fireman with Southern Pacific in 1944.
William C. Cheney diploma from the LaSalle Extension University, Chicago and service certificates from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
Bill of lading.
Certificate of promotion for T. J. Agnew (commenced employment as a brakeman, June 10, 1922) to conductor August 1, 1927, along the Cincinnati and Northern Division.
Freight bill (Form 97), 1866; correspondence, 1913.
Station agent's seal record book for the Santa Rosa, New Mexico station.
Bill of lading, 1870; correspondence, 1920.
A few accounting records of Chico and Northern Railroad Collection.
Ledgers and correspondence relating to the organization and financial concerns of the Chico Electric Railway....
This collection includes correspondence, notebooks, and lists of photographic negatives for trading and selling, railroads, lumber, steel, coal and manufacturing companies, Southern Pacific, Texas & New Orleans and Western rail road locomotives and a list of fiction Mr. Chiesa owned.
Diploma issued to Jessie Chivas (a graduate of the Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, Scotland, Training School for Nurses) on June 30, 1916 for completion of a post graduate course in the practice of nursing at the Southern Pacific General Hospital [San...
Correspondence and itineraries related to Harold Choate's rail trip to Alaska. Also includes a letter in which Choate discusses service on a Southern Pacific train in 1959.
Proposal for orders.
Correspondence, 1918; stockholders meeting announcements, 1911.
Two warrants with attached checks from the City of Marysville for payment to the Western Pacific Railway, for delivery of gravel to levees in 1910.
Includes newspaper clippings, Southern Pacific records, instructions, arrival and departure times, notes, maps, scrapbook, photographs and a poster. Organized by type of material....
Proclamation dated April 2, 1962, issued by the City of San Leandro, California, and signed by Mayor Jack D. Maltester, designating April 4, 1962 as the city's "Iron Horse Appreciation Day "in thanks to the Western Pacific Railroad for the...
Correspondence to banker and financier Nicholas Luning.
A trial balance ledger for the Cloudcroft Company, a Southern Pacific Company subsidiary.
Accounting records and an annual report for the Coast Line Railway.
The collection consists primarily of correspondence between Stuart and Edwina Coffing and Emil Kopac, of Oshkosh, Nebraska. regarding their mutual interest in book collecting, Western history and the town of Julesburg, Colorado. There are several photographs and clippings related to...
Passes, membership cards, letters and certificates relating to Mr. Collier's (1866-1947) career as a fireman and engineer on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific and Northern Pacific Railroads, and to his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and the...
Photocopy of his certificate of apprenticeship, Manchester Railway Steel and Plant Company, 5 years, 1864-1869.
Receipt for freight delivered, 1904; conductor's register ca. 1920-1929
Check made out to the Colusa Lumber Company.
The California State Railroad Museum Library has in its book collection a copy of the May 1904 edition (No. 31) of The Compendium of Passenger Rates and Divisions, Containing Information Regarding the Division Of Through Rates and Condensed Local Tariffs...
This collection documents the railroad research and writing career of Jesse "Jay" Conde, a noted railroad photographer and author who focused on Hawaiian railroads.
This album consists of professional Southern Pacific photographs of the construction of the diesel locomotive facility at the Los Angeles Taylor yards.
Photograph album shows construction of Sacramento, California's "I" Street Bridge.
"Record of Service and Experience" [Form 2270] for J. W. Cook, employee of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe from January 1897 to [May 1, 1920]
Financial records of the Coos Bay Oregon Coal Company.
Financial records of the Coos Bay, Roseburg, and Eastern Railroad & Navigation Company.
Two letters of appreciation to George M. Cope from the the U.S. Post Office Department Postmaster General (signature illegible) and Railway Mail Service, District Superintendent, Denver, E. J. Hilburger, upon his retirement (effective June 30, 1951).
The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines.
Financial records of the Coronado Railroad Company.
Certificate (dated January 1, 1939) signed by California Governor Frank F. Merriam appointing Justus F. Craemer to the Railroad Commissiom of California, for the term ending January 1, 1945.
Papers from the career of Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way Chief Clerk William E. Critzer.
Handwritten certificate signed by Charles Crocker, dated February 6, 1877, attesting that George Ulyett was a member of the crew that laid ten miles of track in one day, April 28, 1869.
Three receipts for services and goods, in manuscript.
One certificate for 100 shares of capital stock issued to Walter T. Cullen, January 25, 1912 by the Big Five Union: American Railway Veterans, Brotherhood of Railway Veterans, Trainmens' Union of North America, Union Veterans of the Rail, and the...
Correspondence, research files, and family mementos of railroad photographer and enthusiast Paul B. Darrell.
This collection contains files of Southern Pacific engineer Jack Davis.
Documents relating to the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer William "Vic" Davidson.
Includes notes and correspondence about railway mail service of the Sierra Railroad, written by Archie C. Decker to Robert J. Hannah of the California-Nevada Railroad Historical Society. Also includes biographical information about Hannah's father, Arthur T. Hannah (1886-1936), who was...
Includes material about longtime Southern Pacific telegrapher and station agent Harold Densmore’s adult life collected by his daughter Sandra (Densmore) Parker.
Miscellanous accident reports (primarily derailments) detailed on D&RG forms.
Freight bill (Form 3739).
Case before District Court, Lake County, Colorado, D&RGW vs. S.J. Peterson.
This album shows the construction of the Deschutes River Canyon in Oregon between 1910 and 1911.
Includes color photographs of diesel equipment.
Letters and other documents pertaining to Mr. Dixon's training and service as an engineman with the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Autographed letter, signed, from Grenville Mellen Dodge (1831-1916) to Gardiner M. Lane concerning the stock of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad.
One ledger and one leather folio containing technical diagrams and written material that may have been answers to tests given by Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe for machinist apprentices. Test subjects include: Santa Fe locomotive rules, trucks, throttle, pistons, safety,...
Revision of Frank Pierce Donovan's bibliography, THE RAILROAD IN LITERATURE.
The Thomas Dowrick Papers contain biographical materials, documents, including a diagram, pertaining to the whistle valve invented by Dowrick and Chase, their patent on the valve, and the marketing of the invention by Viloco. The papers also contain letters to...
This collection contains reports, research notes and other documentation, including photographs, compiled by Stephen E. Drew in the preparation of various railroad equipment restoration reports and feasibility studies.
The collection consists of correspondence of railroad historian and author Arthur Detmers Dubin. Most of the 130 letters are to or from Lucius M. Beebe. Both letters received and carbon copies of letters sent by Mr. Dubin are contained in...
Includes 183 annual railroad passes, 5 trip passes, 13 franking privilege cards, 4 membership cards, and 3 miscellaneous cards, issued to Robert P. Dunbar and his wife. The collection is organized by type of card, alphabetically by railroad or organization...
Letters to and from Mr. Dunk concerning his model railroad layout. Correspondents include Jack Russell Wagner and Dorothy Newell Deane. The collection includes hand drawn maps of proposed railroads over the Sierra Nevada.
Includes biographical materials, identification cards, railroad passes, timebooks, union traveling cards, and other material relating to the railroad career of Terrence Edward Dunlavey.
Includes correspondence between Percy Adrian Dunn, locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and A.P. Miller about a photograph taken at a banquet held in Needles, California on November 14, 1940 for veteran AT&SF engineers, old photographs...
At the time of his death in September 2000, Guy Dunscomb had been working with Robert Pecotich on a revised edition of SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM PICTORIAL, Volume II. This collection includes correspondence, corrections, notes and copies for the new manuscript.
Donner Lake toll house keeper's report (blank form).
1 small notebook, compiled by William B. Dutton, describing engine movements at the Southern Pacific Sacramento Shops.
Certificate of Appreciation to E. W. Mason from the Railroad Employees Industrial Association, October 1, 1935.
Financial records of the Eagle Salt Works, 1910-1915.
An Eastern Express Company, Boston, receipt dated May 11, 1872, issued to Daniel Jones, for the amount of $56.15.
Correspondence, 1887; receipts for payment, 1902-1903; memorandum, 1902.
Financial records of the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad.
This collection is arranged in the following series: 1. EQUIPMENT RECORDS 2. FINANCIAL RECORDS 3. BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN AGREEMENTS 4. MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT RECORDS
Primarily financial records of the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad.
Correspondence of Frank J. Ellison, Chairman of the Order of Railroad Telegraphers, regarding arrangements for the May 15, 1930 meeting of the organization in Los Angeles.
This collection highlights Engel's accomplishments during his long and distinguished career with the Santa Fe Railway. It includes a scrapbook containing news coverage and congratulatory letters upon his promotion to executive vice-president. Some mementos from his retirement such as a...
This leather-bound diary documents the daily work and personal activities of an unidentified employee of the Erie Railway Company for the year 1872.
Correspondence, 1896-1902; bulletin, 1901.
The collection consists largely of letters, forms, and invoices, pertaining to the everyday operation of the Eureka and Palisade....
Agreement (2 pages) between the Farm and Road Locomotive Company and R. R. Doan, W. B. Ready, R. Clark, et al. for the construction of an engine, 1871.
This collection includes correspondence between the Federal Railroad Administration's Office of Railroad Safety in Region 7 and railroad officials. Region 7 is headquartered in Sacramento, California and covers California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona.
Contains account books, detailed inventories and summary accounts of Carter buildings, furniture, tools and materials stored at Newark shops and statements of labor.
One letter from the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Company Auditor G.W. Shannon to the Rio Grande Southern Railroad Auditor George A. Marshall dated December 18, 1901.
This album shows construction of various sections of the Florida Keys to Key West line of the Florida East Coast Railway.
Southern Pacific Company certificate issued to Evan J. Foulds as "A Testimonial of Esteem and Appreciation from his Law Department Associates for his Forty Six Years Record of Distinguished Service and Notable Achievement on his retirement." August 31, 1954.
Miscellanous documents relating to the career of Harry Lawrence Fowler with the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad as a brakeman and conductor. Includes Mr. Fowler's U.S. Coast Guard photograph ID card for Port Angeles, Washington (1942); a letter...
"Special Notice" flyer advertising Franklin Institute's course to prepare for the U.S. Postal Office's Railway Mail Clerk examination.
Includes correspondence between Albert Fred Frembing and family and the United States Railroad Retirement Board regarding benefits. amd the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers official receipt for dues. Also includes a loyalty certificate purchased by Mr. Frembling from the Brotherhood for...
Includes lists of photographs that railroad photograph collector Herman O. Friedrich wanted to sell or buy. Correspondence pertains to the purchase and sale of photos with notable collectors and photographers Robert J. Church, Guy L. Dunscomb, John B. Garmany, Robert...
Largely consisting of the outgoing correspondence of Central Pacific land agent Robert Lardin Fulton, the material in this collection provides the context in which data on Southern Pacific and Central Pacific land grant records can be understood. Additional material in...
The collection consists of a scrapbook kept by Alexander J. Gardiner (1852-1921), and maintained by his widow, Hattie Gardiner, following his death. The scrapbook contains clippings, mostly about the Southern Pacific -- history, special events, personnel, retirements and wrecks, as...
A 2-page mimeograph reminiscence by Central Pacific Railroad conductor Robert Gifford (died 1935) relating work experiences during the 1870s and 1880s. Includes mention of the Southern Pacific steam locomotive "C. P. Huntington." Donor is Mr. Gifford's great-granddaughter.
One scrapbook containing clippings from the TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE (Nevada), and other Nevada and California newspapers. Subjects include: mining, railroads, hardware, stock prices, bankruptcies, fires, floods, John Gillig, his business and his family. There is a notice of bankruptcy of John...
Certificates of examination, photograph and letters of commendation for William "Stubby" Glenn, a locomotive fireman and engineer for the Southern Pacific Company. Includes a letter of commendation for efficient handling of President William Howard Taft's special train in 1909.
Correspondence regarding submission of daily ore car reports to Railroad Commission of Nevada, 1914 [No reports are included].
A pictorial history of the Goleta Valley Railroad Club.
Letter from Mary Lou Gordon, Director of Passenger Services for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, to Helen Justin, together with a qualifications sheet for applications for "Zephyrette" positions on the "California Zephyr."
This material documents Vernon L. Gough's involvement with the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employes (renamed in 1967 to Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employes [Employees]), as...
Charter for the BLFE Ladies Society, California Poppy Lodge No. 621, Sacramento, California. Signed by 25 women on June 11, 1930.
Certificate of steam boiler inspection for a Grasse River Railroad Climax locomotive (Boiler 35, Shop 756).
Papers pertaining to the career of George A. Gray, telegrapher and station agent with the Southern Pacific Company in Southern California. Includes: correspondence, telegrams, circulars, time reports, train orders, trip passes, a copy of the 1943 Southern Pacific Transportation Department...
The collection consists of news clippings chronicling Gray's contributions to railroad safety and obituaries from various sources marking his death. Also included is correspondence, primarily between C.J. Corliss and Thomas Gray's children in 1945. Mr. Gray's leather-bound notebook, kept approximately...
This collection of documents related to the activities of Walter Patton Gray III, a well-known railroad historian, preservationist, and train buff.
Photographs of the Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company.
Typewritten reports dealing with the feasibility of double-tracking of the Southern Pacific's trestle across the Great Salt Lake of Utah. Reports cover the condition of the existing single track trestle, give estimates of costs for labor and materials, and contain...
The collection consists of sketches, many signed by Emil Grebs, prepared for the Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway and the San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad. Several pieces have a Foster and Kleiser label on the back of the board.
Two letters, one to F.D. Atherton mentioning the condemnation of land for the Pajaro depot of the Santa Cruz Railroad, and the other dealing with commercial matters.
Francis A. Guido was the founding publisher of the railfan periodical THE WESTERN RAILROADER. This material documents Francis A. Guido's life-long interest in railroading.
Certificate of service issued to Jerry Foush, dated July 11, 1899.
A handwritten letter by Earl C. Hammond, Jr., a railway mail clerk on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad to his parents, dated July 6, 1921 describing his narrow escape during the flood of June 3 in Pueblo, Colorado. A...
Contains papers relating to George E. Hammond's career with the Pullman Company [Richmond, California] shops.
Two personnel records relating to Joseph Lewis [or Lewis Joseph] Haney, for service on the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Company. One [Form O 19] is for service as a freight handler, dated September 17, 1897, with annotations...
Petition for membership by Pullman Company employee Lloyd A. Hansen in the Order of Railway Conductors, announcement regarding movement of National Guard units, and a letter from Mr. Hansen regarding an incident involving the presence of a woman in a...
This scrapbook was the property of L. G. Harris. The first few pages of this book shows data on the construction work on the second track between Yampai, Arizona and Topock, Arizona.
Payroll (repairs of road-bed and track), July 1889.
Payroll, 1844; timeroll of persons employed, 1863 (2); blank form for land transfer, not dated; contract for sale of land to railroad, 1843.
Correspondence on El Tovar letterhead.
Letters, statements, and other documents relating to a claim against Haskin as contractor for tracklaying for the California Pacific Rail Road between Vallejo and Fairfield-Suisun. There is also a balance sheet of D. C. Haskin, with entries for June-September 1868.
The collection contains correspondence, drafts of articles, promotional material, brochures, newspaper articles, field notebooks, certificates, awards, itineraries and other material primarily related to Hastings' photography career and his interest in railroad photography and railroadiana
Forms, letters and envelopes relating to the career of Glenn C. Hatch with the Railway Mail Service on trains in the Pacific Northwest.
This collection includes Leonard Haug's incoming and outgoing correspondence, miscellaneous research notes and manuscripts for several unpublished articles.
Two scrapbooks contain railroad passes issued to Mr. Haugh, photographs and clippings relating to the premier of Cecil B. De Mille's film "Union Pacific" in Omaha, Nebraska, in April 1939. There are also clippings and ephemera regarding Union Pacific Railroad...
Account book from the Hawaii Railway Company.
Letters between Southern Pacific Railroad Superintendent of Motive Power at Sacramento, Taylor W. Heintzelman and patent attorney Joseph Snowden Bell of New York, concerning patents obtained by Heintzelman for various railroad locomotive and car appliances.
Photographs of the Hercules Powder Company
Color photocopies made from a scrapbook in the possession of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the David Hewes family.
Preliminary manuscript for Ralph W. Hidy and Muriel E. Hidy's history of the Great Northern Railway. The manuscript was later revised and published as THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY: A HISTORY by Ralph W. Hidy, Muriel E. Hidy, Roy V. Scott...
Papers from Harvey H. Higgins career with he San Joaquin Division of Southern Pacific and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
A photocopy of a 286+ page typescript of Lima: The History by Eric Hirsimaki later published in 1986.
Selected reports of the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) pertaining to Southern Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad in California, Nevada, and Oregon.
Records of Charles E. Hoadley, Chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Division No. 597, Mount Diablo Lodge.
Two statements (December 31, 1929 and May 15, 1937) issued to D. Dundas for items on account (pension, rent, hospital, milk, etc.) with Hobart Estate Company, Hobart Mills, California. The corporate name on the 1937 document has been overstamped "Hobart...
Contains photographs of the mill complex at Hobart Mills.
Letters, service certificates and train orders relating to the life and career of Walter N. Homan (1882-1965), railroad telegrapher, brakeman, fireman and engineer with several western lines.
Invoice for shipment of baggage from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
Letter dated December 27, 1883, from Timothy Hopkins, Treasurer of the Southern Pacific Railroad to the agent at Delano, California, concerning the payment of freight charges.
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...
Material relating to Mr. Horn's career as a section foreman for several western railroads.
A bond register.
Handwritten letter on Roger's Locomotive and Machine Works letterhead, dated July 9, 1880, Paterson, New Jersey, concerning the historic locomotive "Rocket." Hudson was Superintendent of the Roger's plant.
Includes 2 folders of business records of the Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection and two catalogues.
Equipment records of electric cars.
Certificate for 43 years of service with the Southern Pacific Railroad signed by William Sproule.
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers subordinate lodge charter, issued January 23, 1956 to District 6.
Miscellaneous educational material from the International Correspondence School.
Album style binding containing way-bills, daily ticket reports, agent's baggage reports and daily account statements, February 9 - July 6, 1905....
Correspondence, 1926-1931; Employee clearance card for Mr. B. H. Weaver and two documents pertaining to the abandonment of service on the line.
Employee records and correspondence relating to James Matthew Jackson, locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.
Notebook with R. B. Jackson's notes regarding electric, short line and narrow gauge railways.
The subject of this album is an all steam driven lumber mill somewhere in South America.
Bill of lading.
Certificates of service months and compensation for A. C. Johnson.
[Item 1] To Don Massy, from Carlton Johnson, February 23, 1982, Clio, Michigan, 1 p. Letter about several Michigan railroads: the Cadillac & Lake City Railway Company, the Tuscola & Saginaw Bay Railroad and the Huckleberry Railroad. A.L.S. [Item 2]...
Membership cards (Retired Railroad Employees of America, 1942, and the Association of Maintenance of Way and Miscellaneous Foremen, Mechanics and Helpers), an AT&SF Valley Division Bulletin (1938) and travel passes (issued to his family) relating to Isaac Johnson, a section...
Receipt for stock.
Timebooks (21) for Southern Pacific fireman Rowan W. Jones (1911-1993), covering the period 1943-1964.
This collection includes material documenting the thirty-one year career of Joseph Newton Sparks with the Railway Mail Service.
The collection consists of photocopies of typescripts of historical essays by Joslyn which have been bound in three parts: ...
Letters to and from John B. Madden concerning the use of Jukes' photographs for paintings, 1962. Also Jukes' Christmas cards using his photographs, circa 1938-1939.
Contains a series of photographs taken on a Union Pacific Railway line with heavy snow in April 1890 on Alpine Pass in Colorado.
Five-page contract dated August 21, 1888, between Morris R. Locke & Company and the Kansas City, El Paso and Mexican Railroad regarding the completion of the roadbed extending from the boundary line between the state of Texas and the territory...
Journal generated by H. A. Kanzler documenting his trip to the West in 1915.
This collection contains material collected by surveyor Arthur W. Keddie and his family relating to his discovery of an alternative transcontinental railroad route through Feather River Canyon as well as his contribution to the development of Plumas County.
Timebooks (24) for Union Pacific brakeman Woodrow Wilson Keller, covering the period 1946-1982.
Typescript of "Florida's Perpetual Forests."
This collection documents Robert Lee King's distinguished 38-year career with the Southern Pacific Company.
This album includes photographs taken by Darius R. Kinsey of railroad and logging operations in Washington state.
Correspondence about operating manuals, maintenance manuals, parts lists, a Baldwin Locomotive Works master maintenance bulletin book, and an illustrated parts list sent by John Kirkland to Dick Hulbert from 1984-1986. Subjects include: Baldwin-Hamilton Company's order writing practices, 5208 series fan...
Letter (April 2, 1971) from John F. Kirkland to Francis A. Guido regarding an accident to two Kaiser Bauxite diesel locomotives.
A set of specifications for the Cal Trains / SP San Francisco Subdivision fleet of Gallery cars and locomotives, ordered for Caltrain / Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.
This collection contains early Western Pacific records obtained by Gilbert Harold Kneiss, the Vice-President and head of the WP public relations department from 1949 to 1963, his family papers, and his writings as a railroad historian.
Certificate of Participation awarded to Karl E. Kneiss from the State of California and the California Commission for the Golden Gate International Exposition.
Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about the Knights of Labor railroad strike against the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad in August of 1890.
Locomotive engineer's Record Book compiled by Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Carl Koch, May 1903 - May 1904.
This collection includes material collected by historian and author Dr. Theodore Kornweibel, Jr. while researching his book RAILROADS IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY, (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.)
Arnold Joseph Kouw began working for the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1945. He worked as a brakeman, switchman, and conductor, briefly in Texas, but for the majority of his career he was stationed in California. When passenger service transferred to...
Includes employment records, time books, and yard notices documenting Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr.'s career as a switchman with Southern Pacific Company.
Contains material collected by Catherine Laidlaw through her involvement in the Sacramento branches of both the Ladies' Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Enginemen and the Grand International Auxiliary to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Includes 2 copies of the "Engineers report covering existing facilities & concrete gravity type dam constructed 1945" for Lake Angela & reservoir.
General Order No. 6 as to meeting points and telegraph orders.
Chicago, Burlington and Quincy invoices for freight shipment.
A ledger and a journal from the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company.
Chicago & North-Western Railway Company employment application for position of agent and operator, Southern Illinois Division, completed by Elliott H. Lane (born 1869).
The Mary Louise Lawser Collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets and brochures concerning her railroad work, photographs and transparencies of her work, and ephemera. The major portion of the collection, however, consists of preliminary sketches and colored renderings for murals and...
Vouchers and a lumber tally book.
Personal and business papers of longtime Southern Pacific conductor Clinton A. Leiper.
Photograph albums include images taken in Norden and Colfax of Southern Pacific equipment and structures and photograph of the Henry E. Huntington Private car.
General / cash account record with the Southern Pacific Company.
Various documents relating to Arthur H. Little's career as a locomotive fireman and locomotive engineer with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul and the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroads, including his union activities.
Southern Pacific Company certificate of service issued in 1928 to Christopher John Little, machinist, for 36 years of service (1877-1913). The donor also provided a biography of Mr. Little.
Scrapbook of clippings and postcards relating to railroads, collected by the donor in the 1930s. Volume includes photograph of Robert Lorain posed with a replica of Western Pacific steam locomotive No. 153. As a child, Mr. Lorain lived in Sacramento...
This collection contains twenty-four volumes of dockets and indexes relating to cases involving the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad for the years 1902 to 1980.
Includes assessor's notes, deed information, maps, and taxes levied.
Correspondence, 1887; deed of trust for bonds, 1887.
This collection consists of work orders generated by the Los Angeles Pacific Company between April 1906 and June 1907. These documents authorize projects relating to the repair or upgrade of structures, rolling stock, shop and yard equipment.
Assessment property books. Includes assessor's notes, maps and deed information.
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the opening of the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in May 1939.
A post-bound volume of LAUPT Form 14 "Stock Sheet" which records quantity and use of miscellaneous hardware (fasteners, bolts, screws, etc.) and tools (drills, hammers, etc.) for the years 1955, 1956 and 1957.
Bill of lading, correspondence and clippings.
Passes and clippings pertaining to Mr. Lyles (1900-1984), a locomotive engineer for Western Pacific from 1935 to 1968, and poet.
These two scrapbooks include photographs, tickets, and brochures relating to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society 1955-1956 excursions.
Letters to and from John B. Madden concerning research for paintings. Includes a Lucius Beebe letter.
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.
Certificates, receipts, and letters relating to Ralph Mann's service with the Southern Pacific Railroad and his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Agreement with property owners.
Construction costs, bills, invoices, and other financial records for the Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad and the Maricopa, Phoenix & Salt River Valley.
One scrapbook compiled by Cecil Tullis Martin, a locomotive fireman for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway. The scrapbook contains clippings, miscelleanous forms, train orders, clearance cards, register checks, correspondence about personnel matters, and employee timetables. There is also...
One ledger book containing a log of firemen called for examination for locomotive engineer on Southern Pacific's Coast Division, February 3, 1936-May 20, 1964. Includes a list of SP Coast Division foremen from 1931-1964.
United States Department of the Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross Award, April 1950 issued to Hugh G. Martin.
Records of land appraiser Frank L. Mary generated during his career include correspondence, field notes, and lists of railroad appraisals, an expense account and a travel record for 1915-1918.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and Union Pacific employee beneficiary certificate issued to Albert E. Masterson, with accompanying correspondence.
This collection relates to the career of Ernest J. Mauck, a postal clerk with the Highway Post Office (HPO) Division of the Postal Transportation Service (PTS) on routes 19 and 20 between San Francisco and Redding.
Correspondence from Southern Pacific Land Commissioner T. McAllaster to J. A. Halliday, of Piedmont, California, dated July 1, 1941 with enclosures : an illustrated brochure titled "Southern Pacific Railroad Lands for Sale"; price list of lands in Mendocino County (1...
Railroad Retirement Board Certificate of Annuity for George McBain.
Broadside wishing SP employee Charles J. McConaughy good luck in retirement.
Scrapbook and album documenting family life for a railroad worker and his family in California and Nevada.
The collection consists of a scrapbook containing letters, pamphlets, magazine articles, photographs, clippings, and ephemera, mostly pertaining to Mr. McDaniel's rescue of the child in 1944. In addition, there are some items dealing with his later careers with the Southern...
Includes photographs of Mr. McElroy as an officer in World War II, with Southern Pacific's Sacramento Car Shop employees, with American Federation of Labor delegates, and with Mrs. McElroy at dinners and banquets. Also includes birth and death certificates, an...
The collection consists of letters to McFarland, primarily from other railroad aficionados, letters concerning the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, R&LHS Pacific Coast Chapter newsletters and announcements of excursions and miscellaneous photograph lists (not McFarland images) and retirement and scrapping...
A 184-page album with black and white photographs including descriptions of train trips taken by United States Railroad Administration official William Ferdinand McLaughlin from 1919 to 1922 with his girlfriend and then wife, Dusty Harrington.
This scrapbook documents the trip of San Francisco native Bill McMillan from Seattle to Alaska aboard the steam ship "SS Alaska" from April 20-April 26, 1916.
This collection documents Stanley F. Merritt's involvement with and contribution to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, beginning as a new member in 1924, and after 1937, as the Secretary-Treasurer of its newly-formed Pacific Coast Chapter.
Passes, circulars, membership cards and checks relating to Mr. Metcalf's railroad career as a locomotive fireman and engineman.
Letter of recommendation dated May 14, 1907 for Clarence Wells from H. R. Nickerson, Vice President of Mexican Central Railway.
Business records of the Mexico and Colorado Railroad, 1908-1910.
Various freight records of the Michigan Central Railroad.
Includes material documenting the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Henry L. Midkiff.
Photographs, correspondence and payrolls.
Letter from E.H. Miller, an official of the Central Pacific Railroad to D.A. Bender, General Freight and Passenger Agent for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad dated August 1, 1873, and stating that it would not be possible to put sleeping...
Photographs of mines and mining in California and Idaho.
Service certificate for Arthur Ziebarth along with a letter requesting the certificate and an employee time sheet from the Soo Line.
This collection is comprised of data used by senior officers of the Missouri Pacific Railroad during a December 1984 inspection trip arranged by Union Pacific Corporation to review proposed capital improvement projects.
Certificate of employment (Form 360) for E.D. Baker, December 13, 1891 which includes on it a typewritten note by Baker dated August 27, 1955. A receipt issued in St. Louis for shipment of 1 box of zinc to Frank Dibben...
United States Inspectors' certificate 3069 issued May 11, 1881, San Francisco District, to James H. [?] Mitchell upon qualifying as Chief Engineer on high bottom river steamers.
Receipt, 1856; shipping receipt, 1866.
152 blue line on white paper / white line on blue paper drawings issued by or related to the Monorail Portable Railway Company, Chicago.
The collection consists of letters received by Frederick J. "Monte" Monteagle while he was Assistant City Editor of the Oakland, California. The letters are typewritten, with some having handwritten notes. ...
Contains scrapbook containing Pullman ticket stubs and copies of airline tickets collected by Alvin E. Montgomery during his business travels (1923-1991) and The Literary Digest 1929 Atlas of the World and Gazetteer, with railroads over which A.E. Montgomery traveled marked...
Scrapbooks prepared by Linwood H. Moody, an agent on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad.
Personnel file of telegrapher Robert Percy Moore.
A letter (October 4, 1963) written by Mrs. Mildred H. Moran to Mrs. Elmarie Dyke of Pacific Grove describing a trip aboard the "California Zephyr." The envelope bears a Railway Post Office (Chicago and Council Bluffs) postmark and a Railway...
Bond records and correspondence.
Letter written on Pullman Company stationery by Joe Morris to his father, and dated August 26, 1903. Also an accompanying envelope from the Overland Limited.
Screenplays "Thunder: A Saga of the Railroads" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and call sheets for "The Emperor of the North Pole."
Three 4 x 6 inch handwritten speaking cards prepared by William Penn Mott, Jr. relating to a talk he gave on the early history of the California State Railroad Museum.
This album shows the construction of the Mountain Quarry Railroad from Flint [Auburn], California connection with the Southern Pacific and the rock quarry and mine 7 miles.
This is a family album assembled during the construction of the Lucin Cutoff across the Great Salt Lake.
Material related to the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Julius Emeil Muir.
This includes research notes, drafts of books, railroad corporate records, photographs, and other documents collected and generated by Western railroad historian and author David L. Myrick.
Financial records of the Nacozari Railroad.
One blank certificate (color graphic) issued to a member of the unofficial Narrow-Gauge Railroaders Club in recognition of travel on board the Durango & Silverton Eailroad. Art by Petley Studios of Phoenix, Arizona.
Scrapbook containing materials relating to the activities of the Sacramento Chapter of Railway Business Women for the years 1958 to 1962.
Check drawn on the National Bank of D.O. Mills.
Receipt (Form 34).
Bill of lading.
Reports, legal documents, and correspondence collected by Mr. Larson during his 25-year tenure with Amtrak as he served as Manager of Station Operations, Director of Personnel, Assistant Vice President of Administrative Staff, and Assistant Vice President of Contracts.
Letterpress book of correspondence, dated between July and December of 1882.
Correspondence and payroll.
Photocopy of a typescript (61 pages) entitled "A Trip from Camp Bidwell to Pennsylvania in 1886: The Journal of Ralph Neasham," edited and with an introduction by Ernest R. Neasham, April 1987. Mentions traveling on the Union Pacific and Central...
Miscellaneous records from the Nevada Central Railroad Company.
Nevada Railroad Commission valuation reports with engineering, land, and financial information about select Western railroads.
Correspondence regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada.
Financial records of Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, Nevada-California-Oregon Realty, and including branch line predecessor Sierra and Mohawk Railway.
Broadside dated May 30, 1870 regarding shipment of berry packages during fruit season, between Jersey City and Baltimore, along the Camden and Amboy Railroad and the Delaware Railroad. Signed by N. L. Douglass, General Freight Agent, Jersey City.
Financial records for the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad.
Includes financial records and bonds of the New Mexico Railway and Coal Company
Receipt, 1880; correspondence, 1913.
Includes 12 pages of photographs showing horses and buggies, various street scenes, churches, and bridges.
The Noblitt Family Collection documents Lewey Vaughn Noblitt's employment with the Southern Pacific Railroad as well as his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen and the positions of his wife Narcissus Whitener Nobitt and their daughter Ella...
This collection includes financial documents from the North Shore Railroad Company.
A typescript letter dated November 14, 1910, from Chapman DeWolfe, Manager of Northern Electric's Securities Department to T. H. Johnstone, President of the Surprise Valley Bank, Cedarville, California, requesting a loan of $10,000 for the construction of a bridge across...
Forms and subject files.
The subject of this album is the construction of the Northwestern Pacific between Willits and Eureka.
Two volumes from the Office of Master Mechanic and Superintendent of Steamers / Mechanical Department are letterpress copy books which record the cost for services completed by Mechanical Department (Tiburon Shops) to Comptroller, relating to locomotives, rolling stock and floating...
The collection consists of ledger sheets containing statements which list and compare expenditures for maintenance, equipment and electric power for the Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railway on a monthly basis for 1914 and 1915.
Louis P. Oberkamp's answers to "Examination Questions" administered while he was a student at the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Apprentice School. He took the test on December 21, 1921 and passed with a score of 98.5%.
Biographical material, letters, union cards and certificates, meal tickets, train orders and annuity certificate relating to Edgar Alphonso O'Brien's career as a locomotive fireman and engineer with Southern Pacific.
The general ledger for Ocean Shore Railroad with entries between 1911 and 1938.
Train record compiled by Ocean Shore Conductor C. E. Houck for the period July to September 1915. A daily record of trains including consist and crew names.
Contains material generated and collected by William Oden while President of Short Line Enterprises. Emphasizes consulting work for the California State Railroad Museum and for the State of Nevada. This collection is arranged into the following series: Series 1. PROJECT...
Certificate of Service for Theodore P. Colbaugh, November 27, 1933.
Stock receipt; shop stock invoice.
Photographs of etchings and drawings of Old Sacramento between 1848-1852.
Photographs of the construction of Western Pacific's North Fork Division.
This album chronicles the building of a new fill across the Great Salt Lake to replace the then existing trestle.
Charter granted by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers of North America to Pacific Division No. 170, Oakland, California on September 11, 1891
Certificate of membership in the Order of Railway Conductors for a Mr. L.W. Kiff, dated March 20, 1887; Ledger containing Committee Reports for the General Committee of Adjustment and for the General Chairman, 1902-1905.
Certificate issued to William Ward, September 10, 1882, for membership in the Baraboo Division No. 68 of the Order of Railway Conuductors.
Includes an equipment record and financial records.
Financial records and bridge alignment notes from the construction of the Oregon Central Railroad.
Business forms and receipts issued by the Oregon Railroad / Railway and Navigation Company.
Bound volume (183 pages) containing payroll sheets for employees in various departments and occupations on the Oregon Short Line in Utah and Idaho.
Balance sheet for 1915.
Correspondence from William A. Bolinger in San Francisco, to Mr. A. Harpending outlining their equal interest in the Becksworth Pass Wagon Road franchise, April 14, 1868.
Invoice for purchase by the Boston and Providence Railroad of four box cars from the manufacturing works of Osgood Bradley.
Material related to Michael Maurice O'Shaghnessy's career as a San Francisco city engineer that include a signed copy of his book Hetch Hetchy : Its Origin and History.
Typescript of "Hobart Mills: A High Country Logging Town in the Sierras" by Bill Otis.
A 19 cent payroll check dated January 31, 1919 issued to H. A. Otis by the Western Pacific Railroad / United States Railroad Administration.
Bill of lading.
Includes records from the Overweight Counterbalance Elevator Company.
Station record (Form 30) for Southern Pacific station at Florence, California.
Pacific Coast Railway cash book receipts.
This album documents 1909 train trip from the Midwest to California.
Includes operating agreements, executive committee resolutions, and accounting records for Pacific Electric Railway of 1901 and Pacific Electric Railway of 1911.
This album contains images of Pacific Electric interurban cars in operation on various lines and in various yards awaiting assignment.
Invoice for shipment of one case of merchandise from New York to San Francisco via the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, 1871; receipt, 1872.
A preliminary finding aid has been prepared. The finding aid will be expanded to include unprocessed material. This material has been arranged in the following series:...
Pacific Mill and Mining Company, Omega mill, voucher for payment ($326.79) to Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company for transport of various items between San Francisco and Virginia, Nevada.
Financial records of the Pacific Railway and Navigation Company records.
Invoices to the Central Pacific Railroad, including one dated July 26, 1869 to the Central Pacific Railroad for back and forward locomotive driving axles and rocker shafts.
Correspondence relating to order for locomotive, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Dimond and Company.
Correspondence, includes letter of recommendation from C.E. Stewart, Master Mechanic of the Locomotive Department of the Panama Railroad, dated August 2, 1872, with envelope.
Business records of The Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Project, a collaborative project between first class class railroads through the Association of American Railroads, defense contractors and the United States Air Force, which sought to identify locations along railroad right of way...
This album consists of 71 photographs of the construction and early days of the bridge.
Receipts, freight way form, and bill of lading.
Southern Pacific Certificate of Apprenticeship issued to Anthony Thomas Perry, Jr., August 1, 1960, upon completion of apprenticeship as carman helper at the Sacramento General Shops.
Contains records of the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway.
Resolution honoring the late Peter Olai Peterson, General Chairman of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, San Francisco.
Correspondence, some of which includes letters regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada. No way bills are included.
A letterpress book containing copies of the Company President's outgoing correspondence for 1904 illustrates the day-to-day operation of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad. This internal correspondence includes letters to the Auditor/Comptroller, Chief Controlling Officer, Superintendent, Chief Engineer and company...
Freight Traffic Department correspondence.
Correspondence (November 27, 1869) from J. Nottingham, General Agent, to H. W. Corbett & Company, New York.
A notebook with information about coal deliveries from New York, Cleveland and G Coal, Pittsburgh Western Coal, and Pennsylvania & Western. Also includes coal costs for A/C and D/C power stations such as Brunot's Island, 20th Street, Glenwood, Manchester, 30th...
Select traffic records from the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad.
Papers highlighting the professional and personal accomplishments of Union Pacific railroad executive Howard Verden Platt.
Letters, two photographs, a check and a contract relating to R.W. Pollock's application and service as a Pullman Company conductor, as well as his family's banking interests. There is also a photograph of Pollock.
"Employe's Service Certificate" issued by the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway to Thomas Joseph Pooser, December 20, 1912, verifying his employment as a brakeman in Galveston, Texas from September 16 to December 20, 1912. •(2) Thomas Joseph Pooser's "Application...
Financial records of the Portland and Coos Bay Steamship Company.
Mailgrams issued by the Southern Pacific's Sacramento Division superintendent giving special instructions for the passage of President Harry Truman's special train from Reno to Sacramento on September 22, 1948.
A certificate of completion issued to Lance E. Proudfit for completion of a basic course in operation and maintenance of diesel locomotives issued by the Diesel Locomotive Training Center, Electro-Motive Division, General Motors, La Grange, Illinois.
This collection includes office records sent to or generated by two employees of the Pullman Company's Denver District car service department. Series 1. Car Distributor - Eugene "Gene" Barber Series 2. Receiving Cashier - E.A. Paterson
Photographs of the Pullman private car "Loretto", owned by businessman Charles Schwab.
Three passes dated in July 1894, and issued by the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sacramento Division superintendent to allow "Sacramento Bee" newsboys through U.S. Army lines.
Letter to T. E. Hunt, Depot Ticket Agent for the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railway in El Paso, from W. I. Midler, General Ticket Agent, Chicago, requesting that more care be taken in the dating of all tickets.
Pullman-Standard color and design renderings for Southern Pacific passenger car interiors and china.
Baldwin Locomotive Work's engineer's notebook compiled by Eugene Ludovic Ragonnet. The 85-sheet notebook includes notes, sketches, and blueprints.
Includes correspondence, reports and a copy of land appraiser Arthur G. Rahn's book CORRIDOR VALUATION: AN APPRAISER'S OVERVIEW.
A typescript of a report issued by the Railroad Commission of California in 1914 analyzing public utilities under its jurisdiction.
Correspondence and opinion and order of the Nevada Railroad Commission in Case No. 142, Meyers Mercantile Company and E. J. Walsh versus Virginia & Truckee Railway.
Reports of railroad commissioners' Southern Pacific and early predecessor companies construction progress.
Timebooks completed filled out by employees of various railroads.
Railroad Employees National Safety Award, 1951 Group A winner (lowest total casualty rate), issued by the National Safety Council, to Union Pacific Railroad Company.
The collection consists of nearly 300 pages of black and white photographs (image size: 1-1/4 x 1-½ inches), with 24 images pasted on each page) of male railroad employees, arranged alphabetically by the first letter of the surname, but not...
The California State Railroad Museum Library's railroad film collection includes film and video documenting railroad operations and history, primarily in California and Western states, though also in some other geographic regions. The collection includes both commercial and amateur film and...
The Railroad Law Enforcement Collection deals with a number of aspects of crimes associated with rail travel. It begins with the first train robbery in the United States in 1870 and includes material up to 1977. The bulk of the...
Scrapbook of North American railroad and steamship company logos.
Includes newspaper clippings of major railroad news events throughout the United States.
Typed (81 pages) short excerpts from the publication RAILROAD STORIES prior to 1940 and dealing with railroads in California and the far west. Includes some rosters of railroad equipment. The histories are arranged by railroad but not alphabetically.
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Includes photographs of several railroads of the Pacific Northwest.
Fifteen mimeographed issues of a newsletter sent to members of the 13th Division Railway Mail Association serving in the military, 1943-1945. The editor was Glenn E. Brown of Spokane, Washington. Also includes Wayne McVey's original pen and ink /...
Correspondence regarding employment (RMS 5076) of George A. Bausum of Rochester, New York.
packages, jackets, registered cases, through registered pouches, and inner registered sacks, received by [Name], en route from [Location] to [Location]." Handwritten entries record a description of package, where postmarked, date of delivery, location of post office, name of R.P.O. or...
This collection of research papers was assembled by Salvador Ramirez as information for the books he authored.
An accident report dated August 16, 1945 for an injury occurring on August 6 to M.S.A. Railroad brakemen Paul H. Ramsey of Heber Springs, Arkansas. Mr. Ramsey injured his finger while opening the coal gate on a steam locomotive.
A collection of documents relating to machinist James Ray and his employment with various railroads, in England and the United States.
Handwritten letter dated April 9, 1837 by John Raymond, builder of the first mile of commercial railroad track in the United States in 1828. Also an undated printed pamphlet by E.B. Callaway, entitled "America's First Locomotive," which tells the story...
Correspondence to banker and financier Nicholas Luning from Collis Potter Huntington (1822-1900), Leland Stanford (1824-1893), Mary Frances Sherwood Hopkins (died 1891), and Charles Crocker (1822-1888), largely concerning a loan made to the Southern Pacific Company.
This collection consists of photocopies of documents relating to the career of Frank L. Rector.
Correspondence regarding accident reports.
Companies doing business in the state of California were required to file a "Report on General Corporate Franchises"(Form 1), a "Report of Railroad Companies" (Form 7) or a "Report of Railroad Companies (also Street Railways) (Form 6) to the State...
Letters, photographs and ephemera concerning locomotive construction at Lima Locomotive Works and Baldwin Locomotive Works, information on a steam cylinder cock operating valve designed and manufactured by Reynolds, and specifications for a Southern Pacific 250-ton steam crane.
Redeemed bond coupons, pasted into ledger, January thru July 1904. "Coupons 27 and 2." Label marked: Harry M. Grau, Wrecking Superintendent, Roundhouse Shops, Rio Grande Southern, Durango." •[Volume] "Agents' and Conductors' Remittances," Vol. 20, February 17, 1927 - November 5,...
Includes a Time Book and Diary of Work for Ridgway, Section No. 1, August 1917, and an 1897 letter from the Rio Grande Southern Railroad President Edward T. Jeffery to the General Superintendent, W.D. Lee about tie contracts.
Includes photos of the Ripley family and their home in Riverside, California, and at other locations on the Santa Fe system.
Train orders, instructions, accident reports and letters relating to the career of Joseph Allen Roberts, a conductor on the Southern Pacific's Shasta Division in Northern California. The collection also contains material on Southern Pacific conductor William Elbray Loy.
Legal documents and letters pertaining to the foreclosure sale of the Roberts Lumber Company of Plumas County, California to the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company.
Accountants' reports for the Rockaway Point Development Corporation.
The collection includes approximately 600 glass plate and film negatives.
Two letterpress copybooks date from the final years of the esteemed Rogers Locomotive Company. Each contains the correspondence of R. Wells, Superintendent, G. H. Longbottom, Secretary and President, and G. E. Hannah, Secretary. The letters are directed to the purchasing...
The material in the Jeffrey "Jeff" Root Collection mainly consists of documents and correspondence from Southern Pacific's Passenger Traffic Department.
Paperwork collected by builder's plate collector Frank Saarni during his work with the California State Railroad Museum and as a brakeman for the Great Northern Railway.
Freight expense bill (Form 27) for merchandise delivered between Sacramento and Folsom.
Letter dated June 7, 1906 to B.G. Raybould, Treasurer of the Sacramento and Lake Tahoe concerning clean up work in San Francisco offices after the 1906 earthquake and fire.
The collection consists of correspondence, photocopies, mimeographs, log books, computer printouts and printed material relating to employment practices, wages, operating procedures, equipment, train movements, etc. In addition the collection contains correspondence, reports, memoranda and notes concerning the abandonment of service,...
Album includes construction photographs of the Sacramento Southern Railroad.
Includes financial records and general manager's orders.
This collection relates primarily to Ron Ziel and George Hoagland Foster's attempt to establish a tourist railroad, the Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road.
Daybook, October 28, 1887 - August 24, 1895. Fiscal information regarding payments to various individuals and vendors, for products, services and personnel.
Daily report of through / local freight received" at Silverton station, November 10, 1894 - October 10, 1895. Records waybill number, station from, weight, charges and name of station agent. •"Freight received and delivered" at Silverton, June 15, 1894 to...
Settlement of various claims against Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen's agreements relating to yardmen, 1952-1956.
The typewritten report upon balance sheet audit of accounts as of December 31, 1929 (166 pages in a binder) was prepared in 1929 for the Board of Directors of the J. D. and A. B. Spreckels Securities Company, probably in...
This scrapbook contains articles from San Francisco and Bay Area newspapers about railroad history.
Printed copies of the articles of incorporation of the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway, calls for Stockholders' meeting, minutes and proceedings of stockholders' meeting, and order for bond issue.
13-page deed of trust dated October 1, 1892, between the San Francisco and Atlantic Railway Company and the California Title Insurance and Trust Company of San Francisco. Volume is leatherbound and in a leather case. Includes seals and signatures of...
Statement of account.
Correspondence and tariffs.
Statements of account.
Receipts for freight charges.
This collection contains material on two separate but related projects in San Francisco: the S.F. Cable Car System Rehabilitation Project of the late 1970s to early 1980s, and the redesign of the S.F. Cable Car Museum in the late 1980s....
Invoices, vouchers, and legal documentation for the San Francisco, Napa, and Calistoga Railway and its predecessor railroads the San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley, and the Vallejo, Benecia & Napa Valley.
Financial records from the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad.
Financial records of the San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad.
Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company Audit Office, Vouchers Audited No. 1, From June 1st 1904.
A letter from Vernon Sappers to Lynn Whitman regarding the dispotion of twenty Pullman Car Company center entrance ordered by Southern Pacific in its East Bay operations.
This collection includes selected business records and other documentation for Scenic Railways, Inc., operator of two excursion railroads, the Tahoe, Trout Creek & Pacific Railroad, and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.
One volume records pay to deck hands and other workers on the river schooner "Mabel and Edith." This vessel shipped freight for the Southern Pacific and other railroads. Receipts are signed by the shipmaster George Franklin Whitcomb, San Francisco. Information...
Signature of Walter Scott (Death Valley Scotty), 1872-1954.
Papers pertaining to Mr. Shaw's work as an architect, his interest in railroading, the publication of his books, his artwork, and biographical information.
Letter dated March 21, 1888, Carlin, Nevada, probably from Patrick Sheedy, a master mechanic for the Southern Pacific Company to Acting General Master Mechanic William McKenzie, concerning disciplinary action taken against a locomotive engineer named Poole.
The collection consists of the business records of the Shelton Adjustable Double Deck Car Company, and includes the by-laws, minutes of the board of directors for the American and Canadian firms, stock sales books and patents information. There are also...
MS 617 contains business records from Short Line Enterprises, Inc. [SLE], collected by SLE co-founder, Logan Stanley Garner. The correspondence and notes in these files were addressed to or generated by Mr. Garner.
Papers documenting the life of Southern Pacific machinist and California State Railroad Museum benefactor Howard V. Shrader.
Blank checks, undated; payroll authorization forms, 1901; Hobart Lumber Mills shipping manifest, 1900.
The Sierra Railway / Sierra Railroad Collection contains financial materials, administrative records, correspondence, engineering and shop records, and legal records pertaining to Sierra Railroad operations. Records of other organizations such as the Jamestown Improvement Company, Nevills Hotel, Sierra Telegraph and...
Three certificates issued by state and federal government entities to commemorate the restoration of Sierra Railway steam locomotive No. 3 (built 1891). The locomotive was officially returned to service July 2, 2010 at Railtown 1897 State Historic Park.
The timebook contains the names of construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad. Notations refer to hours worked and wages paid. There are references to Chinese laborers....
Time book for construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad.
Photocopy of Willis A. Silverthorn's diary. Contains reminiscences, letters and extensive notations about locomotives of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad.
Files from the collection of Mrs. Carolyn Johnston Slobe relating to the private dinner hosted by the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation on July 13, 1970, for then Governor Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan.
Albums include postcards of West Coast railroads of the United States and Canada.
Stock records from the Sonora Railway Company.
Record of equipment and expense bills.
One ledger containing a record of time and commissary deductions for South West Investment Company, November 1901.
Southern Pacific Form 68 April to June 1907 affidavits from agents and ticket clerks at passenger stations in Oregon, California and Arizona explaining how passengers were ticketed at erroneous rates.
Photographs and specifications prepared by the Southern Pacific Division Mechanical Officer in Oakland of business cars and relief outfits.
This album consists of photographs of the construction of the Martinez to Benecia Southern Pacific railroad bridge.
"Commuter's Crying Towel" for farewell ferry boat party, held January 13, 1939, in Alameda. A program and poem printed on a paper towel.
$5000 reward for "City of San Francisco" wreck, August 12, 1939
Album of photographs of Southern Pacific freight cars.
Includes electric passenger and freight equipment and San Francisco Bay ferries from the 1930s to the late 1940s.
Financial records of the Southern Pacific Land Company.
One album included Southern Pacific photographs of the flood of 1940. Another album shows the right of way of the Southern Pacific from San Jose to Lick, California.
This album was produced by the Southern Pacific Company, Office of Freight Traffic. Consists of 8x10 black and white photographs of rock, sand, and gravel plants located along the lines of the Southern Pacific in Northern California.
Typed transcript (26 pages) of newspaper accounts of the problems on the Southern Pacific's line in southern Oregon and northern California by a severe snowstorm and subsequent flooding in January, February, and March 1890.
Business records of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico.
Operating agreements between the Southern Pacific and various railroads.
Safety award issued to Southern Pacific employees of the Don Luis Yard in Group 6, which included Santa Barbara, Carlin, Weed, Ashland and Coos Bay yards.
Record of tickets received at the Auburn station. The forms (CS 3694, CS 1794) record date and ticket numbers.
This album shows SP's Roseville Yard and its various operations such as dispatching, hump yard, Pacific Fruit Express, locomotive repair and truck services.
Includes photos of Southern Pacific retirement parties and early Central Pacific and Southern Pacific locomotives.
This album includes photographs of snow and snow fighting.
Album contains photographs of Southern Pacific's steam locomotives.
This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product.
This album was prepared for the Southern Pacific Company's Board of Director's inspection trip on Aug. 16, 1967.
Most of the photos in this album are of the right-of-way along the Tucson Division in Arizona.
Photographs of car washers in Southern Pacific West Oakland and Los Angeles facilities.
Notice of free ticket.
A certificate of apprenticeship issued to Leo Taylor Stack (1907-1988) by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway, in Wellington Kansas, on April 21, 1930, for completion of a course in freight car building.
This collection includes records of the Western Pacific Railroad's Western Division and some personal papers collected by Virgil C. Staff.
Correspondence (1895, 1904) regarding the employment of C. P. Spafford as a railroad machinist, on the Winifrede Railroad (West Virginia).
Correspondence relating to the Sugar Pine Railway.
Consists of 135 Freight Conductors Train Books, which are day by day entries of the details of individual runs.
The collection represents the railroad-related papers and documents accumulated by Berkeley, California pharmacist and historian Louis, Lorenz Stein, Jr. (1902-1996).
This collection consists primarily of correspondence between William R. Stephens, the Roseville postmaster of the United States Post Office and John J. Burke, Chief Clerk of Railway Mail Service District No. 8, from 1922 to 1934.
Miscellaneous papers relating to Charles A. Stevenson's (1890-1960) career as a locomotive fireman and engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad at Tracy, California.
Station plans for the Stockton and Copperopolis and Stockton and Visalia Railroads.
United States Railroad Retirement Board certificate of annuity (December 31, 1936) issued to John Stone.
Photocopies of "The Streets of San Franicsco" a series that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, 1928-1929. Each article, written by E. C. Fitzhamon, details the history of a specific street.
International Association of Machinists Dues books recording M. Lynn Stull's payment for membership, 1934-1939; By-Laws of District Lodge No. 89, International Association of Machinists, October 1937. M. Lynn Stull's diary, dated August 30, 1905 on endpaper, recounting his activities through...
Financial records of the Sunset Railroad.
Charters for the establishment of SUNM lodges: Lodge No. 145, Sacramento, granted March 30, 1954; Lodge No. 194, Klamath Falls, Oregon, November 1, 1941; Lodge No. 262, Sacramento, granted November 15, 1934 .
Certificate of apprenticeship to John Tarbutt and clippings about Canadian National Railroad.
The collection consists of reminiscences and letters of H. Lester Taylor, an employee of the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1906 to 1965. He began service with the railroad as a messenger and served as messenger for Edward H. Harriman after...
Notices to members of assessments for payment of death benefits, along with receipts for assessments.
Letter from Thomas Tennent in San Francisco, to Mark Hopkins concerning payment owed to Tennent for the rental of surveying instrument by Theodore Dehone Judah.
Atchison, Topeka & Santa employe's service certificate (Form 1517) issued to Roderick G. Terrell, baggageman, March 7, 1918.
Records include bond ledgers, registers, and transfers, and a general ledger.
The collection consists of biographical materials, including a handwritten biographical memoir of Theodore Judah, possibly by Anna, business and personal letters to the Judah, business documents, materials pertaining to the California Eastern Extension Railroad, ephemera relating to the family, portraits...
Typescript. The author's revisions (1963) to "A List of Common Carrier Narrow Gauge Railways in the Continental United States" first published in the 1949 reprint of Howard Fleming's NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS IN AMERICA (Oakland: Grahame H. Hardy).
A photocopy of "The American Passenger Train In The Motor Age: Archival and Econometric Analysis of Explanations For the Decline In California, 1901-1941" by Gregory Lee Thompson
Materials relating to Howard H. Thompson's career with the Southern Pacific Company including Division and system passes (1928-1951), a commemorative certificate (in metal) of attendance at the Golden Gate International Exposition (1939), two Sacramento Division seniority roster and time books...
Leonard Thompson's service certificates from Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Belt Railroad of Chicago, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, St. Louis & San Francisco, Missouri Pacific, Northern Pacific, Kansas City Southern and Southern Pacific.
The collection includes approximately 400 glass plate and film negatives. The majority are 8x10 glass plates, with a few 5x7 glass plates. Some are cracked, lack pieces or have damaged emulsion. The CSRM Library has prepared contact prints for the...
Correspondence regarding loans and deposits made by London resident W. C. Thompson, who was a "General Agent for Europe" for the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railways. There is a letter dated November 13, 1876 from Adolph Kolb who promises...
Papers documenting Alan C. Thomson's membership in the Sacramento Area Chapter of the Friends of the California State Railroad Museum, a predecessor to the CSRM Foundation.
Papers collected by John S. Thostesen while he worked as an engineer for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad and those of his wife, Marie. Material includes dues receipts from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen, and Veteran's Association...
Miscellaneous Tonopah and Goldfield records include correspondence, a check, delivery receipts, a locomotive inspection report, maps, and a Baldwin Locomotive Works proposal.
A Diploma of Honorable Mention issued August 14, 1894 by the Board of Lady Managers of the World's Columbian Exposition to George W. Topping for "his skill as an expert artisan [when] he assisted in the production and perfection of...
One bound ledger records maintenance to the bridge between March 1, 1944 to March 30, 1946. Colorful ink drawings embellish the endpapers. There are also a few clippings regarding the bridge's history. A few photographs have been filed with the...
Correspondence and a photograph.
Engineer's handbook and record book, by-laws of the Joint Protective Board of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Southern Pacific Company, 1912, train orders, certificate of annuity, and clippings pertaining to Mr. Towne's career with the Southern Pacific.
Correspondence from 1921, and certificate of service for William Allen Post.
Includes black-and-white photographs of steam engines taken by various photographers.
These papers are from the Southern Pacific, later Union Pacific, Sacramento interlocking control tower at Elvas.
Miscellaneous Union Pacific Railroad records.
This collection includes various business records of the Union Pacific Stage Company.
The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1914. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses. In particular, they contain information on damages suffered and...
Includes sixteen envelopes and fifty-six postcards with Railway Mail Service (RMS) or Postal Transportation Service (PTS) cancels.
Records of the Utah Construction Company for construction of the Western Pacific Railroad
Cash book and inventory of the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad.
These albums contain commercially produced color photographs produced by Lyman Cox and his Vanishing Vistas Company.
"Episodes from the memory of Virgil Dale Vawter" - Autobiography of Virgil Dale Vawter (46 pages) and a binder of information relating to railway mail service, prepared by Virgil D. Vawter for use on Great Northern railway post office car...
Album documenting the career of Southern Pacific Bridge and Building Department employee Virgil James Vandiver.
In addition to manuscript material, the CSRM Library also contains extensive photograph, drawing, map, manuscript and ephemera collections related to the V&T. Please contact the Library for assistance....
This collection appears to be the personal timebooks and freight conductor's logs compiled by Central Pacific / Southern Pacific employee James Waddell.
A photocopy of a 310-page typescript "The Sierra Nevada Crossing: A Study In Railway Economics and History, 1869-1950" dated 1986.
The Jack R. Wagner Collection consists largely of manuscripts, letters, notes and ephemera pertaining to his publications and interest in railroad history.
Freight bills and receipts issued to Wakefield & Company for shipment of goods (rope, axes and twine) on board steamers from San Francisco to Portland.
Pocket diary of W.B. Waldron, a master mechanic for the California Central Railroad. Entries are dated 1867-1868 and mention work assignments, railroad accidents, financial status and social engagements and activities.
Correspondence and memorial cards relating to Iowa native Fred A. Walker, a car inspector for the Central Pacific Railroad. He died March 27, 1892, age 25, in Sacramento, after having one of legs crushed at Blue Canyon. The correspondence includes...
This collection (1890-1950s) contains a scrapbook, membership cards and passes pertaining to Walter Boyd Townsend's career as a traveling and freight agent for several railroads and information regarding his father, Henry Clay Townsend, who was also a railroad man. Also...
Papers collected by Eddie Watkins as a waiter for Southern Pacific, Dining Car Department and a member of the Dining Car Cooks and Waiters Union, Local 456 (Oakland, California).
Mostly travel itineraries of transcontinental rail travel prepared by the Southern Pacific Railroad's Passenger Department.
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...
The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express.
Business records of the Western Pacific Railroad.
Albums created by Western Pacific Engineering Department showing structures in California and Nevada.
Includes photographs of the construction of Western Pacific's San Francisco Division.
Album includes various snapshoot photographs of Western Pacific trains in various Northern California locations.
A typewritten letter, signed, from George Westinghouse Jr. to Charles Francis Adams mentioning the sale of freight car brakes to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and the New York Central System.
Records include manufacturing and sales records, drawings, and photographs generated by the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and its predecessor the George D. Whitcomb Company.
Two letters from Edward Wilder, secretary/treasurer of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway to M.W. Tandy concerning payment of stock dividends, and dividend payment notices from the Santa Fe, Pennsylvania Railroad and Union Pacific System.
Letter of farewell to Williams, a location engineer for the Western Pacific Railway from his colleagues, and a letter from his daughter from the Western Pacific transmitting a photograph of "Williams Circle" on the railroad.
These scrapbooks include photographs, newspaper clippings and drawings illustrating the careers of Southern Pacific maintenance of way engineer Harry M. Williamson and his father, T.L.Williamson, an SP section foreman in Nevada and Northern California.
Civil engineer's field notebook from the Northern Pacific Railroad's Yellowstone Division.
Two letters to Charles Lincoln Wilson (born 1813): the first from George McDaniel of New York City dated February 24, 1867 concerning the financing of the California and Oregon Railroad; and the other from Central Pacific Railroad General Superintendent Alban...
A letter dated March 9, 1921 from the Wood-Curtis Company (Sacramento) to the Coast Construction Company (Sacramento) giving it permission to use the Pioneer Mill track for switching purposes.
Correspondence dated April 9, 1890 regarding an order.
Typescript carbon of Portland resident E. W. Wright's letters to Paul Shoup of Southern Pacific and J. M. Hannaford of Northern Pacific (text is on both sides of a single sheet) requesting a photograph from each for a proposed book...
Ted G. Wurm's correspondence with Grahame H. Hardy, 1938.
Letter to Nevada Railroad Commission by the Yerington Electric Company, dated December 1, 1912.
Legal documents and a deed record book concerning the Yosemite Short Line Railroad operations.
Includes official bulletins issued by the Yosemite Valley Railway, train registers, checks, correspondence, and telegrams.