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Adams Express Co. Correspondence and Receipt Book

Correspondence and a receipt book from the Adams Express Company.

Afterthought Copper Company (Arizona) Articles of Incorporation

Articles of incorporation for the Afterthought Copper Company of Arizona.

Aitken, Jr. (Harry C.) Collection

This collection contains 32 telegrams addressed to Central Pacific Railroad President and California Governor Leland Stanford between 1868 to 1869, expense bills and bills of lading from material shipped from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Francisco during the 1870s, early...

Aitken (Raymond E.) Paycheck and Letter

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...

Al Sanford's Western Pacific Railroad Photo Album

Contains photographs of Western Pacific employees and accidents.

Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway Records

Financial information generated during the operation of the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway.

Alamagordo Lumber Company Records

Accounting records from the Alamagordo Lumber Company including balance sheets, cash books, and vouchers.

Alameda & San Joaquin Railroad Company Legal Records

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 &...

Albion Lumber Company Financial Records

These financial records document the financial relationship between Southern Pacific Company and the Albion Lumber Company.

Allan Youall Scrapbook

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.

Amador Branch Railroad Cash Book

One cash book generated by the Amador Branch Railroad.


Correspondence between AMERICAN ENGINEER, CAR BUILDER and RAILROAD JOURNAL magazines.

American Locomotive Company Records

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.

Annual Reports to Government Agencies

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...

Arcata and Mad River Railroad Collection

Miscellaneous files from the Arcata and Mad River Railroad.

Arizona and Colorado Railroad Records

Records created by the Arizona and Colorado Railroad.

Arizona Eastern Railroad Records

Equipment, financial and ICC records of the Arizona Eastern Railroad.

Art Ziebarth Certificates

Art Ziebarth's pension certificate and beneficiary certificate from the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, 1929.

Asay (Jeff S.) Collection

This collection includes research material Mr. Asay used to write two of his books: UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST: THE OREGON-WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY, A HISTORY (1991) and UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN (2010). Additional material includes files used...

Asay (Jeff S.) Collection

This collection includes research material Mr. Asay used to write two of his books: UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST: THE OREGON-WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY, A HISTORY (1991) and UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN (2010). Additional material includes files used...

Aske (Alan R.) Photograph Collection

The photographic material in this collection dates to ca. 1863-1993 and contains black and white negatives, print photos and color slide collections of Southern Pacific locomotive power, primarily in Roseville, California in the 1950's taken by Alan R. Aske.

Association of Railway Technical Employees Collection

Documents generated and collected by the Southern Pacific (Pacific Lines) Association of Railway Technical Employees.

Astrue (Charles J.) Collection

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.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Collection

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....

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Streamliner Photograph Album

Contains photographs of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Special Service Collection

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.

Atkins (James) Railfair 1981 Scrapbook

Scrapbook of Railfair 1981, an event held to celebrate the grand opening of the California State Railroad Museum's Museum of Railroad History, May 2nd through May 10, 1981.

Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Records

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....

Augusta H. Troutwine Correspondence and Sketch

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.

Bailey (James F.) Collection

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...

Baker & Hamilton Invoices and Receipts

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.

Baldwin Locomotive Works Blueprints

A Baldwin Locomotive Works bound (screw post) volume of blueprints for Maritrop Trading Corporation of Guatemala.

Baldwin Locomotive Works Correspondence

Miscellaneous correspondence from the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

Bancroft (William Dutton) Notebook

A pocket notebook (100 pages) belonging to William Bancroft Dutton (born 1848).

Banks (John B.) Papers

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.

Barclay (Andrew James) Photographs and Papers

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.

Barger (Ralph L.) Pullman Company Collection

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.

Barri (Henry C.) Certificates

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...

Batturs (Frank E.) Album

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...

Bean (Theodore S.) Parts Catalogue and Photographs

One parts catalogue and photographs of a Bean ballast tamper.

Beaver Hill Coal Company Financial Records

These are the financial records of the Beaver Hill Coal Company.

Beckett (Lawrence George) Railroad Passes

Railroad passes for Lawrence George Beckett, a telegraph operator and a traveling auditor for Northern Electric Railway.

Beebe (Lucius M.) Collection

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

Belmont Wagner Mining Company order.

Berkeley Branch Railroad Cash Book

One cash book from the Berkeley Branch Railroad.

Best (Gerald M.) Collection

The correspondence, writings and research material from noted railroad historian and photographer Gerald M. Best.

Best (Gerald M.) Photograph Albums

Photographs of locomotives and trains taken by Hugh Gates Boutell and Gerald M. Best. Ask Library Staff for additional Gerald M. Best photographs.

Black Diamond Company Letter

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.

Boca and Loyalton Railroad Collection

One volume listing voucher numbers, payees, dates, amounts and purpose of expenditures on northeastern California's Boca and Loyalton Railroad....

Bone (Sydney W.) Collection

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...

Boston and Worcester Railroad Receipt

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.

Boston, Newport and New York Steamboat Company Receipt

Receipt dated December 6, 1865, issued to S. T. House, Portland, for shipment of goods on board the steamer "Empire State."

Boyd (Dr. William Harland) Index Cards

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...

Boynton (James E.) Collection

This Boynton Collection consists of three series. Series 1. Train Orders Series 2. Publications and Series 3. Negative Collection. Series 1. Train Orders is a collection of Western Pacific Railroad train orders organized by the station and then date. These...

Bradley (Carl) Collection

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...

Brevuely (John J.) Drawings

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...

Brewer (Virgil Blaine) Papers

Time books and other working papers from the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Virgil Blaine Brewer.

Brewster (Kyle S.) Negatives

MS 891 is a collection of black and white negatives and photographs, which show rolling stock with some diesel and steam motive power throughout the United States.

Brien (Theodore)'s Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Membership Certificate

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...

(Bristow) John C. Bristow Drawings

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...

Brokaw (Isaac "Ike" Henry) Papers

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.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Division 345 Letter

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.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Tehachapi Division No. 126 Membership Record Book

Membership record book includes information about members such as initiation date, and reasons for transfer or expulsion, or death.

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen

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...

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Correspondence

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,...

Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Sutter Lodge No. 340 Collection

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.

Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employees

The collection consists of business records and correspondence pertaining to the Brotherhood and the Western Pacific Railway during the mid-twentieth century....

Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Klamath Falls Lodge, No. 1332 Records

Financial records of the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Klamath Falls Lodge No. 1332.

Brower (Roger M.) Papers

Research and photographs collected by Roger M. Brower pertaining to the Southern Pacific's Santa Paula branch and the Fillmore & Western Railway.

Brown (Arthur) Collection

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...

Brown (C.L) Notebook

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...

Brugge (Dr. E. H.) Photograph Album and Scrapbook

Photographs and a scrapbook of railroads in the Bay Area, Eastern California, and Northern Oregon

Buck (Gordon M.) Membership Certificate

Membership certificate issued to Gordon M. Buck by the American Railway Engineering Association, February 28, 1973.

Budd Company Record of Car Sales

Record of Budd Company car sales between 1933 and 1942, kept by Thomas Huntington Henkle, a salesman for the Budd Company (Detroit).

Burgess (Robert K.) Papers

Letters, passes, certificates and union membership cards relating to the railroad careers of John J. Patterson, L.W. Patterson and Robert K. Burgess.

Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company Memoranda

Memoranda from Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company trainman Benjamin F. Estes.

Burlington Lines Train Dispatcher's Order Book

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.

Burro Mountain Railroad Co. Records

Accounting records from the Burro Mountain Railroad Company.

Butler (Harry A.) Papers

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...

Butner (Carl Thomas) Papers

Papers collected by Carl Thomas Butner during his career with Northwestern Pacific.

Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway Transcript of Letter

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.

Butte County Railroad Records

Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.

California and Oregon Railroad Day Book

Day book from the California and Oregon Railroad.

California and Texas Railway Construction Company Volume

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...

California Central Railroad Receipts

Receipts for tickets purchased by Oregon State Company from the California Central Railroad (Lincoln).

California Commission, Golden Gate International Exposition Letter and Certificate

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, Accident Investigation Report

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.

California Northwestern Railway Records

Business records of the California Northwestern Railway.

California Pacific Railroad Invoice and Letter

California Pacific Railroad invoice and letter.

California Pacific Railroad Records

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.

California Railroad Commission Formal Applications Registers

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.

California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection

California State Railroad Museum Corporate Miscellany Collection is an assembled collection of miscellaneous material pertaining to various railroads and railroad-related companies. The collection contains documents, publications, and ephemera that are arranged in alphabetical order by subjects.

California State Railroad Museum Craft Seniority Roster Collection

The craft seniortiy roster files is a collection of seniority rosters published by railroads to establish a list of employees, listed by their hire date. The craft seniority roster list was used by railroads to promote existing employees into available...

California State Railroad Museum Patent Collection

The California State Railroad Museum Patent Collection contains original and photocopies of patents documenting an invention. The patents are primarily for railroad related subjects and are generally dated from 1863-1941.

California State Railroad Museum Planning Documents

Planning documents of the California State Railroad Museum Library.

California State Railroad Museum Postcard Collection

The CSRM Postcard Collection contains about 15,000 postcards depicting railroads primarily of the United States and Canada, railroad related subjects and is dated between 1905 and the 1970's.

California State Railroad Museum Railroad Passes Collection

The CSRM Passes collection consists of railroad passes that were used by railroad employees and their families to travel for free. The passes vary geographically to include railroads across the United States as well as from the late 1850s through...

California State Railroad Museum Restoration Reports

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.

California State Railroad Museum Subject Files

California State Railroad Museum Subject Files is an assembled collection of newspaper articles and clippings pertaining to various railroad related subjects. The collection contains files about general subjects, people (biographical files), fairs / expositions, and locations.

California Traction Project Feasibility Report

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...

California Western Railroad & Navigation Co. Photograph Album

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.

Caltrain Consultant Collection

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...

Canadian West and The Pas Lumber Company Album

This album consists of personal photographs showing the construction of a dam at Seven Systems, British Columbia and The Pas Lumber Company.

Cananea, Rio Yaqui & Pacific Railroad Scrapbook

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...

Cardwell & Big Lake Railroad Company Letter

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.

Carroll (Phillip H.) Papers

Correspondence, clippings and a photograph about the filming of "Union Pacific" in Nevada in 1939.

Carson and Colorado Railway

This collection has been divided into three series: Train Registers, Forms, and Miscellaneous...

Carson and Tahoe Lumber and Fluming Company Documents

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 Documents

Carter Brothers receipts.

Catellus Development Corporation Railroad Land Grant Records

This collection includes land grant records from the Catellus Development Corporation, a holding company created in 1986 to manage Southern Pacific's California real estate holdings . This collection documents federal land grants to the Southern Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific, and...

Central California Railway Company Records

Miscellaneous financial documents from the Central California Railway.

Central California Traction Co. Collection

Financial records of the Central California Traction Company.

Central Pacific ferryboat "El Capitan" logbook.

Logbook of the captain of the Central Pacific ferryboat "El Capitan".

Central Pacific Railroad from Colfax to Donner Summit Photograph Album

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.

Central Pacific Railway Records

The Central Pacific Railroad Records include documents generated by Central Pacific, a railroad chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1862 to build a railroad eastward from Sacramento, California, to complete the western part of the "First Transcontinental Railroad" in North...

Chan (Dr. Pedro) Collection

Dr. Pedro Chan's collection of early railroading and transcontinental railroad material includes vintage prints, drawings, photographs, tickets and financial records.

"Charles O. Sweetwood" Blood Procurement Car Collection

Photo album plus report on the Western Pacific blood procurement car "Charles O. Sweetwood".

Cheney (Herman O.) Correspondence

Correspondence regarding dispute over allowed overtime and a diploma in railway accounting. Cheney was a fireman with Southern Pacific in 1944.

Cheney (William C.) Diploma and Service Certificates

William C. Cheney diploma from the LaSalle Extension University, Chicago and service certificates from the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company Certificate of Promotion

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.

Chicago and North Western Railway Company Freight Bill and Correspondence

Freight bill (Form 97), 1866; correspondence, 1913.

Chicago, Rock Island and El Paso Railway Record Book

Station agent's seal record book for the Santa Rosa, New Mexico station.

Chico and Northern Railroad Collection

A few accounting records of Chico and Northern Railroad Collection.

Chico Electric Railway Collection

Ledgers and correspondence relating to the organization and financial concerns of the Chico Electric Railway....

Chiesa (Peter) A. Papers

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.

Chivas (Jessie) Diploma

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...

Choate (Harold S.) Correspondence and Itineraries

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.

City of Marysville (California) Warrants

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.

City of San Francisco Derailment Collection

Includes newspaper clippings, Southern Pacific records, instructions, arrival and departure times, notes, maps, scrapbook, photographs and a poster. Organized by type of material....

City of San Leandro Proclamation - "Iron Horse Appreciation Day"

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...

Clar (Rayond L.) Correspondence

Correspondence to banker and financier Nicholas Luning.

Cloudcroft Co. Trial Balance Ledger

A trial balance ledger for the Cloudcroft Company, a Southern Pacific Company subsidiary.

Coast Line Railway Records

Accounting records and an annual report for the Coast Line Railway.

Coffing (Edwina B.) Collection

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...

Collier (Oscar Leavitt) Papers

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...

Collinson (James Dixon) Certificate of Apprenticeship

Photocopy of his certificate of apprenticeship, Manchester Railway Steel and Plant Company, 5 years, 1864-1869.

Colorado and Southern Railway Receipt and Conductor's Register

Receipt for freight delivered, 1904; conductor's register ca. 1920-1929

Colusa Lumber Company Check

Check made out to the Colusa Lumber Company.

Compendium of Passenger Rates and Divisions Collection

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...

Conde (Jesse "Jay" Clay) Papers

This collection documents the railroad research and writing career of Jesse "Jay" Conde, a noted railroad photographer and author who focused on Hawaiian railroads.

Construction of the Diesel Locomotive Facility at the Southern Pacific Los Angeles Taylor Yards photograph album

This album consists of professional Southern Pacific photographs of the construction of the diesel locomotive facility at the Los Angeles Taylor yards.

Construction of the Sacramento "I" Street Bridge Photograph Album

Photograph album shows construction of Sacramento, California's "I" Street Bridge.

Cook (J.W.) Record of Service and Experience

"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]

Coos Bay Oregon Coal Co. Records

Financial records of the Coos Bay Oregon Coal Company.

Coos Bay, Roseburg, and Eastern Railroad & Navigation Company Financial Records

Financial records of the Coos Bay, Roseburg, and Eastern Railroad & Navigation Company.

Cope (George M.) Correspondence

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).

Cope (Newton) Collection

The collection consists of invoices, bills, vouchers, and routine correspondence from the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and subsidiary lines.

Coronado Railroad Co. Collection

Financial records of the Coronado Railroad Company.

Craemer (Justus F.) Certificate

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.

Critzer (William E.) Papers

Papers from the career of Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way Chief Clerk William E. Critzer.

Crocker (Charles) Handwritten Certificate

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.

Crocker (Oliver C.) Receipts

Three receipts for services and goods, in manuscript.

CSRM Railroad Membership Card Collection

This collection includes membership cards issued between 1883 and 2005 by railroad unions, historical societies, and clubs. It was collected by the California State Railroad Museum between 1981 and 2010.

Cullen (Walter T.) Certificate

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...

Darrell (Paul Burton) Papers

Correspondence, research files, and family mementos of railroad photographer and enthusiast Paul B. Darrell.

Davis (John "Jack" C.) Papers

This collection contains files of Southern Pacific engineer Jack Davis.

Davison (William "Vic") Papers

Documents relating to the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer William "Vic" Davidson.

Decker (Archie C.) Correspondence

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...

Dehone (Theodore Judah) Family Collection

The collection consists of biographical materials, business and personal letters to the Judah, and business documents pertaining to the California Eastern Extension Railroad, ephemera relating to the family, portraits of Theodore D. Judah, and books from his library.

Densmore (Harold Amos "Denny") Family Papers

Includes material about longtime Southern Pacific telegrapher and station agent Harold Densmore’s adult life collected by his daughter Sandra (Densmore) Parker.

Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Accident Reports

Miscellanous accident reports (primarily derailments) detailed on D&RG forms.

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Legal Case

Case before District Court, Lake County, Colorado, D&RGW vs. S.J. Peterson.

Deschutes Railroad Construction Photograph Album

This album shows the construction of the Deschutes River Canyon in Oregon between 1910 and 1911.

Diesel Power Postcard and Photograph Album

Includes color photographs of diesel equipment.

Dixon (William Thomas) Papers

Letters and other documents pertaining to Mr. Dixon's training and service as an engineman with the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Dockery (Robert C.) Photographs and Negatives

Collection consists of photographs and negatives both collected and taken by Robert C. Dockery, including images of railroads, movies, locations, and other subjects.

Dodge (Grenville Mellen) Autographed Letter

Autographed letter, signed, from Grenville Mellen Dodge (1831-1916) to Gardiner M. Lane concerning the stock of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad.

Donahue (F.F.) Documents

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,...

Donovan (Frank Pierce) Bibliography

Revision of Frank Pierce Donovan's bibliography, THE RAILROAD IN LITERATURE.

Dowrick (Thomas) Collection

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...

Drew (Stephen E.) Equipment Restoration Reports

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.

Dubin (Arthur D.) Collection

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...

Dunbar (Robert Perry) Passes and Cards

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...

Dunk, Edward B. Correspondence

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.

Dunlavey (Terrence Edward) Papers

Includes biographical materials, identification cards, railroad passes, timebooks, union traveling cards, and other material relating to the railroad career of Terrence Edward Dunlavey.

Dunn (Percy Adrian) Papers

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...

Dunscomb (Guy L.) Papers

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.

Dutch Flat and Donner Lake Wagon Road Company Form

Donner Lake toll house keeper's report (blank form).

Dutton (William B.) Notebook

1 small notebook, compiled by William B. Dutton, describing engine movements at the Southern Pacific Sacramento Shops.

E. W. Mason Certificate of Appreciation

Certificate of Appreciation to E. W. Mason from the Railroad Employees Industrial Association, October 1, 1935.

Eagle Salt Works Financial Records

Financial records of the Eagle Salt Works, 1910-1915.

Eastern Express Company Receipt

An Eastern Express Company, Boston, receipt dated May 11, 1872, issued to Daniel Jones, for the amount of $56.15.

Eddlestone (Neville B.) Papers

Contains correspondence, photos, ephemera and a scrapbook created by Neville B. Eddlestone, an operating official for the Interurban Electric Railway and Southern Pacific Company.

Eel River and Eureka Railroad Records

Correspondence, 1887; receipts for payment, 1902-1903; memorandum, 1902.

El Paso and Northeastern Railway Financial Records

Financial records of the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad.

El Paso and Southwestern Railroad Collection


El Paso and Southwestern Records

Primarily financial records of the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad.

Ellison (Frank J.) Correspondence

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.

Engel (Edward J.) Collection

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...

Erie Railway Employee Diary

This leather-bound diary documents the daily work and personal activities of an unidentified employee of the Erie Railway Company for the year 1872.

Estrada (Luis M.) Membership Cards and Pins

Contains membership cards and pins pertaining to Luis M. Estrada, a Southern Pacific Railroad Maintenance of Way employee.

Eureka and Klamath River Railroad Correspondence and Bulletin

Correspondence, 1896-1902; bulletin, 1901.

Eureka and Palisade Railroad Collection

The collection consists largely of letters, forms, and invoices, pertaining to the everyday operation of the Eureka and Palisade....

Fair (C.T.) San Antonio and Aransas Railway Assistant Valuation Engineer's Notebook

A notebook maintained by San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway valuation engineer C.T. Fair in San Antonio, Texas around 1914.

Fante (Thomas Anthony) War Department File

Military record of Thomas Anthony Fante, who served in the United States 716th Railway Operating Batallion from October 23, 1943 until September 30th, 1946.

Farm and Road Locomotive Company Agreement

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.

Farrar (Lynn D.) Papers

This collection contains the papers of Southern Pacific valuation engineer Lynn D. Farrar, who was an important collector of Southern Pacific historical materials and the lead of the Southern Pacific Historical Cost Study, a multi-year, multi-million dollar project undertaken by...

Federal Railroad Administration Region 7, Office of Railroad Safety Papers

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.

Fisher (Dr. Robert) Collection

Contains account books, detailed inventories and summary accounts of Carter buildings, furniture, tools and materials stored at Newark shops and statements of labor.

Fletcher (William Barger) Collection

Correspondence from Denver, Colorado rail author and friend, Meredith (Mac) C. Poor and S. Durward Hoag, owner-manager of the Motor Hotel in Lafayette, Marietta Ohio and friend of Fletcher. Subjects include excursions with the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club to Jaurez,...

Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Company Letter

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.

Florida East Coast Railway Construction Album

This album shows construction of various sections of the Florida Keys to Key West line of the Florida East Coast Railway.

Foote (William George) Papers

These papers document the forty-nine year career of William George Foote at the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sparks, Nevada shops. They include a photograph album with photographs of Foote and other Sparks shops employees at work and attending events there between...

Foulds (Evan J.) Certificate of Appreciation

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.

Fowler (Harry Lawrence) Papers

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...

Franklin Institute Flyer

"Special Notice" flyer advertising Franklin Institute's course to prepare for the U.S. Postal Office's Railway Mail Clerk examination.

Frembling (Albert Fred) Correspondence and Loyalty Certificate

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...

Friedrich (Herman O.) Correspondence and Photo Acquisition Lists

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...

Fulton (Robert L.) Letters

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...

Gardiner (Alexander J.) Collection

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...

Gifford (Robert)'s Reminiscence

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.

Gillig (John) Scrapbook

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...

Glenn (William) Papers

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.

Goldfield Consolidated Milling and Transportation Company Correspondence

Correspondence regarding submission of daily ore car reports to Railroad Commission of Nevada, 1914 [No reports are included].

Goleta Valley Railroad Club photograph album

A pictorial history of the Goleta Valley Railroad Club.

Gordon (Mary Lou) Papers

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."

Gough (Vernon Lawrence) Papers

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...

Grand Lodge of the Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Lodge No. 621 Charter

Charter for the BLFE Ladies Society, California Poppy Lodge No. 621, Sacramento, California. Signed by 25 women on June 11, 1930.

Grasse River Railroad Certificate

Certificate of steam boiler inspection for a Grasse River Railroad Climax locomotive (Boiler 35, Shop 756).

Gray (George A.) Papers

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...

Gray (Thomas H.) Collection

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...

Gray (Walter P. III) Papers

This collection of documents related to the activities of Walter Patton Gray III, a well-known railroad historian, preservationist, and train buff.

Great Northern Steamship Company Photo Album

Photographs of the Great Northern Pacific Steamship Company.

Great Salt Lake Trestle Reports

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...

Grebs (Emil J.) Advertising Art Collection

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.

Grier (Harold E.) Papers

The majority of the collection consists of short line railroad maintenance reports as well as drafts, final copies and research for the track maintenance books that Harold Grier wrote and self-published. Files include biographical materials, correspondence relating to the development...

Grogan (Alex B.) Correspondence

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.

Guido (Francis A.) Papers

The Francis A. Guido Papers contains material related to his numerous railroad excursion trips and to his editorial and publication of THE WESTERN RAILROADER from 1937 to 1986.

Gulf, Houston and San Antonio Railway Certificate

Certificate of service issued to Jerry Foush, dated July 11, 1899.

Gustafson (Lee) Collection

Collection consists of photographs of Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroad stations and depots collected by Lee Gustafson.

Hammond (Earl C.) Jr. Letter

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...

Hammond (George E) Papers

Contains papers relating to George E. Hammond's career with the Pullman Company [Richmond, California] shops and to his participation in the War Manpower Commission's Training Within Industry Program, a supervisory and shop steward (union) level training program designed to increase...

Haney (Joseph Lewis [or Lewis Joseph]) Personnel Records

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...

Hanft (Robert M.) Collection

The Hanft Photograph collection contains black and white negatives of United States railroad photographs. These photos were taken by Hanft and other photographers.

Hansen (Lloyd A.) Papers

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...

Harris (L. G.)'s Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway 2nd Track Construction Scrapbook

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.

Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad Company Payroll

Payroll (repairs of road-bed and track), July 1889.

Hartford and New Haven Rail Road Records

Payroll, 1844; timeroll of persons employed, 1863 (2); blank form for land transfer, not dated; contract for sale of land to railroad, 1843.

Harvey (Fred) Correspondence

Correspondence on El Tovar letterhead.

Haskin (D.C.) Papers

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.

Hastings (Dr. Philip Ross) Collection

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

Hatch (Glenn C.) Papers

Forms, letters and envelopes relating to the career of Glenn C. Hatch with the Railway Mail Service on trains in the Pacific Northwest.

Haug (Leonard T.) Papers

This collection includes Leonard Haug's incoming and outgoing correspondence, miscellaneous research notes and manuscripts for several unpublished articles.

Haugh (Jesse L.) Collection

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...

Hawaii Railway Company Account Book

Account book from the Hawaii Railway Company.

Heintz (George Augustus) Letter

Letter written by Geo[rge A. Heintz] on August 9, 1906 requesting money from [unknown person, letter is damaged] on Southern Pacific Letterhead.

Heintzelman (Taylor W.) Correspondence

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.

Hendrickson (Richard H.) Photographs and Slides

Collection consists of photographs and slides pertaining to railroad freight cars and locomotives. The collection was assembled by railroad modeler, historian, and author Richard H. Hendrickson.

Hercules Powder Company Photograph Album

Photographs of the Hercules Powder Company

Hewes (David) Family Papers

Color photocopies made from a scrapbook in the possession of the San Francisco Bay Area branch of the David Hewes family.

Hidy (Ralph W. and Muriel E.) Manuscript

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...

Higgins (Harvey H.) Papers

Papers from Harvey H. Higgins career with he San Joaquin Division of Southern Pacific and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Hirsimaki (Eric) Typescript

A photocopy of a 286+ page typescript of Lima: The History by Eric Hirsimaki later published in 1986.

Hoadley (Charles E.), Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Division No. 597 Collection

Records of Charles E. Hoadley, Chairman of the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, Division No. 597, Mount Diablo Lodge.

Hobart Estate Company Accounting Statements

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...

Hobart Mills photograph albums

Contains photographs of the mill complex at Hobart Mills.

Homan (Walter N.) Papers

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.

Hope Express Co. Invoice

Invoice for shipment of baggage from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.

Hopkins (Timothy) Letter

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.

Hopson (Alfred Lindsay) Papers

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...

Horn (John T.) Papers

Material relating to Mr. Horn's career as a section foreman for several western railroads.

Hudson (William S.) Letter

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.

Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection

Includes 2 folders of business records of the Huntington, Hopkins & Company Hardware Store Collection and two catalogues.

Ingham (George H.) Certificate

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 Charter

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers subordinate lodge charter, issued January 23, 1956 to District 6.

International Correspondence School Records

Miscellaneous educational material from the International Correspondence School.

Interstate Commerce Commission Accident Reports

The Interstate Commerce Commission Accident Reports is an assembled collection of accident reports developed by the ICC pertaining to accidents involving railroads that took place at a specific location on a specific date.

Inventory of the Historic American Engineering Record / Historic American Building Record Reports

Select copies of reports from the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) relating to structures of the Central and Southern Pacific Railroads in California, Nevada, and Oregon.

Ione and Eastern Railroad Collection

Album style binding containing way-bills, daily ticket reports, agent's baggage reports and daily account statements, February 9 - July 6, 1905....

Iron Mountain Railway Records

Correspondence, 1926-1931; Employee clearance card for Mr. B. H. Weaver and two documents pertaining to the abandonment of service on the line.

Jackson (James J.) Employee Records and Correspondence

Employee records and correspondence relating to James Matthew Jackson, locomotive engineer for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway.

Jackson (Richard B.) Notebook and Photograph Albums

Notebook with R. B. Jackson's notes regarding electric, short line and narrow gauge railways.

Jansson (Claro G.)'s South American Steam Driven Lumber Mill photograph album

The subject of this album is an all steam driven lumber mill somewhere in South America.

Johnson (A.C.) United States Railroad Retirement Board Certificates

Certificates of service months and compensation for A. C. Johnson.

Johnson (Carlton) Correspondence

[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]...

Johnson (Isaac) Papers

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...

Jones (Rowan Walter)'s Timebooks

Timebooks (21) for Southern Pacific fireman Rowan W. Jones (1911-1993), covering the period 1943-1964.

Joseph Newton Sparks Papers

This collection includes material documenting the thirty-one year career of Joseph Newton Sparks with the Railway Mail Service.

Joslyn (David L.) Collection

The collection consists of photocopies of typescripts of historical essays by Joslyn which have been bound in three parts: ...

Jukes (Fred) Correspondence

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.

Jull Manufacturing Company Photograph Album

Contains a series of photographs taken on a Union Pacific Railway line with heavy snow in April 1890 on Alpine Pass in Colorado.

Kansas City, El Paso and Mexico Railroad Company Contract

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...

Kanzler (H. A.) Travel Journal

Journal generated by H. A. Kanzler documenting his trip to the West in 1915.

Keddie (Arthur Walter) Family Papers

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.

Keller (Woodrow Wilson) Timebooks

Timebooks (24) for Union Pacific brakeman Woodrow Wilson Keller, covering the period 1946-1982.

Kendrick (Baynard H.) Typescript

Typescript of "Florida's Perpetual Forests."

King (Frank R.) Papers

These papers document the career of conductor and brakeman Frank R. King Jr. during his 42-year career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway at Bakersfield, California. They include King's time books, conductors train records, time records, and various...

King (Robert Lee) Family Papers

This collection documents Robert Lee King's distinguished 38-year career with the Southern Pacific Company.

Kinsey (Darius R.) Photograph Album

This album includes photographs taken by Darius R. Kinsey of railroad and logging operations in Washington state.

Kirkland (John F.) Documents

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...

Kirkland (John F.) Letter

Letter (April 2, 1971) from John F. Kirkland to Francis A. Guido regarding an accident to two Kaiser Bauxite diesel locomotives.

Klein (Jonathan H.) Papers

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.

Kneiss (Gilbert Harold) Collection

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.

Kneiss (Karl. E.) Certificate

Certificate of Participation awarded to Karl E. Kneiss from the State of California and the California Commission for the Golden Gate International Exposition.

Knights of Labor Railroad Strike Scrapbook

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings about the Knights of Labor railroad strike against the New York Central & Hudson River Railroad in August of 1890.

Koch,Carl Record Book

Locomotive engineer's Record Book compiled by Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Carl Koch, May 1903 - May 1904.

Kornweibel (Dr. Theodore, Jr.) Collection

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.)

Kouw (Arnold Joseph) Notebook

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...

Kuhn (Gene H.) Collection

The Gene Kuhn collection includes records, maps, and photographs of railroads across the United States collected by Gene Kuhn, who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad and Alaska Railroad in the 1970s and 1980s.

Ladnier (Harry Clarence) Jr. Papers

Includes employment records, time books, and yard notices documenting Harry Clarence Ladnier, Jr.'s career as a switchman with Southern Pacific Company.

Laidlaw (Catherine) Collection

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.

Lake Angela & Reservoir Engineering Reports

Includes 2 copies of the "Engineers report covering existing facilities & concrete gravity type dam constructed 1945" for Lake Angela & reservoir.

Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company General Order

General Order No. 6 as to meeting points and telegraph orders.

Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad Invoices

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy invoices for freight shipment.

Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company Collection

A ledger and a journal from the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company.

Lane (Elliot H.) Employment Application

Chicago & North-Western Railway Company employment application for position of agent and operator, Southern Illinois Division, completed by Elliott H. Lane (born 1869).

Lawser (Mary L.) Collection

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...

Leiper (Clinton A.) Papers

Personal and business papers of longtime Southern Pacific conductor Clinton A. Leiper.

Levenson (Roger) Southern Pacific Equipment Photograph Albums

Photograph albums include images taken in Norden and Colfax of Southern Pacific equipment and structures and photograph of the Henry E. Huntington Private car.

Lincoln Northern Railway Records

General / cash account record with the Southern Pacific Company.

Little (Arthur H.) Papers

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.

Little (Christopher John) Certificate of Service

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.

Lloyd (Robert H.) Papers

The Robert H. Lloyd Papers document his employment as a conductor and brakeman on the Southern Pacific Transportation Co.'s Western Division between 1960 and 1983, as well as Lloyd's membership and and his position as a steward of the United...

Lorain (Bob) Scrapbook

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...

Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Dockets

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.

Los Angeles and Redondo Railway Records

Includes assessor's notes, deed information, maps, and taxes levied.

Los Angeles Cable Railway Correspondence and Deed of Trust

Correspondence, 1887; deed of trust for bonds, 1887.

Los Angeles Pacific Company Work Orders

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.

Los Angeles Pacific Railway Assessment Property Books

Assessment property books. Includes assessor's notes, maps and deed information.

Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Scrapbook

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings related to the opening of the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal in May 1939.

Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal Stock Sheet

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.

Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railway Records

Bill of lading, correspondence and clippings.

Lyles (Odes Earl) Passes and Clippings

Passes and clippings pertaining to Mr. Lyles (1900-1984), a locomotive engineer for Western Pacific from 1935 to 1968, and poet.

Madden (Colonel John B.) Scrapbooks

These two scrapbooks include photographs, tickets, and brochures relating to the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society 1955-1956 excursions.

Madden (John B.) Correspondence

Letters to and from John B. Madden concerning research for paintings. Includes a Lucius Beebe letter.

Maine Central Railroad Correspondence

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.

Mann (Ralph) Papers

Certificates, receipts, and letters relating to Ralph Mann's service with the Southern Pacific Railroad and his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

Manufacturers Street Railway Agreements

Agreement with property owners.

Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad Collection

Construction costs, bills, invoices, and other financial records for the Maricopa & Phoenix Railroad and the Maricopa, Phoenix & Salt River Valley.

Martin (Cecil Tullis) Scrapbook

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...

Martin (Gene) Logbook

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.

Martin (Hugh G.) Distinguished Cross Flying Award

United States Department of the Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross Award, April 1950 issued to Hugh G. Martin.

Mary (Frank L.) Papers

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.

Masterson (Albert E.) Employee Beneficiary Certificate

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and Union Pacific employee beneficiary certificate issued to Albert E. Masterson, with accompanying correspondence.

Mauck (Ernest J.)'s Highway Post Office Papers

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.

McAllaster (T.) Papers

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...

McBain (George) Certificate

Railroad Retirement Board Certificate of Annuity for George McBain.

McConaughy (Charles J.) Broadside

Broadside wishing SP employee Charles J. McConaughy good luck in retirement.

McCullough (Mrs. Violet) Family photograph album and scrapbook

Scrapbook and album documenting family life for a railroad worker and his family in California and Nevada.

McDaniel (Tugwell) Collection

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...

McElroy (Raymond) Family Papers

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...

McFarland (Robert H.) Collection

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...

McLaughlin (William Ferdinand) Travel Journal

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.

McMillan (Bill) Travel Journal

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.

Medich (John) Collection

Items in the collection are related to the employment of John Medich with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in the Sacramento Shops. Items include an employee card for Medich, group photographs of employees of the Southern Pacific Sacramento Shops from...

Merritt (Stanley F.) Papers

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.

Metcalf (Edward F.) Papers

Passes, circulars, membership cards and checks relating to Mr. Metcalf's railroad career as a locomotive fireman and engineman.

Mexican Central Railway Letter

Letter of recommendation dated May 14, 1907 for Clarence Wells from H. R. Nickerson, Vice President of Mexican Central Railway.

Mexico and Colorado Railroad Records

Business records of the Mexico and Colorado Railroad, 1908-1910.

Michigan Central Railroad Freight Documents

Various freight records of the Michigan Central Railroad.

Midkiff (Henry Lawton) Papers

Includes material documenting the career of Southern Pacific locomotive engineer Henry L. Midkiff.

Mies Family Papers

Photographs, correspondence and payrolls.

Miller (E.H.) Letter

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...

Mines and Mining Photograph Album

Photographs of mines and mining in California and Idaho.

Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway Certificates

Service certificate for Arthur Ziebarth along with a letter requesting the certificate and an employee time sheet from the Soo Line.

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company "Chairman's Special (1984)

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.

Missouri Pacific Railway Certificate and Receipt

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...

Mitchell (James) Certificate

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.

Mobile and Ohio Railroad Receipts

Receipt, 1856; shipping receipt, 1866.

Monorail Portable Railway Drawings

152 blue line on white paper / white line on blue paper drawings issued by or related to the Monorail Portable Railway Company, Chicago.

Monteagle (Frederick J.) Collection

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. ...

Montgomery (Alvin E.) Papers

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...

Moody (Linwood H.) Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks prepared by Linwood H. Moody, an agent on the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad.

Moore (Robert Percy) Collection

Personnel file of telegrapher Robert Percy Moore.

Moran (Mildred H.) Letter

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...

Morris (Joe) Letter and Envelope

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.

Motion Picture and Television Screenplays and Call Sheets

Screenplays "Thunder: A Saga of the Railroads" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and call sheets for "The Emperor of the North Pole."

Mott (William Penn) Jr. Speaking Cards

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.

Mountain Quarry Railroad Photograph Album

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.

Mrs. J. J. Schoer Photograph Album

This is a family album assembled during the construction of the Lucin Cutoff across the Great Salt Lake.

Muir (Julius Emeil) Papers

Material related to the career of Southern Pacific fireman and locomotive engineer Julius Emeil Muir.

Myrick (David F.) Papers

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.

Nacozari Railroad Financial Records

Financial records of the Nacozari Railroad.

Narrow Gauge Railroader Club Certificate

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.

National Association of Railway Business Women, Sacramento Chapter Scrapbook

Scrapbook containing materials relating to the activities of the Sacramento Chapter of Railway Business Women for the years 1958 to 1962.

National Bank of D.O. Mills Check

Check drawn on the National Bank of D.O. Mills.

National Railroad Passenger Corporation / Amtrak : James L. Larson Operations and Planning Files

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.

Natoma Water and Mining Company Letterpress Book

Letterpress book of correspondence, dated between July and December of 1882.

Neasham (Ralph) Family Typescript

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...

Nevada Central Railroad Company Records

Miscellaneous records from the Nevada Central Railroad Company.

Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Accounts Payable Ledger and Daily Report of Train and Engine Movements

These records include an accounts payable ledger which records expenses incurred by the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company during its construction from 1909 to 1911 and a daily report of train and engine movements for July 1925.

Nevada Railroad Commission Valuation Reports Collection

Nevada Railroad Commission valuation reports with engineering, land, and financial information about select Western railroads.

Nevada Short Line Railway Correspondence

Correspondence regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada.

Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Records

Financial records of Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, Nevada-California-Oregon Realty, and including branch line predecessor Sierra and Mohawk Railway.

New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Company Broadside

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.

New Mexico and Arizona Railroad Financial Records

Financial records for the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad.

New Mexico Railway and Coal Company Financial Records

Includes financial records and bonds of the New Mexico Railway and Coal Company

Newburyport, Massachusetts photograph album

Includes 12 pages of photographs showing horses and buggies, various street scenes, churches, and bridges.

Nineteenth-century Southern Pacific and Predecessor Companies Station Drawings

This collection consists of 5 albums of 477 drawings of stations from the 1870s and 1880s in California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. These drawings show the location and relative size of original station buildings for Southern Pacific Railroad and...

Noblitt Family Papers

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...

Norris (William E.) Papers

Collection consists of a diary written by William E Norris in 1875, papers and photographs of Norris and his wife, Minnie.

North Shore Railroad Company Papers

This collection includes financial documents from the North Shore Railroad Company.

Northern Electric Railway Company Collection, 1906-1922

Includes financial records, ordinances and agreements of the Northern Electric Railway.

Northern Electric Railway Company Letter

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...

Northwestern Pacific Construction Photograph Album

The subject of this album is the construction of the Northwestern Pacific between Willits and Eureka.

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Collection

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...

Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway Collection

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.

Oberkamp (Louis Paul)'s Examination Answers

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%.

O'Brien (Edgar Alphonso) Papers

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.

Ocean Shore Railroad General Ledger

The general ledger for Ocean Shore Railroad with entries between 1911 and 1938.

Ocean Shore Railroad Train Conductor's Train Record

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.

Oden (William Arthur) Collection

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...

Ogden Union Railway and Depot Certificate

Certificate of Service for Theodore P. Colbaugh, November 27, 1933.

Old Colony & Newport Railway Receipt and Invoice

Stock receipt; shop stock invoice.

Old Sacramento 1849 scene photographs of etchings and drawings album

Photographs of etchings and drawings of Old Sacramento between 1848-1852.

Oliver (Emory) Western Pacific Railroad, North Fork Division Construction Album

Photographs of the construction of Western Pacific's North Fork Division.

"Operation Fill" Southern Pacific's New Crossing of the Great Salt Lake Photograph Album

This album chronicles the building of a new fill across the Great Salt Lake to replace the then existing trestle.

Order of Railroad Telegraphers Charter

Charter granted by the Order of Railroad Telegraphers of North America to Pacific Division No. 170, Oakland, California on September 11, 1891

Order of Railway Conductors Certificate and Ledger

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.

Order of Railway Conductors Certificate of Membership

Certificate issued to William Ward, September 10, 1882, for membership in the Baraboo Division No. 68 of the Order of Railway Conuductors.

Oregon and California Railroad Co. Collection

Includes an equipment record and financial records.

Oregon Central Railroad Records

Financial records and bridge alignment notes from the construction of the Oregon Central Railroad.

Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company

Business forms and receipts issued by the Oregon Railroad / Railway and Navigation Company.

Oregon Short Line Railroad Payroll

Bound volume (183 pages) containing payroll sheets for employees in various departments and occupations on the Oregon Short Line in Utah and Idaho.

Oroville & Virginia City Railroad Correspondence

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.

Orsi (Richard J.) Papers

¶ The Richard J. Orsi Papers contains drafts of articles and books, research material, and accompanying supplementary materials related to the professional and academic career of California and Western and railroad historian, Dr. Richard J. Orsi. The primary topic covered...

Osgood Bradley Invoice

Invoice for purchase by the Boston and Providence Railroad of four box cars from the manufacturing works of Osgood Bradley.

O'Shaughnessy (Michael Maurice) Papers

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.

Otis (Bill) Typescript

Typescript of "Hobart Mills: A High Country Logging Town in the Sierras" by Bill Otis.

Otis (H.A) Payroll Check

A 19 cent payroll check dated January 31, 1919 issued to H. A. Otis by the Western Pacific Railroad / United States Railroad Administration.

Overweight Counterbalance Elevator Company Records

Includes records from the Overweight Counterbalance Elevator Company.

Pacific Car Service Bureau Station Records

Station record (Form 30) for Southern Pacific station at Florence, California.

Pacific Coast Railway Cash Book

Pacific Coast Railway cash book receipts.

Pacific Coast Travel Journal

This album documents 1909 train trip from the Midwest to California.

Pacific Electric Railway Records

Includes operating agreements, executive committee resolutions, and accounting records for Pacific Electric Railway of 1901 and Pacific Electric Railway of 1911.

Pacific Electric Railway Scrapbook

This album contains images of Pacific Electric interurban cars in operation on various lines and in various yards awaiting assignment.

Pacific Fast Freight Line Invoice

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.

Pacific Fruit Express Co. Drawings

This collection includes 7,396 Pacific Fruit Express Company structural and component ice plant and car shop drawings.

Pacific Fruit Express Company Collection

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 Mail Steamship Co. Passenger Lists

This collection is the statement of all tickets issued via the Pacific Mail Steamship Company for the San Francisco Overland route, dating from December 1905-December 1913.

Pacific Mill and Mining Company Voucher

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.

Pacific Railway and Navigation Co. Records

Financial records of the Pacific Railway and Navigation Company records.

Pacific Rolling Mill (San Francisco) Invoices

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.

Pajaro Valley Railroad Correspondence

Correspondence relating to order for locomotive, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Dimond and Company.

Panama Railroad Correspondence

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.

The Peacekeeper Rail Garrison Project Records

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...

Pecos River Viaduct Construction Photograph Album

This album consists of 71 photographs of the construction and early days of the bridge.

Pennsylvania Railroad Records

Receipts, freight way form, and bill of lading.

Perry (Anthony Thomas Jr.) Certificate of Apprenticeship

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.

Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway Records

Contains records of the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway.

Peterson (Peter Olai) Resolution

Resolution honoring the late Peter Olai Peterson, General Chairman of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, San Francisco.

Pioche Pacific Railroad Company Correspondence

Correspondence, some of which includes letters regarding submission of way bills to Railroad Commission of Nevada. No way bills are included.

Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Letterpress Book

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...

Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Correspondence

Freight Traffic Department correspondence.

Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Company / Chicago and Cincinnati Railroad / Lake Shore Railroad Company Correspondence

Correspondence (November 27, 1869) from J. Nottingham, General Agent, to H. W. Corbett & Company, New York.

Pittsburgh Railways Notebook

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...

Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad Collection

Select traffic records from the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad.

Platt (Howard Verden) Collection

Papers highlighting the professional and personal accomplishments of Union Pacific railroad executive Howard Verden Platt.

Pollock, R.W. Papers

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.

Pooser (Thomas Joseph) Certificate and Job Application

"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...

Portland and Coos Bay Steamship Company Financial Records

Financial records of the Portland and Coos Bay Steamship Company.

President Harry Truman's Presidential Train Mailgrams

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.

Proudfit (Lance E.) Certificate of Completion

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.

The Pullman Company Denver District Car Service Collection

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

Pullman Private Car "Loretto" Photograph Album

Photographs of the Pullman private car "Loretto", owned by businessman Charles Schwab.

Pullman Strike Passes

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.

Pullman's Palace Car Company Letter

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 Car Manufacturing Co. Color and Design Renderings

Pullman-Standard color and design renderings for Southern Pacific passenger car interiors and china.

Ragonnet (Eugene Ludovic) Engineering Notebook

Baldwin Locomotive Work's engineer's notebook compiled by Eugene Ludovic Ragonnet. The 85-sheet notebook includes notes, sketches, and blueprints.

Rahn (Arthur G.) Papers

Includes correspondence, reports and a copy of land appraiser Arthur G. Rahn's book CORRIDOR VALUATION: AN APPRAISER'S OVERVIEW.

Railroad Comm. of California Report

A typescript of a report issued by the Railroad Commission of California in 1914 analyzing public utilities under its jurisdiction.

Railroad Commission of Nevada Documents

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.

Railroad Employee Timebook Collection

Timebooks completed filled out by employees of various railroads.

Railroad Employees National Safety Council Award Certificate

Railroad Employees National Safety Award, 1951 Group A winner (lowest total casualty rate), issued by the National Safety Council, to Union Pacific Railroad Company.

Railroad Employees Photograph Album

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...

Railroad Law Enforcement Collection

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...

Railroad Logos Scrapbook

Scrapbook of North American railroad and steamship company logos.

Railroad News Events Scrapbook

Includes newspaper clippings of major railroad news events throughout the United States.

Railroad Safety Posters

Seven framed railroad safety posters.


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.

Railroads of the Pacific Northwest photograph album

Includes photographs of several railroads of the Pacific Northwest.

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's Jukes (Mark "Fred") Photographs

The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society's Fred Jukes Photograph Collection consists of 557 photographs fixed to ridgid cardboard frames. The subject matter of the collection is largely focused on North American railroads and steam locomotives, there is also a sizable...

Railway & Locomotive Society Historical Society Photograph Collection

The Railway and Locomotive Society Photograph Collection includes black-and-white photographs of railroads and locomotives in the United States and Canada taken between 1830 and 1960.

Railway Mail Association, Division 13 Newsletters

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 /...

Railway Mail Service Correspondence

Correspondence regarding employment (RMS 5076) of George A. Bausum of Rochester, New York.

Railway Mail Service logbook of Joseph R. Rudynski

This is the logbook of Railway Mail Service postal clerk Joseph R. Rudynski, while he worked in Chicago, Illinois in the 1930s and 1940s.

Railway Post Office Booklet

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...

Ramirez (Salvador A.) Papers

This collection of research papers was assembled by Salvador Ramirez as information for the books he authored.

Ramsey (Paul Harrison) Accident Report

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.

Ray (James) Papers

A collection of documents relating to machinist James Ray and his employment with various railroads, in England and the United States.

Raymond (John) Letter and Pamphlet

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...

Raymond L. Clar Correspondence

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.

Rector (Frank L.) Papers

This collection consists of photocopies of documents relating to the career of Frank L. Rector.

Reno Traction Company Correspondence

Correspondence regarding accident reports.

Reports to the California State Board of Equalization and Local Assessors

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...

Reynolds (Harold Albert) Papers

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.

Rio Grande Southern Railroad Bond Coupons and Remittances

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,...

Rio Grande Southern Railroad Company Collection

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.

Ripley (Edward Payson) and Family Photograph Album

Includes photos of the Ripley family and their home in Riverside, California, and at other locations on the Santa Fe system.

Roberts (Joseph Allen) Papers

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.

Roberts Lumber Company Records

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.

Rockaway Point Development Corporation Accountants' Reports

Accountants' reports for the Rockaway Point Development Corporation.

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club's J. Foster Adams Collection

The collection includes approximately 600 glass plate and film negatives.

Rogers Locomotive Company Letterpress Correspondence Books

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...

Root (Jeffrey "Jeff") Collection

The material in the Jeffrey "Jeff" Root Collection mainly consists of documents and correspondence from Southern Pacific's Passenger Traffic Department.

Saarni (Frank) Collection

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.

Sacramento & Placerville Railroad Freight Bill

Freight expense bill (Form 27) for merchandise delivered between Sacramento and Folsom.

Sacramento and Lake Tahoe Railway Letter

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.

Sacramento Northern Railway Company Records

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,...

Sacramento Southern Railroad Construction Album

Album includes construction photographs of the Sacramento Southern Railroad.

Sacramento Southern Railroad Records

Includes financial records of Sacramento Southern from 1905-1911.

Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road Company Records

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.

San Bernardino, Arrowhead and Waterman Railroad Company Daybook

Daybook, October 28, 1887 - August 24, 1895. Fiscal information regarding payments to various individuals and vendors, for products, services and personnel.

San Bernardino, Arrowhead and Waterman Railroad Company Freight Books

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...

San Diego & Arizona Eastern Railway Settlements

Settlement of various claims against Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen's agreements relating to yardmen, 1952-1956.

San Diego & Arizona Railway/Tijuana & Tecate Railway Collection

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...

San Francisco / East Bay Area Railroad Scrapbook

This scrapbook contains articles from San Francisco and Bay Area newspapers about railroad history.

San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley Railway Records

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.

San Francisco and Atlantic Railway Company Deed of Trust

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...

San Francisco Cable Car System Rehabilitation Project

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....

San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway Records

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.

San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad Collection

Financial records from the San Joaquin and Sierra Nevada Railroad.

San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad Financial Records

Financial records of the San Jose-Los Gatos Railroad.

Santa Fe Case Files

The Santa Fe case file contains a complete record of the proceedings (1936-1938) in front of the Railroad Commission of the State of California to decide whether to grant the Santa Fe Transportation Company's application to operate a bus line...

Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Vouchers

Santa Fe Pacific Railroad Company Audit Office, Vouchers Audited No. 1, From June 1st 1904.

Sappers (Vernon J.) Letter

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.

Scenic Railways, Inc. Records

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.

Schooner “Mabel and Edith” Document

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...

Scott (George Stanley) Papers

Includes railroad passes, membership cards and congratulations for promotions received by George S. Scott during his 31 year career with the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway system in the Los Angeles, California area.

Scott (Walter) [Death Valley Scotty] Document

Signature of Walter Scott (Death Valley Scotty), 1872-1954.

Shaw (Frederic Joseph) Papers

Papers pertaining to Mr. Shaw's work as an architect, his interest in railroading, the publication of his books, his artwork, and biographical information.

Sheedy (Patrick) Letter

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.

Shelton Adjustable Double Deck Car Company Collection

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...

Short Line Enterprises Collection

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.

Shrader (Howard V.) Papers

Papers documenting the life of Southern Pacific machinist and California State Railroad Museum benefactor Howard V. Shrader.

Sierra Nevada Wood and Lumber Company Records

Blank checks, undated; payroll authorization forms, 1901; Hobart Lumber Mills shipping manifest, 1900.

Sierra Railway / Sierra Railroad Collection

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...

Sierra Railway Steam Locomotive No. 3 Certificates of Recognition

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.

Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad Collection

Time book for construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad.

Silverthorn (Willis A. "Bill") Silverthorn Diary

Photocopy of Willis A. Silverthorn's diary. Contains reminiscences, letters and extensive notations about locomotives of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad.

Slobe (Carolyn Johnston) Papers

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.

Smith (Norman W.) Collection

Albums include postcards of West Coast railroads of the United States and Canada.

Sonora Railway Company Limited Collection

Stock records from the Sonora Railway Company.

South Pacific Coast Railroad Records

Record of equipment and expense bills.

South West Investment Company Commissary Record

One ledger containing a record of time and commissary deductions for South West Investment Company, November 1901.

Southern Pacific Affidavits Concerning Sales of Tickets At Erroneous Rates

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.

Southern Pacific Business Cars and Relief Outfits scrapbooks

Photographs and specifications prepared by the Southern Pacific Division Mechanical Officer in Oakland of business cars and relief outfits.

Southern Pacific Carquinez Bridge Construction photograph album

This album consists of photographs of the construction of the Martinez to Benecia Southern Pacific railroad bridge.

Southern Pacific Co. Records

This collection includes some of the corporate records of the Southern Pacific Railroad, its holding company, the Southern Pacific Company and certain of its subsidiaries and successors (such as the Southern Pacific Transportation Company) collected by the CSRM Library &...

Southern Pacific Commuters Club Program and Poem

"Commuter's Crying Towel" for farewell ferry boat party, held January 13, 1939, in Alameda. A program and poem printed on a paper towel.

Southern Pacific Company Reward Poster

$5000 reward for "City of San Francisco" wreck, August 12, 1939

Southern Pacific Freight Car Album

Album of photographs of Southern Pacific freight cars.

Southern Pacific General Managers Orders Files

This is a collection of general managers orders files created during management of capital expenditure projects by the Southern Pacific Railroad between 1905 and 1970.

Southern Pacific Interurban Electric and Portland, Eugene, and Eastern Railway Equipment Scrapbooks

Includes electric passenger and freight equipment and San Francisco Bay ferries from the 1930s to the late 1940s.

Southern Pacific Land Company Financial Records

Financial records of the Southern Pacific Land Company.

Southern Pacific Locomotive Engineer Register Books

This collection consists of six (6) Southern Pacific Locomotive Engineer Register Books for Carrizozo, New Mexico from November 10, 1925 - December 21, 1926.

Southern Pacific Maintenance of Way Photograph Albums

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.

Southern Pacific, Office of Freight Traffic Album of Rock, Sand and Gravel

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.

Southern Pacific Oregon Storm Report Transcript

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.

Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico Collection

Business records of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico.

Southern Pacific Railroad Operating Agreements

Operating agreements between the Southern Pacific and various railroads.

Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops Drawings

Includes 2,318 varnished ink and pencil drawings drafted at the Southern Pacific shops in Sacramento, California. Used as patterns for locomotive engines, equipment, tools and other materials built in the Shops between 1868-1899.

Southern Pacific Railroad Safety Award

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.

Southern Pacific Railroad Ticket Agent's Books

Record of tickets received at the Auburn station. The forms (CS 3694, CS 1794) record date and ticket numbers.

Southern Pacific Railroad's Sacramento Shops Oral History Project

This collection is composed of audio and video tapes and transcripts of interviews with twenty individuals who worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) at its Sacramento Shops in Sacramento, California between 1918 to 1987. Employees represent a wide range...

Southern Pacific Roseville Yard Photograph Album

This album shows SP's Roseville Yard and its various operations such as dispatching, hump yard, Pacific Fruit Express, locomotive repair and truck services.

Southern Pacific Scrapbook

Includes photos of Southern Pacific retirement parties and early Central Pacific and Southern Pacific locomotives.

Southern Pacific Sierra Snow Scene Photograph Album

This album includes photographs of snow and snow fighting.

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Photograph Album

Album contains photographs of Southern Pacific's steam locomotives.

Southern Pacific Wood Preserving Works Photograph Album

This album presents the total story of taking raw wood and pressure treating the wood with creosote and turning out a finished product.

Southern Pacific's New Palmdale-Colton Cutoff Line Album

This album was prepared for the Southern Pacific Company's Board of Director's inspection trip on Aug. 16, 1967.

Southern Pacific's Tucson Division photograph album

Most of the photos in this album are of the right-of-way along the Tucson Division in Arizona.

Southern Pacific's West Oakland and Los Angeles Car Washers Photograph Album

Photographs of car washers in Southern Pacific West Oakland and Los Angeles facilities.

Stack (Leo Taylor) Certificate of Apprenticeship

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.

Staff (Virgil C.) Collection

This collection includes records of the Western Pacific Railroad's Western Division and some personal papers collected by Virgil C. Staff.

Stafford (C.P.) Correspondence

Correspondence (1895, 1904) regarding the employment of C. P. Spafford as a railroad machinist, on the Winifrede Railroad (West Virginia).

Standard Lumber Company Correspondence

Correspondence relating to the Sugar Pine Railway.

Starr (Clifford A.) Collection

Consists of 135 Freight Conductors Train Books, which are day by day entries of the details of individual runs.

Stationary Steam Engineer's Notebook

The notebook of a stationary steam engineer who reported on the conditions of power boilers in the Ohio, Illinois, and Pennsylvania area of the United States.

Stein (Louis Lorenz Jr.) Collection

The collection represents the railroad-related papers and documents accumulated by Berkeley, California pharmacist and historian Louis, Lorenz Stein, Jr. (1902-1996).

Stephens (William R.), Roseville Postmaster, and the Railway Mail Service Chief Clerk John J. Burke

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.

Stevenson (Charles A.) Papers

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.

Stewart (Harold F.) Negatives

This collection is comprised of 2.5" x 4.5" black and white photograph negatives taken by Harold F. Stewart between 1937 and 1970, primarily of locomotives in California.

Stockton and Copperopolis Station Plans

Station plans for the Stockton and Copperopolis and Stockton and Visalia Railroads.

Stone (John) Certificate of Annuity

United States Railroad Retirement Board certificate of annuity (December 31, 1936) issued to John Stone.

Storey (Tom) Drawings of the Timken Roller Bearing Co,'s Locomotive "Four Aces"

Includes steam locomotive enthusiast Tom Storey's collection of 181 mylar tracings of drawings of the Timken Roller Bearing Company's 4-8-4 locomotive No. 1111 (also called "Four Aces"). These tracings, producedd by Mr. Storey in preparation of constructing a working model...

"Streets of San Francisco" Collection

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.

Stull (M. Lynn) Papers

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...

Sunset Railroad Financial Records

Financial records of the Sunset Railroad.

Surveyor's Notebook, Poem and Artwork

This is a surveyor's personal reference book mainly for laying out typical railroad spiral (tapering curves).

Switchmen's Union of North America Charters

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 .

Tarbutt (John A.) Documents

Certificate of apprenticeship to John Tarbutt and clippings about Canadian National Railroad.

Taylor (H. L.) Collection

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...

Telegraphers' Mutual Benefit Association Notices

Notices to members of assessments for payment of death benefits, along with receipts for assessments.

Tennent (Thomas) Letter

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.

Terrell (Roderick G.) Service Certificate

Atchison, Topeka & Santa employe's service certificate (Form 1517) issued to Roderick G. Terrell, baggageman, March 7, 1918.

Texas and New Orleans Railroad Records

Records include bond ledgers, registers, and transfers, and a general ledger.

Thompson (Brian T.) Manuscript

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).

Thompson (Gregory Lee) Dissertation

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

Thompson (Howard Hobbs) Papers

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...

Thompson (Leonard G.) Service Certificates

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.

Thompson (P.J.) Photograph Collection

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...

Thompson (W.C.) Correspondence

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...

Thomson (Alan Charles) Papers

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.

Thostesen (John S.) Family Papers

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...

Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Collection

Miscellaneous Tonopah and Goldfield records include correspondence, a check, delivery receipts, a locomotive inspection report, maps, and a Baldwin Locomotive Works proposal.

Topping (George W.) Diploma

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...

Tower Bridge (Sacramento, Calif.) Collection

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...

Towne (Frank Herbert) Papers

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.

Trona Railway Correspondence and Certificate

Correspondence from 1921, and certificate of service for William Allen Post.

Turner (Ed) Photograph Album

Includes black-and-white photographs of steam engines taken by various photographers.

U. S. Government Railroad Commissioners' Reports for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Lines

This collection includes railroad commissioners reports generated between 1864 and 1889 on the progress of construction of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads.

Union Pacific Company Elvas Interlocking Control Tower Records

These papers are from the Southern Pacific, later Union Pacific, Sacramento interlocking control tower at Elvas.

Union Pacific Railroad Collection

Miscellaneous Union Pacific Railroad records.

Union Pacific Stage Company Records

This collection includes various business records of the Union Pacific Stage Company.

United Railroads of San Francisco Records

The collection consists of financial documents from the organization of the company to 1910. They relate to the initial financing of the United Railroads as well as later income and expenses.

United States Railway Mail Service Postmark Collection

Includes sixteen envelopes and fifty-six postcards with Railway Mail Service (RMS) or Postal Transportation Service (PTS) cancels.

Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad Collection

Cash book and inventory of the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad.

Vanishing Vistas Postcards Album

These albums contain commercially produced color photographs produced by Lyman Cox and his Vanishing Vistas Company.

Vawter (Virgil Dale) Autobiography and Binder

"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...

Virgil James Vandiver's Southern Pacific Bridge and Building Department Photograph Album

Album documenting the career of Southern Pacific Bridge and Building Department employee Virgil James Vandiver.

Virginia & Truckee Railroad Collection

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....

Waddell (James) Timebooks and Conductor's Logs

This collection appears to be the personal timebooks and freight conductor's logs compiled by Central Pacific / Southern Pacific employee James Waddell.

Waddell (Richard) Typescript and Drafts

A photocopy of a 310-page typescript "The Sierra Nevada Crossing: A Study In Railway Economics and History, 1869-1950" dated 1986.

Wagner (Jack Russell) Collection

The Jack R. Wagner Collection consists largely of manuscripts, letters, notes and ephemera pertaining to his publications and interest in railroad history.

Wagner (Jack Russell) Mexico Trip Scrapbook

Scrapbook includes black-and-white and color photographs, brochures about hotels and steamships taken by Jack Wagner during his trip along the west coast of Mexico in 1951.

Wakefield & Company Freight Bills and Receipts

Freight bills and receipts issued to Wakefield & Company for shipment of goods (rope, axes and twine) on board steamers from San Francisco to Portland.

Waldron (W.B.) Pocket Diary

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.

Walker (Fred A.) Correspondence and Memorial Card

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...

Walter Boyd Townsend Family Papers

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...

Warner (Carmon P.) Papers

Papers from Carmon P. Warner, Erie Railroad and Erie-Lackawanna Railroad passenger service conductor.

Watkins (Eddie) Papers

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).

W.E. Waste Travel Itineraries

Mostly travel itineraries of transcontinental rail travel prepared by the Southern Pacific Railroad's Passenger Department.

Weiffenbach (John F.) Collection

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...

Wells Fargo & Company Express Collection

The collection consists of business records of the Wells Fargo & Company Express.

West (Alfred L.) Papers

Includes photographs, railroad passes, identification cards, and a retirement menu documenting the career Southern Pacific employee Alfred L. West, who worked at SP headquarters in San Francisco, Calif. for 43 years.

Western Pacific Construction Agreements

Collection contains agreements for construction between Utah Construction Company and Western Pacific main line, agreements between Western Pacific Railway and construction companies and Boca & Loyalton Railroad reports.

Western Pacific Railroad Company Records

Business records of the Western Pacific Railroad.

Western Pacific Railroad Views of Construction

Albums created by Western Pacific Engineering Department showing structures in California and Nevada.

Western Pacific, San Francisco Division Construction Album

Includes photographs of the construction of Western Pacific's San Francisco Division.

Western Pacific Trains in Northern California Album

Album includes various snapshoot photographs of Western Pacific trains in various Northern California locations.

Westinghouse (George Jr.) Letter

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.

Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records

The Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records include the corporate records of the George D. Whitcomb Company from 1916-1931, the Whitcomb Locomotive Company from 1931 to 1940, and the Whitcomb Division of the Baldwin Locomotive Works from 1940 until 1950, when Baldwin...

Wilder (Edward) Correspondence

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.

Williams (John Thomas) Correspondence

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.

Williamson (Harry M.) Southern Pacific Scrapbooks

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.

Williamson, (J.F.) Field Notebook

Civil engineer's field notebook from the Northern Pacific Railroad's Yellowstone Division.

Wilson (Charles Lincoln) Correspondence and Clipping

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...

Wolcott (Nanny Pearl) Narrative

This file contains a narrative describing cross-country train travel in 1905.

Wood-Curtis Company Letter

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.

Woodin and Little (San Francisco) Correspondence

Correspondence dated April 9, 1890 regarding an order.

Wright (E.W.) Correspondence

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...

Wurm (Ted G.) Correspondence

Ted G. Wurm's correspondence with Grahame H. Hardy, 1938.

Yerington Electric Company (Yerington, Nevada) Letter

Letter to Nevada Railroad Commission by the Yerington Electric Company, dated December 1, 1912.

Yosemite Short Line Railroad Records

Legal documents and a deed record book concerning the Yosemite Short Line Railroad operations.

Yosemite Valley Railway Collection

Includes official bulletins issued by the Yosemite Valley Railway, train registers, checks, correspondence, and telegrams.