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Order of Railway Conductors certificate and ledger

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1887, 1905
Creator
Order of Railway Conductors
Collection Number
MS 385
  1 document  
Date
1887, 1905
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 volume + 2 folders
Creator
Order of Railway Conductors
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
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.
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Source Record ID
MS 385
Collection Number
MS 385
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Cecil Tullis Martin scrapbook

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1941-1947
Creator
Martin, Cecil Tullis
Collection Number
MS 528
  1 document  
Date
1941-1947
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 oversize box
Creator
Martin, Cecil Tullis
Abstract
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 information about Martin's career, including his union activities with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Order of Railway Conductors, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America.
Scope and Content
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 information about Martin's career, including his union activities with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, Order of Railway Conductors, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and Switchmen's Union of North America.
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Source Record ID
MS 528
Collection Number
MS 528
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Fred Jukes correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1938-1962
Creator
Jukes, Fred
Collection Number
MS 354
  1 document  
Date
1938-1962
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Jukes, Fred
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
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.
History / Biographical
Fred Jukes was a photographer who lived in Blaine, Washington and photographed railroads in Colorado and the Northwestern United States. He worked on the Virginia & Truckee as a fireman while a young man around the beginning of the twentieth century. Born in 1877, he died in 1971.
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Source Record ID
MS 354
Collection Number
MS 354
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Hugh G. Martin distinguished cross flying award

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1950
Creator
Martin, Hugh G.
Collection Number
MS 160
  1 document  
Date
1950
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Martin, Hugh G.
Abstract
United States Department of the Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross Award, April 1950 issued to Hugh G. Martin.
Scope and Content
United States Department of the Air Force, Distinguished Flying Cross Award, April 1950 issued to Hugh G. Martin.
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Source Record ID
MS 160
Collection Number
MS 160
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Alvin E. Montgomery papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1923-1991
Creator
Montgomery, Alvin E.
Collection Number
MS 495
  1 document  
Date
1923-1991
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 oversize box
Creator
Montgomery, Alvin E.
Abstract
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 in red.
Scope and Content
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 in red.
History / Biographical
Alvin E. Montgomery was a chemical engineer and a Vice-President of J.O. Ross Engineering in Chicago.
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Source Record ID
MS 495
Collection Number
MS 495
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Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Special Service Collection

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
undated, 1890-1998
Creator
Tharp, M.E. "Gene"
Collection Number
MS 526
  1 document  
Date
undated, 1890-1998
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
2 boxes
Creator
Tharp, M.E. "Gene"
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
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. The collection includes correspondence, telegrams, reward posters, flimsies, newsletters, passes, tickets membership applications and cards issued by various labor organizations from the 1890s to the 1970s. This collection has been arranged in two series: 1. CASE FILES 2. SUBJECT FILES
History / Biographical
The 1880s saw the westward expansion of railroads. The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, like many others, faced an increasing problem with armed train robbers. Local law enforcement west of the Mississippi was spotty, and could not handle these and other attacks on railroad property. Railroads responded by setting up special services to police the railroad and protect property and cargo. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe set up a special service or railway police department for each of Santa Fe's four operating divisions. These departments, which operated separately, were charged with the protection of Santa Fe patrons and their possessions, and the safe-guarding of Santa Fe facilities and premises. Each division special service department had special agents. Officers rode the trains, policed freight yards, depots, shops and other facilities, and conducted various investigations into train robberies and other crimes. These officers sometimes went undercover, infiltrating various labor organizations that were considered subversive. A favorite target was the Industrial Workers of the World, or "Wobblies." Hoboes and bums were also closely watched by railroad police. In addition to co-operating with local, state and federal law enforcement, the Santa Fe Special Service Department worked closely with the protective section of the Association of American Railroads and special services of other railroads. During World War I and immediately thereafter a reorganization of railroad police took place and now rail security forces function as municipal police do, with patrolmen reporting to captains, and the captains reporting to chiefs of police, who report to the Superintendent of Property Protection. Common crimes include trespassing, vandalism, public intoxication, breaking and entering, burglary, and arson. M.E. "Gene" Tharp was a member of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Special Services Department from the 1920s to the 1970s. In the 1960s, he was an Inspector of the Special Services Department. On July 1, 1970, Tharp was promoted to Assistant Superintendent, Better Freight Handling and Special Service.
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Source Record ID
MS 526
Collection Number
MS 526
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Reno Traction Company Correspondence

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1909
Creator
Reno Traction Company
Collection Number
MS 298
  1 document  
Date
1909
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Reno Traction Company
Abstract
Correspondence regarding accident reports.
Scope and Content
Correspondence regarding accident reports.
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Source Record ID
MS 298
Collection Number
MS 298
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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Tehachapi Division No. 126 membership record book

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1891-1974
Creator
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Tehachapi Division No. 126
Collection Number
MS 481
  1 document  
Date
1891-1974
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 half box
Creator
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Tehachapi Division No. 126
Abstract
Membership record book includes information about members such as initiation date, and reasons for transfer or expulsion, or death.
Scope and Content
Membership record book includes information about members such as initiation date, and reasons for transfer or expulsion, or death.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 481
Collection Number
MS 481
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Frank Saarni Collection

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1905-1997
Creator
Saarni, Frank
Collection Number
MS 726
  1 document  
Date
1905-1997
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 linear foot + 3 oversize boxes
Creator
Saarni, Frank
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
Consists of construction lists for various locomotive builders, correspondence, notes on railroad photography trips, research materials, employment paperwork, ephemera, and albums of tickets and photographs. The correspondence relates to collecting and purchasing of builder's plates, as well as to Saarni's work with the California State Railroad Museum. Employment paperwork relates to Saarni's work as a brakeman with the Great Northern Railway. The locomotive builder lists are handwritten and organized by construction number. Notes on photography trips consists of a trip recapitulation listing road numbers of engines photographed by Saarni. Among his research materials is correspondence mostly to Virgil Bogue, from Arthur W. Keddie and others, regarding construction of the Western Pacific Railway. Photographic prints that were not affixed in albums have been removed and filed with the general photograph collection. Corresponding negatives were not included in the donation. Employee timetables have also been cataloged separately.
History / Biographical
Frank Arthur Saarni was born Aug. 3,1926 in San Francisco and died Jan. 21, 2013 in Berkeley. Beginning as a teenager, Saarni assembled one of the major and most significant builder’s plate collections in the United States and North America. Saarni also created accurate reproduction builder's plates for equipment being restored during the development of the California State Railroad Museum. As he collected, he kept meticulous notes and gathered research material on railroad history, which comprise this collection.
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Source Record ID
MS 726
Collection Number
MS 726
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National Despatch Fast Freight Line bill of lading

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1875
Creator
National Despatch Fast Freight Line
Collection Number
MS 262
  1 document  
Date
1875
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
National Despatch Fast Freight Line
Abstract
Bill of lading.
Scope and Content
Bill of lading.
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Source Record ID
MS 262
Collection Number
MS 262
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Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway certificates

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1926
Creator
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Collection Number
MS 255
  1 document  
Date
1926
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railway
Abstract
Service certificate for Arthur Ziebarth along with a letter requesting the certificate and an employee time sheet from the Soo Line.
Scope and Content
Service certificate for Arthur Ziebarth along with a letter requesting the certificate and an employee time sheet from the Soo Line.
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Source Record ID
MS 255
Collection Number
MS 255
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Lance E. Proudfit certificate of completion

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
Undated
Creator
Proudfit, Lance E.
Collection Number
MS 445
  1 document  
Date
Undated
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Proudfit, Lance E.
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
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.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 445
Collection Number
MS 445
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Rocky Mountain Railroad Club's J. Foster Adams Collection

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1913-1943
Creator
Adams (J. Foster)
Collection Number
MS 601
  1 document  
Date
1913-1943
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
These 600 glass plate and film negatives are taken by J. Foster Adams.
Creator
Adams (J. Foster)
Abstract
The collection includes approximately 600 glass plate and film negatives.
Scope and Content
The collection includes approximately 600 glass plate and film negatives. The majority of the plates are 5 x 7, but vary in size from as large as 8 x 10 to 4 x 5. The collection also includes prints made from the negatives by the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club after it received the collection in 1962. A preliminary inventory was received with the collection. The CSRM Library has created a searchable database including corporate name, locomotive numbers, geographic location, and dates when available. Please contact CSRM Library staff with specific search requests. The glass plate and film negatives are filed by the Adams negative number. Prints are filed by corporate name.
History / Biographical
These images are the work of J. Foster Adams (1882-1962), a commercial photographer based in Portland, Oregon. Adams began photographing engines and trains, principally on 5 x 7 glass plates about 1913, and took both still and action photographs of railroads in the Portland area, including Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation, Spokane Portland & Seattle, and others. The bulk of the negatives are dated between 1913 and 1943.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 601
Collection Number
MS 601
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BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, SUTTER LODGE NO. 340 COLLECTION

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1890-1951
Creator
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Sutter Lodge
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Golden State Lodge
Collection Number
MS 411
  1 document  
Date
1890-1951
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
10 oversize boxes
Creator
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Sutter Lodge
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Golden State Lodge
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
This collection is arranged into 7 series: 1 ATTENDANCE REGISTERS 2 FINANCIAL RECORDS 3 GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE 4 MEMBERSHIP AND POLICY REGISTER 5 MINUTES OF MEETINGS 6 RECORD BOOKS 7 VISITORS' REGISTER
History / Biographical
The Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen was a cooperative association founded in the summer of 1883 in Albany, New York for the main purpose of providing disability benefits to its members. A rival Brotherhood of Railroad Brakemen branch was founded in 1883 by eight brakemen for the Delaware & Hudson Railroad who met secretly in Oneonota, New York. This group became Lodge No. 1 of the Brotherhood. By 1884, at their first annual convention, they had 39 lodges and 900 members in the United States and Canada. In January 1889, in Fort Gratiot, Michigan, the Brotherhood created a women's group which they named the Grand Lodge. In 1890, the name of the organization was changed to the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Concerned with practical issues such as providing pension and disability benefits for its members, the Brotherhood also supported shorter hours, better wages, education and other improved working conditions for its members. Grievance committees were set up to hear members' grievances against employers and to try to facilitate a resolution between employees and employers on these issues. The Brotherhood created an Auxiliary to do charitable works, such as the establishment of a home for indigent and elderly members, and tuberculosis research. In 1969, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen merged with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers, the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America to form the the United Transportation Union.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 411
Collection Number
MS 411
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Utah Construction Company Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1906-1928
Creator
Utah Construction Company
Collection Number
MS 712
  1 document  
Date
1906-1928
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 linear foot
Creator
Utah Construction Company
Abstract
Records of the Utah Construction Company for construction of the Western Pacific Railroad
Scope and Content
Audits, contracts, agreements, maps of agreeements Western Pacific Railway made with the Utah Construction Company and Ransome Concrete Company for the construction of the railroad. Also includes a physical valuation of Boca & Loyalton Railroad.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 712
Collection Number
MS 712
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Pacific Coast Travel Journal

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
Jul. - Aug. 1909
Collection Number
MS 770
  1 document  
Date
Jul. - Aug. 1909
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 album
Abstract
This album documents 1909 train trip from the Midwest to California.
Scope and Content
This album includes personal photographs of an unidentified woman on her train trip from the Midwest to California taken in July and August of 1909. The trip began in Chicago on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and continued through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada. Other railroads include the Yosemite Valley Railroad and the Southern Pacific. Includes photographs of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Mariposa Grove.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 770
Collection Number
MS 770
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Alan Charles Thomson Papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1953-1987 (1969-1987 bulk)
Creator
Thomson (Alan Charles)
Collection Number
MS 630
  1 document  
Date
1953-1987 (1969-1987 bulk)
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 box
Creator
Thomson (Alan Charles)
Abstract
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.
Scope and Content
This collections includes: correspondence, agendas, newsletters, minutes, reports, and notices 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. Also includes clippings, promotional material and correspondence documenting Alan C. Thomson's contributions to the Golden Spike Centennial Celebration Commission formed to recognize the 100th aninversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory, Utah in 1869. There are photographs of various Golden Spike Centennial events, including the groundbreaking for the Big Four Building in Old Sacramento (April 25, 1969) and the "Centennial Plaque Special" May 9, 1969, which traveled from Sacramento to Truckee to dedicate placques at sites (Roseville, Rocklin, Newcastle, Auburn, Colfax and Truckee) along the historic Central Pacific railroad route. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
History / Biographical
Alan Charles Thomson was born on April 1, 1917 in Oregon. He worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad as a local claims agent in Sacramento. In 1969, he served as the Southern Pacific field representative for the Sacramento Gold Spike Centennial Committee. He helped organize the ground breaking ceremony (April 25, 1969) for the Big Four Building in Old Sacramento State Historic Park and traveled with the special Centennial Plaque train (May 1969). Alan C. Thomson was a member of the blue ribbon committee of Sacramento civic and cultural leaders responsible for Railfair Sacramento 1981, which celebrated the grand opening of the California State Railroad Museum's Museum of Railroad History on May 2, 1981. He also served as a board member of the Sacramento Area Chapter of the Friends of the California State Railroad Museum from 1981 to 1987 until it was reconstituted as the California Railroad Museum Foundation. Alan Thomson died in Sacramento on April 7, 1997.
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Source Record ID
MS 630
Collection Number
MS 630
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Whitcomb Locomotive Company Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1906-1952
Creator
George D. Whitcomb
Collection Number
MS 99
  1 document  
Date
1906-1952
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
700+ linear feet
Creator
George D. Whitcomb
Abstract
Records include manufacturing and sales records, drawings, and photographs generated by the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and its predecessor the George D. Whitcomb Company.
Scope and Content
The Whitcomb Locomotive Company records include drawing indexes, manufacturing records, specifications, photographs, drawings and other material generated by Whitcomb between 1914 and 1952. This collection was donated by the Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Company who kept the corporate records of the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and the Sterling Engine Company at their manufacturing plant in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. These records have been arranged into the following series: Series 1. Card Files Series 2. Manufacturing Records Series 3. Specifications Series 4. Drawings Series 5. Bills of Material Index Sheets and Drawings Lists Series 6. Operations, Maintenance and Parts Manuals Series 7. Sales Department Records Series 8. Vendors Files Series 9. Customer Relations and Promotion Series 5 to 9 are in process. The material in these series are available by appointment. Several thousand Whitcomb builder's photographs have been removed from this collection and are available at the CSRM Library & Archives Research Room in Old Sacramento.
History / Biographical
The Whitcomb Locomotive Company was a builder of gasoline and diesel powered industrial locomotives that supplied companies around the world with a variety of configurations for moving cars within factory environments. The George D. Whitcomb Company was incorporated by George D. Whitcomb on May 6, 1896 in Illinois. George’s son George Card Whitcomb replaced George D. Whitcomb as General Manager in 1907, and after George senior’s death in 1914 he took over the company. The company sold its first gas-mechanical locomotive in 1906. In October of 1914 Whitcomb introduced and shipped its first electric storage battery locomotive. Its first gas-electric locomotive was manufactured in 1928. Whitcomb introduced its first diesel-electric locomotive in 1929. A friendship between Baldwin President Samuel L. Vauclain and Whitcomb President George Whitcomb led to Baldwin taking a financial interest in the George D. Whitcomb Company. In 1927, Baldwin Locomotive Works began representing Whitcomb in the sales division. Baldwin acquired a half-interest in Whitcomb stock in 1928. After suffering a downturn in orders during the Great Depression, Whitcomb lost control of the company to Baldwin Locomotive Works. After declaring bankruptcy on behalf of Whitcomb in 1931, Baldwin reorganized it as the Whitcomb Locomotive Company and operated it under that name until 1940. Starting in 1934 the Baldwin Locomotive Works took over the sales, repair, and renewal parts business from the Whitcomb Company. In July 19, 1932, Whitcomb acquired the Milwaukee Locomotive Manufacture Company. Whitcomb became a division of Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1940. During World War II, Whitcomb supplied the United States Army Transportation Corps with diesel-electric switchers. In December 4, 1950, Baldwin Locomotive Works bought the Lima-Hamilton Company and became the Baldwin – Lima – Hamilton Corporation. Whitcomb construction facilities moved from Rochelle, Illinois to Eddystone, Pennsylvania. BLH continued to use the Whitcomb name until December 1952.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 99
Collection Number
MS 99
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Percy Adrian Dunn papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1902-1956
Creator
Dunn, Percy Adrian
Collection Number
MS 407
  1 document  
Date
1902-1956
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Dunn, Percy Adrian
Abstract
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 taken in Needles, and lists of old Atlantic & Pacific locomotives. Also includes a ribbon from the Coordinated Railroad Associations M.B.M.A. Convention, September 28- October 1, 1937 and two capital stock certificates from the Cordillera Corporation belonging to Percy. A. Dunn as of 1956.
Scope and Content
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 taken in Needles, and lists of old Atlantic & Pacific locomotives. Also includes a ribbon from the Coordinated Railroad Associations M.B.M.A. Convention, September 28- October 1, 1937 and two capital stock certificates from the Cordillera Corporation belonging to Percy. A. Dunn as of 1956.
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Source Record ID
MS 407
Collection Number
MS 407
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Union Pacific Company Elvas Interlocking Control Tower Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1997-1999
Creator
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Collection Number
MS 708
  1 document  
Date
1997-1999
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 half box
Creator
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Abstract
These papers are from the Southern Pacific, later Union Pacific, Sacramento interlocking control tower at Elvas.
Scope and Content
These papers from Southern Pacific, later Union Pacific, Sacramento interlocking control tower at Elvas include a crew notification data report sent by the crew caller's office in Omaha to the Elvas Tower on its last day in operation (November 1, 1999). The report includes the train number, where it originated, the route it took, the time a train was expected to pass the tower, and crew information from the last day of operation. Signal control dispatching used the Centralized Traffic Control System and freight car management used the Transportation Control System. One file contains codes that allowed the Elvas Tower crew to access train movements, consists, routes, schedules and other important information in these two systems. The Elvas Tower crew recorded all passing trains and the time they passed the Tower. A record book contains entries for October 19 to November 1, 1999. System Special Instructions (effective October 25, 1998) provides updated information for rulebooks and Superintendents’ bulletins. Another file contains telephone lists and directories of Southern Pacific employees in dispatch, operating, and maintenance of way positions. Monthly time reports include Elvas Tower crew members and the number of hours they worked during the last few months of operation. Employees included: Bob Greenfield, J. S. Hansen, R.L. Prince, C. J. Riley, Arthur.L. Spackman, C.J. Riley, and D. Rosen. There are also track bulletins [Form C] which alert Tower employees of any irregular movements. The Elvas Tower crew also kept schedules for the Amtrak passenger trains which regularly passed the Elvas Tower. Miscellaneous documents include: a cover sheet from a fax by California Northern Railroad, a 1999 yearly calendar, and a page of assignments and changes in car management.
History / Biographical
Interlocking towers were commonly used to control and sequence the movement of trains at crossings and junctions where the tracks of two or more railroad routes crossed or diverged. Southern Pacific's Elvas Tower controlled operations at the junction of the Donner and Valley routes in North Sacramento. Trains heading east from Sacramento could be routed south to Stockton or east to Roseville and points beyond. The Elvas Tower was built in 1910 near the intersection of C Street and Elvas Avenue in Sacramento (adjacent to Interstate Business Route 80 and across the American River from CalExpo.) The structure was a two-story wood frame building equipped with a General Railway Signal Company (GRS) Model 1 all-electric interlocking machine. The tower operator's cabin was on the second floor with windows on all sides. The original GRS machine remained in service until the Tower's last day of operation. When Union Pacific's Jerry Davis Yard in Roseville was modernized in 1999, Elvas Tower's control functions were moved to Roseville. On November 1, 1999 at 10:07 a.m., Arthur L. Spackman shut down the Elvas Tower. Key architectural elements from the second floor and some equipment were donated to the California State Railroad Museum.
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Source Record ID
MS 708
Collection Number
MS 708
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