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On May 2, 1981, the California State Railroad Museum opened to the public, as did the Museum Library. The library has been an integral component of CSRM since the project's inception. It was clear to the founders of the Museum that a thoughtfully assembled collection of published, manuscript, and pictorial materials would not only enhance the museum's services but also support its conservation and education programs. With this goal in mind, as railroad equipment and artifacts were gathered for s...



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Side elevation of Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 1 "C. P. Huntington." The drawing was first prepared November 11, 1936 by David L. Joslyn. This example is the second revision dated April 30, 1951. The "C. P. Huntington" is on display at the California State Railroad Museum.
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Central Pacific Railroad steam locomotive 4-6-0 No. 1555 was outshopped in May of 1875 by the Schnectady Locomotive Works (construction number 982) and numbered CP No. 190. In 1891 it was renumbered 1555. In 1899 the locomotive was rebuilt and renumbered 1068. The locomotive was sold to Union Rock Company October 20, 1927. Here the crew poses with the locomotive, tender and a wood caboose. The caboose is one of a large group built by the Central Pacific Shops in the late 1870s using...
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Unloading lumber from Central Pacific box car 16218.
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Central Pacific Railroad 4-6-0 steam locomotive second No. 177 on the turntable at the Sacramento Shops. This locomotive was built at the Sacramento Shops and placed into service August 7, 1886. It was renumbered 1764 in 1891 and 2193 in 1901, and scrapped November 20, 1916.
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Lettering and numbering details for Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 1 "C. P. Huntington." This drawing was executed by David L. Joslyn on December 23, 1936. The "C.P. Huntington" is on display at the California State Railroad Museum.
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This map shows the route of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads from the Midwest to the Pacific Coast.
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Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 2371 was built at the Sacramento Shops (the first 4-6-0 of the new century), outshopped in November of 1917 and placed into service November 24, 1917. This locomotive was scrapped in 1954.
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Three Southern Pacific steam locomotives posed in front of the roundhouse at the Sacramento Shops. These three 4-4-0 steam locomotives, Nos. 219, 220, and 221, were built at the Sacramento Shops. This image may date close to September 1887 when they were completed.
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The Central Pacific Railroad passenger station was demolished subsequent to the dedication of the new brick station on February 27, 1926. This view shows the remnants of the 1879 station's barber shop.
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Description : Black and white amateur documentary footage of Western Pacific steam locomotives and trains (1937); color footage of Western Pacific freight trains and the "California Zephyr" (1957). From the Hugh G. Martin collection. Western Pacific was one of the more major railroads operating in California, and the "California Zephyr" one of its most well-known trains. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Call Number : WSF 200/25 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may...
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Freight train photographed at McConnells near Elk Grove. The consist includes four box cars and a long caboose. The second No. 135 was completed in 1873, part of the first group of locomotives built at the Sacramento Shops. It was scrapped in 1891. The photograph may date from the late 1870s to 1880s.
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Note : Due to original recording: played at 18 frames per second. vertical scratches visible Contains moving images of the Cragmont streetcar in Berkeley, California operating downtown and in residential areas. Written on box: Cragmont Street Car; Sep. 1947; Kneiss; 8mm; WSF 50/16 For additional information see California Revealed .
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Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 1 "C. P. Huntington" on its way to San Francisco for display at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (February 20 - December 4, 1915) in San Francisco. The locomotive is secured to SP flat car No. 40971 (Class F-50-4) on board car float No. 1.
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Exterior view of Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station at Colfax. This colonnade-style depot, completed circa 1906, is the second depot at Colfax.
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The I Street bridge over the Sacramento River, built by Southern Pacific Railroad, was completed in 1911 and is still in use today. It is a combination railroad and automobile bridge.
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Side view of a wood refrigerator car.
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Celebration for arrival of the first 3-cylinder compound 4-10-2 class of locomotive, 5000 series. It was the first 4-10-2 locomotive built for the SP. View is looking east. Both ends of the Roundhouse are visible.
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A compilation of Southern Pacific Railroad recipes created by SP chefs and served on board SP's passenger trains offering dining car service.
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Exterior view of Southern Pacific Railroad station at Placerville.
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Exterior view of Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station at Folsom. This building is a SP standard two-story combination depot No. 22 built between 1899 and 1910.
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Contains two films pertaining to the Sierra Railroad Tuolumne Excursion and the Sacramento Northern “Farewell Excursion”. The first film, dated May 4, 1941, features moving images on the Sierra Railroad from Oakdale to Tuolumne, California. It is pulled by locomotive no. 34, and includes shots of the Oakdale High marching band, the Pickering Lumber Company facilities and Heisler locomotive #4. There are shots of the train stopped...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
View looking north towards the M Street bridge, constructed in 1911. It was later replaced by the Tower Bridge (opened 1935).
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Maritime, 1910-1919
Facade of the Huntington, Hopkins & Company hardware store at 54 K Street. In 1855 Collis P. Huntington and Mark Hopkins had joined to form the Huntington & Hopkins Company, importers and dealers in hardware. It was in 1861 when four young ambitious men, later known as the Big Four, gathered on the second floor of this building to conceive a plan for the greatest railroading feat of the 19th century, construction of a link between the East Coast and the West, the Central Pacific...
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Exterior side view of Southern Pacific of Mexico stock car 76701 photographed in Los Angeles. The car was built by the American Car & Foundry Company, outshopped in May of 1900. SPNM merged into SP in 1902. Stock cars were used for the transportation of livestock, equipped with a roof, slatted sides and side doors, single or double deck, and frequently with feed and water troughs.
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Microfilm of Southern Pacific vs. the Railroad Board of Commissioners. Southern Pacific was a significant railroad in California.
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Source: Microfilm: 1 Reel of 1 (Unknown)
View looking northeast from roof of new station. The old station (completed in 1879) is still standing. The new station was dedicated February 27, 1926. Other structures include the Motor Car Shop with motor cars being used as buildings, the south facade of the Boiler Shop, and the 3-story Office Building with palm trees in front.
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This postcard proclaims: From the railroad in January, California. Postcard number 3547 was made in Germany.
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Thomas Hill's large oil painting (157-1/4 x 85-1/4 in.) of "The Driving of the Last Spike" is on display at the California State Railroad Museum. It is an imagined recreation of the ceremony held May 10, 1869 at Promontory Point, Utah, to celebrate the completion of the transcontinental railroad, when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad tracks were joined. Hill began the painting in 1877 at the request of Leland Stanford, who later refused to pay for the commission.
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Loading ice into the top compartment of a refrigerator car. The reefer was basically an insulated box car with ice compartments, called bunkers, at both ends. Corner roof hatches permitted checking or replenishing the ice supply.
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Passengers gather on the observation platform of Western Pacific's "Scenic Limited" passenger train, a partnership with the Denver and Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroads to provide service between Chicago or St. Louis to San Francisco.
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images taken during a railfan excursion tour of the Southern Pacific Sparks, Nevada roundhouse and shops in 1952. Includes shots of downtown Reno, Nevada, including Club Cal-Neva, Ramona's Kitchen, Roaring Camp, and several vintage automobiles. There is a close-up shot of a Southern Pacific wigwag crossing signal, and people waiting for a passenger train at the Reno depot. Passenger...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
View is looking northeast towards west end and south side of Central Pacific Railroad passenger station. The station was completed in 1879. Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 1461 leads a passenger train out of the station.
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Note : Due to original recording: burnt frames visible in part 2. Contains moving images of a "Gordon Baker Lloyd's Garden Workshop Tour" on a chartered Greyhound bus with brief shots of the Keddie Resort Lodge, Plumas Eureka Stamp Mill, Manzanita Lake Lodge, Burney Falls, and Crater Lake. Written on box: Mt. Lassen to Jackson; 1. Manzanita Lodge to Budge Cliffside Lodge(?); 2. Manzanita Lodge to Reno; De Sep. 1968; 8mm; WSF 50/36; 50/37 For additional information see California...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Recreation, United States. National Park Service. Parks, Excursions
Source: 8mm film: 2 Reels of 2
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Note : Due to original recording: Video Noise Visible in Picture; General Poor Recording Quality; Flagging Visible in Picture; Banding Visible in Picture; Creases on Tape Visible in Picture Contains moving images of the Union Pacific No. 8444 and No. 3985, and the Southern Pacific No. 4449 en route to Railfair 1981. The film highlights opening day ceremonies, featuring dignitaries, several speeches, and locomotives on display. In the background is the ribbon cutting ceremony for the museum, and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fairs--California--20th Century, Trains, Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 1 elevated inside the Machine Shop (later the Erecting Shop). This locomotive is now on display at the California State Railroad Museum.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1900-1909
Crowd gathers at Sacramento station to celebrate the inauguation of Western Pacific's regularly scheduled passenger service between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, August 20-22, 1910.
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of the Southern Pacific "Fresno Flyer" and "Louis Chess Special." The first portion includes shots of the Southern Pacific "Fresno Flyer" Excursion, dated March 24, 1957, from Oakland to Fresno, California. The excursion was pulled by Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 4443, a GS-4 class 4-8-4. (This locomotive was featured in the opening credits of the...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Central Pacific Railroad steam locomotive second No. 19 on turntable in front of Sacarmento roundhouse, with crew. This locomotive was built in the Sacramento Shops and placed into service August 27, 1884. It was designed by Andrew J. Stevens and served as a prototype design for subsequent production. Rebuilt in the 1890s, it was finally scrapped in February 1923 in Oregon.
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View is looking west towards east end and north side of the Central Pacific Railroad passenger station (completed 1879). The 3-story brick Southern Pacific hospital is at left. Tracks for the new brick station (dedicated 1926) are visible at left.
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View is looking north east. At left is the new station (dedicated February 27, 1926) under construction. The Railway Express Agency building is to right of the passenger station.
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Exterior view of Western Refrigerator Line refrigerator car 7001. This print is most likely a builder's photograph of car as it came out of the shops in January of 1923. The Western Pacific Railroad set up the Western Refrigerator Line effective January 1, 1923 to operate a new fleet of refrigerator cars; however, the WP reached an agreement with the Pacific Fruit Express, and the cars never operated in revenue service under the WRL name. The cars were changed to PFE lettering upon arrival in...
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Southern Pacific steam locomotive 3017 hauls a freight train.
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A Paul Bunyan Prosperity Special of 171 cars loaded with lumber from the Red River Lumber Company, posed on the outskirts of Westwood, was put together in conjunction with the opening of the WP's Inland Gateway on November 10, 1931. Motive power was provided by WP steam locomotive No. 334, now on display at the Western Railway Museum, and two other steam locomotives. The Inland Gateway, also known as the Northern California Extension, refers to the joint effort of WP and the Great Northern to...
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of two separate railroad excursions. The first portion is a fan-trip on the Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge, dated February 22, 1952 pulled by Locomotive No. 18. The consist is 3 box cars, combine No. 401, and baggage car No. 22 on the rear. Shots include the passenger station and yard in Owenyo, numerous photo run-bys, and the locomotive taking on water, as well as a “group...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Southern Pacific Railroad business car No. 124 "Stockton" at Sacramento Shops. Wood coach No. 1329 was completed by the Pullman Company in October of 1895. In 1911 it was rebuilt as a business car at the Sacramento Shops, numbered Southern Pacific No. 124 and named "Stockton." This image probably dates between 1911 and 1925 when the car was renamed "Sacramento."
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End view of PFE refrigerator car 9607 (Class R 30 5) built by Pullman circa 1909-1911. Southern Pacific negative P 552.
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Southern Pacific Company joint employee timetable No. 4 for the Benicia Division, Cleark Lake Division and Mendocino Branch. Effective September 5, 1888. Passenger train schedules for between San Francisco and Sacramento, Elmira and Rumsey, and Willlows and Fruto. The back of this timetable (not scanned) includes Rules and Regulations for Employes.
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Note : Due to original recording: High Amount of Buzz. Contains moving images of Railfair 1981, including the night performance of the pageant. Also includes shots of the Union Pacific locomotives 3985 and 8444, and the Southern Pacific No. 4449. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Fairs--California--20th Century, Trains
Source: U-matic: 1 Tape of 1
Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of two separate excursion trips. The first takes place on the Sierra Railroad's "Sonora Express" including shots of the Sierra Railroad Engine No. 3 (sometimes double-headed with No. 34), Tuolumne City Station, the Jamestown Shops (Roundhouse), and a shot of Engine No. 3 taking on water from a water tank. The second trip takes place on the Camino, Placerville and Lake...
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Central Pacific No. 48, built at the Sacramento Shops, was placed into service September 23, 1868 as a 4-6-0T locomotive. It was rebuilt as a 4-4-0, nearly a completely new locomotive, and placed into service April 23, 1883 with a tender. The locomotive was renumbered 1366 in 1891. It served as a prototype design for additional 4-4-0 locomotives built at the Sacramento Shops in the 1880s.
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Female employees of the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops ride a float on July 4, 1918, in support of World War I soldiers.
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Exterior view of PFE refrigerator car No. 81, Class R 30 1, built in 1906 and 1907 by the American Car and Foundry Company. This car is among the earliest PFE wood-sheathed ice-cooled refrigerator cars. These cars were painted dark olive for express service on passenger trains.
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A freight train at McConnels, near Elk Grove. The steam locomotive, possibly Central Pacific 135, heads up a mixed train with 4 freight cars and a caboose, used for passengers. The first car behind the locomotive is a box car to which ventilation has been added for the transport of livestock.
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Central Pacific steam locomotive No. 237 on turntable at the Sacramento Shops. No. 237, El Gobernador, was built in Sacramento, completed in February 1883 and placed into service March of 1884. The locomotive was dismantled July 15, 1894. View is looking east. The northwest corner of the Car Shop is visible at rear right. The north wall of the Machine Shop is to right. The Roundhouse is at left.
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Description : Amateur footage filmed by Buell L. Edison, includes day and night scenes, freight and passenger trains, dieasel and steam locomotives, and Southern Pacific yards. Call Number : WSF 200/30 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm Collection : Railroad Film Collection Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy...
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Interior view of Steel Foundry at Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops complex showing men filling steel ingot moulds. At the time the Steel Foundry was built at the turn of the century it housed the largest electric furnace west of Chicago. During the 1920s, some 30 tons of steel a month went into castings, generally running gear components, that required extra strength. The rest went to the Rolling Mill to make high strength fasteners. The Steel Foundry became uneconomical to operate...
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The SP hospital, erected in the early 1870s, was located at the corner of 8th and F Streets. It was the first hospital built for the exclusive use of railroad employees. Postcard number is 5648 and bears a postmark of 1910.
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Exterior view of the Central Pacific hospital in Sacramento built in the early 1870s for the exclusive use of railroad employees.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Structures, 1870-1879
Map from Ormando Willis Gray, Gray's Atlas of the United States, published in the Philadelphia by Stedman, Brown & Lyon in 1874.
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Interior view of Boiler Shop looking north. Boilers and truss work are on a dirt floor. At the Boiler Shop, boilers, tanks, and even smokestacks were manufactured and repaired by shearing, rolling, flanging and riveting thick metal plate. Steamboat boilers, generally larger than those on locomotives, also were routinely manufactured. In the early days most machines were hand-operated. Pneumatic and hydraulic power later took over many of the tasks.
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Exterior view of Southern Pacific passenger station at Placerville.
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Exterior view (lookig northeast) of Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station at Chico. This station was built in the winter of 1891-1892.
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One of very few SP-built wood ice-cooled refrigerator cars, outshopped July 31, 1902, at the Sacramento Shops.
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Southern Pacific locomotive 2067 (outshopped 1882; scrapped 1918)and fire train. To protect the extensive system of wood snowsheds over the Sierra, the SP developed a system for fire protection and control. Special fire trains, assigned to Sierra locations, were equipped with fire pumps to spray water on the conflagration. A lookout on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, known a Signal Peak or Red Mountain called the fire trains into action. Augmenting this arrangement were a series of...
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Description : Documentary footage of the recovery of Southern Pacific SD-9 diesel locomotive No. 4310, one of four locomotives marooned at Eureka following the Island Mountain Tunnel fire. The footage documents the 1979 movement of the detrucked diesel by Bigge Drayage from Alderpoint to Dos Rios, where it was put back onto NWP/SP rails. This is a bit of odd California railroad history, more recent history at that. The Island Mountain tunnel was the longest tunnel on the Northwestern Pacific...
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Description : A trip on the "California Zephyr" between Salt Lake City and San Francisco, the "Feather River Route." Narrator describes scenery as he writes a letter to his fiancee. Includes scenes of Portola, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, East Bay and Marin County. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (Kodachrome print) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 800/17 Title on container : Go West to San Francisco Rights : Rights are owned by Union...
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This 32-foot caboose was built circa 1872. It was the most common style built by the Central Pacific between 1872 and 1903. The basic configuration included wide side doors near the cupola end for the loading of baggage and express, and 4 bunks. The photograph may be dated after May of 1914 when the side doors were removed. This caboose was retired in April of 1928.
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Costumed participants in the celebration to mark the dedication of the Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station, February 27, 1926.
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Description : Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway passenger station at Stockton.  Photograph by Stockton "Logan" (15 South San Joaquin Street)
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Sacramento photographer David Lindsay Joslyn standing on pilot of Southern Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 1, "C. P. Huntington." Joslyn, who began to work for the Southern Pacific in 1902 and retired in 1948, was for many year's SP's official photographer. The "C. P. Huntington" is now on display at the California State Railroad Museum.
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Call Number : WSF 800/11 Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Collection : Railroad Film Collection Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright...
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Central Pacific Railroad 30-ton, 36-foot long wood box car, No. 70211, Class CS 14A. The photograph is most likely taken at the Sacramento Shops, circa 1902, when the car was new. Class 14A exhibits certain improvements over Class CS 14, including the addition of a small lumber door on the end.
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Interior view of a pattern storeroom. Patterns mimicked the form of a foundry casting in wood. Pattern makers used drawings or samples to form the pattern. Patterns were constructed from sugar pine and given a protective coat of varnish. Often the corporate initials "C.P.R.R." or "S.P.R.R." or "S.P. Co." plus "Sacramento, Cal." and a year indicated when and where the casting was made. Patterns could be used over and over again and were often stored for...
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View along First Street, looking north towards I Street bridge (completed 1911). Team track is visible in the middle where a pillar crane is mounted.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
A conductor stands at entrance to subway leading to passenger boarding area of Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station. This photograph may date close to the February 27, 1926 dedication of the station.
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