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California State Railroad Museum Library

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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California State Railroad Museum Library
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Description : War efforts of the AT&SF during World War II. Features both steam and diesel operations including the transport of military equipment and personnel, freight service, and women railroad workers. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (Kodachrome print) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 800/5 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...
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Note : The presence of sensitive or offensive material in this recording is not endorsed or approved by California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives recognizes and regrets the culturally sensitive nature of this material. However, as indicated by the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association, removing offensive material is, de facto, an alteration of the archival record and would constitute willfully...
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Employees, Railroads--History, Rogues and vagabonds
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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Note : Due to original recording: Program Distorted at Times; Static on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape An audio interview lasting slightly over an hour. Interview with retired railroad engineer, Arthur Smith about his experiences on the job. Smith talked about the unique and unusual things he had seen on the job, seeing the “Freedom Train” that toured the country as part of the 1975 Bicentennial, and seeing his first diesel powered train in California. Smith and the interviewer...
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Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Buell L. Edison
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Description : Amateur footage of Southern Pacific passenger trains, "Coast Daylight," Southern Pacific ferry between San Francisco and Oakland. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 8mm (Kodachrome camera original) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 200/34 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,...
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Topics: californialightandsound, Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Railroad travel--California, home movie
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This is an important photographic account of the I Street bridge crossing the Sacramento River.
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Source: Photograph Album: 104 Pages of 104 (10 1/2 x 12 1/2 in.)
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Note : Due to original recording: intermittent vertical shifts in the picture are visible Inaugural kickoff for Pete Wilson's second term as Governor of the State of California. Includes shots of Pete Wilson and family on the back of a railroad car moving into the California State Railroad Museum's roundhouse while a crowd cheers him on. After fanfare and music, Governor Wilson gives a speech. It concludes with more music and hand-shaking. Written on tape: Inaugural Kick-off at the Rail Road...
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Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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These are photographs of the construction of the Sacramento Southern Railroad which later became the Walnut Grove Branch of the Southern Pacific.
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Source: Photograph Album: 292 Pages of 292 (11 1/2 x 10 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Speakers Series at the California State Railroad Museum in 1996. David D. Perata, author of "Those Pullman Blues: An Oral History of the African-American Railroad Attendant" addresses the discrimination and abuse that occurred to African American porters from customers and members of the Pullman Company during their service. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African Americans, Racism, Railroads--Employees
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
These photographs show rock, sand, and gravel plants located along the lines of the Southern Pacific in Northern California.
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Source: Photograph Album: 146 Pages of 146 (10 x 12 in.)
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains two films pertaining to railroad excursions. The first film is a Northern California Railroad Club fan-trip excursion called the "Weekend in the Shasta Wonderland and McCloud River R.R." run on May 9, 1953 from McCloud to Pondosa. Scenes include the town of McCloud, sawmills, logging trains, and the McCloud RR roundhouse. The second film is a trip by train from San Francisco to...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Parades, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Burnt frames visible. Contains two films pertaining to railroad excursion trips. The first is a trip on a regularly scheduled Virginia & Truckee mixed-train pulled by Engine No. 27, from Reno to Minden on May 30, 1950. Shots include loading mail and express in Reno, the Carson City depot, and switching freight cars in Minden. The second is a Railway & Locomotive Historical Society fan-trip...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Speaker Series at the California State Railroad Museum in 1996. Karen Bartlett, a documentary filmmaker, tells the story of Mary Jane Colter, an architect for the Santa Fe Railroad and Fred Harvey Houses. Colter often used the geography of the Southwest and local Native American tribes as the inspiration of her designs. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Architecture, Women architects, Colter, Mary Elizabeth Jane, 1869-1958
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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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
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 116 Pages of 116 (11 x 15 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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A Speakers Series at the California State Railroad Museum on March 13th and 26th, 1996. The first speaker is JoAnn Levy addressing the role of women in the Gold Rush era (1848-1854). Levy uses examples of Eliza Farnham and Mary Crocker to demonstrate varying views of life during the California Gold Rush. The second speaker, Dr. Jacqueline Reiner, addressed the evolution of women's work over the years, including family wage economies and factory work during World War II. Written on tape: WS...
Topics: californiarevealed, California--Gold discoveries, Women
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 62 Pages of 62 (10 1/2 x 14 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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This album provides a wealth of the 1938 snow season in the Sierras with the railraod using rotary snow plows and hand digging out of the snow. Locations include Emigrant Gap, Crystal Lake, Yuba Pass, Cisco, Butte Canyon, Soda Springs, Norden, and Truckee.
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Snow protection and removal, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Photograph Album: 44 Pages of 44 (13 x 10 1/2 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 68 Pages of 68 (11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains two films pertaining to railroad excursions. The first film begins after a ten second delay. A sign advertising the Pierda excursion can be seen stuck in a tree. The scene changes to show a group of people getting off of a bus before boarding a train from the Santa Fe Railroad. The train is seen stopping at stations in Stockton, Fresno, and Del Rey where the passengers stop to rest before the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images pertaining to three excursion trips. The first sequence dated December 6, 1953 is a Sacramento Northern excursion from 40th & Shafter in Oakland to Sacramento. The second sequence dated February 22, 1953 is a fan-trip over the Pacific Electric Railway from Pasadena to San Pedro using one of the Pacific Electric modern looking PCC streetcars. There are shots at Pasadena, North...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of the California Western tourist train in Willits, California and scenes taken from a bus on the highway. Written on container: Fort Bragg to Williets; July 10, 1965; Carl Wacker / Guido; 8mm; WSF 50/20 For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Shows the construction of a poorly documented railroad that connects to the Southern Pacific Railroad. Of particular note are a number of very high quality photographs of the construction of the concrete bridge just south of Auburn along Highway 49. This concrete arch bridge is known as "No Hands Bridge" or "Mountain Quarries Bridge."
Topics: californiarevealed, Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Source: Photograph Album: 104 Pages of 104 (8 x 10 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Documents the construction and operation of the Southern Pacific and other railroads in California and Nevada.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Scrapbook: 202 Pages of 202 (14 x 12 in.)
Contains two films pertaining to trains. The first film features the “Weekend in the Sierra Pines” excursion, sponsored by Cal-Nevada and the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter. It was a two-day trip, running from Oakland to Quincy Jct. on May 5, 1951, behind Western Pacific 4-8-2 locomotive No. 179. On May 6, Western Pacific 2-6-6-2 locomotive No. 210 took the train from Keddie Jct. up the Highline to Clear Creek Junction, where passengers transferred for a...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 68 Pages of 68 (10 1/2 x 15 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Documents the construction and operation of the Southern Pacific and other railroads in California and Nevada.
Topics: californiarevealed, Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Source: Scrapbook: 60 Pages of 60 (16 x 11 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Documents the construction and operation of the Southern Pacific and other railroads in California and Nevada.
Topics: californiarevealed, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Scrapbook: 252 Page of 252 (12 x 14 in.)
Contains a collection of moving images taken at the Oakland Pier, West Oakland, a Western Pacific steam excursion, the Feather River, Oroville, the Southern Pacific Coast Division, and a Southern Pacific steam excursion pulled by locomotive No. 2345. Written on reel/container: WSF 200/70; 387-811 For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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by California State Railroad Museum
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These photographs document a company in the San Pablo Bay area of Northern California.
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Source: Photograph Album: 80 Pages of 80 (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Documents the construction and operation of the Southern Pacific and other railroads in California and Nevada.
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Source: Scrapbook: 416 Pages of 416 (14 x 12 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 62 Pages of 62 (10 1/2 x 16 in.)
Speakers Series at the California State Railroad Museum in 1996. In his presentation, "Putting on the Big Hat," Dr. Willie Collins discusses the history of Red Cap Porters in Oakland, California. In the following presentation, "Holding the Fort" William Alfred Spires discusses the labor history of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, African Americans, Railroads--Employees
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 90 Pages of 90 (11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
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Source: Photograph Album: 90 Pages of 90 (11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Photos of Southern California trains, buildings, and scenes.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Photograph Album: 96 Pages of 96 (11 1/2 x 15 1/2 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by California State Railroad Museum
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Contains moving images of Southern Pacific trains taken along the mainline at San Martin and Santa Clara, California during the early 1950s. Shots include a Maintenance of Way section crew, Daylight passenger trains, steam and early diesel power, and way-freights switching refrigerator cars into a siding. Written on container: WSF 200/83; 387-811 For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Reel 1. Santa Fe Railroad display of their new Hi-Level passenger cars - ordered for the San Francisco Chief - at San Francisco Pier 43 on April 5, 1964. The movie starts at the Santa Fe terminal on 4th Street, next to the historic Keystone Hotel, showing the ticket-office window-display of advertising for the railroad’s passenger trains, and continues with a Cable Car ride to Hyde Street Pier. Movie...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Railroad trains
Source: 8mm film: 2 Reels of 2
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by California State Railroad Museum
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of scenes of the Western Railway Museum at Rio Vista Junction taken on June 5, 1965. Also includes scenes of riding a California Western passenger train pulled by locomotive No. 45 on July 10, 1965. Written on box: Rio Vista; June 5, 1965; Fort Bragg; July 10, 1965; C Wacker / F Guido; 8mm; WSF 50/21 For additional information see California Revealed .
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Clark, Bob
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An interview with Carl Blakkolb, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1937-1976. Blakkolb worked in the Sacramento Shops for five years as a molder's helper and thirty-four years as a crane operator. He worked in the Machine Shop, Unit Shop, Traction Motor Shop, Wheel Foundry, Boiler Shop, Brass Foundry, and Electrical Shop. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Coburn, Harry
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An interview with Marvin A. Denowitz, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1965-1969. Denowitz came to the Sacramento Shops as a Management Trainee. He worked under the supervision of the Superintendent, Mechanical Department. Denowitz was assigned to various shops to troubleshoot production and scheduling problems. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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An interview with Robert Steffens, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1949-1990. Steffens worked in the Sacramento Shops as an apprentice. He later became a Carman and worked in both Car Shop 9 (Freight Cars) and Car Shop 3 (Passenger Cars) performing a variety of different jobs. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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An interview with Albino Freitas, Jr., who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1940-1980. Freitas worked in the Sacramento Shops as a Machinist's Helper throughout his employment in the Shops. Freitas started in the Track (Frog) Shop. Later he moved to the Erecting Shop and, when diesels replaced steam engines, he became Lead Workman on the Firing Line. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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An interview with Cecil Bingaman, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1950-1992. Bingaman worked at the Sacramento Shops as an Apprentice Machinist. His apprenticeship was interrupted by service in the Korean War. Upon return, he completed his apprenticeship, and then divided his time between the Machine Shop and the Erecting Shop. Bingaman worked nights for most of his employment in the Shops. Tells the story of workers in the Sacramento Shops. For additional...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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An interview with Rudy Telles, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1949-1990. Telles started work with Maintenance of Way, and was later hired as a Helper in the Sacramento Shops. He worked in the Foundry and Erecting Shop. Telles became an apprentice in the Metal Shop and became a Pipefitter. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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Note : High Amount of Hiss on Tape; High Background Noise on Tape An interview with Victor (Tony) Ruiz, an employee for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1943-1987. Ruiz worked in the Sacramento Shops as a Carman in Car Shop 9 (Freight Cars) and Car Shop 3 (Passenger Cars), as well as several other shops. Ruiz was a long time Union Representative and President of several unions. He was Chairman of the Shop Crafts Federation. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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Note : Video Noise Visible in Picture; An interview with Edgar J. Seil, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1960-1962. Seil was assigned to the Sacramento Shops as a result of a promotion. He was the first Supervisor of Quality Control in the entire Southern Pacific system. He worked primarily in Car Shop 3 (Passenger Cars). Later, his duties were expanded to include other shops. Seil performed several cost studies that resulted in savings to the Southern Pacific. For...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Coburn, Harry
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Note : Program Distorted at Times; High Background Noise on Tape; An interview with Seth Barry, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1936-1978. Barry worked in the Sacramento Shops as a Carman and Welder in Car Shop 9 (Freight Cars) for forty-one years. He worked brief periods in other shops, but always returned to Car Shop 9. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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by Denison, Richard
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An interview with Howard Shrader, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1918-1930. Shrader started in the Sacramento Shops as an Apprentice in the Machine Shop. He became a Journeyman Machinist and did extensive machine shop work on engines for the Southern Pacific ferry fleet. Shrader was laid off in 1930 due to the Great Depression. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Drew, Stephen
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An interview with Brian Thompson, one of the founders of the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter. Thompson discusses the origins of the Pacific Coast Chapter in the late 1930s and its relations with other rail-fan organizations. He discusses how Gilbert Kneiss and Fred Stindt began acquiring railroad equipment that became the core of the California State Railroad Museum’s holdings. Some of the prominent rail-fans mentioned in the interview are Grahame Hardy of...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 2 Tapes of 2
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Note : 18 FPS; Hairs in camera gate; Raw footage of Southern Pacific, Western Pacific, California Western, Northwestern Pacific steam locomotives. Also includes shots of Southern Pacific ferryboats, Southern Pacific yards, Feather River Railway, Mission Bay, Oakland Pier, Altamont, Niles Canyon, and Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note : Tramlines; originally shot at 18 FPS Raw footage from an excursion from San Francisco to Dunsmuir, passing steam trains and towns along the way. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Note : Tramlines; 18 FPS; Hairs in camera gate; Raw footage of on board shots from a passenger train, going through the high desert. Second parts shows Southern Pacific passenger, freight and commute trains in the San Francisco Bay Area. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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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California State Railroad Museum Library
by Hinze, Robert P.; Kistler, Stan
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Note : Due to original recording: Static on Tape Contains the audio recording of a presentation by Robert P. Hinze, the last surviving member of Santa Fe train crews who handled the "Death Valley Scotty" Special on July 1905. Hinze begins by telling the well-known story of Scotty walking into the Santa Fe office in Los Angeles and offering to pay for a special fast train run to Chicago. He gives some background about Scotty, including how he ended up in Death Valley and how he hatched...
Topics: californiarevealed, Trains, Scott, Walter E., 1872-1954
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Houx, Steele
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An interview with Leroy Gabriel, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1936-1937. Gabriel startedin the Sacramento Shops as an Apprentice Carman and was assigned to Car Shop 9 (Freight Cars) and Car Shop 3 (Passenger Cars). He became a Mechanic and an Electrician, and spent most of his time in the Air Brake Shop. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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by Howard, John
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Note : High Amount of Hiss on Tape; An interview with Malcom Gaddis, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1956-1978. Gaddis worked in the Sacramento Shops as an Electrical Engineer, and achieved the engineering design and conversion of Southern Pacific steam powered rotary snowplows to diesel electric power. He was also involved in several conversions and upgrades of Southern Pacific diesel locomotives. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
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by Kanzler, H. A.
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A travel journal depicting the westward journey of H. A. Kanzler, from Kansas City to California. He visits the San Diego Panama Exhibition, as well as the Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.
Topics: californiarevealed, Panama-Pacific International Exposition (1915 : San Francisco, Calif.)
Source: Manuscript: 252 Pages of 252 (11 x 17 in.)
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Kennedy, Lenonard
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An interview with Don S. Carrell, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1936-1979. Carrell started work in the Maintenance of Way working as a carpenter on bridges and trestles. He also worked in the Sacramento Shops as a Boilermaker's helper. He later became a Switchman and Yardmaster. Carrell ended his career as General Forman in the Sacramento Yards. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Kennedy, Lenonard
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An interview with William O. Brown, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1937-1967. Brown started in the Sacramento Shops as a Draftsman and rose to the position of Assistant Superintendent, Motive Power and later became Superintendent of the Mechanical Department. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Moore, Clayton
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An interview with Jack Lenihan, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1937-1977. Lenihan started in the Sacramento Shops as a messenger in the Stores Department. He later worked in various positions in the Stores Department. Lenihan also worked on the Southern Pacific supply train as a storekeeper. He eventually became General Foreman of the Stores Department. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
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by Orr, Robert
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Note : High Amount of Hiss on Tape; Right channel was recorded at a lower level An interview with Stanton Draper, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1940-1980. Draper worked in the Sacramento Shops, where he was hired as a Laborer and took Machinist's Apprentice training. Draper took advantage of Southern Pacific educational opportunities and became a Junior Draftsman. He was eventually promoted to Chief Draftsman and later became and Industrial Engineer. For...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 2 Tapes of 2
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by Pesely, John
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Footage of the removal of Southern Pacific No. 4294 from the Sacramento Southern Pacific Depot (4th and I Street). For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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by Rehrer, Harvey
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Note : High Amount of Hiss on Tape An interview with John Benedetti, tells the story of workers in the Sacramento Shops. Benedetti worked for Southern Pacific from 1935-1970. Benedetti worked in the Sacramento Shops where he started as an Apprentice in the Machine Shops. He later transferred to the Car Department where he became Foreman of the Air Brake Shop. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 3 Tapes of 3
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Shamburger, Mary, Ann
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An interview with Laura Walton, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1951-1978. Walton worked in the Sacramento Shops as a Clerk in the main Tool Room, the Administration Building, and the Stores Department. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Sommerdorf, Marilyn
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Note : High Amount of Hiss on Tape; An interview with Dorothy Burgess, who worked for Southern Pacific in Sacramento, California from 1943-1945 during World War II. Burgess worked in the Sacramento Shops as a rivet heater, drill press operator, and sweeper in Car Shop 9 (Freight Cars). For additional information see California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: Audio cassette: 1 Tape of 1
California State Railroad Museum Library
by Southern Pacific Railroad Company
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Description : Snowfighting in the Sierra Nevada with action footage of snow removal equipment and cab-forward locomotives. Filmed during the winter of 1951-1952, one of the heaviest recorded snowfall seasons. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm (Kodachrome print) Collection : Railroad Film Collection Filing Location : WSF 800/15 Rights : Rights are owned by Union Pacific Railroad Museum. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission...
Topics: californialightandsound, Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Railroads--Snow protection and...
Station card indexes A-Z, including subsidiary lines, foreign stations in California. Reel 1: Southern Pacific Railroad Station Card Index A-KU (99 Index Title Cards)
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Microfilm: 3 Reels of 3 (Unknown)
Station card indexes A-Z, including subsidiary lines, foreign stations in California. Reel 2: Southern Pacific Railroad Station Card Index L-Z (101 Index Title Cards)
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Microfilm: 3 Reels of 3 (Unknown)
Station card indexes A-Z, including subsidiary lines, foreign stations in California. Reel 3: Southern Pacific Railroad Station Card Index Subsidiary Lines, Foreign Stations A thru X-Y-Z (25 Index Title Cards)
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Microfilm: 3 Reels of 3 (Unknown)
Microfilm of Southern Pacific (Sacramento Southern) field notebooks
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Design and construction, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific...
Source: Microfilm: 2 Reels of 2 (Unknown)
Station card indexes A-Z, including subsidiary lines, foreign stations in California. Reel 3: Southern Pacific Railroad Station Card Index Subsidiary Lines, Foreign Stations A thru X-Y-Z (25 Index Title Cards)
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Microfilm: 3 Reels of 3 (Unknown)
Station card indexes A-Z, including subsidiary lines, foreign stations in California. Reel 3: Southern Pacific Railroad Station Card Index Subsidiary Lines, Foreign Stations A thru X-Y-Z (25 Index Title Cards)
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific Company
Source: Microfilm: 3 Reels of 3 (Unknown)
Microfilm of Southern Pacific (Sacramento Southern) field notebooks
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Design and construction, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific...
Source: Microfilm: 2 Reels of 2 (Unknown)
Microfilm of Southern Pacific (Sacramento Southern) field notebooks
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Design and construction, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific...
Source: Microfilm: 2 Reels of 2 (Unknown)
Microfilm of Southern Pacific (Sacramento Southern) field notebooks
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--Design and construction, Railroads--Operation, Southern Pacific...
Source: Microfilm: 2 Reels of 2 (Unknown)