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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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CP No. 77, Confucius, was out-shopped April 1868, rebuilt in the late 1880s with an Andrew J. Stevens-designed boiler, renumbered to 1202 in 1891, and scrapped January 13, 1897 in Sacramento. Inscription on back of print reads: Running from Wadsworth to Winnemucca, Truckee Division, 1888.
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Celebration for arrival of a new 3-cylinder compound 4-10-2 class of locomotive, 5000 series.
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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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
Central Pacific Railroad No. 4 "T. D. Judah" was built by Danforth, Cooke & Company and placed into service April 9, 1864. This locomotive may have been sold in 1889 to a company in British Columbia, and scrapped in 1912.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1880-1889
The No. 5004 was placed into service July 10, 1925 and scrapped February 18, 1953. It was a 3 cylinder 4-10-2 freight locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
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.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1880-1889
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 steam locomotives Nos. 1, C. P. Huntington, and No. 2839 posed in front of the north side of the Office Building. Bay 25, at the southwest corner of the Machine Shops, is to left. The Machine Shop bays were numbered north to south. The C. P. Huntington is now on display at the California State Railroad Museum. Class C steam locomotive No. 2839 was built at the Sacramento Shops and placed into service on August 31, 1917. It was scrapped in Sacramento on December 19, 1952.
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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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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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Built by the Danforth Locomotive and Machine Company, this 4-6-0 steam locomotive was outshopped April 1868 and placed into service November 5, 1868. It was renumbered to 1543 in 1891, and scrapped May 1903.
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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 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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This diminutive steam locomotive was built for the Central Pacific Railroad by Danforth, Cooke and Company of Paterson, New Jersey in 1863. Shipped from New York around Cape Horn, it arrived in San Francisco March 19, 1864. The C.P. Huntington (No. 3 of the Central Pacific Railroad) was used in the construction of the transcontinental railroad.  In 1871 it was transferred to the newly organized Southern Pacific Railroad and renumbered No. 1. From 1894 on the C. P. Huntington became a symbol of...
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Pamphlet covering everything you ever wanted to know about raising chickens in California.
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Southern Pacific steam locomotives No. 1, C. P. Huntington, and No. 2839 posed beside Bay 25 at the southwest corner of the Machine Shop. SP No. 2839 was built at the Sacramento Shops and placed into service August 31, 1917. No. 2839 was the first new locomotive constructed in the SP Shops in the twentieth century.
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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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Inscription on back of the print reads "Front view looking south, Boiler & Machine Shops." Also known as Jeffery Shops after Edward Turner Jeffery, president of the Western Pacific from 1913 to 1917.
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Sacramento Valley Railroad 4-4-0 steam locomotive "Pioneer." Inscription on back reads "Negative made in early 70s by E. L. Johnson, a Sacramento photographer son of Joseph Johnson of Sacto [sic] Valley Ry. Property of Mrs. Scott [illegible] daughter of E. L. Johnson."
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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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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
Conductor waves from rear platform of Central Pacific wood caboose No. 93. The back of the print is inscribed: Oneill near Brighton. CP 93 is a 32-foot long, wood, side-door caboose, completed October 30, 1889. This caboose was a standard type along the CP and the SP from the mid-1880s until 1897 when the design was slightly changed and adopted as Class CS 15. The car was re-lettered Southern Pacific February 19, 1924, in Sacramento. The railroad designated the caboose as worn out on April 6,...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
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
This wood baggage car, was adapted to transport unrefrigerated milk products from the farm to the creamery. Photograph taken in Oakland, California, February 1948.
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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 .
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Source: VHS: 1 Tape of 1
Central Pacific Railroad steam locomotive No. 1536 was out-shopped in April of 1868 by McKay and Aldus as CP No. 68, Peoquop. It was rebuilt in December of 1891 with a new H. J. Small-designed standard boiler and other improvements. In 1901 it was renumbered 2001. The 4-6-0 locomotive was scrapped September 26, 1933 at the Brooklyn yards. This photograph was taken in Tracy.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
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."
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Microfilm of Central Pacific and Stockton and Copperopolis railroad maps, circa 1800s.
Topics: californiarevealed, Railroads--West (U.S.)--Maps, Central Pacific Railroad Company
Source: Microfilm: 1 Reel of 1 (Unknown)
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.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
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: vertical scratches visible. Debris in camera gate visible. Contains moving images of rail-fan excursions and shots of locomotives and equipment. The film begins with images of an Oahu Railway locomotive on an excursion trip, followed by a rail-fan excursion along the Southern Pacific Coast Division. Also includes shots taken from a Southern Pacific caboose on a freight train, a fan-trip behind a Southern Pacific steam locomotive, and shots of Southern Pacific...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
End view of California Fish and Game Commission fish disbrituion car 01. Live fish were transported from hatcheries on board special cars to a new waterway.
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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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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1880-1889
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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Southern Pacific Railroad recipe booklet "Our Dining Car Recipes."
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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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Celebration to mark completion of SP steam locomotive No. 4328, Class Mt-3, outshopped in Sacramento, September 1925 and placed into service September 30, 1925. This was the first 4-8-2 locomotive built at the Sacramento Shops. The locomotive was vacated January 22, 1953 and scrapped in Los Angeles February 27, 1953. The headlight and smokestack of SP steam locomotive No. 1, "C. P. Huntington," is visible to the right of No. 4328.
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Exterior view of PFE refrigerator car No. 744 (built 1906-1907 by American Car and Foundry), Class R 30 1, part of PFE's first lot of refrigerator cars. This wood-sheathed, ice-cooled car was used in express passenger service. Shippers paid a premium to assure fast delivery on a regularly scheduled passenger train.
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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 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Cable cars (Streetcars), Berkeley (Calif.)
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cover and article ("The Romance of the Sacramento Division" - p. [3]-5, 22) from the August 1920 issue of the Southern Pacific Bulletin. History of the Southern Pacific's pioneer division, the Sacramento Division, from the 1850s to 1920.
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Description : This is a reprint of a training film made by Pacific Electric Railway in 1914. This company, which billed itself as the "largest electric railway in the world"; for a time, operated the famous "Red Cars" in the Los Angeles area. This film captures a bit of the intersection of the young silent film industry in Hollywood along with the rail industry since it was created at a time when, for example, Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille were early in their careers....
Topic: californiarevealed
Group portrait of pipers and steam fitters at the Southern Pacific Railroad Sacramento Shops. The original photograph is pasted in a scrapbook of photographs and clippings compiled by Alexander John Gardiner, a longtime employee (1876-1915) at the Sacramento Shops.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
View is looking northeast towards west end and south side of Central Pacific Railroad passenger station. The station was completed in 1879. A passenger train, headed by Southern Pacific steam locomotive No. 1446, stands at the west end of the passenger station.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
Exterior view of Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station at Colfax. This colonnade-style depot, completed circa 1906, is the second depot at Colfax.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
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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Topics: californiarevealed, Trains, Excursions
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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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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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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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Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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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Crowd gathers at Sacramento station to celebrate the inauguration 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: 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 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
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.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
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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Exterior view of Southern Pacific steel passenger coach No. 1806, most likely photographed at the Sacramento Shops soon after the car's completion in July 1906. Read more about this car by searching Sacramento History Online for the March 1921 issue of the Southern Pacific Bulletin.
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Note : Due to original recording: faded color Contains moving images of the Sacramento Northern Excursion, on July 4, 1950. It begins with a black & white sequence at Sacramento Northern’s 40th & Shafter terminal in Oakland, showing switching activity and the passing of Key System streetcars on 40th St. The excursion train (Sacramento Northern MW car 302 and BAERA observation trailer 751) heads east over the Oakland Hills with a photo stop at Eastport (east end of the tunnel). The...
Topics: californiarevealed, Excursions, Trains, Sacramento (Calif.)
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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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Interior view of Machine Shop looking north. Boiler and truss work are on a dirt floor. In the Machine Shop metal objects were cut down to finished dimensions. The Shop contained many tools, including lathes, planers, mills, shapers, slotters, drill presses and grinders of various sizes and configurations. Some of the machine tools were immense because of the need to work on giant-sized components. Larger machines were powered through a line shaft system. A bank of six boilers and a Corliss...
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Southern Pacific Railroad McKeen motor car No. 9 (completed in 1908 and retired in 1920) in operation along the Sacramento Valley lines. Postcard number is 2717. Postmark is 1912.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Note : Due to original recording: color fading is visible Contains moving images taken at Knott's Berry Farm and San Francisco, California. The first portion of the film features scenes from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park. Most of the film takes place in Ghost Town, featuring a general store, an arcade, Calico Saloon, Bird Cage Theatre, Town Hall, a livery stable, and a blacksmith shop. There are various images of visitors riding trains and stagecoaches, along with staged robberies and...
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Source: Super 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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.
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West Oakland yard crew with Southern Pacific steam locomotive 307 and freight car lettered: California Fast Freight Line. The Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific joined in 1885 to form the California Fast Freight Line to guarantee the swift shipment of fruit across the Overland Route. Ice blocks were placed at each end of the ventilated box cars to cool the car's contents.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1880-1889
Exterior side view of Southern Pacific wood baggage and express car 6284. Photograph is stamped on back: AC&F [American Car and Foundry] Mechanical Department, Jeffersonville, Indiana, October 13, 1911.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Contains moving images pertaining to a 1968 trip on a Northwestern Pacific Budd Rail Diesel Car between Willits and Eureka. Scenes include those of Scotia, Eureka, Island Valley, and various "Skunk" trains. Written on reel/container: WSF 200/26; NWP Budd Car 1968; On a kodak reel but did not see an edge code Note in container: Compania del Ferrocarril Inter-California.; [Employee timetables.]; No. 45'; No. 46; No. 47; Bulletin No. 4 May 16, 1948; SL 5/85 es; A 7 minute film of a trip...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
View looking east towards passenger boarding area. Train No. 16, bound for San Francisco, readies for departure. This image may be dated soon after the 1926 opening of the brick station visible at right.
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First straight train load of onions ever shipped from Sacramento forwarded by Wood Curtis Co., Growers & Shippers, Sacramento using Western Pacific motive power.
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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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Crowd gathering at WP's Sacramento station to celebrate of the inauguaration of regularly scheduled passenger service between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, August 20-22, 1910.
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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 .
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Note : Due to original recording: vertical scratches visible. Burnt frames visible Contains moving images taken at the 1956 Grand National Livestock Exposition at the Cow Palace. Includes images of a billboard for the exposition announcing “Daredevils from Chile”, external shots of the Cow Palace, internal shots of horse riding, competitions, and shows. Written on reel/case: WSF 200/64; [Excursion]; Guido For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Cows, Livestock--Showing, Livestock, Livestock exhibitions, Bull riding, Cow...
Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Contains moving images of Camp Mather in San Francisco and the Stern Grove Photography Day. The first portion includes various scenes at Camp Mather, including automobiles pulling into the campground, people walking, cabins, horses, lakeside views, and the natural surroundings. The second portion includes scenes taken at the Stern Grove Photography Day, and includes people visiting booths and presentations on ceramics, photography, and acrobatics. Written on container/film reel: WSF 200/86;...
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Source: 8mm film: 1 Reel of 1
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Huntington partnered with Leland Stanford, Charles Crocker and Mark Hopkins to form the Central Pacific Railroad Company on June 27, 1861. The "Big Four" made the dream of a trans-Sierra Nevada railroad a reality with the joining of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific rails at Promontry Point, Utah, on May 10, 1869.
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