Sunday, February 20, 2005

Re: CP loco fuel

My belief is that Stevens was Master Mechanic at Oakland (for the CP/WP) at the time he was appointed General Master Mechanic.

At to his title as General Master Mechanic instead of General Superintendent of Motive Power (the title that both Perkins before Stevens and Small after Stevens had), this may reflect only a change in nomenclature instituted by A. N. Towne, and might be typical of CB&Q practices at the time. (Towne was a CB&Q man, as had Stevens been before coming to California in 1861.)


Note my NEW address of

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum