Monday, March 07, 2005

Re: CP/SP Coal History

There is a photo (actually a series of photos) of a wreck on the Shasta Division that I've dated to 1901. Photos have been published in several books, although generally with incorrect dates. The wreck involved two 4-8-0s and a 4-6-0, including 4-8-0 #2800, and is likely the reason for the Aug 1901 rebuilding. Of interest here, all of the locomotives in the photos are wood burners.

Photos came about because a Carmel photographer happened to be on the train. (there is even a photo of the train before the wreck).


Note my NEW address of

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