Tuesday, September 27, 2005

SP 1899 Station Book

The complete SP 1899 Station Book is now online at the CPRR Museum:

Southern Pacific System: List of Officers, Agencies and Stations. 1899.
Courtesy of Lynn D. Farrar.

3 Comments:

Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Lynn D. Farrar" littlechoochoo81@netzero.net

I have used these station books for almost 60 years so they are very familiar. Every book before or since is almost identical in content, only the growing size of the Southern Pacific System has led to an increase in the size of pages, but physical size has remained almost identical. I used the pages relating to the Sacramento and Salt Lake Divisions for the Overland Route. There was no Great Lake crossing in 1899, only the line via Promontory. One interesting item that ws added afterward is the elevations of the stations. This was discontinued in the later issues after I joined SP. If you would like the elevations I would suggest the 1940 book. As in every very large undertaking involving us humans there are bound to be discrepancies. I have shown by "?" where I feel such may exist. But considering the thousands and thousands of entries I think the good folks who handled this for the Accounting Department deserve a lot of credit. There was always close cooperation with the Enginering Department.

—Lynn

9/27/2005 3:22 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Wendell Huffman" wendellhuffman@hotmail.com

That book brings back memories of a wonderful day in Lynn's patio.

Now the Chinese passenger agent (Chinese in duties – apparently – rather than in nationality) in Havana, Cuba presents a mystery ...

—W.

9/27/2005 4:57 PM  
Anonymous SteveD said...

"Web Page Cannot Be Found"
using hypertext link provided with original notice of list now posted to site

2/17/2007 10:58 PM  

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