Wednesday, February 21, 2007

March 19, 20, 24, 1882 - Tombstone Arizona


I have been looking for three steam train pictures and numbers plus names of each train crew.

This would be from Contention, Arizona the first train by the new spur line Feb. 5, 1882 then went to Benson, AZ then to Tucson, AZ. This was a West bound train going to Colton, California. This trip was 449 miles total!

Trying to find out how many hours that trip would take, (14) hours?
It was the Southern Pacific line!

I have some names for March 20, 1882.
Conductor: Z.T. Vail.
Engineer: S.A. Batman.
Fireman: James Miller.
Engineer: R.E. Mellis.
Brakeman: Clark.
Want to make sure before I go on with my story.

I just can not find the right places to ask. Or get no response. If I am wrong again could you please inform me as to where to look? Please.

This is research for March 19, 1882.
First train took James Earp and his dead brother Morgan home to Colton, California for burial on March 21, 1882 .

Second train March 20, takes Virgil Earp and wife Allie to Colton, for safety,

Third train takes Mrs. James Earp's wife (Bessie) and Mrs. Wyatt Earp wife (Mattie) home to Colton where she would wait for Wyatt; he never returned to her!

Thank you for you help and time.

—Jim Petersen


Anonymous Research Paper said...

Many institutions limit access to their online information. Making this information available will be an asset to all.

6/09/2010 12:32 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
Date: February 23, 2007

Thanks for your inquiry.

We don't have the information or pictures that you are seeking, but have made a number of inquiries. We'll let you know if any of the railroad historians that we have contacted responds. If no responses are received, it may be that the detailed information that you are seeking may not exist. The most likely sources, if such information seemed noteworthy at the the time, would be the local newspapers published then which may be available on microfilm. See the newspaper links at our primary sources FAQ.

6/09/2010 3:41 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

No further replies were received, but if anyone has this information, please post a comment. Thanks.

6/09/2010 3:43 PM  

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