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