Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum
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From: "Bill Anderson" email@example.comCPRR lock was found at the Folsom roundhouse excavation.It is not known where the CPRR of Ca. was found. ...—Bill Anderson
From: "Bill Anderson" firstname.lastname@example.orgAttached is [a third photo showing] the CPRR of Cal lock with numbers 84 & 7 highlighted. We don't have access to the other lock at this time.—Bill Anderson
From: "Bill Anderson" email@example.com... The CPRR lock found at the Folsom roundhouse has the number 86 stamped on the face. ...—Bill
From: "Chris Graves" firstname.lastname@example.org#86 was a Rogers Locomotive, called "Gorilla."—Chris
From: "Bill Anderson" email@example.comSo, is there a relationship between the lock #86 and "Gorilla"?—Bill
From: "Kyle Wyatt" firstname.lastname@example.orgI'm not sure the lock number relates to locomotive #86, although I suppose it is not impossible. I'd consider it unlikely, but would not rule it out.—Kyle
No. The small numbers stamped on the CPRR locks are presumably the last two digits of the year of manufacture, and the month. So the two locks illustrated in the photographs were made in 1886, and July, 1884, respectively.
From: "Dan Getts" email@example.comThat was going to be my point. ...
From: "Chris Graves" firstname.lastname@example.orgWhen it was FIRST incorporated in 1861, the name was Central Pacific Rail Road Company of California.When it was reincorporated, October 8, 1864, the name was changed to Central Pacific Railroad of California.When it was once again reincorporated, on October 22, 1870, the name was changed to Central Pacific Railroad Company.—G J Chris Graves, Newcastle, Cal.
From: "Dan Getts" email@example.comThe "86" is clear in the first photo of the CPRR of Cal lock ... Under the corrosion and crud on this lock case there is probably another number between 1 and 12 stamped along the edge near the "86". These numbers indicate the month and year of manufacture or the lock's first usage. Any connection to CPRR engine #86 is highly unlikely.
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