Wednesday, July 27, 2005

SF & SJ Question

From: "Larry Mullaly"

I received the following message yesterday from  Cathy Reinhard who is working on a commemorative panel for the Colma Creek Bridge in South San Francisco.  This is a stone bridge dating to the original San Francisco and San Jose Railroad. The only thing I can think of is typeface naming the railroad found on an early shipping receipts of which I have a copy. Possibly the star found on the smokebox door of some of the early SF&SJ engines (although this was probably found on  locomotives of many lines of that era).  Any other ideas for graphics?


We are in phase two of planning these interpretive panels, and I was wondering if you knew whether the SF&SJ had a logo? I am looking for graphic material for the panel.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "John Snyder"

State Archives holds the SF & SJ alignment & other maps, probably some correspondence as well. Perhaps there's something appropriate on those? Been far too long since I used them for me to remember for sure....
—John Snyder

7/27/2005 9:08 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

I sent her reference jpegs of Houseworth from the Society of California Pioneers and Muybridge from Bancroft:

Houseworth 1561 and 1562 of 4-4-0 #11
Muybridge 266 of SF&SJ depot, 267 of a 4-4-0 at depot, 268 of 4-4-0 "San Mateo" and train, as on Kneiss facing pg 47 bottom

I'd welcome references to other sources online.

Kyle K. Wyatt
Curator of History & Technology
California State Railroad Museum
111 "I" Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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7/27/2005 9:18 AM  

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