Saturday, November 05, 2005

Bascom Farrow, SP Engineman


Bascom Farrow is perhaps the best known Engineman of the Southern Pacific Railroad, thanks to a feature-length article on his retirement carried by Trains Magazine in October, 1948, and copiously illustrated by famed Disney photographer Ward Kimball. Bascom's last trip was from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, and return. His career stretched from 1900 to 1948.

My genealogist wife found that he was born in 1883 and died July 12, 1965, in Trinity, California.

Is anything else known about him? Hopefully someone got to him and recorded his memories.

—Abram Burnett