Thursday, January 17, 2008

Transcontinental Railroad Workers

From: "Marianne Price"

I have three books, two of them are signed at Promontory Point, Utah.

The Compound Locomotive Supplement to The Science of Railways, by Marshall M. Kirkman. The autograph is hard to read, it looks like Ruy narcrs 10/9/1899 It could be Ray Narcrus or it could be Ruynarcrus.

A Catechism on the Combustion of Coal and the Prevention of Smoke by William M. Barr, M.E. published by Norman Henley & Co. This one isn't signed, however, it was one of the three.

Up to Date Air-Brake Catechism by Robert Hl. Blackall published by Norman W. Henley & Co.
Autographed by: Ralph W. Traver's Promontory Utah 4/10/01

They are maroon books with leather backs. They are in great condition with pictures that are protected by thin paper.

Hopefully, someone can help me!

Maybe I could take a photo of the one signature that I can't make out.

—Marianne Price