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musings about my former relationships with card catalogues
If you are a pre-Millennial (quick check: if you don't know what a Millennial is, you are a "pre") and occasionally visited a library in your younger years, in between drinking beers at trackside while waiting for trains, you may remember those beefy hardwood cabinets full of grubby index cards - the infamous card catalogues - containing all sorts of enigmatic scrawlings that seemingly were designed to perplex and confound.

That is exactly what they were designed to do. [
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Humor & Mischief
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mmmmm m Southern Pacific Pages
mmmmm m master directory to all
----- - things SP
----- - Historical Maps &
----- - Timetables pages
-more than
----- - -2500 PDF's & JPEGS thanks
----- - -to several kind people
----- - Silly Johnny
----- - -the train wreck that some-
----- - -times is RR advertising
mmmmm m Southern Pacific
mmmmn n Railroaders' Pages
----- - mindex to pages devoted to
----- - -veteran SP'ers
----- - Railroad & Industry Rules
----- - -rule books, regulations
----- - [Rail] Roadside America
----- - -Route 66, railroad-style
----- - Southern Pacific steam loco
----- - appliances drawings

----- - -more than 100 rescued by
----- - -Fred Boland
----- - Miscellaneous Ry. Documents
----- - -new category: sundry docs,
----- - -some odd
We're Not Sure
(stuff that defies categorization)
----- - Southern Pacific right-of
----- - way & structure drawings

----- - -SP-drafted, incl. SPINS,
----- - -100+ engineering drawings
----- - Large Railroads
----- - -class one lines
----- - Wx4 Grab Bag
----- - -odds & ends
----- - The Past Less Traveled
----- - -a cornucopia of 19th &
----- - -early 20th Century RRing
----- - Shortline Railroads
----- - -the little guys
----- - -check out our revised
----- - -CA & OR Coast RR page
----- - The Harmonic Convergence of
----- - Jeeps and Geeps - evidence
----- - -that Wx4 started out as a
----- - -Willys Jeep Wagon website
----- - Miscellaneous Photos
----- - -random photos that we just
----- - - plain like
latest addition: 9/24/19

= major addition

New Arrivals for 2012-2016 are located here.
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Five more SP employee rosters
"A Swing and a Miss"
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 1
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 2
SP "Motor Car Mysteries", Part 3
SP 2-6-0 #1714 at Willows, CA, c1910-11; additions
c1902-03 "Uncle John's Stables" timetable
Braking in a Topsy-Turvey World
Tickets... Please!
Large 1883 map of SP/CP in California
SP mountain 4315 takes a nosedive
1919-07-23 Portland-Tualatin Interurban Public TT
1950-04-30 SF to Stockton, Sac. Local Public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Commute engines used in frt. & pass. service, 9/1963
Miscellaneous SP photos
1903-08-10 System public TT
1939 W. A. Wagner, Coast Division fireman timebook
Western Div. Trainman Sam A. Bennett's 1948 time book
Evening "Fleet" @ 3rd & Townsend, 1969
Evening "Fleet" @ Visitation, near Bayshore Yard, 1969
1963 San Joaquin Division seniority rosters
1964 Los Angles Division seniority rosters
Trackside Eugene - Cascades, Donner & Beyond
SP Steam locomotive rosters for 1935 and 1942
A Puzzling Day at Bayshore, revised w/ additional photo
Photo: Woodland, CA's SP & Cal-P depots
Bayshore Boiler Shop Group Photo, Circa 1936
Hamilton City Mixed Train # 308 at Willows, ca.1910-11
Wx4 RR Rule Books page
motor car madness
Brooklyn Roundhouse turntable Replacement, 1925
Oregon Short Line 4-6-0 #800 at, Roseburg, Oregon
Southern Pacific right-of-way & structure drawings
1900 CP San Jose Branch bridge redo near Wayne
"Depot and sheds at Holy Cross Cemetery"
Instructions...Gas-Electric Rail Motor Cars
Alco RS-32 operator's manual
1949 EMD On the Road Trouble-Shooting
Miscellaneous Documents page
The Toughest Railroad Job That I Ever Had
Motor Car Madness

Portland District/Division 1947,59, 68, 77 courtesy Bob Melbo, & Sacramento Division 1985
"musings about Caltrain's 1982 paint scheme, Governor Medfly & B.F. Biaggini"; SP #3187 photos
SP reportedly retired all of its gas-electrics by 1945. So WHAT was Motor 03, active in 1946?
SP McKeen Motor Car goes sailing on a scow in open water - WHY?
The Elusive San Bruno "Loop" Motors - 1916-18 - obscure McKeen Cars operation never photo'd
Another photo of 1714 surfaces, at SF at about the same time + TT's & Mckeen Car ops info
Promotional folder listing Palo Alto suburban train times with a history of Stanford U.
Old war story about meeting Governor Medfly - revised for increased jocularity (and literacy)
Another old war story re-edited for better comprehension
includes stage routes and tourist resorts; 2348x3580 px.
The "roundhouse corollary" of the third law of thermodynamics
Red Cars; PDF
Same style as foldable Commute public TT's; PDF
San Jose - San Francisco fireman timebook for July-Nov.; no rosters
SP PUC testimony: Train Masters stayed close to home; the GP9's on thru pass.& Permanente local
they don't fit anywhere else
a whopper: 56 TT pages in PDF form!
time entries for a San Jose / Bayshore fireman - no roster
PDF that includes trainmen rosters for Western Division's Western & Stockton Districts
color photos from a friend of Wx4
color photos from a friend of Wx4; also includes photos of Train #139 at San Carlos, early 1970's
train, engine & yard service, courtesy of Charlie Wherry
engineers, firemen & hostlers, courtesy of Charlie Wherry ( fireman #165, page 5)
photos from a friend of Wx4's April 1969 road trip; see also his "Evening Fleet" listings above
Rosters by individual locomotive created for "Safety Valve Application" charts.
Revised text with new photo of the infamous puzzle switch with #99 whizzing by.
1980 photo showing the town's 1877-78 and 1911 depots in one frame: see page bottom
identifications needed
Additional graphics & intelligence
includes several SP books and an essay: Wx4's take on The History of American Operating Rule Books
a collection of material related to gas-electric motor cars, mostly SP, mostly Mckeen
photos of the Portland, Oregon event
Photo plus essay speculating about why it was on the Portland Passenger, train #20, so far away from home
We've combined links to all of engineering drawings, and such, into one place to promote ease of access.
PDF of company produced plans and photos of the wood-to-steel conversion
pencil and ink elevations and floor plans for this Ocean View Line structure, circa 1890?
SP operator's manual giving particulars of 1930 Pullman / Electromotive cars #SP3 - #SP6; PDF
an institution in Central CA for more than a decade; includes diagram for non produced RSD-33: PDF
generic EMD manual for those pesky early 1st Generation units
Catch-basin for docs that do not fall into our other document pages categories - loco manuals, ads, etc.; much SP
tamping ballst with a jackhammer: Try it! You'll hate it!
3 page additions re: Mckeen Cars


The Dome's Historical Railroad Maps & Timetables pages: 6 of 'em!

Maps, employee / public timetables track charts and other misc. documents - We now have more than 2500 PDF's & JPEG's for 300+ companies online, courtesy of Messrs. Tim Zukas, "Englewood", Sheldon Perry, Jon Habegger, Dean Ogle, Mike Yoakum, Ed Von Nordeck, Frank Scheer and several other generous folks. This includes Wx4 own contributions.

Latest additions: 9-24-19 - Check the Index Page link
below for the latest individual page addendums.

Historical Railroad Maps & Timetables Index Page

New in 2019: Wx4 RR Rule Books page
includes many SP 1890-1984 operating & non-operating rule books
last addition 8-28-19
Other Railroads
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Amador Central Interlude
Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Ry (Crandic)
Clinton, Davenport & Muscatine RY
Florida East Coast Ry
Fort Dodge, Des Moines & Southern Ry
Mahoning Valley Electric Ry
Marion [Indiana] Railways
Port Angeles & Western RR
San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley RR
Waltham, Mass., E.E. Butman Druggist
Waterloo, Cedar Falls & Northern RR
Dardanelle & Russelville RR
6 interurban & shortline public timetables

Phila. & Reading, Lebanon Div./Gettysburg & Harrisburg
Camas Prarie 1969 ETT & SP&S 1936 Astoria Br. PTT
Belfast & Mooshead Lake1944 bus & train PTT
CRI&P 1914 sytem public timetable
Six public interurban timetables
WP #94 4-6-0 at West San Jose for 1956 NMRA meet
Santa Fe SoCal seniority rosters; new photos
Wx4 RR Rule Books page
∆∆∆ California & Oregon Coast RR page re-do ∆∆∆
Baltimore & Ohio Brill motor car #6033
additions to UP Yellowstone Park section
Ann Arbor McKeen Cars at Clare (MI) Union Depot
additions to CR&P Manly, Iowa page
∆∆∆ California & Oregon Coast RR page additions ∆∆∆
1947 AAR 450 questions quiz
photo of Baldwin #9 (near page bottom)
public TT 2-17-1950
public TT, 5-10-1933
Mayport Branch public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 5-6-1914
public TT, 12-26-1898
public TT, c1933
ETT, 7-21-1935
public TT, 8-22-1907
steam & electric TT, 1-10-1911
public rail & bus TT, 3-10-1951
Updates and additions
JPEGs
public timetable PDF
and Portland Electric 1935 ETT & 1956 public TT; and Northern Pacific 1940 Tacoma Div. ETT; PDF's
PDF
35 pgs., inclu. maps of Chicago depots & RI system (latter also available as a 4600 pixel-wide JPEG)
C&LE, OPS, International Ry, JW&W, Potomic Ed., C, S Ry. & Lt.
color photo of loco along with ex Beebe/Clegg private car "Gold Coast"
T&E& switchmen rosters courtesy Charlie Wherry; several new California area photos, including pre-WW1
a modest beginning; includes essay: Wx4's take on The History of American Operating Rule Books
redone with much additional material about Del Norte County, CA's 5 shortline/logging railroads-ROSTERS!
article inspired by a gorgeous Brill Co. lantern slide (was on Wx4 front page); part of motor car madness
(mid page) 1954 UP Yellowstone Park tours brochure PDF & a delightful photo of Teddy McKean & Inez Noble
part of our C&O in Michigan series
Union Depot, ca. 1910; Alf Landon campaign call, 1936: pair of 2-8-2's, 1938
more & revised info plus photos from Western shortline guru / author Jeff Moore
, 84 pages - a gold mine of RR data of the era & previous; PDF ; located on our new Miscellaneous Documents page

Miscellaneous Claptrap
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it's da BOMB!
That's one big Pontiac!
Would you like fries with that [train] order?
The Romance of the Rails
(Rail)Roadside America - addition (at page bottom)
This page
Miscellaneous Documents page

"I just don't see the art in RR design anymore…" - an old codger's lament
Why would a Ponticac dealer use UP's M-10004 as a promotional backdrop?
Had SP been a kinder & gentler railroad, we might have seen this.
Romance on the rails ain't what it used to be.
James' Java Train, Junction City, OR: A study in minimalist decoration

A catch-basin for docs that do not fall into our other document pages categories - loco manuals, ads, etc., etc.


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