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Part 3, page 2: On the Job
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Updated: 8-22

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xxxOrder of page images: 092, 091, 093-094, 146, 095-096, 157, 097, 014-015, 098-099, 126, 145, 152-153, 179, 155-156, 158-159, 164, 168, 170, 173-175, 178, 180, 182

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1978-152-3-091

date: 6-30-43

location:

photographer:

print: 4" x 4' b&W

obverse data:

reverse data:
"June 30, 1943"

comments:

Switch engine crew with loco


1978-152-3-093

date: 1944-46

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 6" landscape b&w

obverse data:
[stamped] "SEPT 1960"

reverse data:
"One of the Last Steam Locomotives Built for Southern Pacific by Baldwin"

comments: close up of engineer

Engineer in cab of loco #4288


1978-152-3-094

date: ca. early 1942

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x7" portrait b&w

obverse data:
"Howard Carey

reverse data:
"Eng Howard Carey Frm Leslie Gull,

comments:

Engineer H. R. Carey, Fireman L. M. Gull and loco


1978-152-3-146

date: ca. 1942

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x 6.25" portrait b&w

obverse data:
"Les Gull Irwin Boop"

reverse data:
Eng Irwin Boop Firmn Leslie Gull"

comments:

Engineers L. M. Gull and I.T. Boop on diesel platform


1978-152-3-095

date: ca.early 1940's

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x 7" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
""Howard Carey"

comments:
Photo appears to have been recorded at the same time of #094, above.

Engineer H. R. Carey in cab of loco #1141


1978-152-3-096

date: ca. early 1940's

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 6" landscape b&w

obverse data:
[stamped] "SEPT 1960"

reverse data:


comments:
enlargement of engineer

Engineer in cab of loco #4181


1978-152-3-157

date: ca.1945

location:

photographer:

print: 2.5" x 3.75" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Unknown engineer in locomotive #2410 window with trainman looking on


1978-152-3-097

date: 5-47

location:

photographer:

print: 3.25" x 4.5" portrait b&w

obverse data:
"May 1947 Chappelone"

reverse data:


comments:

Engineer G. A. Chappelone in cab of loco


1978-152-3-014

date: circa late 1940's

location:

photographer:

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
Charles T. "Pop" Mathews?

Engineer in cab of diesel


1978-152-3-015

date: circa 1947

location: likely Third & Townsend Depot

photographer:

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Noon Daylight #96 apparently was Baumeister's regular run for at least the last decade prior to his retirement.

Engineer W. J. Baumeister in cab window of diesel on


1978-152-3-098

date: 9-10-49

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x 5.25" b&w

obverse data:
"Arthur Sauer"

reverse data:
"9-10-49"

description:

Engineer A. H. Sauer with autos and locos


1978-152-3-099

date: 9-10-49

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x %.25" landscape b&w

obverse data:
"2487 J. J. McKenna 9-10-49"

reverse data:
"Taken 9-10-49 Eng No 2487"

description:

Engineer J. J. McKenna in front of loco #2487


1978-152-3-126

date: ca. 1950?

location: Cahill St. Depot, San Jose

photographer:

print: 2.75" x4.5" Polaroid b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Left to Right, Fireman Nesbit No 2, Engr. Old Man No 1, Switchmen C. Clark, Earl Isham, Ben Cook"

comments:
Locomotive #1221, which sported a unique paint / decoration combination along with an equally unique air horn (to the right of the smokestack), was the assigned Cahill St. (now Diridon) depot switch engine, or "goat", from the late 1920's to the early 1950's. It was donated in 1960 to the city of Deming, New Mexico, where it still resides. #1221 in 1984 - Wx4.org

In 1947, of 719 switchmen on the Coast Division, Isham had been #1 for at least eight years; Cook was #8 and Clark was #15. Clark retired in 1947. All three may have been pensioners at time of photo, which was shot on 1950 type Polaroid film.




NIC-02 (not in collection)

The photo at right, taken at the same time as #126 - but not part of the Kiesel Collection - mysteriously turned up in the collection of Mary Smalley Lamb of Hagerstown, IN. Ms. Lamb has always lived on her Indiana farm and has no apparent connection to any of these men.

In her own handwriting on the reverse side, she listed the men from left? as (no name) "Earl Isham, Ben Cook and Claude Clark", which does not match with #126, and says, "Do not know engineer [or Fireman Nesbit] all have passed, do not know if engineer is living."

High seniority in front of San Jose Depot "Goat", locomotive #1221








collection of Mary Smalley Lamb of Hagerstown, IN


1978-152-3-145

date:

location:

photographer:

print: 4.75" x 6.5" portrait b&W

obverse data:

reverse data:
"L. Christian Abe Sall"

comments:
Sall's occupation is unknown.

Engineers L.F Christian and Abe Sall standing next to locomotive


1978-152-3-152

date: 1952

location:

photographer:

print: 4.5" x 7 portrait b&w

obverse data:
"Tom - Brazil - 1952"

reverse data:
"T Brazil 1952"

comments:

Engineer T. E. Brazil in locomotive #2846 window


1978-152-3-153

date: 8-3-52

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 6.25" Polaroid b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"#162 8/3/52"

comments:

Unknown engineer in cab window of #2410


1978-152-3-155

date: 6-1-54

location:

photographer:

print: 6" x 7.25" landscape b&w

obverse data:
"D. Wells, Sam Jordan Fred Lamphier 6-1-54"

reverse data:


comments:
Lamphier retired prior to 1957, so this may be his last run photo.

Engineer F. E. Lamphier, Fireman D. J. Wells and Brakeman S. D. Jordan in front of loco


1978-152-3-156

date: 6-2-54

location: Cahill St. Depot, San Jose

photographer:

print: 3.5' x 5.75" landscape color

obverse data:
" Engr. Ketcham- Fireman A. [illegible]. Blasdell [sic] - San Jose 8-2-54"

reverse data:
"San Jose Depot 6-2-54"; stamped: "Kodak Print April 1961"; payroll stamp: "B. A. Romano 9070".

comments:
Correct name of fireman: A. N. Blasdel

Engineman in window of locomotive #4402


1978-152-3-158

date: ca. 1956

location:

photographer:

print: approx. 3.5" x 5.5" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
#4430 was the last steam locomotive to pull an SP Commute train, on 1-22-1957.

Unknown engineer in window of locomotive #4430


1978-152-3-159

date: ca.1955

location:

photographer:

print: 5" x 7" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Jack Berkley - Engr"

comments:
This name does not appear in available Coast Division seniority rosters.

Engineer Jack Berkley standing next to switch engine


1978-152-3-164

date: ca.1945

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 5" portrait b&w

obverse data:
stamped "SEPT 1960"

reverse data:


comments:
closeup of engineman

Engineman in "malley" cab door


1978-152-3-168

date: ca.1960

location: Seventh Street Diesel Shop, S.F.

photographer:

print: 3.25" x 4.25" Polaroid b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Clyde Moorehead Engr"

comments:

Engineer C. F. Moorehead lounging between trains


1978-152-3-170

date: ca.1960

location: Seventh Street Diesel Shop, S.F.

photographer:

print: print: 3.25" x 4.25" Polaroid b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Al Rossi Engr

comments:

Engineer A. A. Rossi enduring layover


1978-152-3-173

date: ca.1955

location: Cahill St. Depot (now Diridon), San Jose

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 5" landscape b&w

obverse data:
stamped: "SEPT 1960

reverse data:


comments:
closeup of engineer

Engineer having a smoke in front of the "Lark"


1978-152-3-174

date: ca.1952

location:

photographer:

print: 4' x 6.5" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
closeup of crew

Unknown engineer and fireman in cab of locomotive #4179


1978-152-3-175

date: 5-14-54

location:

photographer:

print: 4" x 6.5" Polaroid b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"#130 5/14/54"

comments:

Unknown engineer and fireman in cab of locomotive #4355


1978-152-3-178

date: ca.1955

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 6" landscape b&w

obverse data:
stamped "SEPT 1960

reverse data:


comments:

Unknown engineer in cab door of locomotive #4196


1978-152-3-180

date: ca. late 1950's

location:

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 5" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Unknown enginemen and roundhouse employees in front of Commute diesel


1978-152-3-182

date: ca. early 1950's

location:

photographer:

print: 3.25" x 4.5" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Unknown engineer at throttle of diesel switch engine