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Part 6, page 1: Historical Events - 1937 last run of train #187

Updated: 8-22

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1978-152-3-263

date: 12-2-37

location: Watsonville Jct.

photographer:

print: 2.5 x 3.5 cropped landscape b&w postcard

obverse data:
"Davenport, Grellman"

reverse data:
[names, left to right] "__ Ryder [2nd from left], [F]iremann Davenport, [Cn]dr Nicholson, [En]gr Grellmon, [Exp]ress Messenger ? [Tak]en on Last Trip Passenger train Santa Cruz Branc[h] [De]c 2nd 1937"

comments:
individual at far left likely a company official, possibly a Watsonville trainmaster, either E. L. Frye or J. M. Cardwell

copy of 1936 employee timetable page showing Santa Cruz - Watsonville train nos. 187-188

Crew posing in front of last run of train #187 on Santa Cruz Branch


1978-152-3-265

date: 12-2-37

location: Watsonville Jct.

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 5.25" landscape b&w postcard

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
Conductor Nicholson standing next to locomotive #2920 prior to departure of last SP passenger train from Watsonville.

Train #187 prior to last Watsonville Jct. departure


1978-152-3-264

date: 12-2-37

location: Santa Cruz

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 5.25" landscape b&w postcard

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Dec 2, 1937"

comments:
Fireman Davenport takes down train indicator numbers on locomotive #2920 as baggage is unloaded from combine car.

Train #187 after last arrival, Santa Cruz


1978-152-3-266

date: early 1930's

location: Santa Cruz

photographer:

print: 8" x 10" landscape b&w

obverse data:
[Engineer] "Neil Vodden 3/10/61"

reverse data:
"Taken at Santa Cruz in early '30's; Train #188, Santa Cruz - Watsonville passenger"

comments:

Train #188 waiting to depart Santa Cruz