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Part 7, page 2: Various trains
Part 7, page 1: The Peninsula

Updated: 8-22

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xxxOrder of page images: 137-139, 320-25, 327-35, 362, 365-66, 371
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1978-152-3-137

date: 6-55

location: San Luis Obispo

photographer: H. L. Kelso

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:
"Train #91 July 1955 S.L.O., Fireman Sullivan, Engineer Kiesel

reverse data:
stamped: "H. L. Kelso, 6602 Sixth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif." handwritten: "7-55"
comments:
H.L. Kelso shot this photo and images #138 and #139 of Kiesel's train that day.

Engineer Kiesel and Fireman Sullivan in cab of #91

1978-152-3-138

date: 6-55

location: San Luis Obispo

photographer: H. L. Kelso

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:Duplicate copy obverse margins:
"Smoke shot for Railroad Magaze" 1955-July; E. R. Kiesel Engr. SLO #91, Sullivan, Fireman"

reverse data:
" Property of E. R. Kiesel, 1485 McKendrie, San Jose, Calif, ap6-4468"; stamped "H. L. Kelso, 6602 Sixth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif."

comments:
H. L. Kelso shot this photo and #137 (above) and # 139 (below) of Kiesel's train that day.

Kiesel's Train #91 departing San Luis Obispo station


1978-152-3-139

date: 7-55

location: San Luis Obispo

photographer: H. L. Kelso

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Engines - 4446- Engineer E. R. Kiesel, Engine 4430 - Helper - Eng. V. Burdick, Train #91 - Leaving San Luis Obipo over Cuesta Grade for San Francisco, June 1955, This picture appeared on front cover of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Magazine, E. Kiesel" stamped "H. L. Kelso, 6602 Sixth Ave., Los Angeles, Calif." Handwritten "June - 1955"

comments:
H. L. Kelso shot this photo and #137 and #138 (above) of Kiesel's train that day.

Kiesel's Train #91 departing San Luis Obispo


1978-152-3-320

date: post 1926

location: San Francisco Bay

photographer:

print:5" x 7" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
(first) Dumbarton highway bridge in background opned in January 1927.

SP Dumbarton Bridge open for watercraft


1978-152-3-321

date: early 1950's

location: San Francisco

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print: 4" x 5" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Swimsuit models on Suntan Special locomotive


1978-152-3-322

date: early 1950's

location: San Francisco

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print:

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Engine on "Suntan" Leaving San Francisco"

comments:

Models on Suntan Special locomotive


1978-152-3-323

date: early 1930's

location: Santa Cruz

photographer:

print:8" x 10" landscape b&w

obverse data:
[Enginee] "Neil Vodden 3-10-61"

reverse data:
"Taken at Santa Cruz in e early 1930's"

comments:

Freight train leaving Santa Cruz


1978-152-3-324

date: circa 1930's

location: Chittenden Siding

photographer:

print: 4.75" x 6.75" lanscape b&w attached to plate glass

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
Locomotive #4327

The Coaster at Chittenden Siding


1978-152-3-325

date: circa 1967-71

location: Watsonville Junction

photographer: Engineer Frank Dimarco

print:8" x 10" b&w landscape

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Frank Dimarco, Repro Reserved"

comments:

Coast Daylight passing Watsonville Junction Yard


1978-152-3-327

date: 1930's

location: adjacent to Vasona Reservour, Los Gatos

photographer:

print: 8.5" x 11.5" landscape b&w

obverse data:
"The Los Gatos "Streamliner", Los Gatos, Calif."

reverse data:


description:
This train was officially named "Santa Cruz" until the line between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz permanently washed out in 1940.

The Los Gatos Streamliner


1978-152-3-328

date: circa 1929-30

location: near Horseshoe Curve, Cuesta Grade

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print: 8" x 10" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
""Daylight Lmtd on Horseshoe Curve / Cuesta Grade Near San Luis Obispo / Early 1920's"

description:
Caption date is incorrect, as equipment was painted in the shown pearl gray scheme only during 1929-30.

Daylight Limited approaching Horseshoe Curve, Cuesta Grade


1978-152-3-329

date: circa 1948-49

location: Sudden Siding

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w attached to plate glass

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Freight Train #913 at Sudden, CA


1978-152-3-330

date: circa 1937-38

location: Sudden Siding

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print: 8" x 10" portrait b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Coast Daylight #99 at Sudden, CA


1978-152-3-331

date: circa 1905

location: Sawtelle, Los Angeles

photographer: C. E. McCarthy, print #1520

print: 8.75" x 10.75" landscape b&w parlor card

obverse data: "1520"

reverse data:
image of reverse

comments:
Los Angeles-Pacific was a short lived company that was absorbed by Pacific Electric Railway. Soldiers' Home served served Union veterans of the Civil War.

Excursion party at Sawtelle (Los Angeles) Soldier's Home


1978-152-3-332

date: circa 1910

location: Bailey Hill, Siskiyou County, CA

photographer: Greene

print: 6.5" x 8.5" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments: This photo saw widespread distribution in print and color/b&w postcard forms. image of postcard version with descriptive data

Eight locomotive freight train on Bailey Hill


1978-152-3-333

date: circa 1940

location: western Sierra Nevada?

photographer:

print: 8" x 9" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:
Train #486 was a midday freight between Roseville, CA and Sparks, NV.

Freight train #486 in Sierra Nevada foothills


1978-152-3-334

date: 4-18-1890

location: Alpine Pass, Colorado

photographer: William H. Jackson

print: 8" x 10" landscape b&w parlor card

obverse data:
(printed) "Results on U. P. Railway showing clean rails left by Rotaty in its victorious trial over the Jull Plow on Alpine Pass. April 18th, 1890. Wm. H. Jacksoj & Co Denver.

reverse data:


comments:
One of a series of well-known photos recorded by Jackson of the famed snow plow trials.

Results of Rotary Snow Plow Trials on Union Pacific Railway


1978-152-3-335

date: 2-65

location: east of McCloud, CA

photographer:

print: 8" x 10" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:
"Railroad Fan Trip on McCloud River RR Feb -1965"

comments:

Railfan Group on McCloud River Railroad excursion


1978-152-3-362

date: circa 1937

location:

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print: 8" x 10" landscape b&w

obverse data:

reverse data:


comments:

Coast Daylight publicity photo


1978-152-3-365

date: circa late 1940's

location:

photographer: S. P. Co. publicity photo

print:

obverse data: 8" x 10" landscape b&w

reverse data:


comments:

Lark publicity photo


1978-152-3-366

date: circa mid 1950's

location: Logan? siding

photographer:

print: 3.5" x 6" landscape b&w

obverse data:
(printed) "SEPT 1960"

reverse data:


comments:

Passenger train at siding


1978-152-3-371

date: 3-13-34

location: Long Beach, CA

photographer: Winstead photo #2

print: 3.5" x 5" landscape b&w

obverse data: "M." 10,000 Union Pacific Streamline Train Long Bach, Cal. 3-13-34 Winstead Photo #2"

reverse data:


comments:

Union Pacific M-10,000 on Long Beach display