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Title  [Yard crew with Southern Pacific Railroad freight train]
Date  1887
Description  1 photographic print mounted on 9-7/8 x 13-3/4 in. board ; 7 x 9-3/4 in.
Subject(s)  Southern Pacific Railroad Company (285), Shipping--California (8), Railroads--Trains (16), Railroad employees (61)

Photographic prints (633)

Summary  West Oakland yard crew with Southern Pacific steam locomotive 307 and freight car lettered "California Fast Freight Line." The Southern Pacific and the Union Pacific joined in 1885 to form the "California Fast Freight Line" to guarantee the swift shipment of fruit across the Overland Route. Ice blocks were placed at each end of the ventilated box cars to cool the car's contents.
Owning 
Institution
 
California State Railroad Museum Library
Copyright  CSRM Library
Call 
Number
 
Oversize Photograph 173
Filing 
Location
 
PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
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CSRM Negative 29369

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