Passenger Conductor's Record Books

Collection Number: 5604

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library

This collection was processed with the help of generous funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Passenger Conductor's Record Books, 1965-1971
Collection Number:
5604
Creator:
Halbrooks, E. C.;
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Records (documents).
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Passenger conductor's record books from the Sunset Route.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Sunset Route is a passenger train line that runs along the southern transcontinetal route across the United States from New Orleans to Los Angeles. Currently operated by Amtrack, the passenger line was operated by the Southern Pacific Railroad from 1894-1971. The Sunset Limited was the premier passenger train for Southern Pacific. In addition to the Sunset Limited, the Southern Pacific Railroad also operated the Golden State Limited passenger train in conjunction with the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. The Golden State Limited ran from Chicago to Los Angeles. The trains consisted of Pullman Cars, coach cars, mail cars, dining cars, and baggage cars.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Inclusive date range: 1965-1971
Bulk dates: 1965-1971
This collections consists of seven passenger conductor's record books. They belonged to E. C. Halbrooks and document the passenger runs between El Paso, Texas and Tuscon, Arizona on the Southern Pacific Railroad's Sunset Limited and the Golden State Limited. The books are hand-written, and contain such information as the names of the conductor, fireman, and brakeman. They also give the date of each trip and the departure and arrival times of the train. Additionally, the books contain the locomotive road numbers of all engines and the road numbers of other rolling stock, i.e. the consist. There are also notes about various passengers on the train, including their eventual destination and the cars in which they were travelling.
SUBJECTS

Names:
E. C. Halbrooks

Subjects:
Southern Pacific Railroad Company
Sunset Limited
Golden State Limited
Railroads--Employees.

Form and Genre Terms:
Records (documents)


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Cite As:
Passenger Conductor's Record Books #5604. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1 1965-1966
Box 1 Folder 2 1966-1967
Box 1 Folder 3 1967
Box 1 Folder 4 1968-1969
Box 1 Folder 5 1970
Box 1 Folder 6 1970
Box 1 Folder 7 1970-1971