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Hart Memoir
Description:A hand-written memoir by Ed Hart, with correspondence from Betty Roberson of the White River Valley Museum. The memoirs were written in 1959 and describe life in the White River Valley in the late 1800s. Hop farming and the construction of the Puget Sound Shoreline railroad are described.
Object ID:XX.0592;
Time Period: 1880 - 1960


Baldwin Diesel-Electrics Parts Manuals
Description:(21) volumes of parts books used by Northern Pacific Railroad workers in the 1940s. Parts of Baldwin Diesel-Electric engines are described and illustrated. The manuals were updated as new information became available; therefore, there are variations between volumes. A. Cross-Reference Catalog, Diesel Renewal Parts Department, Part 1. Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation, Eddystone Pennsylvania B. Baldwin Diesel Renewal Parts Bulletin. 1950-1952. [announcements of changes in prices or availability of parts] C through U. Baldwin Diesel-Electric Locomotives 1000 HPU Lot Parts Books. [Each book is divided into three main sections, each containing parts list and illustrations. Sections are: Mechanical; Diesel Engine; and Electrical]
Context: The Baldwin Diesel Electric engine was used locally by the Northern Pacific Railroad in the 1940s.
Object ID:1994.0029.017;
Time Period: 1940 - 1952


Baldwin Diesel-Electrics Service Manuals
Description:Maintenance and service manuals for Baldwin Diesel Electric Locomotives, late 1940s. Schemative drawings of engine parts, instructions for inspection, and illustrative photographs of maintenance work is included.Baldwin Diesel-Electric Locomotives Service Manual for Switching Locomotives, (2) copies, black cover. Maintenance of Baldwin Model VO Diesel Engine for Diesel Electric Locomotives, (4) copies, green cover. Some copies are inscribed by owner.
Context: The Baldwin Diesel Electric engine was used locally by the Northern Pacific Railroad in the 1940s.
Object ID:1994.0029.019;
Time Period: 1940 - 1952


Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen
Description:Correspondence and financial records of Green River Lodge 895 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen. Collection includes documents published by the Grand Lodge (national organization) as well as documents produced by the local organization. The 1950s are particularly well-documented by this record group; other decades are less thorough.
Context: The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen was founded on December 1, 1873 at Jervis, New York, to provide mutual support for railroad firemen. The Brotherhood early on emphasized insurance, although in the late nineteenth century it became involved in labor/management relations. By the turn of the century, the organization also had changed its name to the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen, thereby permitting locomotive engineers to hold membership. In 1969, it joined with the Order of Railway Conductors and Brakemen, the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, and the Switchmen's Union of North America to form the United Transportation Union. The Green River Lodge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (no. 895) was organized in June of 1919, because it was inconvenient for members of Puget Sound lodge 407 living in the Auburn area to travel to Seattle for meetings.Object ID:1997.0018; Time Period: 1919 - 1961 Inventory



Robert E Munn Scrapbooks
Description:Six scrapbooks of items related to Robert E. Munn's work for the Northern Pacific Railway and membership in the Brotherhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks. Photos of train depots, railway employees, bridges, derailments are prominent.Correspondence regarding the real estate and industrial development department, and employee compensation. Photos of employees at events.Ephemera related to the "Mainstreeter" and "North Coast Limited." Photos of demolition of Northern Pacific freight house at 181 King Street, Seattle, to make way for Kingdome.
Object ID:1998.0003.073; 1998.0003.074; 1998.0003.075; 1998.0003.076; 1998.0003.077; 1998.0003.078;
Time Period: 1942 - 1960


Electro-Motive Division of General Motors parts Bulletins
Description:Collection of maintenance and parts bulletins published in the 1940s for General Motors Electo-Motive Division Locomotives and Engines. Volume includes: Index to Bulletins, Northern Pacific Railway, 5400 HP Freight Locomotives 6000-6002 (EMD Serial Nos 1979-1989). c. 1944. Chicago Pneumatic Railway Speedometer and Speed Recorder Parts List and Instruction Book. Instruction Bulletin 421 for Model A3001 Auxiliary Generator. Instruction Bulletin for Model D-8 Generators. Maintenance Instructions for Type D7 Traction Motors, 1943. Instructions for Type PR-48 Reverser (EMC no. 8004844). and instructions for other small components of the GM EMD locomotives and engines.
Object ID:1994.0029.067;
Time Period: 1941 - 1945



Replacement Parts Catalog no. 300
Description:Parts catalog for General Motors Electro-Motive Division diesel engines, Models 567D and 645, 5th edition, September 1978.
Object ID:1994.0029.064;
Time Period: 1978 - 1980


645E3 Engine Manual
Description:General Motors Electro-Motive Division 645E3 Engine Maintenance Manual, 3rd Edition, November 1968. Contains description and maintenance information for Model 8, 12, 16 and 20-645E3 diesel engines.
Object ID:1994.0029.065;
Time Period: 1965 - 1970



Replacement Parts Catalog no. 310

Description:Parts catalog for General Motors Electro-Motive Division locomotives, models SW1000 - SW1500, June 1967
Object ID:1994.0029.012;
Time Period: 1967 - 1970



GP38-2 Locomotive Service Manual
Description:General Motors Electro-Motive Division GP38-2 Locomotive Service Manual. No date is published, but this model was manufactured between 1972 and 1986.
Object ID:1994.0029.066;
Time Period: 1972 - 1986

Railway Educational Bureau Instruction Papers
Description:The Railway Educational Bureau Instruction Papers, copyright by D. C. Buell, printed in Omaha, Nebraska. These small booklets provide basic knowledge of the operation and maintenance of locomotives and their parts.
Object ID:1994.0029.023;
Time Period: 1945 - 1948




Westinghouse Air Brake manuals
Description:Instruction and maintenance manuals published by the Westinghouse Air Brake Company. Includes substantial information on the 24-RL Brake Equipment from 1946 through 1955. Other brake models included: 6-DS 6-ET 6-BL Combined automatic and straight-air Type K Triple Valve "AB" Freight Brake 8-EL 26 Type
Object ID:xx.westinghouse;
Time Period: 1911 - 1955


General Motives Electro-Motive Division Operators Manuals
Description:Manuals describing the operation and maintenance of General Motors Electo-Motive division locomotives and engines. Manuals typically include illustrative photographs, schematic drawings of parts, and detailed instructions and descriptions. On the Road trouble-shooting guides are also included.
Object ID:1994.0029.048;
Time Period: 1944 - 1966
American Locomotive Company Diesel Parts Catalog
Description:Parts catalogs for American Locomotive Company (ALCO) diesel engines used by Northern Pacific Railway in the 1940s.
Object ID:1994.0029.086;
Time Period: 1940 - 1945


Further Reading
* Available in the White River Valley Museum Library

*Armbruster, Kurt E. Orphan Road: The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 1999.
*Armbruster, Kurt E. Whistle Down the Valley: 100 Years of Green River Railroading. Seattle, WA: Northwest Railway and Locomotive Preservation Association, 1991.
*Asay, Jeff. Union Pacific Northwest: The Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, 1991.
*Barry, Steve. Railroads: The History of the American Railroads in 500 Photos. St. Paul, MN: Salamander Books, 2002.
*Beebe, Lucius, and Charles Clegg. Hear the Train Blow: A Pictorial Epic of America in the Railroad Age. New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1952.
*Beebe, Lucius, and Charles Clegg. The Trains We Rode, Volumes I and II. Berkeley, California: Howell-North Books, 1966.
*Cooley, David J. Stampede Pass: BNSF's Comeback Route (Sonrisa Railfan Guide). Auburn, WA: Sonrisa Publications, 2008.
*Eckes, Ruth Trueblood. Blow the Whistle Softly: An Anthology of Railroad Stories. Orting, WA: Heritage Quest Press, 1996.
*Eckes, Ruth Trueblood. Call of the Rails Anthology. Kent, WA: All Color Printing, 1999.
*Eckes, Ruth Trueblood. Down the Track: Anthology. Kent, WA: All Color Printing, 2001.
*Eckes, Ruth Trueblood. Rail Tales. Orting, WA: Heritage Quest Press, 1995.
*Eckes, Ruth Trueblood. Whistles in the Night: An Anthology of Railroad Stories. Kent, WA: All Color Printing, 1997.
*Fredrickson, Jim. Railscapes: A Northern Pacific Brasspounder's Album. Pullman, WA: Washington State University Press, 2003.
*Johnson, Stan. The Milwaukee Road Olympian: A Ride to Remember. Coeur d'Alene, ID: Museum of North Idaho, 2001.
*Johnson, Stan. The Milwaukee Road's Western Extension: The Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Coeur d'Alene, ID: Museum of North Idaho, 2007.
*King, Max C. Fireman's Friend [manuscript, regarding "The 1780-A beautiful, but deadly, 'Fireman Killer' Util Pop Jones showed the company the error of their ways--then mechanical stokers came to our road.".
*Hedlund, Gerald C., and Mark A. Vernon. From Smoke to Mist: An archeological study of Franklin, WA, a Turn of the Century Company Coal Town. Auburn, WA: Green River Community College, 1994.
*Holley, Noel T. The Milwaukee Electrics: An Inside Look At Locomotives and Railroading, Third Ed. Mukilteo, WA: Hundman Publishing Company, 1987.
*Holbrook, Stewart. Green Commonwealth: A Narrative of the Past and a Look at the Future of One Forest Products Company [Simpson Logging Co.]. Seattle, WA: Dogwood Press, 1945.
*Holter, Richard H., and Jesse Clark McAbee. Rails to Paradise: The History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919. First Edition. 2005.
*Lubetkin, M. John. Jay Cooke's Gamble: The Norther Pacific Railroad, the Sioux, and the Panic of 1873. Norman, OK:University of Oklahoma Press, 2006.
*Railroad Lingo. H.A. Durfy, ed. Seattle, WA, 1990.
*Recent Locomotives. Novato, CA: Newton K. Gregg, 1972. Reprinting of 1886 original.
*Roe, Joann. Stevens Pass: The Story of Railroading and Recreation in the North Cascades. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Press, 2002.
*Schafer, Mike. Caboose. Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing, 1997.
*Solomon, Brian. Railroad Signaling. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Co, 2003.
*Switch Key Listings and Diagrams [photocopy].
*A Treasury of Railroad Folklore: The Stories, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads and Songs of the American Railroad Man. B. A> Botkin and Alvin F. Harlow, eds. New York: Bonanza Books, 1953.
*Wing, Warren W. A Northwest Rail Pictorial. Edmonds, WA: Pacific Fast Mail, 1983.
*Wing, Warren W. To Seattle by Trolley: The Story of the Seatle-Everett Interurban and the" Trolley That Went to the Sea".Edmonds, WA: Pacific Fast Mail, 1988.
*Wing, Warren W. To Tacoma by Trolley: The Puget Sound Electric Railway. Edmonds, Washington: Pacific Fast Mail, 1995.
*Wheeler, Keith. The Railroaders. New York: Time-Life Books, 1973.
*Wood, Charles R. The Northern Pacific: Mainstreet of the Northwest. Seattle, WA: Superior Publishing Company, 1968.
*Young, Caroline. Railways and Trains. London: Usborne Publishing Company, 1991.

Links
Northwest Railway Museum
Philips, J. A. Roundhouse Days: Northern Pacific Railway and Building the Auburn Yard, 1910-1913. White River Journal, April 2004.
Sprau, David. Auburn's Other Railroad [The Milwaukee Rairoad. White River Journal, July 2005.