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Title
William Elsworth Park is operating 500-horsepower electric freight engine No. 506 of the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad
Contributor
Western Sonoma County Historical Society, 261 South Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472 (http://www.sebastopol-farm-museum.org)
Date Created and/or Issued
1900
1999
2012-03-19
2012-04-01
19uu
Contributing Institution
Sonoma County Library
Collection
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Collection
Rights Information
Western Sonoma County Historical Society, 261 South Main St., Sebastopol, CA 95472 (http://www.sebastopol-farm-museum.org)
Neither the Western Sonoma County Historical Society nor the Sonoma County Library make any assertions as to ownership of any original copyrights to digitized images and can claim only physical ownership of the image(s) described in this records. However, these images are intended for Personal or Research use only. Any other kind of use, including, but not limited to commercial or scholarly publication in any medium or format, public exhibition, or use online or in a web site, may be subject to additional restrictions including but not limited to the copyrights held by parties other than the Library. USERS ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for determining the existence of such rights and for obtaining any permissions and/or paying associated fees necessary for the proposed use. Preferred credit line is: Courtesy, the Western Sonoma County Historical Society. Please contact the Society regarding additional reproduction and reuse information at: http://www.sebastopol-farm-museum.org/contact-us
Description
Photo--black and white: Freight engine of the Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railroad. William Elsworth Park is operating 500 horsepower electric engine No. 506. Park was a longtime P&SR employee. The 506 was unique among P&SR rolling stock as being the only "homemade" engine. It was rebuilt from a used Ocean Shore Railroad engine, Baldwin trucks, GE motors and electrical gear and body from Sacramento Northern. Notice the simple trolley pole atop the cab which were phased out in favor of the pantographs. The pantograph collectors had the advantage of more stability at high speeds.
GNIS
Approximate geocoding
13
Title supplied by cataloger
photo copy
Medium quality (300 dpi)
BlackIsZero
Windows
Sally Morrison
Type
image
Format
1
Print, photographic
black-and-white
5" x 7
image/jp2
3074048
image/tiff
8
300
Uncompressed
2092
1467
Identifier
6885
casebwsc_pho_006885
12-3428
023\6885.JPG
http://heritage.sonomalibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15763coll11/id/2211
Subject
Black-and-white photographs
Transportation
Time Period
1900 - 1999
Place
United States
California
Sonoma
Petaluma
Petaluma, California
38.232471,-122.644448
Relation
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Photographic Collection
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Collection GUIDE
Western Sonoma County Historical Society Collection

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