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View of Arthur Curtis James, a railroad financial giant, speaking at the opening of the Western Pacific Railroad on November 10, 1931; location is not confirmed. Photographer: Stroupe + Schreiner; San Francisco Arthur Curtis James (one of the last railroad financial giants in USA + Western Pacific's chairman of the board - arrives the "golden spike" at Bieber, California 11-10-1931 to signal the completion of Western Pacific's northern California extension from Keddie to the connection with great northern railway (112 miles) at Bieber.