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Title
[Southern Pacific Railroad fire train]
Creator
Unknown
Date Created and/or Issued
[19uu]
Contributing Institution
California State Railroad Museum Library
Collection
California Revealed from California State Railroad Museum Library
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Description
Southern Pacific locomotive 2067 (outshopped 1882; scrapped 1918)and fire train. To protect the extensive system of wood snowsheds over the Sierra, the SP developed a system for fire protection and control. Special fire trains, assigned to Sierra locations, were equipped with fire pumps to spray water on the conflagration. A lookout on the west slope of the Sierra Nevada, known a Signal Peak or Red Mountain called the fire trains into action. Augmenting this arrangement were a series of telegraph boxes placed throughout the snowshed district.
Original measurements: 1 photographic print; 10 x 13-3/4 in.
Type
image
Format
Original
Photograph
Still Image
Extent
1 Page of 1
Identifier
cscrm_000239
caps001423
http://archive.org/details/cscrm_000239
negative number: CSRM Negative 26601. Original .tiff file name: csrm_ag_093
Language
English
Subject
Railroads
Provenance
California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
The California Revealed Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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