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"Never guess. Unless you have to. There's enough uncertainty in the universe as it is." ...the fourth Doctor Who (Tom Baker)

Alan and Sharon Kline's website

Alan and Sharon Kline's website


Various railroad-related documents


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ATSF (Santa Fe) timetables from the Valley Division (central California to the Bay Area) from the 1960's to the mid-1980's.

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A comprehensive look at San Francisco's cable car system, from the Historic American Buildings Survey. Thanks to Joe Thompson (http://www.cable-car-guy.com) for hosting the San Francisco cable car documents. Be sure to check out the rest of his site!

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Documents related to railroads--primarily electric lines--operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Timetables and other documents relating to the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad.

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Amtrak's"Black Hawk" connected Chicago with Dubuque, Iowa from February 1974 through January 1981. This is the timetable folder issued at the beginning of service.

A page from a December, 1935 issue of Broadcasting magazine, with an article and picture showing an advertising sign for KRNT Radio, Des Moines, on the dash of a Des Moines Railway streetcar.

Chicago and Northwestern system employee timetable number 1, in effect on October 29, 1972. By this time, the C&NW had absorbed the Minneapolis & St. Louis, the Chicago Great Western, and several Iowa shortlines. However, the Wyoming coal line hadn't yet been built, and it would be almost a decade before the acquisition of the Rock Island's Twin Cities-Kansas City mainline.

The maintenance manual for the ubiquitous EMD SD40-2. This manual covers all parts of the locomotive except the 645E3 prime mover. A manual for the engine can be found at http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/manual/emd645e.html

Published in 1959, this is a manual issued to station agents and other station employees of the Milwaukee Road (Chicago, Milwaukee St. Paul & Pacific). I'd imagine that it's similar to manuals issued by other railroads in that period.

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