THIS IS TRIVIA, BUT IMPORTANT!

ATTENTION ALL TRUE RIVIT COUNTERS!

I am particularly appreciative  of this drawing as I model the pre-1930 UPRR. Think of the  research time that is rendered unnecessary by availability of this drawing. I believe this drawing can be labeled with confidence  as important trivia; it is important to me anyhow! This find makes me wonder what other treasures I will discover as I catalog  the last 3500 drawings in this group of scanned drawings.

I am on the “”hunt” for S.P.,L.A.&S.L. R.R. drawing no. A1, circa 1905. I am of the tentative belief this drawing is the first of the many drawings this railroad produced as they began operations circa 1905. There is more than a good chance I will succeed as I have already found no. A3, and up, in the 900 drawings I have cataloged thus far. Listen hard, because I will give out a mighty “‘whoop and a holler” when I do.

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.

Posted on November 2, 2011, in ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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