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 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I 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 enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a 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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