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Gordon Cardall photographs of railroads

 Collection
Identifier: MSS P 312

Scope and Contents

Photographs of cable cars from circa 1920 to 1940. The photographs were taken along railroad routes in the Salt lake, Utah area on which Bamberger Electric Trains ran. Most of the photographs have an urban setting with streets and/or buildings in the background. A few photographs depict trains crossing bridges or traveling through the countryside.

Dates

  • approximately 1920-1949

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advanced notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Gordon Cardall photographs of railroads must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Gordon E. Cardall (1927-) was a motorman for Bamberger Electric Train Company in Utah and Idaho. When the company's passenger operations ended on September 6, 1952, Gordon Cardall piloted the final run -- Bamberger passenger car 322 bound for Ogden from Salt Lake City -- with Mr. Bamberger, company owner, as a passenger.

Extent

1 folder (0.11 linear ft.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Photographs of cable cars from circa 1920 to 1940. The photographs were taken along railroad routes in the Salt Lake, Utah, area on which Bamberger electric trains ran. Most of the photographs have an urban setting with streets and/or buildings in the background. A few photographs depict trains crossing bridges or traveling through the countryside.

Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by creator; Gordon Cardall; 1974 November 1.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Nathan Everett; 2007.

Title
Register of the Gordon Cardall photographs of railroads
Author
Abe Austin
Date
2012 February 27
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States