This project has grown larger than I had expected and could not
have happened without the help and support of many people.
Linda Holmes at the
Richmond library for letting me dig through every corner of The Richmond
Bill Hartung, George Christiansen, Joe Comwell, Jim Stein,
Peter Noe, Joe Menigelli, Herb Weusthoff, Donald Pryde and George "Chic"
Albert, former employees of the Richmond shops who shared their stories with
Joe Comwell, Jim Stein, Anne Bartram, Diane Dornan, Al Frosini, Jay
and Karen Fenton, Anita Christiansen for their time talking about the shops or
their relatives who worked there.
Harry Akin and John Plytnick of
Western Railway Museum. John gave me the name of Herb Weusthoff (95 at the
time), the first employee I had a chance to interview.
and Cathline Rupley of the Richmond Museum for the use of their
Betty Maffei, Contra Costa County Historical Society for
locating photos in their archives.
Ralph Barger, Arthur Dubin, William
Kratville and Robert Wayner, authors of the bulk of the books availble on the
The Pullman Company and passenger trains they ran on.
Tom Madden for his
herculean efforts to digest and make availible The Pullman Company Car
Construction Records of the Newberry Library.
Jeff Cauthen for his
invaluble help with the Southern Pacific cars which formed the bulk of the work
done at Richmond Shops.
Ellen Halteman, Librarian and Kathryn Santos,
Archivist of the California State Railroad Museum
Anspach for arranging for the California State Railroad Museum library to
obtain copies of the Newberry microfilms.
Alan Hegler for his research
help and connections.
John Hogan, my good friend whose shared
interest in this project has uncovered many of the people I was able to
John Fiscella for his interest in the project and many
Thanks to Rory Calhoun of
Works for his referal to the online Sanborn Maps.
My wife Anne, for
supporting my interests and allowing me the time for them.
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