William McGee Railroad Stories
The collection contains two volumes of stories from McGee's life with the Southern Pacific Railroad, mainly during his time working with steam engines from 1941-1956. Titles of volumes are: 1) From Section Hand to Engineer; 2) The Confessions of a Railroad Engineer. Additionally, four volumes of specially excerpted stories are also included.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Stories of McGee's life with the Southern Pacific Railroad, mainly during his time working with steam engines from 1941-1956.
William E. "Cannonball' McGee began work with the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1941 as a fireman, was promoted to engineer in 1948, and continued work until his retirement in 1984.
Arranged without hierarchy.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William E. McGee in 2002. Additional stories donated by an anonymous source circa 2015.
Both volumes include two seniority lists for the Southern Pacific Railroad's Salt Lake Division: locomotive engineers, Sparks, Imlay and Mina Subdivisions; conductors, West of Carlin, Nevada.
- Guide to the William McGee Railroad Stories
- Jessica Maddox
- February 2019
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