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CHRISTISEN RAILROAD COLLECTION
CHRISTIISEN AND LINN MEMORABILIA

MsC 548

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Box Contents List

Series XIII Personals

Continuing in Box 7

H. L. Christisen

Photographs

November 22, 1888

June 4, 1975

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

Beneficiary Certificate, # 295481, November 1920

Pension Certificate, # 33190, July 1929

Milwaukee Employees Pension Association, # 11791, February 1924

Letters from Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

National Railway Training Association

Exams

Certificate of Competency, February 1911

Official Correspondence with Milwaukee railroad

Certificate of Recognition with covering letter, February 8,1963

Silver Passes Letter, September 1957

Gold Passes letter, August 1962

Report of change in employment status, February 1946

Letter of Resignation, October 1, 1962

Other Correspondence

Master Mechanics, 1940, 1948

Traveling Engineer, 1943, 1948, 1961

Superintendent, 1937, 45, 51, 54, 57, 61

CM & St. P Operating Department Motive Power Exams for Conductors and Enginemen

December 2, 1917 (2)

Retirement Papers and Documents

Notice of final annuity reward, January 1, 1963

Personal Claim Record, October 3, 1962

Railroad Retirement Board letters, 1948, 1954, 1962

Office of assistant superintendent, Re: Railroad Retirement Act, 1938

Accounting Department ,1938

Letters from H.L. Christensen to Railroad Retirement Act, 1962

Examination Certificates and Membership Cards

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen Traveling Card, 1915

Council Bluffs Bunk Room Association, September 1917

Atkins Bunk Room Association, October 1918

CM & St. P Railway Co. Certificate of Examination, December 1922

Union Pacific Railroad Co. Certificate of Examination, December 1924, December 1925, March 1948

CM & St. P Employee Card, August 1931, January 1939

CM St. P & P Certificate of Examination, March 1939, October 1955

Final Withdrawal Card, Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen, August 1947

CM St. P & P Employee’s Watch Comparison Card, March 1959

National Association of Retired & Veteran Railway Employee Membership Card, 1967

Society for the Preservation of the Memory of Steam Locomotives & the Men Who Ran Them

Milwaukee Road Life Time Pass No. 1717

H.L Christisen in the news

"Silver Pass to Christisen for Service," September 1957

"Three Railroad Employees Receive Gold Passes," September 1962

"Christisen Ends 50 Years Service," October 4, 1962

Story, September 1957

Miscellaneous

The last five months of steam locomotive operation in Perry, Iowa (2)

Notes, by M.D. Christisen

H.L Christisen and Glenn Linn last trips -- Iowa Division / Perry and Atkins.

CM & St. P Received telegram

Hand written memos (2), 1883

Engineer’s ticket, first Division, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Glenn Linn

Photos

March 8, 1891

November 30, 1962

Personal Correspondence

Report of change in employment status, February 1946

Traveling Engineer, 1942, 1943

Others: 1919 – 1963

Examination Certificates, Membership Cards

Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Enginemen Traveling Card, 1915

Council Bluffs Bunk Room Association, 1943, 1944

Atkins Bunk Room, 1937 – 1962

CM & St. P Certificate of Examination, 1920, 1939, 1948, 1959

CM & St. P Employee’s Watch Inspection Card, August 1962

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees Membership Card, 1961

Veteran Employees Association of CM St. P & P Railroad Co., 1950 -- 1954

Glenn Linn in the news

"Two Railroad Men Retire from Service," October 1962

"Glenn Linn Dies, Funeral Monday," December 1962

Miscellaneous

Time sheet copy from Glenn Linn’s book, Loco firemen, 1918

The Milwaukee Road, weight on drivers – Diesel locomotives 1955

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