Friday, April 30, 2010

Trackside with Bob Larson

Nevada State Railroad Museum
South Carson Street
(U.S. 395) at Fairview Drive
Carson City | 775.687-6953

Monday, May 10 - 7pm
Western Pacific Centennial
Part 3

Bob Larson, railroad photographer and former Western Pacific engineer on the Feather River division, began his railroad career in the signal department of the Chicago & North Western. In 1956, he hired on with the Western Pacific and retired 30 years later (on the Western Pacific’s eastern Division in Nevada) with a perfect safety record. During that time and continuing today, Bob photographed the continuing changes of the railroad, his co-workers, and the environment that shaped his remarkable career. Bob’s extensive collection of photos have been presented in two volumes, Western Pacific Trackside with Bob Larson and Life on the Feather River Route: A Railroader’s Scrapbook Pictorial of Memories.

Now retired and splitting his time between Las Vegas and northern California, Bob entertains rail enthusiasts at historical society meetings, conventions and small gatherings with his personal recollections and samplings of his photographic record. Bob is also a frequent contributor to the Western Pacific Railroad Historical Society’s publication The Headlight. A great photographer and story teller, Bob always leaves his audiences wanting more. Don’t miss this entertaining glimpse into the life of a railroad engineer and our final segment celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Western Pacific Railroad in Nevada.

[Text from Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum website. Graphic from search for 'Western Pacific Railroad'.]

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