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Meeker Collection

Ken_Meeker_WP_Dispatcher_200x133.jpg The Meeker Collections are named after Kenneth J. Meeker, long time member of the Feather River Rail Society.

Ken was an avid fan of anything railroading. He was a Western Pacific employee and longtime photographer. In addition to the WP, he worked for the Southern Pacific, Union Pacific and the Altamont Commuter Express. He was also an author and accomplished amateur photographer. He was the author of the book “Western Pacific” published by White River Publications.

Ken collected hundreds of Western Pacific railroad photographs, documents and artifacts during his lifetime. His collection also included parts of the Western Pacific Railroad corporate records, timetables, drawings, maps, etc.

Ken passed away May 8, 2010 in Stockton, CA after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness. He was 52 years of age and was born on July 9, 1957 in Baltimore, MD.

His personal archives were donated to the FRRS in Ken’s memory and serves to showcase the past of the Western Pacific Railroad and Ken’s passion for the WP. This important archive consists of two collections:


  • The Western Pacific Railroad Corporate Archives / Kenneth J. Meeker Collection: a collection of WP corporate materials - see it HERE!
  • The Kenneth Meeker Photo Collection: Ken’s personal photos - is not available yet.

Meeker Collections

Listed below are the collections currently in the Meeker Online Project.

GroupSubjects
KJMWPA00350 Year Passenger Service Anniversary August 22, 1960 (128 photos)
KJMWPA007Bicentennial Train 1976 (34 photos)
KJMWPA007Mileposts(43 photos)
KJMWPA007Miscellaneous (2 photos)
KJMWPA007WP Trucking (3 photos)
KJMWPA010CZ Publicity (165 photos)
KJMWPA010Locomotive Diagrams 1950 (34 diagrams)
KJMWPA011Information and contracts from 1905
KJMWPA012Track Plans and Car Diagrams
KJMWPA013Construction on Keddie-Bieber line
KJMWPA018Legal documents from 1905, 1908, 1916
KJMWPA024WP in the Movies and more 50 Year Passenger Service Anniversary photos
KJMWPA035Cinerama Holiday 1955, CZ Inauguration, Sweetwood Car
KJMWPA038First Passenger Train (set 1), Accidents, Construction, CZ Inauguration Set 2,
Guy Dunscomb Book Project, Miscellaneous RR Photos, Public Relations 1-3, Ruby Jubilee
KJMWPA041First Passenger Train (set 2), First Passenger Train Book, Scenery on Line of WP
KJMWPA045Standard Plans 1957, Standard Plans 1969, WP Locomotive Diagrams 1953, WPOC Diagrams 1958 (OUTFIT CARS)

Meeker Corporate Archives Photo Collection

(There are 5,587 photos in this collection.)

We intend to offer high-resolution prints and licensing for publication of the Meeker Photo Collection.
Details will be announced when we finish preparations.

Index of Meeker Corporate Archives photo subjects HERE!
Each "subject" has one or more photos.

GroupPhoto Subjects
1WP 001 - WP 105 (123 photos)
2WP 107 - WP 146 (105 photos)
3WP 147 - WP 252 (153 photos)
4WP 253 - WP 286 (144 photos)
5WP 287 - WP 316 (132 photos)
6WP 317 - WP 319 (82 photos)
7WP 321 - WP 347 (166 photos)
8WP 348 - WP 433 (218 photos)
9WP 434 - WP 491 (205 photos)
10WP 492 - WP 524 (148 photos)
11WP 525 - WP 552 (120 photos)
12WP 553 - WP 571 (155 photos)
13WP 572 - WP 617 (166 photos)
14WP 618 - WP 621 (139 photos)
15WP 622 - WP 655 (171 photos)
16WP 656 - WP 676 (176 photos)
17WP 679 - WP 692 (171 photos)
18WP 692 - WP 693 (181 photos)
19WP 694 - WP 738 (134 photos)
20WP 739 - WP 747 (183 photos)
21WP 748 - WP 760 (141 photos)
22WP 761 - WP 767 (201 photos)
23WP 768 - WP 780 (154 photos)
24WP 781 - WP 796 (161 photos)
25WP 797 - WP 816 (137 photos)
26WP 817 - WP 830 (200 photos)
27WP 831 - WP 841 (172 photos)
28WP 843 - WP 858 (175 photos)
29WP 859 - WP 874 (167 photos)
30WP 875 - WP 886 (151 photos)
31WP 887 - WP 906 (190 photos)
32WP 907 - WP 917 (176 photos)
33WP 918 - WP 929 (190 photos)
34WP 930 - end (300 photos)


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