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SPRR Section House
Acton, California


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Southern Pacific Railroad section house in Acton with Mt. Gleason in background (misspelled "Mt. Sleason"). Blurry real photo postcard, n.d. (1920s?)

According to Acton historian Bob Buechner (pers. comm. 2017): "This is the home of an SPRR man named Joe Paradiso, a welder by trade who moved here from a Pullman car sitting in Ravenna. Tom Haile said he spent a lot of time here as a kid when his mom was at work. He still lives across the street from this location. After Joe retired from SPRR, he opened a Chevron station at Four Points junction on the way to Littlerock, and his daughter Mary and her husband opened a Chevron station next to Tip's on Sierra Highway."

Don Milburn adds (pers. comm. 2017): "Bob Buechner is correct about the house. I spent countless hours there as a kid, playing with the Paradiso kids, John and Ron. It was right in front of Tom Haile's house."

Compare to this photograph.


LW2943: 9600 dpi jpeg from original photograph purchased 2017 by Leon Worden.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD IN ACTON

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Railroad Construction 1870s

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Fatal Wreck 1902

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Section House & More ~1894-1906

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Section House 1920s?

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Depot 1930s-40s

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Section House & More 1950s

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Wreck 1967-70 (x3)

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SPRR Features
1967-70 (x5)

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