|Title||Ivan Schermerhorn's Northern Pacific Railway Home Movies|
|Object Name||Videodisc, Digital|
|Year Range from||1957.0|
|Year Range to||1961.0|
|Scope & Content||
Digital copies of the silent home movies taken by Ivan Schermerhorn of the Northern Pacific Railway. Included are scenes from switching in Sumas (1957) that includes photos of many of the crew members. Movies taken in the Auburn yard and Bellevue, Woodenville and the Everett curve (1960) are included. The wreck of NPR 408 in 1961 and photos of crew and family members (1961) are also documented. There are still photographs of many railroad activities and the equipment and people that made them happen.
Some people included in the silent movies are identified by name or partial name. In "Switching in Sumas (1957)": Ivan Schermerhorn, F. Kehnell, L. Burnett, D.B. Lewis, L.W. Williams, Jack Monahan, B. Lewis, Bob Kline, H. Henricks, Pete Schilz, Roy Westby, Jim Taylor, Reiersgard, Cobb, Engineer Rossel, Engineer Foisee, S. I. Cocke, Paul Kramer, A. Willbanks. In "Auburn Yard & Bellevue (1960)": Blanchett, Cosgrove, Despain. In "Kehnell in Woodenville (1960)": C. Larson. In "408 Wreck (1961)": Iva Lee, Carol Hjemvol, Denise, Tom, Rick & Unknown.
The Northern Pacific Railway was founded in 1864. The western terminus of the line was located in Auburn, and many residents of the White River Valley were employed, directly or indirectly, by the railway up until its merger in 1970 to become a part of Burlington Northern Railroad. Ivan Schermerhorn moved to Auburn in 1952 to work for NPR.
|Credit Line||Gift of Bonnie Flannery.|
Cocke, S. I.