Railroad Lore, 1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Railroad Lore
1971 (inclusive)
0.02 linear feet
Collection Number
Cheryl Chase was a student of folklore at the University of Oregon. This collection includes an essay and fieldwork documentation relating to this student's folklore fieldwork project.
University of Oregon, Archives of Northwest Folklore
1287 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon
Telephone: 541-346-3925
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for access in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Publication of this finding aid was supported in whole or part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by Oregon State Library.

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Restrictions on Use

Collection includes project release form signed by the collector.

Restrictions on Use

Collection is open for use in accordance with Archives of Northwest Folklore policy.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Master sheetReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

EssayReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Folklore textsReturn to Top

Container(s): Folder 1

Container(s) Description
Legends - Railroader's legends
Casey Jones
The train that is buried under the trestle at Labish, near Salem
Memorats / Anecdotes: other narratives - Railroad stories
One hundred thirty-five miles per hour through a small town
Judging a man's experience by loss of fingers
Fog so thick ..
Getting run over
Dropping a car with a hobo inside
Riding in a gondola with pipe
Loose cars crash into O'Malley's engine
Crossing the Santiam River during a flood
The older man and the caboose number
The old sixteen-forty engine and all its wrecks
Four cars of logs and a broken train line
Spilling a load of logs
Pete loses his leg
A man killed at Indiana Avenue
A snake across the track
Folk speech --Rail road jargon
"Lower 13"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • folk narratives
  • folk speech
  • jargons
  • legends
  • Personal narratives
  • Railroad trains
  • railway workers
  • reminiscences
  • Personal Names :
  • Graves, Robert
  • Tomlin, Sam
  • Geographical Names :
  • Eugene (Or.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Fieldwork project