The California Transportation Company was owned and operated by Captains A. E. Anderson and A. Nelson
and ran steamboats on the surrounding rivers of the San Francisco Bay. The California Transportation Company eventually merged with the Sacramento Navigation Company and the Fay Transportation Company and became the River Lines Company in 1930.
The California Transportation Company operated steamers: PRIDE OF THE RIVER, ONWARD, CONSTANCE, AURORA, SONOMA, RELIEF, IPELTON, SANTA MONICA, ALVIA, ONISBO and the ECLIPSE; barges: ORIENT, CENTENNIAL, STOCKTON, MANILLA, BESSIE, MINNIE, ANNA, YUKON, and the dredge RYDE.
Wharfs: Brannon, Grand Island, Isleton, Martinez, Rio Vista, and Walnut Grove, along with Walkers Terminous and Duttons landings.
Sterling silver State Police #4 California Transportation Co. badge worn by policemen who protected life and property on the steamships the company operated.
Railroad and Steamboat Police 662 California Southern Pacific Co. Made by Irvine & Jachens 1027 Market St.
S.F. Sterling and dated 12-30-19.
Railroad Police 789 Oregon Southern Pacific Co. Made by Irvine & Jachens 1027 Market St.
S.F. Sterling and dated 8-14-20.
N.W.P. Railroad Police 25 Police.
Made by Irvine & Jachens 1027 Market. St. S.F.
Railroad Police 107 Arizona Southern Pacific
Made by L.A. Rubber Stamp Co. Los Angeles CAL.
March 20, 1880: The first Southern Pacific train reaches Tucson, Arizona
Key System - incorporated 1902 as San Francisco Oakland & San Jose Railway, opened 1903, merged with San Francisco & Bay Counties Railway in 1908 forming San Francisco Oakland & San Jose Consolidated Railway. In 1912, San Francisco Oakland & San Jose Consolidated Railway was merged with the Oakland Traction Co.,forming San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways.
Railroad and Steamboat Police 33 California The Western Pacific R.R. Co. Made by Irvine & Jachens 1068 Mission St. S.F.
Railroad Police 66 Nevada The Western Pacific R.R. Co. Made by Irvine & Jachens 1068 Mission St. S.F.
1st issue State of California Railroad Police Southern Pacific Co. Steamboat Police 191.
Sacramento Union 12 December 1906
Rail Road Police
San Francisco Oakland and San Jose Ry. shield, made by Moise-Klinkner Co. 417 Market St. S.F.
State of California Railroad Police S. F. O. & S.J. Ry. No. 7 Steamboat Police.
1936 Stockton City Directory
April 20, 1959
Railroad and Steamboat Police 653 California Southern Pacific Co. Made by Irvine & Jachens
1027 Market St. S.F.
Worn by Charles Henry Dailey
Sterling and dated 12-30-19.
Charles Henry Dailey was born in Aughrim, Magherafelt, Londonderry, Ireland on the 12th of October 1899. He immigrated to the United States and arrived in Seattle, WA on September 16, 1921. He died April 18, 1959 in San Francisco.
Los Angeles & Salt Lake Rail Road Co. #81 Police badge.
Lieutenant Railroad Police badge #5 Southern Pacific Co. Sterling silver, hand engraved with an applied 14k gold #5. Made by Irvine & Jachens 1068 Mission St. S. F. and dated 5-28-28.
Central of Georgia Railway, Special Agent 1st issue badge made by American Railway Supply Co. New York.
A note from Chip Greiner: Central of Georgia Railway Special Agents worked plain clothes and the large 5 point (first issue ARS) ball tip star was unpopular. Most of them got cut down by the Agents. The regular railroad police force (non Special Agent rank) wore a smaller 5 point star.
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