Joe Bozeman N.C. & St.L. Collection: C. L. "Hoss" Bozeman, N.C. & St.L. Railway Conductor, Documents Span: 1880 - 1972

Small Individual Collections


Provenance:Joe Bozeman donated this collection to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Archives and Library on 20 September 2007.

Single photocopies are available for research purposes only for a nominal fee. A list of applicable fees can be found here.

Sallie Loy processed these papers in 2007.

Size: ¼ Document Box

Description:  This series consists of correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, paycheck stubs, medical insurance information, biography of C.L. Bozeman, N.C.&St. L. publications, annual reports, postcards, magazines, ALCO Diesel Locomotive Instructions Bulletin No. 105-A, train orders, time tables, stock certificates, pamphlets, and advertisements.   

Box File Contents – C.L. “Hoss” Bozeman Personal Records
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Annual Report of the President and Directors of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway To The Stockholders, Nashville, July 1st, 1881

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ALCO Diesel Locomotive Instructions Bulletin No. 105-A

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3 Page letter dated April 9, 1963 re: Locomotive “General” and Coach 665 will be operated under own power from Atlanta to Chattanooga, starting April 12, 1963 with stops at Kennesaw, Acworth, Emerson, Cartersville, Kingston, Adairsville, Calhoun, Resaca, Dalton, Tunnel Hill, Ringgold, Graysville and arriving Chattanooga at noon on April 17, 1963.

Admission Ticket No. 481 to Mr. C. L. Bozeman for the First Annual Old South Ball, April 08, 1972, 8:30 P.M. at Kennesaw Junior College Student Center

Souvenir of Big Shanty Commemoration, April 12 – 16, 1972 for the unveiling of the “Little General” and Opening of Big Shanty Museum (present day Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History), Adult Visitor No. 229
Booklet entitled “The Story of the General, 1862” issued by The Passenger Departments of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway and the Western & Atlantic Railroad

Colored postcard entitled “The “General,” used by Andrew’s Raiders Now on Exhibition at Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tennessee, posted marked Chattanooga, September 2, 5:00 PM, Tennessee

Colored postcard with inscription: “The General” – American type 4-4-0 Western & Atlantic Railroad’s #3 “The General”, of Civil War Fame, is seen not too far from where it was built in Patterson, NJ, by Thomas Rogers in 1855 as it crosses the East River on the infamous Hell Gate Bridge. The General is under its own power en route to the 1964 New York World’s Fair, Photo by Walter E. Zullig, Jr.

Black and white postcard entitled “The Famous War Engine “General” at the Fair – Inscription: The “General” at Home: The “General” is loaned to Wings of a Century – A Century of Progress by the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. The complete story of this gallant chapter in American history may be had from any of it representatives or by writing that Company at Nashville, Tennessee. After the exposition the “General” will be returned to its permanent place of honor in the station of the N.C. & St. L. Railway at Chattanooga, Tennessee, where it may be viewed by through passengers on the Dixie Flyer and the Dixie Express.
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Colored postcard with inscription: Nashville, Chattanooga & St, Louis Railroad’s and Louisville & Nashville Railroads “The Georgian” – The joint Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis – Louisville & Nashville Railroads Streamliner “The Georgian” traveled on a Chicago – Atlanta route. “The Georgian” is viewed here departing Atlanta on the N.C. & St. L. in 1956.

Colored postcard with inscription: The N. C. & St. L. Locomotive No. 576 is on display at Centennial Park, Nashville, Tennessee - Interesting facts about this engine are as follows: Weight 68,550 lbs., Length 100’,70” Drive Wheels, built in 1942.

Colored postcard with inscription: N.C. & St. L. Caboose No. 41 – This wooden sided caboose, the Home away from Home of the freight conductor while traveling over the road, has been completely restored by the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, Chattanooga, Tennessee, photo by Herman Lamb, TVRM.

Colored postcard of 1500 H.P. Diesel Road Switching Locomotive designed and built for Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, by Electro-Motive Division, General Motors, La Grange, Illinois.
2 10 Stock Certificate from the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway issued 73 shares to J. A. Satterwhite dated January 16, 1880.
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Personal Papers of Charles Layton “Hoss” Bozeman:

Grand Lodge Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Card, Lodge No. 720, issued to Charles Lawton “Hoss” Bozeman, June 14, 1925 – June 14, 1950

Pay Stub - Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, Office of Auditor of Disbursements, Louisville, Kentucky, April 1963, Period 1
Pay Stub – January 1965, Periods 1 & 2

United States of America Railroad Retirement Board, Certificate of Service Months and Compensation For Unemployment, Sickness or Maternity Benefits, 1961 and 1964

Certificated of Annuity, United States Railroad Retirement Board, March 18, 1965, April 1, 1965

Empty Envelopes:
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
Social Security Administration
District Office
Town & Country Shopping Center
1393 Roswell Road, N.E.
Marietta, Georgia 30060

Treasury Department
Bureau of Accounts
Division of Disbursement
P.O. Box 6670
Chicago, Illinois 60680

The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway addressed “For “Hoss” Bozeman

Birth Certificate issued by the State of Georgia, Cobb County, Kennesaw, Georgia for Charles Lawton Bozeman, born October 31, 1899

2 Letters complimenting Conductor C. L. Bozeman and Flagman K. C. Harbison, on train No. 4 from Atlanta to Chattanooga, May 7, 1957

Letter of Commendation to C. L. Bozeman for safety actions at Kingston, March 1946

Unsolicited testimonial re: “The Conductor gave her is coat and the Flagman got the coach back on heat although it had been set for air conditioning.”

2 Group Hospital Insurance Form for Charlie L. Bozeman’s hospitalization at Kennestone & Emory Hospitals, January 1956

4 Lists of contributors to C. L. Bozeman, who has been off for sometime account of illness, and it is not know yet when he will be able to return to work
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Preproduction Floor Plan: The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, Mechanical Department, Floor Plan & Furniture Arrangement, Nashville, Tennessee, May 24, 1950

Reproduction Caboose Car: N.C.&StL. #128 to L&N #371 Built by N.C.&St.L, 1941-1943, at West Nashville Shops, to be renumbered L&N 347 to 380, Sheet No. 35-D

Reproduction Train Orders: For Acworth, Bolton, Dalton and Kingston, Georgia, 1935 – 1936
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Schedules, Time Tables, Rules, Newspaper Clipping,  & Publications:

Schedule : The Georgian: The Modern Coach Streamliner

Schedule: Daily Schedule of the Dixie Flyer

Time Table: N.C. & St.L., Winter 1955 – Spring 1956, To and From Dixieland Time Table

Time Table: Louisville & Nashville Railroad Company, Time Table No. 8, Takes Effect Sunday, October 27, 1963, For the Government and Information of Employes (sic) Only

Time Table: W.&A. Western & Atlantic Railroad, Marietta, The Gem
Of Georgia As A Winter Resort, Copyright 1887, by Jos. M. Brown

Time Table: The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway’s The Fast Train to the East The “Lookout” –Nashville, Washington and New York via N.C.& St. L. Railway, Southern Railway, N.&W. Railway, and Pennsylvania Railroad

Rules: The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Revised Rules Governing The Use Of Manual Block Systems of Nashville and Chattanooga Division, Effective November 1, 1923


Quiz Jr.: Railroad Questions and Answers published by Association of American Railroads, Washington, D.C., circa 1951

N.C.&St.L. Railway Bulletin, March 1955
Articles include: Down And Back on The Cenreville Branch, Orchids from Georgia, Chattanooga Division Holds Family-Night Safety Rally at Nashville, Cub Scouts Tour NC&StL Shops, Waitin’ The Judgment Day!, School Children Visit NC&StL at Atlanta

Freight Cars Journal No. 63, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, 1994 Society of Freight Car Historians

Railway Age, November 29, 1941

A Good Design in 1930, The Dixie Line, Further Improved in 1942

Newspaper Clipping re:  “Big Charlie Maddox and D.F. (Baby) Collins were the largest and smallest employes (sic) of the N.C.&St.L. Railroad in 1910. Both lived in Atlanta nd were brakemen on the Atlanta-Chattanooga run.”
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Miscellaneous Correspondence

Map of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway and Connections

The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway (The Dixie Line) List Showing Seniority Ages of Conductors and Trainmen as of July 1, 1946

The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Bulletin No. 100, dated July 2, 1943

Letter with envelope re: “No. 45, Engine 658, Engineer J.T. Miller, Firmena M.B. Herod, April 3rd, 13” at Adairsville (Georgia) setting off CRI 2230 account burst wheel.”



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