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MORGAN'S LOUISIANA AND TEXAS RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP COMPANY COLLECTION
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Description
Bond records and correspondence.
Background
Incorporated April 1, 1878, as successor to the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western. About 1883 the Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company came under the influence of Central Pacific management and on March 1, 1885, was leased to the Southern Pacific Company, but was operated as a separated company until title transferred to the Texas and New Orlean on March 1, 1927. The road had about fifty locomotives, which, in 1884, went into the T&NO roster, although the initials ML&T, indicating corporate ownership, remained on the engines until 1916. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), pp. 424-426].
Extent
1 half-box + 4 volumes
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Capital District Collections Manager. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.