MORGAN'S LOUISIANA AND TEXAS RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP COMPANY COLLECTION

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Descriptive Summary

Title: MORGAN'S LOUISIANA AND TEXAS RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP COMPANY COLLECTION
Dates: 1879-1917
Collection Number: MS 130
Creator/Collector: MORGAN'S LOUISIANA AND TEXAS RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Extent: 1 half-box + 4 volumes
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Bond records and correspondence.
Language of Material: English

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.

Preferred Citation

MORGAN'S LOUISIANA AND TEXAS RAILROAD AND STEAMSHIP COMPANY COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

Acquisition Information

Correspondence is the gift of Gladys C. McCarty; bonds are the gift of Southern Pacific Company, New York Collection.

Biography/Administrative History

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].

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection includes a bond ledger from 1883 to 1917, a bond register and index from 1879 to 1913, first mortgage bonds of 7% and 6% from 1879 to 1917, and miscellaneous correspondence from 1905 to 1907.