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Guide to the San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company Records MS 115
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Processing Information
  • Preferred Citation
  • Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Biographical / Historical Notes

  • Title: San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company Records
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 115
    Contributing Institution: San Diego History Center Document Collection
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.0 Linear feet (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1854-1879
    Abstract: This collection consists of business records of the San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company from 1854 to 1879.
    creator: San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad.

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The San Diego History Center (SDHC) holds the copyright to any unpublished materials. SDHC Library regulations do apply.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Amanda Hughes on March 19, 2013.
    Collection processed as part of grant project supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) with generous funding from The Andrew Mellon Foundation.

    Preferred Citation

    San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company, MS 115, San Diego History Center Document Collection, San Diego, CA.

    Arrangement

    Collection is arranged by subject.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of nine bound books of records for the San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company. The records include stockholders and Board of Director’s meetings, and stock and treasury records, along with the original articles of incorporation.

    Biographical / Historical Notes

    The San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad Company (SDGSPA) was founded in 1853 with the purpose of constructing and operating a railroad from San Diego to the Atlantic Coast. The original plans call for the line to run through Mission Gorge, Santee and Lakeside to Eagle Peak and then on through the Santa Ysabel Valley and Warner’s Ranch before joining another line at Yuma, Arizona. Charles H. Poole surveyed the area for 200 miles of track, but miscalculated the grade which was eventually found to be too steep to support a rail line. In 1869, SDGSPA agreed to merge with El Paso and Pacific Rail line if they would assist in building the track in exchange for through privileges. In 1879, the Texas and Pacific Railroad acquired both companies and all of the land before any track was laid.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Memphis, El Paso, and Pacific Railroad Company.
    San Diego Gila Southern Pacific and Atlantic Railroad.
    Texas & Pacific Railway.
    Lakeside (Calif.)
    Mission Gorge (San Diego, Calif.)
    San Diego (Calif.)
    Santa Ysabel (Calif.)
    Santee (Calif.)
    Stock certificates
    Warner's Ranch (Calif.)
    Yuma (Ariz.)