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Berkeley Branch Railroad Cash Book
MS 109  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Berkeley Branch Railroad Cash Book
    Dates: 1876-1877
    Collection Number: MS 109
    Creator/Collector: Berkeley Branch Railroad
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: One cash book from the Berkeley Branch Railroad.
    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 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

    Berkeley Branch Railroad Cash Book. California State Railroad Museum Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Berkeley Branch Railroad was incorporated by the Central Pacific Railroad on September 25, 1876, 3.84 miles from Shellmound via Shattuck Avenue to Vine Street (Berrymans) in Berkeley, reaching that point on July 1, 1878. Operated by the Central Pacific Railroad under lease from August 16, 1876, to April 1, 1885 and by the Southern Pacific Company until May 15, 1888. The road had no locomotives of its own. Its line formed a part of the extensive electric interurban system in the East Bay operated by the Southern Pacific Company from 1911 to 1940. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 393]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A cash book with 2 pages of entries for September 26, 1876 thru October 8, 1877 for the Berkeley Branch Railroad.