Berkeley Branch Railroad Cash Book

California State Railroad Museum Library
California State Railroad Museum Library
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Sacramento, California 95814
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2013


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.