SIERRA VALLEY AND MOHAWK RAILROAD COLLECTION

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: SIERRA VALLEY AND MOHAWK RAILROAD COLLECTION
Dates: 1886-1887
Collection Number: MS 88
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 half box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Time book for construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad.
Language of Material: English

Access

This 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

SIERRA VALLEY AND MOHAWK RAILROAD COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of Buell L. Edison, 1986

Biography/Administrative History

The Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad was incorporated October 1, 1885. It ran westerly about 39 miles from near the present location of Plumas Junction to Mohawk, near the town of Blarisden, California. Name changes occurred with the incorporation of the Sierra Valley Railroad (January 4, 1895) and the Sierra & Mohawk Railway (incorporated June 14, 1911). The branch came under the control of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway in 1900, and was consolidated with it on January 1, 1915, becoming known as the Sierra Valley Branch. It was abandoned in 1918 after purchase by the Western Pacific.

Scope and Content of Collection

Time book for construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad from October 1886 through May 1887. Book includes hours worked and wages paid. There are references to Chinese laborers.