Central California Railway Company Records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Central California Railway Company Records
Dates: 1905-1911
Collection Number: MS 116
Creator/Collector: Central California Railway
Extent: 1 half-box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Miscellaneous financial documents from the Central California Railway.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Central California Railway Company Records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

Biography/Administrative History

Incorporated October 4, 1904, by the Southern Pacific Company. During the period from 1909 to September 12, 1910, the Southern Pacific Company, under the name of the Central California Railway, built 16.24 miles from Niles Junction across lower San Francisco Bay (Dumbarton Bridge) to Redwood Junction. The property was leased to the Central Pacific from the time construction was completed and formally sold to the Central Pacific Railway on February 29, 1912. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 368]

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes Southern Pacific accounting forms 29, 143, and 144 completed by Central California Railway, a 1905 balance sheet of a general ledger, and a completed form (circular No. 12) submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission for 1907 and 1908.

Indexing Terms

Southern Pacific Company