LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION

California State Railroad Museum Library
California State Railroad Museum Library
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2014


Descriptive Summary

Title: LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION
Dates: 1898-1900
Collection Number: MS 125
Creator/Collector: Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company
Extent: 1 half-box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: A ledger and a journal from the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company.
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 Director of Collections. 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

LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY & TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, San Francisco, 1988

Biography/Administrative History

The Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company was incorporated in December 1898 by the Duane L. Bliss family. Two years later the narrow gauge line began operation between Truckee and Tahoe City, California. The company operated both trains and lake steamers. In 1925 the railroad was leased to the Southern Pacific and converted to standard gauge the following year. It was sold outright to the Southern Pacific eight years later. The line was abandoned in 1943.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company records consists of a ledger and journal. The first volume contains entries for stock subscriptions, steamers earnings and expenses, and expenditures for railroad construction, beginning in December 1898 and continuing through April 1900. The journal contains similar entries month by month from April 1899 through March 1900.