NEVADA RAILROAD COMMISSION VALUATION REPORTS COLLECTION
Title: NEVADA RAILROAD COMMISSION VALUATION REPORTS COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 18
Hardy, Grahame H.
Extent: 4 oversize boxes
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: Nevada Railroad Commission valuation reports with engineering, land, and financial information about select Western railroads.
Language of Material: English
Collection is open for research.
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.
NEVADA RAILROAD COMMISSION VALUATION REPORTS COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Paula Hardy, 1983-1986.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection is from the Nevada Railroad Commission and these reports contain information on several Western railroads,
with an emphasis on Nevada lines, as well as the Western Union Telegraph Company. The reports consist of three categories:
engineering, land, and accounting.
•The Engineering Reports contain descriptions of the roadbed, track, bridges, yards, stations, and other facilities owned
by the railroads, as well as description of the countryside through which the line passes. The documents also give mileage,
locations of connections with other railroads and summaries of equipment. Locomotive road numbers are listed with wheel arrangement,
builder and date, cylinder dimensions and weight. For cars, the road numbers are given along with information on the builders
and the capacities of the cars.
•The land reports provide information on the amount and value of rural and urban properties owned by the railroads. They
also contain more detailed listings of property and improvement values. The one accounting report provides a financial analysis
of the company.
The documents are arranged alphabetically by corporate name and include Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Bullfrog Goldfield
Railroad, California, Arizona and Santa Fe Railway, Central Pacific Railway, Las Vegas and Tonopah Railroad, Nevada-California-Oregon
Railway, Nevada Northern Railway, Nevada Transportation Company (Eureka-Nevada Railway), San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake
Railroad, Southern Pacific Company, Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad, Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad, Western Pacific Railway,
and Western Union Telegraph Company.