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Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway Records
MS 105  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway Records
    Dates: 1899-1937
    Collection Number: MS 105
    Creator/Collector: Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway
    Extent: 1 oversize box + 2 boxes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Financial information generated during the operation of the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway.
    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

    Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway Records. California State Railroad Museum Library

    Acquisition Information

    Donors include: Southern Pacific, New York Collection; The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley [Agent's balance book].

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway was incorporated on March 21, 1898 to run from Alamagordo Junction, New Mexico, on the line of the El Paso Northeastern Railway, east to the Sacramento Mountain timber stands. Eventually the line was completed 31-1/2 miles to Russia, New Mexico, where it connected with the tracks of the Alamagordo Lumber Company. The Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain was constructed by the New Mexico Railway and Coal Company (later the El Paso and Northeastern Company). Phelps Dodge acquired the line in 1904 and made it a part of the El Paso and Southwestern System. In 1924 the Southern Pacific acquired the EP & SW and with it the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain. The Southern Pacific continued to operate the Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain until 1947 when it abandoned the line.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway records consist of balance sheets, accounts receivable ledgers, vouchers, and voucher indexes. These contain information primarily on the railroad's finances, but with some references to operation. Researchers also are advised to consult records of the El Paso and Southwestern System (component lines, New Mexico Railway and Coal Company, and the Alamagordo Lumber Company).

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