Alamagordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway Records

California State Railroad Museum Library
California State Railroad Museum Library
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Sacramento, California 95814
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2014


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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