VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION
Title: VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 157
Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad
Extent: 1 half-box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: Cash book and inventory of the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad.
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.
VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.
The Vaca Valley Railroad was incorporated in 1869 to build from Elmira to Vacaville, California. It was later sold at auction
and extended from Vacaville to Winters, with right of way acquired to Madison. In February 1877 the Vaca Valley and Clear
Lake was incorporated and operated under that name until 1888, when it became a part of the Northern Railway. This company
completed the line up the Capay Valley to Rumsey in July 1888. The Vaca Valley and Clear Lake was controlled first by the
California Pacific and later by the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific.
Scope and Content of Collection
The collection consists of the Treasurer's office cash book, commencing September 23, 1878, and continuing into February 1881.
The volume lists dates and amounts of fund taken in and cash paid out. The second volume is an inventory of the Vaca Valley
& Clear Lake Railroad, dated July 1, 1888, and consisting of engines and cars, stations and other structures, stationary fixtures,
track department materials, lumber, oil, stationary and printed materials.