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San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway Records
MS 60  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway Records
    Dates: 1904-1916
    Collection Number: MS 60
    Creator/Collector: San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway
    Extent: 5 boxes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Invoices, vouchers, and legal documentation for the San Francisco, Napa, and Calistoga Railway and its predecessor railroads the San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley, and the Vallejo, Benecia & Napa Valley.
    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

    San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway Records. California State Railroad Museum Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert H. Power, 1978.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway came about in 1911 for the purchase and operation of the San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley Railroad, which had itself been organized to extend the Vallejo, Benicia & Napa Valley Railroad. The Vallejo, Benicia & Napa Valley Railroad had been organized in 1903 to build from Vallejo to White Sulfur Springs, and from Napa to Jackson's Soda Springs. The line was completed to Calistoga in June 1907. The San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga was again reorganized in 1935 as the San Francisco & Napa Valley and survived until 1956.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These records are minimally processed and are organized by company and consist mostly of miscellaneous invoices and vouchers for the Vallejo, Benicia & Napa Valley, San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley, and the San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga. A few folders contain material relating to specific subjects such as construction or wrecks. In addition, there is a small amount of legal documentation and correspondence in the collection.

    Indexing Terms

    San Francisco, Vallejo & Napa Valley Railroad
    Vallejo, Benicia & Napa Valley Railroad