SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF MEXICO COLLECTION
Title: SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF MEXICO COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 153
Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico
Extent: 3 volumes + 1 half-box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: Business records of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico.
Language of Material: English
This 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.
SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY OF MEXICO COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Southern Pacific Transportation Company, San Francisco, 1987.
The Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico was incorporated on June 24, 1909 as the successor to the Cananea, Yaqui River and
Pacific Railroad, as well as other concessions granted by the Mexican government to the Southern Pacific. It was originally
to run from Empalme in the State of Sonora to Guadalajara. Work began on this line, but was interrupted by the Mexican Revolution
of 1910-1920. In 1912 the Sonora Railway was consolidated with the company to form a line which extended north to the United
States / Mexico boundary at Nogales, Arizona.
•During the 1920s, work on the line south of Empalme progressed, and through trains between Nogales and Guadalajara began
running in April 1927. In 1951 the Southern Pacific Railroad of Mexico was sold to the Mexican government and the name changed
to the Ferrocarril del Pacifico.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico collection consists of three volumes of carbon copies of typewritten documents
and mimeographs. The volumes contain minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and stockholders,
leases and acquisitions, resolutions passed by the Board of Directors, concessions granted by the Mexican government, approvals
of requests for expenditures for equipment and construction, as well as for abandonment of trackage, results of Board elections,
appointment of company officers; and assignments of powers of attorney.