Guide to the Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs, 1889-1972

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Guide to the Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs, 1889-1972

Collection number: Mss Photo 201

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Special Collections staff
Date Completed:
2000
Encoded by:
Steven Mandeville-Gamble
© 2002 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs,
Date (inclusive): 1889-1972
Collection number: Mss Photo 201
Extent: 2623 photographic prints (ca. 2,509 photographs and 3 albums with 114 photographs 2 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Abstract: Collection contains over 2,600 photographs documenting various railways and trolley lines in the United States (primarily California) and Mexico.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Purchased, 1999 and 2000.

Preferred Citation:

Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs. Mss Photo 201. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Photographs document electric railroad and street-railroad lines throughout the United States, primarily in California. Cars are identified for the following routes: Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad, Pacific Electric Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Sacramento Northern Railroad, Santa Fe Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, Temiscouata Railroad, United Railroads and Union Pacific Railroad. Railway lines include: San Francisco Municipal Railway, California Street Cable Co., Market Street Railway, Sacramento City Lines, Stockton Electric Railway, Eureka Municipal Railway, Visalia Electric Railway, Marysville/Yuba City Railway, Interurban Electric Railway, San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway, Los Angeles Traction Company, Los Angeles Interurban, Los Angeles Transit Lines, Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Co., Los Angeles Railway, Metropolitan Transit Authority Los Angeles, Central Ca. Traction Co., San Bernardino Valley Traction Co., Redlands Central Railway Co., San Diego Electric Railway and the Santa Barbara & Suburban Railway. Other lines include: Syracuse & Suburban Railway, Utah Idaho Central, New York Central and South Field Beach Railroad. Photographs taken in Mexico depict railroad engines, cars and trolleys and their route names.
Autographed captions on verso of many photographs identify railroad line, car identification number, builder, seat capacity and location. Several identify year that the train was built. The following names are stamped or written on verso of numerous photographs: Stuart A. Liebman, C. Savage, C.W. Jernstrom, Charles M.G. Johnson, Howard E. Johnston, D.L. Joslyn, J.W. Swanberg, A.C. Phelps, Jeffrey K. Winslow and George E. Votava

Access Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Jernstrom, C.W.
Johnson, Charles M.G.
Johnston, Howard E.
Joslyn, D.L.
Liebman, Stuart A.
Phelps, A.C.
Savage, C.
Swanberg, J.W.
Votava, George E.
Winslow, Jeffrey K.
California Street Cable Railroad Company.
Central California Traction Company.
Central Pacific.
Claremont, University & Ferry Railway.
Claremont Railway.
East Bay St. Railways.
Eureka Municipal Railway.
Fresno Traction Company.
Frisco.
Interurban Electric Railway Company.
Kentucky Traction & Terminal Company.
Kitchner & Waterloo St. Railway.
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Los Angeles Interurban.
Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Company.
Los Angeles Railway.
Los Angeles Traction Company.
Los Angeles Transit Lines.
Market Street Cable Railway Company.
Marysville/Yuba City Railway.
Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company.
Nevada County Traction Company.
New York Central Railroad Company.
Northern Electric Railway.
Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railroad.
Oakland Traction Company.
Ontario & San Antonio Hts. Railway Company.
Pacific Electric Railway Company.
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Philadelphia Transportation Company.
Point Loma Railroad Company.
Redlands Central Railway Company.
Sacramento City Lines.
Sacramento Northern Railway Company.
San Bernardino Valley Traction Company.
San Diego Electric Railway.
San Francisco Municipal Railway.
San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway.
San Jose Railroad.
Santa Barbara & Suburban Railway.
Santa Fe Central Railway Company.
Shagit River Railroad.
Southern Pacific Company.
South Field Beach Railroad.
Stockton Electric Railway.
Syracuse & Suburban Railway.
Temiscouata Railroad.
Union Pacific Railroad Company.
United Railroads of San Francisco.
Utah Idaho Central.
Visalia Electric Railway.
Electric railroads -- Trains.
Local transit -- California.
Street-railroads -- Mexico -- 20th century.
Street-railroads -- United States -- 20th century.
Railroads -- California.
Railroads -- Mexico.
Transportation.
Trolley buses.
Photoprints. ftamc.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad, 1890

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 1, Folder 2

Northwestern Pacific Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 27 photos
Box 1, Folder 3

Sacramento Northern Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 44 photos
Box 1, Folder 4

Pennsylvania Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 1, Folder 5

Sacramento Northern, 1938-1955

Physical Description: 85 photos
Box 1, Folder 6

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1935-1940

Physical Description: 5 photos
Box 1, Folder 7

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1946-1952

Physical Description: 19 photos
Box 1, Folder 8

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1971

Physical Description: 61 photos
Box 1, Folder 9

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1972

Physical Description: 30 photos
Box 1, Folder 10

Southern Pacific Railroad, 1918-1948

Physical Description: 37 photos
Box 1, Folder 11

Southern Pacific Lines, nd

Physical Description: 117 photos
Box 1, Folder 12

United Railroads, nd

Physical Description: 36 photos
Box 1, Folder 13

San Francisco Municipal Railway, 1900-1958

Physical Description: 53 photos
Box 1, Folder 14

San Francisco Municipal Railway, (cable cars), nd

Physical Description: 152 photos
Box 1, Folder 15

California Street Cable Co., 1940

Physical Description: 36 photos
Box 1, Folder 16

Market Street Railway, 1938-1941

Physical Description: 47 photos
Box 1, Folder 17

Railways in and around San Francisco, 1939-1955

Physical Description: 22 photos
Box 1, Folder 18

Sacramento City Lines1936-1946

Box 1, Folder 18

Stockton Electric Railway

Box 1, Folder 18

Visalia Electric Railway

Box 1, Folder 18

Marysville/Yuba City Railway

Box 1, Folder 18

San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway,

Physical Description: 31 photos
Box 1, Folder 19

Temiscouata, 1948

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 2, Folder 1

Los Angeles Traction Co.

Box 2, Folder 1

Los Angeles Inter Urban

Box 2, Folder 1

Los Angeles Transit Lines

Box 2, Folder 1

Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Co., nd

Physical Description: 28 photos
Box 2, Folder 2

Railways in and around Los Angeles, 1889, nd

Physical Description: 30 photos
Box 2, Folder 3

Central California Traction Co.

Box 2, Folder 3

San Bernardino Valley Traction Co.

Box 2, Folder 3

Redlands Central Railway Co., 1919-1940

Physical Description: 28 photos
Box 2, Folder 4

San Diego Electric Railway

Box 2, Folder 4

Santa Barbara Suburban Railway, nd

Physical Description: 37 photos
Box 2, Folder 5

Syracuse & Suburban Railway

Box 2, Folder 5

Utah Idaho Central

Box 2, Folder 5

New York Central

Box 2, Folder 5

South Field Beach Railway, 1933-1939

Physical Description: 6 photos
Box 2, Folder 6

Railroads, railways, unidentified, 1908-1947

Physical Description: 35 photos
Box 2, Folder 7

Railroad engines (Mexico), 1949-1962

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 2, Folder 8

Railroad cars (Mexico), 1949-1957

Physical Description: 22 photos
Box 2, Folder 9

Trolleys (Mexico), 1949-1957

Physical Description: 39 photos
Box 2, Folder 10

Landscapes (Mexico), 1949

Physical Description: 9 photos
Box 2, Folder 11

Landscapes, San Francisco, ca. 1900-1948

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 2, Folder 12

Railroads in Mexico (mini-album), nd

Physical Description: 16 photos
Box 2, Folder 13

Railroads in Mexico (album), nd

Physical Description: 70 photos
Box 2, Folder 14

Streetcars in Mexico (album), nd

Physical Description: 28 photos
Box 3, Folder 1

Pacific Electric, nd

Physical Description: 60 photos
Box 3, Folder 2

Pacific Electric, 8 of Pacific Electric stations, nd

Physical Description: 73 photos
Box 3, Folder 2

Pacific Electric

Box 3, Folder 3

Pacific Electric, nd

Physical Description: 42 photos
Box 3, Folder 4

Pacific Electric, nd

Physical Description: 34 photos
Box 3, Folder 5

Union Pacific Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 72 photos
Box 3, Folder 6

Santa Fe Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 53 photos
Box 3, Folder 7

Key System, nd

Physical Description: 63 photos
Box 3, Folder 8

Nevada County Traction Co.

Box 3, Folder 8

Point Loma Railroad Co.

Box 3, Folder 8

Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railroad

Box 3, Folder 8

Oakland Traction Company

Box 3, Folder 8

Claremont, University, and Ferries horse cart

Box 3, Folder 8

Claremont Railway

Box 3, Folder 8

Eureka Municipal Railway

Box 3, Folder 8

East Bay Street Railways

Box 3, Folder 8

San Jose Railroad

Box 3, Folder 8

Skagit River Railroad

Box 3, Folder 8

Ontario & San Antonio Railway Co.

Box 3, Folder 8

Kentucky Traction & Terminal Co.

Box 3, Folder 8

Kitchner & Waterloo Street Railway, nd

Physical Description: 33 photos
Box 3, Folder 9

Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway,

Physical Description: 13 photos
Box 3, Folder 9

Los Angeles,

Physical Description: 50 photos
Box 3, Folder 9

Metropolitan Transit Authority, nd

Physical Description: 24 photos
Box 3, Folder 10

Central Pacific, 10 photos

Box 3, Folder 10

Fresno Traction Co., nd

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 3, Folder 10

Philadelphia Transportation Co.,nd

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 3, Folder 10

Pacific Gas & Electric Co., nd

Physical Description: 7 photos
Box 3, Folder 10

Interurban Electric Co., 1939-1940, nd

Physical Description: 31 photos
Box 3, Folder 10

Northern Electric Railway, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 10

Frisco (Missouri), 1936-1947, nd

Physical Description: 6 photos
Box 3, Folder 11

Louisville & Nashville, 1953-1954

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 3, Folder 11

Glendale & Montrose, nd

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 3, Folder 11

Los Angeles & Pasadena Electric Railway, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 11

Los Angeles Cable Railway, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 11

La Jolla Line Railway, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 11

San Diego & Southwestern Railway, 1937

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 11

Auburn & Northern Electric Railroad, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

U.S. Mail - Highway Post Office, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

Elmira Water & Power, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

Everglades, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

Evanston Railway Co., nd

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

Exter, Hampton & Amesbury Railway, nd

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 3, Folder 12

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (California Zephyr), 1953-1972

Physical Description: 2 photos
Box 3, Folder 12

Western Pacific, 1952-1953

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 3, Folder 12

Springfield (Massachusetts) Street Railway, 1914, nd

Physical Description: 3 photos
Box 3, Folder 12

Berkeley Ferry (restored), 1981

Physical Description: 1 photo
Box 3, Folder 12

Unidentified Los Angeles trolley, nd

Physical Description: 1 photo