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Preliminary Guide to the South Coast Railroad Museum Collection
SBHC Mss 18  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content Notes
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Materials

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: South Coast Railroad Museum Collection
    Dates: ca. 1878-1976
    Bulk Dates: 1950-1968
    Collection number: SBHC Mss 18
    Creator: South Coast Railroad Museum
    Collection Size: ca. 10 linear feet (6 record center containers, 1 oversize box, 2 telescoping boxes).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Mostly printed materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, guides, and timetables, relating to railroad history, with some emphasis on California.
    Physical location: Del Sur (Boxes 1-6), Del Sur Oversize (Box 7), Oversize Rolled (Boxes 8-9, Annex 2).
    Languages: English

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    South Coast Railroad Museum Collection. SBHC Mss 18. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the South Coast Railroad Museum Board, 1991-1995.

    Scope and Content Notes

    The collection includes histories, timetables, annual reports, travel brochures, official guides, catalogs, magazines, manuals, equipment registers, maps, blueprints, trip passes, and other ephemera relating to railroad lines primarily in North America. There are a few late 19 and early 20th century items, but the bulk of the collection is from the 1950s-1960s.


    The collection contains the following series:
    • Companies (Boxes 1-4). Arranged alphabetically, by name of the railroad.
    • Railroad Organizations and Publishers (Boxes 4-6). Arranged alphabetically by name or title of publication.
    • Oversize

      Boxed (Box 7).

      Rolled (8-9).
    The appended list, with further description of the contents of the collection, was prepared by Gary Coombs, director of the Museum.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    South Coast Railroad Museum
    Railroads--North America.

    Related Materials

    UCSB Special Collections:
    • Myrick, David. Author of numerous books on railroads in the West.
    • Romaine Trade Catalog Collection. Catalogs on railroad supplies.
    • Wyles Collection. Printed materials relating to the role of the railroads in the Civil War and the development of the West, including transcontinental railroads.
    Other Institutions:
    • California State Archives.
    • California State Railroad Museum.
    • Minnesota Historical Society. Great Northern Railway materials.