Preliminary Guide to the South Coast Railroad Museum Collection

Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
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University of California, Santa Barbara
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Preliminary Guide to the South Coast Railroad Museum Collection, ca. 1878-1976 [bulk dates 1950-1968]

Collection number: SBHC Mss 18

Department of Special Collections

Davidson Library

University of California, Santa Barbara
Processed by:
Preliminary arrangement and description by D. Tambo
Date Completed:
July 10, 2008
Encoded by:
A. Demeter
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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

None.

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.

Arrangement

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.

 

Companies

Box 1

Alaska Railroad

Box 1

American Locomotive Company

Box 1

American Railway Express Co.

Box 1

Amtrak

Box 1

Arizona Eastern Railroad

Box 1

Atlanta and West Point Railroad (West Point Route)

Box 1

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad

Box 1

Baldwin Locomotive Works

Box 1

Baltimore & Annapolis Railroad

Box 1

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Box 1

Burlington Route

Box 1

Canadian National Railways

Box 1

Canadian Pacific

Box 1

Central of Georgia Railway

Box 1

Central Vermont Railway

Box 1

Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (also incl. Baltimore & Ohio)

Box 1

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

Box 1

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad

Box 1

Chicago & North-Western Railway

Box 1

Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad

Box 1

Chihuahua Al Pacifico

Box 1

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Box 1

Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad

Box 1

East Broad Top Railroad

Box 1

Erie Lackawanna Railroad

Box 1

GM (diesel locomotives)

Box 1

Grand Trunk Railroad System

Box 1

Grand Trunk Western - Canadian National Railways

Box 1

Great Northern Railway

Box 1

Green Mountain Railroad

Box 1

Gulf, Mobile & Ohio (GM&O)

Box 1

Illinois Central System

Box 1

Kansas City Southern Lines

Box 1

Long Island Railroad

Box 1

Louisiana Western Railroad Co.

Box 1

Milwaukee Road

Box 1

Missouri Pacific Lines

Box 1

Mount Washington Cog Railway (New Hampshire)

Box 2

National Railways of Mexico

Box 2

New York Central Railroad

Box 2

Nickel Plate Road

Box 2

Norfolk and Western Railway

Box 2

Northern Alberta Railways

Box 2

Northern Pacific Railway

Box 2

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company

Box 2

Ontario Northland Railway

Box 2

Pacific Electric Railway

Box 2

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Co.

Box 2

Penn Central

Box 2

Pennsylvania Railroad

Box 2

Pickwick Stages

Box 2

Puget Sound and Snoqualmie Valley Railroad

Box 2

Pullman Co.

Box 2

Reading Railway System

Box 2

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railway

Box 2

Rock Island

Box 2

San Diego & Arizona Eastern

Box 2-3

Santa Fe (incl. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company)

Box 3

Seaboard Air Line Railroad

Box 3

Silverton RR

Box 3

Sonora Baja Railway

Box 3

Soo Line

Box 3-4

Southern Pacific

Box 4

Union Pacific Railroad

Box 4

Union Switch & Signal Co.

Box 4

Wabash Railroad Company

Box 4

West River Railroad

Box 4

Western Pacific (incl. California Zephyr)

Box 4

White Pass & Yukon Route

Box 4

Worthington (locomotive equipment)

 

Railroad Organizations and Publishers

 

Association of American Railroads

Box 4

Bibliography of Railway Literature, 1950

Box 4

List of Principal Railroads in the United States, with Home Address of Each, 1954

Box 4

Quiz on Railroads and Railroading, 1940

Box 4

Standard Code of Operating Rules, Block Signal Rules, Interlocking Rules, 1953

Box 4

Curran Dinsmore & Co - "American Railway Guide and Pocket Companion ..." 1845 (1945 facsimile)

Box 4

Examination on Rules and Regulations of the Transportation Department for Train Dispatchers, Conductors, and Engineers, 1973

Box 4

Federation for Railway Progress - Railway Progress, 1957

Box 4

[German Railroads] - vom Adler zum Komet, 1956

Box 4

Golden West Books - 1967 Railroad Calendar

Box 4

Lionel Rail Road Company - Lionel Accessory Catalog, 1960

Box 4

Locomotive Photograph Company - catalog and price list, ca. 1953

Box 4

National Railway Historical Society - calendar, 1975

Box 4-5

National Railway Publication Co. - Official Guide of the Railways, 1964-1970

 

Railway Equipment and Publication Co.

Box 5-6

Official Railway Equipment Register, 1966-1975

Box 6

Official Railway Guide - North American Freight Service Edition, 1976

Box 6

Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment, 1968

Box 6

Railroad Magazine, 1950

Box 6

Rand McNally - Handy Railroad Atlas of the United States, 1971

Box 6

Traffic Publishing Co. - Freight Traffic Red Book, 1945

 

Oversize

 

Boxed

Box 7

Blueprints

Box 7

Maps

 

Rolled

Box 8-9

Maps