Guide to the United Railroads of San Francisco Records, 1866-1951

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Guide to the United Railroads of San Francisco Records, 1866-1951

Collection number: M161

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:
January 1965
Encoded by:
Patricia White
© 1997 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: United Railroads of San Francisco Records,
Date (inclusive): 1866-1951
Collection number: Special Collections M161
Creator: United Railroads of San Francisco
Extent: 19 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
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:

Found among the Hopkins Transportation Library manuscripts.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] United Railroads of San Francisco Records, M161, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Historical Note

The United Railroads of San Francisco, as well as the Market Street Railway Company and the Municipal Railway Co., were all aggregations of smaller street railway lines that provided urban transportation for San Francisco. Among these street railways were the following: Sutter Sreet Railway Co., Sutro Railway Co., San Francisco & Alameda R.R. Co., and the South San Francisco Railroad and Power Co.
The United Railroads of San Francisco was organized in March, 1902, with authorized capital stock of 40 million dollars mostly owned by California Rail & Power Co. Because of its inability to pay matured indebtedness and interest on outstanding indebtedness, it sold out to Market Street Cable Railway Co. in 1921. In 1944, the Municipal Railway of San Francisco (Muni) bought the capital of the Market Street Railway Co.

Scope and Content

The collection includes record books, business and legal papers, financial papers, clippings, stock records, statistics, ledgers, and so forth, of the above railway companies. It also includes annual reports of the Municipal Railway Co. for the years 1949-50 and 1950-51.

Added Entries

Market Street Railway Co.
Sutter Street Railway Co.
South San Francisco Railroad and Power Co.
San Francisco and Alameda Railroad Co.
Sutro Railway Co.
San Francisco Electric Railroad.
San Francisco Municipal Railway.
San Francisco and San Mateo Railway Co.


Container List

 

United Railroads of San Francisco

Volume 1

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, March, 1907 -September, 1907.

Volume 2.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1907 -March, 1908.

Volume 3.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1908 -September, 1908.

Volume 4.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1910 -March, 1911.

Volume 5.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1911 -September, 1911.

Volume 6.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1911 -March, 1912.

Volume 7.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1912 -September, 1912.

Volume 8.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1912 -March, 1913.

Volume 9.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1913 -September, 1913.

Volume 10

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1913 -April, 1914.

Volume 11.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1914 -September, 1914.

Volume 12

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, October, 1914 -March, 1915.

Volume 13.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, April, 1915 -September, 1915.

Volume 14.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, September, 1915 -December, 1915.

Volume 15.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, July, 1916 -December, 1916,

Volume 16.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, January, 1919 -June, 1919.

Volume 17.

Recapitulation, 1903 -1920.

Volume 18.

Monthly record, 1903 -1918.

Volume 19.

Daily Records of Passenger Earnings, January, 1924 -June, 1924.

Volume 20.

Outstanding first preferred stock dividend warrants, series A - F, odd share certificates.

Volume 21.

Outstanding first preferred stock dividend warrants, series A - X, 10 share certificates.

Volume 22.

First preferred stock, # 1 - 250.

Box 23.

a) Common stock, # 1 - 250.

Box 23.

b) Plan for reorganization, 1916 -1920.

Box 23.

c) Lawyer's register of actions (1908 -1910).

Box 23.

d) Register of (court) actions (1910 -1911).

Box 23.

e) Diary of Court Actions, 1908.

Box 23.

f) Ford King reminiscence of employment, 1904 -1907.

Box 24-25.

Legal files regarding damage suits (1906 -1909).

Box 26.

Diaries of Court Actions, 1911, 1917, 1919 & 1920.

Platform men entering and leaving service, 1908.

Box 27.

Supplemental Reports, earnings and other related financial information, 1905 -1914.

Volume 28.

Clippings, strike of 1917.

Volume 29-31.

U.R.R. of S.F. Time sheets, 1908.

Volume 32.

(Engineer's) Report, part II, 1905,includes Market Street Railway Co., Sutter St. Railway Co., San Francisco and San Mateo Electric Railway Co., Sutro Railway Co., South San Francisco Railroad and Power Co., and other subsidiary companies.

 

MARKET STREET RAILROAD

Volume 33.

Stock ledger (1894 -1899).

Volume 34.

Stock ledger, A - L, 1900 -1902.

Volume 35.

Stock ledger, M - Z, 1900 -1902.

Volume 36.

Stock and Transfer book (1893 -1898).

Volume 37.

Stock transfer book (1899 -1902).

Volume 38-40.

Legal diaries, 1917, 1918 & 1922.

Volume 41.

1) Market Street payroll, 1938.

2) Report on Present Value, 1942.

3) Report on Results of Operation, 1922-1942.

4) Tables & Charts re: Manpower and Service, 1943.

 

SUTTER STREET RAILWAY COMPANY

Volume 42.

Cash Journal, 1909 -1924.

Volume 43.

Vouchers entered, 1902.

 

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO RAILROAD & POWER CO.

Volume 44.

Journal, 1904 -1923.

Volume 45.

Voucher records, 1904 -1923.

 

SAN FRANCISCO AND ALAMEDA RAILROAD CO.

Volume 46.

Journal, 1866 -1868.

 

SAN FRANCISCO ELECTRIC RAILROAD

Volume 47.

Cash, 1909 -1921.

Volume 48.

Journal., 1909 -1921.

Volume 49.

"PAY AS YOU ENTER" ledger (no further identification).

Volume 50.

Oversized volume. Samples of Southern Pacific stationary.

Volume 51.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: April, 1906 -August, 1906.

Volume 52.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: January -April, 1907.

Volume 53.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: June -September, 1908.

Volume 54.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: October -November, 1908(on cover, "MISCELLLANEOUS").

Volume 55.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: March -November, 1909.

Volume 56.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: November, 1909 -April., 1910(on cover, "MISCELLLANEOUS")

Volume 57.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: January -May, 1909.

Volume 58.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: March, 1909 -August, 1911(on cover, "Patrick Calhoun").

Volume 59.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: April -November, 1910.

Volume 60.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: November 1909 -January, 1910.

Volume 61.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: October -November, 1909(on cover, "Ford').

Volume 62.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: April -June, 1910.

Volume 63.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: July -September, 1910.

Volume 64.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: February -March, 1911.

Volume 65.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: March -August, 1911.

Volume 66.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: September -November, 1911.

Volume 67.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: March -September, 1911(on cover, "Campaign of 1911").

Volume 68.

Clipping book prepared by the staff of the U.R. of S.F; subject emphasis: the graft trials: July, 1941 -January, 1942.

Volume 69.

Misc. Purchase & Job Order Book, 1907.

 

MUNICIPAL RAILWAY OF SAN FRANCISCO

Box 70, Folder 1

Extracts from Mott Survey, 1931.

Box 70, Folder 2

Annual Report of Municipal Railway Co., Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1950

Box 70, Folder 3

Annual Report of Municipal Railway Co., Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1951

 

UNITED RAILROADS ARBITRATION

Box 70, Folder 4

Transcript of Case Vol. 2.

Box 71, Folder 1

Transcript of Case Vol. 3.

Box 71, Folder 2

Transcript of Case Vol. 4.

Box 71, Folder 3

Transcript of Case Vol. 7.

Box 71, Folder 4

Transcript of Case Vol. 8.

Volume 72

Transcript of Case Vol. 9.