Inventory of the Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection, 1886-1887

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California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Inventory of the Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection, 1886-1887

Collection number: MS 88

California State Railroad Museum Library



Sacramento, California

Contact Information:

  • California State Railroad Museum Library
  • 111 "I" Street
  • Sacramento, California 95814
  • Phone: (916) 323-8073
  • Fax: (916) 327-5655
  • Email: csrmlibrary@csrmf.org
  • URL: http://www.csrmf.org/library.html
Processed by:
The California State Railroad Museum Library staff
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 2000 California State Railroad Museum. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection,
Date (inclusive): 1886-1887
Collection number: MS 88
Creator: Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad
Extent: 1 document box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
Sacramento, California 95814
Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Buell L. Edison, 1986

Publication Rights

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 Senior Curator. 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.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad Collection, MS 88, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

Collection Description

The timebook contains the names of construction workers on the Sierra Valley and Mohawk Railroad. Notations refer to hours worked and wages paid. There are references to Chinese laborers.

Historical Background

The Sierra Valley & Mohawk Railroad was incorporated October 1, 1885. It ran westerly about 39 miles from near the present location of Plumas Junction to Mohawk, near the town of Blarisden, California. Name changes occurred with the incorporation of the Sierra Valley Railroad (January 4, 1895) and the Sierra & Mohawk Railway (incorporated June 14, 1911). The branch came under the control of the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway in 1900, and was consolidated with it on January 1, 1915, becoming known as the Sierra Valley Branch. It was abandoned in 1918 after purchase by the Western Pacific.