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Guide to the Sierra Railroad Records, 1896-1955
BANC MSS 69/50 c  
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Description
Boxes 1-5 and oversize folder 1 : Fragmentary collection, consisting of correspondence files of various officers of the company; minutes of meetings of directors and stockholders (2 v.); by-laws; copies of annual reports (3 v.); timetables; equipment rosters and specifications; freight circulars; legal and financial papers; bills and receipts for equipment and supplies; maps; clippings, etc. Also included: material relating to the Jamestown and Yosemite Railway Company, and to the Hetch Hetchy Railroad.

Cartons 1-5, v. 1-10, and oversize folder 2 : Mainly records for operations at Jamestown office.
Background
The Sierra Railway Company of California was incorporated on February 1, 1897 and completed its initial 57 mile main line from Oakdale to Tuolumne on February 1, 1900. Construction was accomplished by various contracts with the West Coast Construction Company, a New Jersey corporation. A 20 mile extension from Jamestown to Angels was operated from September 1902 to March 1939 and temporary extensions were laid during the early 1920's for work on the Don Pedro Dam of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts and the Melones Dam of the South San Joaquin and Oakdale Irrigation Districts.
Extent
Number of containers: 5 boxes, 5 cartons, 10 volumes, 2 oversize folders
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research, except for the following: Carton 1: Unavailable for use due to fire, smoke and water damage. Transcripts of the letterpress copy books found in Carton 1 are available for use in Carton 5. Cartons 2-4: Restricted use due to fire, smoke and water damage, which requires conservation treatment. Permission of the appropriate curator required for use. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.