Inventory of the Carson and Colorado Railway, 1887-1916

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Inventory of the Carson and Colorado Railway, 1887-1916

Collection number: MS 80

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: Carson and Colorado Railway,
Date (inclusive): 1887-1916
Collection number: MS 80
Creator: Carson and Colorado Railway
Extent: 2 boxes
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

Grahame H. Hardy Collection and Various Donors

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], Carson and Colorado Railway, MS 80, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

Collection Description

This collection has been divided into three series: Train Registers, Forms, and Miscellaneous

Historical Background

The Carson and Colorado Railway was incorporated February 27, 1892, and in July and August, 1892, it acquired: the Carson and Colorado Railroad Company, which operated 157.60 miles of main line from Mound House to Candelaria Nevada, the Carson and Colorado Railroad, Second Division, operating 33.50 miles from Filben over Mt. Montgomery Pass to the Nevada-California line, and the Carson and Colorado Railroad, Third Division, which operated 108 miles from the Nevada-California line to Keeler, California. On March 1, 1900, the Carson and Colorado Railway came under the control of the Southern Pacific Company and on May 11, 1905, it was sold to the Nevada and California Railway.

Series Description

 

Series 1: TRAIN REGISTERS, 1877-1895

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Train registers were created and maintained by the train dispatcher at Carson City, Nevada. One was issued each day. Train registers record all train movements over the line for the day. Information which may be recorded includes the timetable number, train number, locomotive number, surname of conductor and locomotive engineer, arrivals and departure time at major stops along the line, number of cars on train, description of load, and consignee, remarks and car reports. Organized chronologically.
 

Series 2: FORMS, 1883-1896,

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes forms used by Carson & Colorado Railway to record financial transactions. Form 48 provides a record of cash transactions and Form 49 records cash remittance as per recapitulation of daily statement. Organized chronologically.
 

SERIES 3: MISCELLANEOUS, 1876-1916

Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from the Freight Agent's Office, damage claims and an expense bill from the Freight Department, a payroll voucher and verification of employment form from the Personnel Office, a voucher from Russell Wheel & Foundry Company, and a record of equipment. Organized by department and type of document.

Key to Arrangement

 

TRAIN REGISTERS

Box 1

January 1, 1882 - March 8, 1895 (incomplete)

 

FORMS

Box 2, Folder 1-15

Form 48. Record of cash collections. [Collected by conductors]. 1883/1892

Box 2, Folder 16

Form 49. Cash remittance as per recapitulation of daily statement.1892/1896

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Box 2, Folder 17

Correspondence. Freight Agent's Office, 1900.

Box 2, Folder 18

Freight Department. Claim for loss or damage to freight.1899.

Box 2, Folder 19

Freight Department. Expense bill.1901.

Box 2, Folder 20

Personnel Department. Foreman's verification of employment and leave of employment. 1876.

Box 2, Folder 21

Personnel Department. Payroll voucher. 1885.

Box 2, Folder 22

Record of equipment (narrow gauge) owned as of June 30, 1916.

Box 2, Folder 23

Voucher. No. 113. 1882. Russell Wheel & Foundry Company