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California and Oregon Railroad day book
MS 112  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California and Oregon Railroad day book
    Dates: 1869-1975
    Collection Number: MS 112
    Creator/Collector: California and Oregon Railroad
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Day book from the California and Oregon Railroad.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research by appointment only. Please give us 7 days advance notice.

    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 District Collections Manager. 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

    California and Oregon Railroad day book. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Incorporated December 18, 1869 as a consolidation of the California & Oregon Railroad (of 1868). • 1. California & Oregon Railroad (of 1868) • (a) California & Oregon Railroad Company (of 1865) • (b) Marysville Railroad Company • (c) California Central Railroad Company • 2. Yuba Railroad •The California & Oregon Railroad was operated by the Central Pacific and was consolidated with it on August 22, 1870. On that date it owned a total of 77.53 miles of track: 23.90 acquired with the Yuba Rail Road, 10.30 of the former California Central, plus 43.33 miles between Marysville and Chico constructed between May and July of 1870. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), pp. 367-368]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    A day book from the California & Oregon Railroad dating from May 1869 to September 1875 shows daily financial transactions. It covers the period of its operation until five years after it was consolidated with the Central Pacific.