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Butte County Railroad records
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Butte County Railroad records
    Dates: 1903-1906
    Collection Number: MS 111
    Creator/Collector: Butte County Railroad
    Extent: 8 boxes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Accounting records for the construction of the Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California.
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    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

    Butte County Railroad records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Butte County Railroad was incorporated in March 1902 as an interest of the Diamond Match Company. Construction started near Chico, California, the following month. That November the Chico and Northern Railroad (a subsidiary of Southern Pacific) purchased the Butte County Railroad. The line to Stirling, California, was completed in June 1904, with the contracting firm of E. B. and A. L. Stone performing the construction work. The property became part of the Central Pacific Railway in 1916, and was later known as Southern Pacific's Stirling City Branch.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes accounting records from the construction of Butte County Railroad from Chico to Stirling, California performed by the contractor E. B. and A. L. Stone and completed in June 1904. Documents include construction estimates, monthly work force reports, trial balances, statements, and vouchers. There is a folder of freight bills from the Southern Pacific from 1904-1905, an annual pass list for 1908, and an annual report to the Interstate Commerce Commission for 1906.

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