Collection contains agreements for construction between Utah Construction Company and Western Pacific main line, agreements
between Western Pacific Railway and construction companies and Boca & Loyalton Railroad reports.
The Western Pacific Railway Company was in operation from 1903 (incorporated June 6, 1903) until it was reorganized and renamed
the Western Pacific Railroad Company on June 6, 1916. WP lands stretched from the San Francisco Bay through California and
Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah, and north-south from the Feather River Canyon to near the Oregon line. Construction on a line
between San Francisco and Salt Lake City began in the fall of 1905. Despite a court challenge by Southern Pacific to prevent
construction, Western Pacific workers successfully erected a waterfront terminal at Oakland.
1 Linear Feet
(3 manuscript boxes)
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Collection is open for research by appointment