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Western Pacific Construction Agreements
MS 712  
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Restrictions
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 CSRM Library & Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment