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Coronado Railroad Co. collection
MS 121  
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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: Coronado Railroad Co. collection
    Dates: 1888-1910
    Collection Number: MS 121
    Creator/Collector: Coronado Railroad Company
    Extent: 1 oversize box + 1 volume
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Financial records of the Coronado Railroad Company.
    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

    Coronado Railroad Co. collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; Southern Pacific Transportation Company, and the Oriental Warehouse

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Coronado Railroad dates from 1886. It ran from San Diego around the Bay, and up the Silver Strand peninsula to Coronado. The railroad did a brisk business while the Southern California building boom of the 1880s lasted, but then faced a decline in revenues. Originally a steam railroad, the Coronado Railroad was electrified in 1893. In 1909 the Coronado Railroad and the National City and Otay consolidated to form the San Diego Southern Railroad, which in turn became part of the San Diego and Arizona Railway.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Coronado Railroad Company Records consist of eight volumes of cash and account books arranged chronologically.

    Indexing Terms

    San Diego Southern Railroad
    San Diego and Arizona Railway