Coronado Railroad Co. collection

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California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
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Sacramento, California 95814
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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


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Publication Rights

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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