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Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Records
MS 131  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Records
    Dates: 1893-1946
    Collection Number: MS 131
    Creator/Collector: Nevada-California-Oregon Railway
    Extent: 23 boxes + 1 half-box + 1 volume
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Financial records of Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, Nevada-California-Oregon Realty, and including branch line predecessor Sierra and Mohawk Railway.
    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 Capital 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

    Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    This company was organized on March 31, 1888. At one time projected as far north as The Dalles, Oregon, on the Columbia River, its trackage, originally three-foot gauge, extended 235.71 miles morthwear from Reno, Nevada via Hackstaff, Wendel and Alturas, California to Lakeview, Oregon, constructed between 1880 and 1912. The Sierra & Mohawk Railway, incorporated June 14, 1911, formed part of the N-C-O Sierra Valley Branch. N-C-O ceased to exist as a corporate entitiy on March 19, 1946 after it was transferred to the Central Pacific Railway on March 19, 1946. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), pp. 387-388].

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes accounting records for the Nevada-California-Oregon Railway, Nevada-California-Oregon Realty and Sierra & Mohawk Railway. Records include: statement of accounts, journal entries, balance sheets of general ledgers, cash books, trial balances, and vouchers.

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