Nevada-California-Oregon Railway Records

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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


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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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