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Mexico and Colorado Railroad records
MS 128  
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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: Mexico and Colorado Railroad records
    Dates: 1908-1910
    Collection Number: MS 128
    Creator/Collector: Mexico and Colorado Railroad
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Business records of the Mexico and Colorado Railroad, 1908-1910.
    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

    Mexico and Colorado Railroad records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Mexico and Colorado Railroad Company, [ran] 34.73 miles from Douglas Junction north to Courtland, Arizona. This line was incorporated on December 22, 1908, opened June 20, 1909, and operated by the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad as part of its Western Division, lines west of El Paso. The company had no locomotives of its own, was sold to the EP&SW on March, 1, 1909, and was dissolved on September 2, 1910. The trackage was abandoned by the Southern Pacific in 1933. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 379]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes stock subscriptions, articles of association, journal entries, expenses, and correspondence, 1909-1910.