Mexico and Colorado Railroad records

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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


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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.