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Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Accounts Payable Ledger and Daily Report of Train and Engine Movements
MS 684  
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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: Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Accounts Payable Ledger and Daily Report of Train and Engine Movements
    Dates: 1901-1911, 1925
    Collection Number: MS 684
    Creator/Collector: Nevada Copper Belt Railroad
    Extent: 1 oversize box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: These records include an accounts payable ledger which records expenses incurred by the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company during its construction from 1909 to 1911 and a daily report of train and engine movements for July 1925.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff.

    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 Librarian. 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

    [Identification of item]. Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Accounts Payable Ledger and Daily Report of Train and Engine Movements. Collection Number: MS 684. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company was a 41-mile road in Lyon County, Nevada incorporated in 1909 primarily to haul freight and copper from the Ludwig Mines to a smelter near Wabuska. It also carried mail, passeners and other freight. Grading on the road began in September of 1909 and was completed in October of 1911. Passenger service terminated in 1945 and the entire line was abandoned in 1947 because of a shortage of copper and gypsum.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Business records for Nevad Copper Belt Railrooad include an accounts payable ledger which records expenses incurred by the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company during its construction from 1909 to 1911 and a daily report of train and engine movements for July 1925. The ledger is arranged in two sections by: 1. Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) Uniform System of Acccount Numbers Entries of expenses are arranged by the ICC uniform system of account numbers in effect at the time. These account numbers include those for: payroll, supplies, stock bonuses, vendors, and sundries. 2. By subject or corporate name Expenses include those owed to or for: corporate entities, first mortgage bonds, stocks, rooming houses, and pay roll. Some of these names and subjects are also entered in the section arranged by ICC account number. There is also an alphabetical index of creditors.

    Indexing Terms

    Mining Railroads
    Nevada