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Pacific Electric Railway Records
MS 140  
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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: Pacific Electric Railway Records
    Dates: 1907-1962
    Collection Number: MS 140
    Creator/Collector: Pacific Electric Railway
    Extent: 5 volumes
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Includes operating agreements, executive committee resolutions, and accounting records for Pacific Electric Railway of 1901 and Pacific Electric Railway of 1911.
    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

    Pacific Electric Railway Records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Operating agreements from Southern Pacific Transportation Company (San Francisco), Brannan Street. Accounting department records from The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, except Journal A, from the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, San Francisco, Brannan St. Warehouse.

    Biography/Administrative History

    he first Pacific Electric Railway Company was incorporated in 1901. It included 186 miles of track. It was consolidated with seven other railroads and incorporated on September 1, 1911, as a new Pacific Electric, owned and operated by Southern Pacific Company until August 1965, when it merged into Southern Pacific Company . In 1939, it included 1,068.96 miles of track and operated in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Riverside County [Donald B. Robertson, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN RAILROAD HISTORY, Volume 4: California. Caldwell, Idaho: (Caxton Printers), pp. 178-179]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection is divided in three series: •1 OPERATING AGREEMENTS •2 EXECUTIVE COMMITEE RESOLUTIONS •3 ACCOUNTING

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