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Burro Mountain Railroad Co. records
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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: Burro Mountain Railroad Co. records
    Dates: 1913-1935
    Collection Number: MS 110
    Creator/Collector: Burro Mountain Railroad Company
    Extent: 1 half-box + 1 volume
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Accounting records from the Burro Mountain Railroad Company.
    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 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

    Burro Mountain Railroad Co. records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Burro Mountain Railroad Company, 13.09 miles between Burro Mountain Junction and Tyrone, New Mexico, was incorporated on April 12, 1909 and was partly constructed by its own company prior to 1912. It was completed by the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad on February 5, 1914 and leased to that road on July 1, 1914. In September, 1914, the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad secured trackage rights over the Santa Fe from Deming to Burro Mountain Junction, 33.20 miles thus affording a connection between its own and leased line. (The Southern Pacific had a similar arrangement.) The line was abandoned by the Southern Pacific in 1934 and trackage rights were surrendered the same year. The Burro Mountain Company was dissolved in 1935. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 382]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Accounting records for the Burro Mountain Railroad Company include typescript of annual reports submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission, journal entries, vouchers, and a balance sheet of general ledgers (Form 141). Contact Library Staff for additional financial records.

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