Burro Mountain Railroad Co. records

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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


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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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