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Los Angeles and Redondo Railway records
MS 619  
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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: Los Angeles and Redondo Railway records
    Dates: 1909-1911
    Collection Number: MS 619
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 1 box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Includes assessor's notes, deed information, maps, and taxes levied.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    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 CSRM Archivist. 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

    Los Angeles and Redondo Railway records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Redondo Railway was incorporated in April 1889. Its principal backers, J. C. Ainsworth, George Ainsworth, and R. R. Thompson, had been involved in lumber and shipping enterprises in the Pacific Northwest and saw the line as a connection between a deep water anchorage at Redondo and Los Angeles. Built as a 3' 6" gauge steam road, the Redondo Railway began service between Los Angeles and Redondo via Gardena in the spring of 1892. In 1896 the name was changed to the Los Angeles and Redondo. The line was electrified in 1902, and three years later Henry E. Huntington purchased it. The company was divided in 1910 with the narrow gauge Los Angeles Railway taking the city trackage, and the Pacific Electric, and through it the Southern Pacific, assuming control of the interurban lines. The Pacific Electric converted the Los Angeles and Redondo tracks to standard gauge in 1911.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes assessor's notes, deed information, maps, and taxes levied.