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U. S. Government Railroad Commissioners' Reports for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Lines
MS 828  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement
  • History
  • Existence and Location of Originals
  • Preferred Citation
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: U. S. Government Railroad Commissioners' Reports for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad lines
    creator: United States . Commissioners appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to report on the progress of the construction of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Lines
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 828
    Physical Description: .67 Linear Feet 2 manuscript boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1864-1889
    Abstract: This collection includes railroad commissioners reports generated between 1864 and 1889 on the progress of construction of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads.
    Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center I2.300.F5
    Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center I2.300.F5

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library & Archives staff for details.

    Arrangement

    Arranged chronologically by Milepost number.

    History

    During construction of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroads and their early subsidiaries, the federal government appointed commissioners to inspect the work prior to the awarding of subsidies. Operating under the auspices of the Secretary of the Interior, the commissioners reported on the progress of construction, condition and valuation of the line and appurtenances, facilities, and equipment in use, and made recommendations for improvements, route changes, etc. The investigations of the Central and Southern Pacific and their subsidiaries were carried out in sections generally of forty mile increments.

    Existence and Location of Originals

    Originals are held at the National Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], MS 828, U. S. Government Railroad Commissioners' reports for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific Railroad Lines

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of reports on the Central Pacific, Southern Pacific, California & Oregon, Oregon & California, Oregon Central, San Francisco & San Jose, and first Western Pacific Railroads. The reports were prepared and endorsed between 1864 and 1889, and are presented with endorsements and reports on the Union Pacific and Central Pacific of 1869 and 1874. There are typed copies and photocopies of original documents.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 Library & Archives. 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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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 Library & Archives. 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Railroad tracks--design and construction
    Southern Pacific Company