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Coast Line Railway records
MS 119  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Coast Line Railway records
    Dates: 1905-1916, bulk 1905-1911
    Collection Number: MS 119
    Creator/Collector: Coast Line Railway
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Accounting records and an annual report for the Coast Line Railway.
    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

    Coast Line Railway records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    Gift from the Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Coast Line Railway was incorporated April 15, 1905. This was the name under which the Southern Pacific Company constructed 11.90 miles from Santa Cruz to Davenport, California, between September, 1905, and July 8, 1907. It was deeded to the Southern Pacific Railroad on August 24, 1917. The Coast Line owned no rolling stock of its own, and the line is now known as the Davenport Branch of the Coast Division. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 377]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes balance sheets, general account forms, and an annual report to the Interstate Commerce Commission for the last six months of 1916.

    Indexing Terms

    Southern Pacific Company

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