Coast Line Railway records

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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


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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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