Chico and Northern Railroad Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Chico and Northern Railroad Collection
Dates: 1907-1911
Collection Number: MS 117
Creator/Collector: Chico and Northern Railroad
Extent: 1 half-box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: A few accounting records of Chico and Northern Railroad Collection.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Chico and Northern Railroad Collection. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

Biography/Administrative History

•Incorporated November 11, 1903; 30.57 miles between Chico and Stirling City, California. On November 27, 1903, this company purchased the property of the Butte County Railroad. •The Butte County Railroad was incorporated on March 2, 1903, in the interests of the Diamond Match Company and started construction near Chico in April of 1903. On November 27, 1903, it was sold to the Chico & Northern (a corporation formed by the Southern Pacific Company) which immediately leased the property back to the Butte County Railroad which operated from June 1, 1904, when construction was completed to Stirling City. Title to the Chico & Northern property was conveyed to the Central Pacific Railway on February 29, 1912, but the road continued to be operated by the Butte County until November 30, 1915, when possession finally was given to the Central Pacific Railway. The four locomotives used were lettered "Butte County," three of which went into the SP roster in 1916. The Chico & Northern was dissolved on November 30, 1912. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 368]

Scope and Content of Collection

Includes accounting documents such as a general balance sheet and a general / cash account with the Southern Pacific Company (forms 29, 143).

Indexing Terms

Southern Pacific Company