Nevada Central Railroad Company records

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nevada Central Railroad Company records
Dates: 1882-1937
Collection Number: MS 683
Creator/Collector: Nevada Central Railroad Company Records
Extent: 1 half- box + 1 oversize folder
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: Miscellaneous records from the Nevada Central Railroad Company.
Language of Material: English


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Preferred Citation

Nevada Central Railroad Company records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of Guy L. Dunscomb, 1988

Biography/Administrative History

The Nevada Central Railroad was a narrow gauge railroad, completed in 1880 between Battle Mountain and Austin, Nevada to connect Austin, the center of a rich silver mining area, with the Central Pacific at Battle Mountain. However, by the time that the line was finished, the boom was almost over. Major silver production ended by 1887, although there was a slight revival later. By the middle 1930s most of the mines were closed. The Nevada Central Railroad passed into receivership for the last time in 1938.

Scope and Content of Collection

Records include: bad order car notices, financial records relating to fuel, materials and supplies, misecellanous expenses and revenues; correspondence with the U.S. Post Office Department; interline passenger traffic ticket sales report forms; Interstate Commerce Commission valuation reports for accounts 44: Shop machinery, 51: Steam locomotives and 53: Freight train cars. Arranged in alphabetical order by subject.