The Sacramento Northern Railway was formed in 1918 and provided passenger rail service between the Sacramento Valley and Bay
Area until 1941. This collection of ephemera includes a chart of trip fairs, timetables for employees with a route map, list
of crossings, safety rules, a list of locomotive ratings, and a dining car menu.
The Sacramento Northern Railway was formed in 1918 out of the bankrupt Northern Electric Railway, which connected Chico with
the Bay Area and ran between Sacramento and Marysville. The line was purchased by Western Pacific in 1921, and in 1927 the
company purchased and merged several lines into Sacramento Northern service - Oakland & Bay Shore, Oakland-Antioch & Eastern
Central California Traction and San Francisco-Sacramento Railway (later Sacramento Short Lne). The railway served Sacramento
passengers out of Union Station (11th and I Street). Due to revenue shortfalls, the Sacramento Northern Railway discontinued
passenger service in 1941.
.1 Linear Feet
(1 Archival Box)
Collection is open for research.