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Central California Railway Company records
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Central California Railway Company records
    Dates: 1905-1911
    Collection Number: MS 116
    Creator/Collector: Central California Railway
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Miscellaneous financial documents from the Central California 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 Director of Collections. 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

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

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

    Biography/Administrative History

    Incorporated October 4, 1904, by the Southern Pacific Company. During the period from 1909 to September 12, 1910, the Southern Pacific Company, under the name of the Central California Railway, built 16.24 miles from Niles Junction across lower San Francisco Bay (Dumbarton Bridge) to Redwood Junction. The property was leased to the Central Pacific from the time construction was completed and formally sold to the Central Pacific Railway on February 29, 1912. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 368]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes Southern Pacific accounting forms 29, 143, and 144 completed by Central California Railway, a 1905 balance sheet of a general ledger, and a completed form (circular No. 12) submitted to the Interstate Commerce Commission for 1907 and 1908.

    Indexing Terms

    Southern Pacific Company