Amador Branch Railroad cash book

Finding aid created by California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives staff using RecordEXPRESS
California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
111 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
(916) 323-8073

Descriptive Summary

Title: Amador Branch Railroad cash book
Dates: 1875-1877
Collection Number: MS 106
Creator/Collector: Amador Branch Railroad
Extent: 1 half-box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: One cash book generated by the Amador Branch Railroad.
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 District Collections Manager. 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

Amador Branch Railroad cash book. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection

Biography/Administrative History

The Amador Branch Railroad was incorporated July 3, 1875, 27.20 miles from Galt to Ione, California, opened December 3, 1876. Operated by the Central Pacific Railroad from December 3, 1876 until April 1, 1885, and by the Southern Pacific Company until May 15, 1888, the date of consolidation with other roads to form the Northern Railway. The Amador Branch had no locomotives under its own name. The trackage is now known as the Ione Branch, connecting at Ione with the eight-mile Amador Central Railroad, an independently owned common carrier. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 393]

Scope and Content of Collection

A single cash book contains only two pages with brief entries for the period July 24, 1875 to October 8, 1877.