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California Trolley and Railroad Corporation Records
2016-29  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: California Trolley and Railroad Corporation Records
    Dates: 1982-2018
    Collection Number: 2016-29
    Creator/Collector: Diridon, Rod, Sr. California Trolley and Railroad Corporation
    Extent: 12.5 linear feet (13 boxes)
    Repository: History San Jose Research Library
    San Jose, California 95112
    Abstract: Records of the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) through 2015, compiled by CTRC founder and former president Rod Diridon, Sr. This non-profit 501(c)3 organization began in the early 1980s as two separate groups -- the San Jose Trolley Corporation and the Santa Clara Valley Railroad Association. Because of shared board members and similar missions, the two groups merged in 1994 to form CTRC. Comprises administrative and financial records, as well as a small number of photographs (.5 linear feet).
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Open to the public for research by appointment with the Curator of Library & Archives.

    Publication Rights

    This material is protected by copyright. Copyright is held by the creator.

    Preferred Citation

    California Trolley and Railroad Corporation Records. History San Jose Research Library

    Acquisition Information

    The CTRC records were part of a donation from the office of Rod Diridon, Sr., who maintained the organization's records.

    Biography/Administrative History

    Established in 1982, the California Trolley and Railroad Corporation (CTRC) is a non-profit organization that preserves and reflects the rich legacy of rail transportation in the Santa Clara Valley for educational and recreational benefit. Among its numerous projects is the restoration of Southern Pacific steam locomotive 2479. CTRC has also restored a number of historic trolley cars.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Comprises 12 boxes of administrative and financial records, as well as a small number of photographs (.5 linear feet), documenting CTRC's meetings, finances, its work on trolley acquisition and restoration, building a trolley barn at San Jose's History Park, volunteer events, and relationships with similar organizations elsewhere in the U.S. Also documented are CTRC's efforts to create a railway and transport museum in the San Jose area.

    Indexing Terms

    Streetcar museums
    Street-railroads--Conservation and restoration
    Nonprofit organizations
    Local transit
    San Jose (Calif.)

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