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Series 1. UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST: THE OREGON-WASHINGTON RAILROAD & NAVIGATION COMPANY, A HISTORY 1 1875-1999

Physical Description: 6.66 Linear Feet16 manuscript boxes, 3 oversize boxes
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: Boxes 1-6, 9-14, 16, 19 I2.210.H7-H10 Box 7 I2.208. R10 Box 8 I2.208.T10 Boxes 15, 17 I2.208.S8 Box 18 I2.210.S10

Arrangement

This series is arranged into 7 subseries: Subseries 1. Pacific Northwest Railroad History Subseries 2. Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company Documents Subseries 3. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company Records Subseries 4. Northern Pacific Railroad Company Records Subseries 5. John Day Dam Reconstruction Reports Subseries 6. Maps and drawings Subseries Subseries 1. Pacific Northwest Railroad History Subseries 2. Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company Documents Subseries 3. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company Records Subseries 4. Northern Pacific Railroad Company Records Subseries 5. John Day Dam Reconstruction Reports Subseries 6. Maps and drawings Subseries 7. Photographs7. Photographs

Scope and Contents

Included in this series are secondary sources such as journal articles; however, most of the collection consists of primary sources relating to railroad companies in the Pacific Northwest and in Los Angeles. These include photographs, maps, drawings, annual reports, receivership records, articles of incorporation, court proceedings, valuation reports, mortgage documents, Interstate Commerce Commission reports, reports and photographs.
 

Subseries 1. Pacific Northwest Railroad History 1

Arrangement

Organized alphabetically by author.

Scope and Contents

Pacific Northwest Railroad History includes miscellaneous journal articles concerning Pacific Northwest transportation.
box 1, folder 1

Unknown, "Historical Summary of Trackage at Olympia," n.d., 4 pp.

box 1, folder 2

Clay, Frank S., "Historical Background of Transportation and Freight Rates in the Pacific Northwest," testimony, May 17, 1957, 46 pp.

box 1, folder 3

Gill, Frank B., "Early Transportation in the Northwest" [cover title], photocopies from Pacific Semaphore Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Employees Club], 1916-1921.

box 1, folder 4

McAuliffe, Eugene, Early Coal Mining in the West-Beginning with 1868, New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1948.

box 1, folder 4

McAuliffe, Eugene, Early Coal Mining in the West-Beginning with 1868, New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1948.

box 1, folder 5

Unknown, Pioneer Trails [Umatilla County Historical Society], "The Depot: An Enduring Reminder; Reminiscences," Spring 1988, pp. 1-21. (2 copies)

box 1, folder 5

Union Pacific Railroad. Public Relations Department, "History of the Northern Pacific Terminal Company of Oregon," 1964, 18 pp. With "The Union Pacific Railroad (in Washington)," 1962, 10 pp.

box 1, folder 7

Villard, Henry, The Early History of Transportation in Oregon, Eugene: University of Oregon Press, 1944.

box 1

Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society (June 1906) Clarke, S.A., "The Oregon Central Railroad," pp. [133]-144. Gaston, Joseph, "The Genesis of the Oregon Railway System," p. [105]-132. Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society (June 1911) Young, F. G., "The History of Railway Transportation in the Pacific Northwest," pp. [171]-189. Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society (June 1919) Scott, Leslie M., "History of the Narrow Gauge Railroad in the Willamette Valley," pp. [141]-158. Quarterly of the Oregon Historical Society (September 1924) Ganoe, John Tilson, "The History of the Oregon and California Railroad," pp. [236]-283. Gill, Frank B., "Oregon's First Railway," pp. [171]-235. Pacific Historical Review (December 1942) Winther, Oscar Osburn, "The Place of Transportation in the Early History of the Pacific Northwest," pp. 383-396. Oregon Historical Quarterly (March 1943) Mills, Randall V., "Early Electric Interurbans in Oregon," pp. [82]-104. Oregon Historical Quarterly (June 1945) Mills, Randall V., "Recent History of Oregon's Electric Interurbans", pp. [112]-139. Oregon Historical Quarterly (September 1946) Mills, Randall V., "A History of Transportation in the Pacific Northwest," pp. [281]-312. Pacific Historical Review (December 1946) Boyd, William Harland, "The Holladay-Villard Transportation Empire in the Pacific Northwest, 1868-1893," pp. 379-389. Oregon Historical Quarterly (June 1957) Hanson, Inez Stafford, "When the Train Reached Seaside...," pp. 127-144. Jessett, Thomas E., "The Ilwaco Railroad," pp. 145-160. Wells, Donald N. and Merle W. Wells, "The Oneida Toll Road Controversy, 1864-1880," pp. 113-126.

 

Subseries 2. Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company Documents 2

Scope and Contents

Includes published annual reports and legal documents pertaining to the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company.
box 2

[Volume] Vol. 1 Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Mortgages etc.: Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, Cascade Railroad Co., Willamette Transportation and Locks Co., Walla Walla & Columbia River Railroad Co., Washington & Dalles Railroad Co. Portland: 1880. [Volume] Vol. 2 Receivership Records, Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Vol. 2. Record of Proceedings in the Circuit Court of the United States ... The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company v. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, et al. Portland: 1897. [Volume] Vol. 3 [Marked Vol. 11]: Amended Plan and Agreement for the Reorganization of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's System. A. Marcus, Charles S. Fairchild and Charles C. Beaman, Purchasing Committee, Etc. with the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Agreement of Sale. July 18, 1896. Portland: 1896. Voting Trust Agreement between Alfred S. Heidelbach and others, Central Trust Company of New York, and the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, August 19, 1896. The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to New York Security and Trust Company. Mortgage. August 17, 1896. The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to New York Security and Trust Company. Supplemental Consolidated Mortgage. October 2, 1896. Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Master Commissioner's Deed. July 18, 1896. Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Deed. July 18, 1896. Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon. Deed. August 1, 1896. The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company to Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. Deed. December 23, 1910. The Oregon Railway Extensions Company to the Bay State Trust Company. First Mortgage. September 2, 1889. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the American Loan and Trust Company. Collateral Trust Mortgage. September 2, 1889. Agreement between the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company and the Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern Railway Company in regard to the Oregon Railway Extensions Company. January 8, 1890. In the Circuit Court of the United States, Bay State Trust Company vs. The Oregon Railway Extensions Company et al. Bill of Complaint. August 5, 1895. The Oregon Railway Extensions Company to The Bay State Trust Company First Mortgage. September 2, 1889. In the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon... Special Master's Deed. July 17, 1896. In the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon... Deed. July 17, 1896. In the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Oregon... Deed. August 5, 1896. First Mortgage of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan And Trust Company, Trustee. July 1, 1879. The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company Consolidated Mortgage. June 1, 1885.

box 3, folder 1

Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Portland: 1884.

box 3, folder 2-8

Oregon Railway & Navigation Company. Annual Reports, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886.

box 3, folder 9

Tripartite Contract Between The Columbia and Palouse Railroad Company, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, and the Oregon and Transcontinental Company. July 24, 1883.

box 3, folder 10

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. Consolidated Mortgage. June 1, 1885.

box 3, folder 11

Amended Plan and Agreement for the Reorganization of the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's System. February 5, 1896.

box 3, folder 12

Supplemental Indentures to the New York Company ... Trustee of the Consolidated Mortgage of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. August 17, 1896.

box 3, folder 13-15

Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. Annual Reports: 1897, 1898, 1899.

box 3, folder 16

The Oregon Railway and Navigation Company to the Oregon Short Line & Utah Northern Railway Company and the Union Pacific Railway Company. Indenture Modifying Indenture of Lease. January 1, 1887.

box 3, folder 17

Indenture of Lease January 1, 1887, between Oregon Railway & Navigation Company to Oregon Short Line Railway Company and Union Pacific Railway Company. New York: 1888.

box 4

Oregon Trunk Railway Company and Des Chutes Railroad Company, Arbitration Proceedings:

box 4, folder 1

First Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company. September 3, 1931.

box 4, folder 2

First Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company. September 3, 1931.

box 4, folder 3

Brief of Oregon Trunk Railroad Company. September 1931.

box 4, folder 4

Reply Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company. September 3, 1931.

box 4, folder 4

Reply Brief of Des Chutes Railroad Company. September 3, 1931.

box 4, folder 5

Findings, Conclusions and Decision of Arbitrators. April 29, 1935.

box 4, folder 6

Northern Pacific Terminal Co. of Oregon. Agreement of Lease. December 14th, 1882.

box 4, folder 7

Union Pacific Company's Trust Indenture to Drexel, Morgan & Co., Trustees. September 4, 1891. Union Pacific and Oregon Railway and Navigation Company records concerning Oregon Railway and Navigation Company's extension of lines to mouth of the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon.

box 4, folder 8

Astoria: The Chief Seaport of the Columbia watershed ... by Sidney Dell. June 1892.

box 4

Correspondence:

box 4, folder 8

undated

box 4, folder 10

1890

box 4, folder 11

1892

box 4, folder 12

1893

box 4, folder 13

Interstate Transit Lines / Union Pacific Stages, Inc. Corporate history. 1951-1952.

box 4, folder 14

Union Pacific / Northern Pacific. In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for Thurston County. No. 19221. Union Pacific Railroad Company vs. Northern Pacific Railway Company. Summons and amended complaint. February 25, 1942.

 

Subseries 3. Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company Records 3

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.

Scope and Contents

Corporate records and legal proceedings of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company.
box 5

Mortgages, Vol. 1, November 27, 1903 - November 17, 1914 Mortgages, Vol. 2, November 17, 1914 - December 31, 1921 Mortgages, Vol. 3, January 3, 1922 - September 15, 1944.

box 6, folder 1

Memorandum. Mortgages-Accounting for Expenditures and Retirements in Connection Therewith. Not dated. Proceedings. Organization and Minutes of Meetings of Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company, 1910.

box 6, folder 2

Includes Articles of Incorporation, August 18, 1912.

box 6, folder 3

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports (photocopies): Finance Docket 7065. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company's Ownership of the San Francisco and Portland Steamship Company. May 25, 1915. Finance Docket 10390. Northern Pacific Railway Company et al. Abandonment and Operation. June 12, 1935. Finance Docket 12127. Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company et al. Abandonment. March 3, 1939.]

box 6, folder 4

[Volume] Report to the Interstate Commerce Commission. Corporate History As Required by Valuation Order No. 20. June 30, 1916. Compiled by F. B. Gill. [Volume] and photocopy.

box 6, folder 5

Valuation Sections as of December 31, 1932. Omaha: 1933.

box 6, folder 6

Interstate Commerce Commission Reports. Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States. Vol. 44. Valuation Reports. June-July 1933. Photocopy of pages 212-299.

box 7-8

[Oversize] [3 volumes] Interstate Commerce Commission, Bureau of Valuation, Engineering Report, upon Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation Company including its leased line Des Chutes Railroad Company showing Cost of Reproduction New and Cost of Reproduction Less Depreciation, Inventories as of June 30, 1916 (revised to June 15, 1934).

 

Subseries 4. Northern Pacific Railroad Company Records 4

Arrangement

Arranged by type of material.

Scope and Contents

Includes corporate reports, legal documents, and joint facility data books.
box 9

Arbitration proceedings pursuant to agreement between Northern Pacific Railway Company and Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. relating to charges for transporting materials used in improving and maintaining joint lines between Vancouver and Tacoma, Washington:

box 9, folder 1

Arbitration agreement. May 15, 1942.

box 9, folder 2

Opening memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. June 10, 1942.

box 9, folder 3

Answering memorandum of facts submitted by Northern Pacific Railway Company. July 18, 1942.

box 9, folder 4

Reply memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. August 11, 1942.

box 9, folder 5

Supplemental answering memorandum of facts submitted by Northern Pacific Railway Company. August 25, 1942.

box 9, folder 6

Supplemental reply memorandum of facts submitted by Union Pacific Railroad Company, et al. October 12, 1942.

box 9, folder 7

Stipulation. March 10, 1943.

box 9, folder 8

Supplemental Stipulation. June 23, 1943.

box 9

[Volume] Reports 1875-1886: The Northern Pacific Railroad, Its Routes, Resources, Progress and Business. Not dated. The Northern Pacific Railroad's Land Grant and the Future Business of the Road. Not dated. Guide to the Northern Pacific Railroad Lands in Minnesota. Not dated. Report of the President and Directors of the Northern Pacific Railroad Co. to the stockholders at the annual meeting September 27th, 1876; September 26th, 1877. Annual report and proceedings of the regular meeting of the stockholders. September 24th, 1879. Annual report and proceedings of the stockholders at their annual meeting. September 29th, 1880; September 15th, 1881. Memoranda. May 1, 1882. Report of the President to the stockholders at their annual meeting. September 21st, 1882; September 20th, 1883. Report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders at their annual meeting. September 18th, 1884; September 17th, 1885. Annual report of the Vice President and General Manager to the President and Board of Directors for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1885. Report of the Board of Directors to the stockholders at their annual meeting. September 16th, 1886. Annual report of the Vice President and General Manager to the President and Board of Directors for the fiscal year ending June 30th, 1886.

box 10

Northern Pacific / Great Northern Railway Company / Oregon-Washington Railroad Company joint facility data books, circa 1927. Information relating to joint use of lines, circa 1880s - 1920s. Five spiral bound volumes of photocopies. Includes photos and descriptions of individual track layouts, stations, bridges, tunnels and other railroad property.

 

Subseries 5. John Day Dam Reconstruction Reports 5

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Monthly reports on the reconstruction of the main line at the John Day Dam along the Columbia River in Oregon. Includes photographs and drawings. One folder per month.
box 11

December 1962 - December 1963

box 12

January - November 1964

box 13

February 1965 - June 1966

box 14

July 1966 - July 1968

 

Subseries 6. Maps and drawings 6

Arrangement

Arranged by corporate name.

Related Materials

Additional maps, profiles and drawings relating to the Union Pacific Railroad, the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company, and the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company have been catalogued into the Library's databases.

Scope and Contents

Includes U.S. Geological Survey maps, right of way maps, and miscellaneous printed road maps.
box 15

[Volume] Bound manuscript volume (68 pages) of maps (ink and pencil on paper) indicating right of way and property ownership (utilizing township sections) for eastern Oregon and parts of Washington. Undated, but possibly circa 1900 or earlier. Contents: Umatilla to Pendelton; Pendleton to Huntington; Pendleton to Walla Walla; Palouse Junction to Moscow; Riparia to La Crosse Junction

box 16

Miscellaneous printed road maps: OREGON Oregon State Highway Commission. Road Map of Oregon. 1931. OREGON. PORTLAND. Pittmon's official map of Portland, with maps of Columbia River Highway, State Highways. 1927. Pittmon's authentic map of Portland. 1936. Portland Traction Company. City of Portland, Oregon and vicinity, showing bus and trolley coach lines. 1950? Indexed map of Portland. 1937. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. FOREST SERVICE. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION. Deschutes National Forest Rogue River National Forest Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. North Half. Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. South Half. Winema National Forest WASHINGTON Washington State Progress Commission. Department of Highways. State of Washington highways. 1939. Kroll's map of Puget Sound country. WASHINGTON. SPOKANE. Bekins Moving and Storage. Map of Spokane. 1962 WASHINGTON. TACOMA. Standard Oil Company of California. Tacoma. 1967. WASHINGTON. WALLA WALLA. Walla Walla Area Chamber of Commerce. Map of the Walla Walla area. 1978. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. FOREST SERVICE. PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION. Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Umatilla National Forest. WYOMING Wyoming State Highway Commission. Wyoming. 1968

box 17-18

Miscellaneous oversize maps: issued by railroad. Not individually catalogued.

box 19

Subseries 7. Photographs 7

Arrangement

Photographs reproduced in UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST are filed in numerical order by the page number upon which they appear.

Related Materials

An additional 1,500 photographs of the Union Pacific Railroad's operations in Oregon and Washington, from the 1860s to the late 1980s have been interfiled into the Library's photograph collection by the appropriate corporate name and then by subject.

Scope and Contents

Includes photographs reproduced in UNION PACIFIC NORTHWEST
 

Series 2. UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN 2 1889-2006

Physical Description: 21 Linear Feet21 record cartons
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center: Boxes 1-3 I2.210.K2 Boxes 4-6 I2.210.K3 Boxes 7-9 I2.210.K4 Boxes 10-12 I2.210.K5 Boxes 13-15 I2.210.K6 Boxes 16-19 I2.210.K7 Boxes 20-22 I2.210.K7 Boxes 23-25 I2.210.K9 Boxes 26-28 I2.210.K10 Boxes 29-31 I2.210.K11 Boxes 32-34 I2.210.L2 Boxes 35-37 I2.210.L3 Boxes 38-40 I2.210.L4

Arrangement

This series is arranged alphabetically by subject, with the exception of drawings, which are arranged by corporate name, and listed in a pdf. attached to the Collection. Drawings are also catalogued in our maps and drawings catalog, available online at: https://csrm.andornot.com/en#advanced-search

Scope and Contents

Research material collected by Mr. Asay to write his book UNION PACIFIC IN THE LOS ANGELES BASIN (2010). Includes station maps, track charts, tract maps, valuation maps, contracts, reports, clippings, correspondence, brochures, booklets, corporate history, applications, agreements, corporate files, subject files, work orders, GMOs, research papers, articles, circulars, and annual reports.
The date range of the materials spans 1846-1981. Information in the Glendale, Long Beach, Rialto and Pasadena branches are included as well as agreements between Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, and Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroads.
Subjects include abandonments of the Pasadena, Crestmore, Rialto, Glendale and Long Beach branches, bridge flood control, construction and replacement, agreements between SP, LA & SL and Union Pacific about construction, switching, and the Los Angeles Union Pacific Terminal. There are several files about SP Chief Engineer William Hood and the Seaside Drawbridge, Long Beach, SP, LA & SL in the desert and the Cerritos drawbridge slough. Other files concern interchange agreements between SP, LA & SL and other railroads, track relocations, spurs, crossings, improvements, towers, branch lines, the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor, and grading.
Files of interest include clippings and correspondence about the Clark-Harriman dispute, and an extensive report on existing railroad lines and operations in California in 1980. Work orders include retirement of tracks and depots in Fullerton, Pico Rivera, East San Pedro, Mira Loma, Hobart Tower, Whittier, Ontario, Riverside, Pomona, Bly, Terminal Island, Sunsweet, and Terminal Island. In addition to SP, LA & SL and Union Pacific, there were interactions with the following railroads: Pacific Electric, Los Angeles Terminal Railway, Crescent City Railway, Southern Pacific, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, Glendale & Montrose, Las Vegas & Tonopah, Harbor Belt Line, Riverside, Rialto & Pacific, Union Pacific Stage Company, and California Improvement Company.
box 1

Abandonment 1924-2001

box 2

Abandonment, Interstate Commerce Commission, (ICC) 1925-1969 Accidents, 1927-1949

box 3

Agreements, 1889-1961

box 4

Agreements –Crossings, 1906-1960

box 5

Agreements, 1903-1938

box 6

Applications, ICC, 1923-1987

box 7

Applications, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 1948-1963

box 8

Applications, California Railroad Commission (CRC), 1913-1928

box 9

Applications, CRC, 1930-1948

box 10

Bridges, 1924-1995

box 11

Company History, 1892-2007 Correspondence, non-Up, 1905-1923

box 12

Clippings, 1887-2006

box 13

Miscellaneous, undated

box 14

Engineering Division 1907-1920, SLC Files 1901-1915, SP Chief 1904-1906

box 15

Engineering Reports 1911-1999

box 15

Engineering Reports, 1911-1999

box 16

General Manager's Files, 1905-1959

box 17

Harbor, 1902-1992

box 18

Harbor, 1892-1964

box 19

Joint track agreement, 1846-1936

box 20

Joint track agreement, 1926-1934

box 21

Joint track agreement, 1936-1971 Joint track, Non-SP related, 1997

 

Law Department in file number order:

box 22

File #23 thru 35-28

box 23

File # 36 thru 36-25

box 24

# 36-25 thru 117

box 25

File #123-1 thru 221

 

Law Department, in date order:

box 26

1901-1939

box 27

1940-1960

box 28

1960-1980

box 29

1980-1984

 

Reports:

box 29

Valuation

box 29

Stock Holders

box 30

Valuation (ICC), 1919-1922

box 30

Reports, 1910-2003

 

Superintendent's files:

box 31

1923-1958

box 32

1941-1977

box 33

1939-1981

 

Work orders and general manager's orders:

box 34

GMO’s 158-WO 1027

box 35

WO 1117 –WO 1465

box 36

WO 1491 –WO 2083

box 37

WO 2123 –WO 2287

box 38

WO 2294 –WO 3566

box 39

WO 3628 –WO 5575

box 40

WO 5787 –WO 70196

 

Series 3. UNION PACIFIC'S CRUCERO INTERCHANGE RECORDS 3 1905-1999 1905-1968

Physical Description: 1 Linear Feet3 manuscript boxes
Physical Location: Statewide Museum Collections Center:

Arrangement

The Crucero interchange files are arranged by railroad and then by office: The Crucero interchange files are arranged by railroad and then by office: Subseries 1. SP, LA & SL. General Manager’s Office Subseries 2. LA & SL. General Manager’s Office Subseries 3. Union Pacif1. SP, LA & SL. General Manager’s Office 3.1 Office of the General Manager . Salt Lake City 3.2 Office of the Superintendent. Los Angeles Division 3.3 Law Department. Los Angeles

History

From 1906 to 1916, the Tonopah & Tidewater shared an interlocking tower and station facilities with the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad (SP, LA & SL) Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad effective August 25, 1916. On April 27, 1921, Union Pacific purchased the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad (LA & SL). The Crucero crossing continued to operate until the Tonopah & Tidewater abandoned train service in 1940. The Union Pacific Railroad shut down the tower and the interchange operations there, and eventually dismantled the structures.

Scope and Contents

Files used by Jeff Asay to write the article "Crucero: UP's Desert Outpost" co-authored with Jim Ady, published in the STREAMLINER in 1999. A copy of this article has been placed at the beginning of this series, followed by a letter and a partial transcript of an oral history by two former Union Pacific employees who worked at Crucero.
 

Subseries 1. SP, LA & SL. General Manager's Office:

box 1, folder 1

"Crucero - UP's Desert Outpost," by Jeff Asay and Jim Ady, 1999

box 1, folder 2

Memories of working in Crucero, 1943, 1983

box 1, folder 3

Interchange facilities, 1904-1910, 1913

 

Subseries 2. Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. General Manager’s Office

box 1, folder 4-6

Interchange facilities, 1921-1933

 

Subseries 3. Union Pacific Railroad:

 

3.1 Office of the General Manager. Salt Lake City

box 1, folder 7-12

Matters concerning Tonopah & Tidewater, 1937-1945

 

3.2 Office of the Superintendent. Los Angeles Division

box 2

Progress reports [form 2733] Los Angeles Division, 1940-1952 (Summary of AFEs in effect)

 

Work orders

box 3, folder 1-2

No. 254, 1933-1934

box 3, folder 3

No. 2178, 1942

box 3, folder 4

No. 2181, 1942-1943

box 3, folder 5

No. 2330, 1942-1945

box 3, folder 6

No. 2498, 1943

box 3, folder 7

No. 2986, 1944-1945

box 3, folder 8

No. 3045, 1944-1945

box 3, folder 9

No. 3077, 1945

box 3, folder 10

No. 6398, 1960-1961

 

3.3 Law Department. Los Angeles

box 1, folder 13

File No. 36-28-1 Contracts and easements, joint facility, crossings, 1905-1960

box 1, folder 14-17

File No. 73-4 Interstate Commerce Commission dockets, Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad discontinuance, 1939-1940