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Southern Pacific General Managers Orders Files
MS 859  
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Description
This is a collection of general managers orders files created during management of capital expenditure projects by the Southern Pacific Railroad between 1905 and 1970.
Background
General managers orders conist of capital expenditures by senior officers or, in some cases, by the board of directors. Department heads, senior officers, the President, or the Board of Directors would propose capital expenditures as necessary to build new structures and other facilities or tracks, or to replace worn or obsolete equipment or to upgrade track and structures, to buy locomotives and passenger cars. Each item or project was assigned a GMO number by the Finance or Accounting Department.
Extent
1000+ Linear Feet 3000+ general managers orders files
Restrictions
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 CSRM Library & Archives. 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research by appointment.