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.
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.
1000+ Linear Feet
3000+ general managers orders files
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.
Collection is open for research by appointment.