Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road Company records

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2018


Descriptive Summary

Title: Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road Company records
Dates: 1964-1968
Collection Number: MS 531
Creator/Collector:
Extent: 1 box
Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
Sacramento, California 95814
Abstract: This collection relates primarily to Ron Ziel and George Hoagland Foster's attempt to establish a tourist railroad, the Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road.
Language of Material: English

Access

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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 CSRM Archivist. 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

Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road Company records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

Acquisition Information

Gift of George H. Foster, 1998

Biography/Administrative History

Ron Ziel was born in 1939. He is an artist and a former U.S. Army officer and has been both a newspaper and magazine editor. George Hoagland Foster was born in 1935. He has researched and written extensively on railroading and other maritime subjects. Both Ron Ziel and George Hoagland Foster have published extensively in the field of railroad history. •Begining in 1964, the two began making plans for the Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road, a tourist railroad to run along the abandoned Sag Harbor branch of the Long Island Rail Road between Bridgehampton and Sag Harbor in Eastern Long Island, New York. Robert W. Ward, the first General Manager of the railroad.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection relates primarily to Ron Ziel and George Hoagland Foster's attempt to establish a tourist railroad, the Sag Harbor & Scuttle Hole Rail Road. Material includes: correspondence, memoranda, clippings, contracts, invoices, freight bills, bank statements and postcards. Correspondence illustrates efforts to interest financial backers in the project, material and labor estimates for completion of the track, and negotiations for the purchase of Central of Georgia locomotives 403 and 408. A prospectus for the railroad is included, as well as publicity for the venture. Other files include information about an excursion along the railroad, the railroad's financial affairs, and the search for a new General Manager for the railroad. There is one folder of correspondence relating to Ron Ziel publications. • The collection is organized alphabetically by subject.