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Santa Fe Case Files
MS 848  
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Description
The Santa Fe case file contains a complete record of the proceedings (1936-1938) in front of the Railroad Commission of the State of California to decide whether to grant the Santa Fe Transportation Company's application to operate a bus line in California in the San Joaquin Valley. The application was opposed by the Pacific Greyhound Lines, which at this time enjoyed a virtual monopoly on bus travel in California and the Southern Pacific Company, which owned 39% of its common stock.
Background
The Santa Fe case file is the complete record of a case heard by the Railroad Commission of California between March 3, 1936 and June 25, 1937 and decided on April 18, 1938. In the published opinion to the decision, the Commission noted that “these proceedings comprise the most laborious and thoroughly contested struggle ever waged by opposing transportation agencies in the history of California regulation.”
Extent
10 Linear Feet 10 record cartons
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. Contact Library staff for details.