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Nineteenth-century Southern Pacific and Predecessor Companies Station Drawings
MS 872  
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Arrangement
  • Corporate History
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  • Scope and Contents
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives
    Title: Nineteenth-century Southern Pacific and Predecessor Companies Station drawings
    Identifier/Call Number: MS 872
    Physical Description: 205 Sheets Colored ink on 21 x 32 inch paper
    Date (inclusive): 1879-1889
    Abstract: This collection consists of 5 albums of 477 drawings of stations from the 1870s and 1880s in California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. These drawings show the location and relative size of original station buildings for Southern Pacific Railroad and several of its precedessor companies, including: California Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad, Northern Railway, Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad, and San Pablo and Tulare Railroad.
    Physical Location: Big Four Building: Album 127 Cabinet 12 Album 128 Cabinet 12 Album 129 Cabinet 12 Album 130 Big Four Map Case 98 Album 131 Big Four Map Case 96

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment. Contact Library Staff for details.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company.

    Arrangement

    There are five albums that are arranged by station milepost numbers. The pages are numbered.
    I've attached two lists of the drawings. One lists drawings by album and page number and the other list is arranged by station name.

    Corporate History

    Southern Pacific Railroad was incorporated in 1865: California Pacific Railroad and Stockton and Copperopolis Railroads began operations in 1865, Central Pacific in 1867,The San Pabo and Tulare Railroad Northern Railway in 1871, and Northern Railway in 1876. In 1870, Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads merged and were operated under the Southern Pacific Company. In the 1880s, the other railroads we leased by and eventually bought out by Southern Pacific. In 1996, Union Pacific Railroad bought the Southern Pacific, which ceased to exist.

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    Scope and Contents

    This collection consists of 5 albums of 477 drawings of stations from the 1870s and 1880s in California, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. These drawings show the location and relative size of original station buildings for Southern Pacific Railroad and several of its precedessor companies, including: California Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad, Northern Railway, Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad, and San Pablo and Tulare Railroad. The station buildings do not show the architecture of the buildings but their relative size and location. Buildings could include: passenger or freight depots, roundhouses, enginehouses stock corrals, shops, or storage facilities.
    Album 127 contains 112 drawings of California Pacific Railroad stations from Avon to Crockett in Contra Costa County, Central Pacific stations on its Oregon Division, and all Northern Railway stations.
    Album 128 contains 99 drawings of Central Pacific stations in California along the Oregon Division, Western Division, and San Jose and Amador Branches. Includes all Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad and San Pablo and Tulare Railroad drawings.
    Album 129 contains 50 drawings of Southern Pacific stations between Yuma County, Arizona to Luna County, New Mexico.
    Album 130 contains 96 drawings of Central Pacific stations along its main line from Sacramento, Calif. to Martis Creek, Nev.
    Album 131 contains 119 drawings of Southern Pacific stations from Lathrop in San Joaquin County to Yuma, Arizona and of the Goshen Division in Tulare County.

    Conditions Governing Use

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Nineteenth-century Southern Pacific and Predecessor Companies Station drawings, MS 872, California State Railroad Museum Library & Archives, Sacramento, California.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    California Pacific Railroad
    Central Pacific Railway Company
    Stockton and Copperopolis Railroad
    San Pablo and Tulare Railroad
    Southern Pacific Railroad Company