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South Pacific Coast Railroad records
MS 318  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: South Pacific Coast Railroad records
    Dates: 1881-1887
    Collection Number: MS 318
    Creator/Collector: South Pacific Coast Railroad
    Extent: 1 folder + 1 volume
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Record of equipment and expense bills.
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    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

    South Pacific Coast Railroad records. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Acquisition Information

    The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Expense bill, 1881, and a record of equipment volume, 1887. This volume contains information on the equipment of the Southern Pacific's standard and narrow gauge subsidiary, the South Pacific Coast. The portion on locomotives gives the number, date in service, class, total weight and remarks, including disposition of the railroad's engines. The portions on rolling stock give the number, date in service, class, capacity and remarks, including disposition, of the line's passenger, freight and work cars. The volume is arranged in the following order: •Floating equipment: passenger ferry steamers •Locomotives (narrow gauge) •Locomotives (standard gauge) •Passenger cars: baggage (narrow gauge), coach (narrow gauge), combination (narrow gauge), chair (narrow gauge), parlor (narrow gauge), coach, 1st and 2nd class (standard gauge), baggage and passenger (standard gauge and narrow gauge), baggage and mail (standard gauge and narrow gauge), baggage (standard gauge and narrow gauge), electric motor coaches (standard gauge), electric motor coach trailers (standard gauge) •Freight cars: box (narrow gauge), flat, 10 tons (narrow gauge), flat, 15 tons (narrow gauge), caboose (narrow gauge and standard gauge), box, 25 tons (standard gauge), box, 30 tons (standard gauge), flat, 40 tons (standard gauge), box, 40 tons (standard gauge), flat, 25 tons (standard gauge), flat, 30 tons (standard gauge), logging (standard gauge) •Work cars: pile driver (narrow gauge), derrick tender (narrow gauge), streetcars (narrow gauge), station (narrow gauge), maintenance of way (narrow gauge), tool (standard gauge), derrick tenders (standard gauge), tool (standard gauge), boarding (standard gauge), roadway flat (standard gauge), water (standard gauge) •The volume also contains an envelope with summaries of rolling stock and floating equipment for the years 1910 and 1921-1927, a comparison of equipment owned in 1887 and 1909, and a list of equipment laid aside in 1922.