South Pacific Coast Railroad records

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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


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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.