Includes records of the California Pacific Railroad, its predecessors San Francisco & Marysville and California Pacific Rail
Road, and its subsidiaries Stockton and Visalia and the Stockton & Copperopolis Railroads.
In 1851, the Marysville & Benicia Railroad was organized to link the San Francisco Bay area to the Sacramento Valley. It
was succeeded by the San Francisco & Marysville in 1857. This company began construction of a line between Marysville and
Suisun, but prior to its completion, the line was absorbed in January 1865 by the California Pacific Rail Road. This company
eventually ran from South Vallejo to Sacramento, and from Davis to Knights Landing and Marysville. Its first president was
DeWitt C. Rice. The California Pacific Rail Road, in turn, became part of the California Pacific Railroad when that company
was incorporated in December, 1869. Contractor D.C. Haskin was an early operator of the line. The "Cal P," as the California
Pacific was known, operated both trains and steamers over a network which extended from the Sacramento / San Joaquin Valleys
to the Napa Valley and Calistoga. Subsidiaries of this company included the Stockton & Copperopolis and the Stockton & Visalia
Railroads. The California Pacific came under control of the Central Pacific in 1871, and was absorbed by the Southern Pacific
in April, 1898.
2 boxes + 2 half-boxes + 1 oversize box
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