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Guide to the Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs, 1889-1972
Mss Photo 201  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs,
    Date (inclusive): 1889-1972
    Collection number: Mss Photo 201
    Extent: 2623 photographic prints (ca. 2,509 photographs and 3 albums with 114 photographs 2 linear ft.
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: Collection contains over 2,600 photographs documenting various railways and trolley lines in the United States (primarily California) and Mexico.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions


    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.


    Purchased, 1999 and 2000.

    Preferred Citation:

    Railroads and trolleys in the United States and Mexico : photographs. Mss Photo 201. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Scope and Content

    Photographs document electric railroad and street-railroad lines throughout the United States, primarily in California. Cars are identified for the following routes: Morgan's Louisiana & Texas Railroad, Pacific Electric Railway, Pennsylvania Railroad, Sacramento Northern Railroad, Santa Fe Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, Temiscouata Railroad, United Railroads and Union Pacific Railroad. Railway lines include: San Francisco Municipal Railway, California Street Cable Co., Market Street Railway, Sacramento City Lines, Stockton Electric Railway, Eureka Municipal Railway, Visalia Electric Railway, Marysville/Yuba City Railway, Interurban Electric Railway, San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway, Los Angeles Traction Company, Los Angeles Interurban, Los Angeles Transit Lines, Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Co., Los Angeles Railway, Metropolitan Transit Authority Los Angeles, Central Ca. Traction Co., San Bernardino Valley Traction Co., Redlands Central Railway Co., San Diego Electric Railway and the Santa Barbara & Suburban Railway. Other lines include: Syracuse & Suburban Railway, Utah Idaho Central, New York Central and South Field Beach Railroad. Photographs taken in Mexico depict railroad engines, cars and trolleys and their route names.
    Autographed captions on verso of many photographs identify railroad line, car identification number, builder, seat capacity and location. Several identify year that the train was built. The following names are stamped or written on verso of numerous photographs: Stuart A. Liebman, C. Savage, C.W. Jernstrom, Charles M.G. Johnson, Howard E. Johnston, D.L. Joslyn, J.W. Swanberg, A.C. Phelps, Jeffrey K. Winslow and George E. Votava

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Jernstrom, C.W.
    Johnson, Charles M.G.
    Johnston, Howard E.
    Joslyn, D.L.
    Liebman, Stuart A.
    Phelps, A.C.
    Savage, C.
    Swanberg, J.W.
    Votava, George E.
    Winslow, Jeffrey K.
    California Street Cable Railroad Company.
    Central California Traction Company.
    Central Pacific.
    Claremont, University & Ferry Railway.
    Claremont Railway.
    East Bay St. Railways.
    Eureka Municipal Railway.
    Fresno Traction Company.
    Interurban Electric Railway Company.
    Kentucky Traction & Terminal Company.
    Kitchner & Waterloo St. Railway.
    Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
    Los Angeles Interurban.
    Los Angeles Pacific Railroad Company.
    Los Angeles Railway.
    Los Angeles Traction Company.
    Los Angeles Transit Lines.
    Market Street Cable Railway Company.
    Marysville/Yuba City Railway.
    Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company.
    Nevada County Traction Company.
    New York Central Railroad Company.
    Northern Electric Railway.
    Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railroad.
    Oakland Traction Company.
    Ontario & San Antonio Hts. Railway Company.
    Pacific Electric Railway Company.
    Pennsylvania Railroad.
    Philadelphia Transportation Company.
    Point Loma Railroad Company.
    Redlands Central Railway Company.
    Sacramento City Lines.
    Sacramento Northern Railway Company.
    San Bernardino Valley Traction Company.
    San Diego Electric Railway.
    San Francisco Municipal Railway.
    San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway.
    San Jose Railroad.
    Santa Barbara & Suburban Railway.
    Santa Fe Central Railway Company.
    Shagit River Railroad.
    Southern Pacific Company.
    South Field Beach Railroad.
    Stockton Electric Railway.
    Syracuse & Suburban Railway.
    Temiscouata Railroad.
    Union Pacific Railroad Company.
    United Railroads of San Francisco.
    Utah Idaho Central.
    Visalia Electric Railway.
    Electric railroads -- Trains.
    Local transit -- California.
    Street-railroads -- Mexico -- 20th century.
    Street-railroads -- United States -- 20th century.
    Railroads -- California.
    Railroads -- Mexico.
    Trolley buses.
    Photoprints. ftamc.