Scope and Content
Title: South Coast Railroad Museum collection
Identifier/Call Number: SBHC Mss 18
UC Santa Barbara Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Language of Material:
10 linear feet
(6 cartons, 1 oversize box, 2 telescoping boxes)
South Coast Railroad Museum
Date (inclusive): circa 1878-1976
Date (bulk): 1950-1968
Abstract: Mostly printed materials, such as pamphlets, brochures, guides, and timetables, relating to railroad history, with emphasis
A portion of the collection is located at the Southern Regional Library (SRLF). Inquire at Special Research Collections for
The collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish
or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication
is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended
to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
[Identification of Item], South Coast Railroad Museum Collection, SBHC Mss 18. Department of Special Research Collections,
UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Gift of the South Coast Railroad Museum Board, 1991-1995.
Processed and arranged by D. Tambo, 2011.
Scope and Content
The collection includes histories, timetables, annual reports, travel brochures, official guides, catalogs, magazines, manuals,
equipment registers, maps, blueprints, trip passes, and other ephemera relating to railroad lines primarily in North America,
with an emphasis on California. There are a few late 19th and early 20th century items, but the bulk of the collection is
from the 1950s-1960s.
The collection contains the following series: Companies (Boxes 1-4). Organizations and Publishers (Boxes 4-6). Oversize: Boxed
(Box 7), Rolled (Box 8-9).
Related Material at UCSB Special Research Collections and Other Institutions:
UCSB Special Research Collections
- Myrick, David. Author of numerous books on railroads in the West.
- Romaine Trade Catalog Collection. Catalogs on railroad supplies.
- Wyles Collection. Printed materials relating to the role of the railroads in the Civil War and the development of the West,
including transcontinental railroads.
- California State Archives.
- California State Railroad Museum.
- Minnesota Historical Society. Great Northern Railway materials.
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Railroads -- North America
Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Ephemera (general object genre)
Manuals (instructional materials)
South Coast Railroad Museum -- Archives