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Inventory of the Ione and Eastern Railroad Collection, 1904-1911
MS 40  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Ione and Eastern Railroad Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1904-1911
    Collection number: MS 40
    Creator: Ione and Eastern Railroad, 1904-1911
    Extent: 3 volumes + 1 flat document box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Shelf location: Big Four Building or off-site storage. Please contact the Library in advance of your visit.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    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 Senior Curator. 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

    [Identification of item], Ione and Eastern Railroad Collection, MS 40, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    Album style binding containing way-bills, daily ticket reports, agent's baggage reports and daily account statements, February 9 - July 6, 1905.
    Ledger containing bound letterpress copies of correspondence concerning applications for employment, bills, errors in invoicing, expense vouchers, freight rates, changes in the right-of-way, accounts, payrolls, receipts, returns of annual passes, locomotives and cars, February 22, 1905 -August 15, 1911.
    Folders contain passes, meeting announcements, stationary, information about taxes, stocks, bonds, indentures and other legal agreements.

    Historical Background

    The Ione and Eastern Railroad, formed in 1906, ran from Ione to Martell in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. The line was a 13-mile extension of the Amador Central Railroad. Initially its purpose was to provide transportation from Ione to Jackson and Amador City during periods of inclement weather. Regular shipments on the Ione and Eastern consisted of gold ore from local mines, as well as supplies bound for the mines. Later shipments included gold ore on its way to smelters, and firebricks from pits near Ione.