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Inventory of the Boca and Loyalton Railroad Collection, 1907-1915
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Boca and Loyalton Railroad Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1915
    Collection number: MS 12
    Creator: Boca and Loyalton Railroad
    Extent: 1 volume
    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


    Gift of Stephen E. Drew, 1986

    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], Boca and Loyalton Railroad Collection, MS 12, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    One volume listing voucher numbers, payees, dates, amounts and purpose of expenditures on northeastern California's Boca and Loyalton Railroad.

    Historical Background

    The Boca & Loyalton was incorporated September 25, 1900. The B&L operated from Portola, California, eastward 5.7 miles to Beckwith, then south 40 miles to Boca on the Southern Pacific. A 1.6 mile branch known as the Grizzly Creek Spur extended north from the main line at a point 3.3 miles east of Portola. Another branch just east of Beckwith at Horton Junction went north to provide a connection with the Clover Valley Lumber Company. The B&L engine house and shops were at Loyalton. There was another engine house at Boca.
    The Western Pacific Railroad purchased the B&L in 1916 (title transferred December 1, 1916). Only portions of the line remained in use: 11.86 miles from Loyalton north to Hawley; service discontinued 1957) and the Grizzly Creek line which became part of WP's Gulling Branch (abandoned 1940).
    For additional information, see David F. Myrick Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California. Volume 1: The Northern Roads (1990).