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Inventory of the Carson and Colorado Railway, 1887-1916
MS 80  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Collection Description
  • Historical Background

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carson and Colorado Railway,
    Date (inclusive): 1887-1916
    Collection number: MS 80
    Creator: Carson and Colorado Railway
    Extent: 2 boxes
    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


    Grahame H. Hardy Collection and Various Donors

    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], Carson and Colorado Railway, MS 80, California State Railroad Museum Library, Sacramento, California.

    Collection Description

    This collection has been divided into three series: Train Registers, Forms, and Miscellaneous

    Historical Background

    The Carson and Colorado Railway was incorporated February 27, 1892, and in July and August, 1892, it acquired: the Carson and Colorado Railroad Company, which operated 157.60 miles of main line from Mound House to Candelaria Nevada, the Carson and Colorado Railroad, Second Division, operating 33.50 miles from Filben over Mt. Montgomery Pass to the Nevada-California line, and the Carson and Colorado Railroad, Third Division, which operated 108 miles from the Nevada-California line to Keeler, California. On March 1, 1900, the Carson and Colorado Railway came under the control of the Southern Pacific Company and on May 11, 1905, it was sold to the Nevada and California Railway.