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Inventory of the Carson and Colorado Railway, 1887-1916
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Series Description


Series 1: TRAIN REGISTERS, 1877-1895

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

Train registers were created and maintained by the train dispatcher at Carson City, Nevada. One was issued each day. Train registers record all train movements over the line for the day. Information which may be recorded includes the timetable number, train number, locomotive number, surname of conductor and locomotive engineer, arrivals and departure time at major stops along the line, number of cars on train, description of load, and consignee, remarks and car reports. Organized chronologically.

Series 2: FORMS, 1883-1896,

Physical Description: 16 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes forms used by Carson & Colorado Railway to record financial transactions. Form 48 provides a record of cash transactions and Form 49 records cash remittance as per recapitulation of daily statement. Organized chronologically.


Physical Description: 7 folders

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence from the Freight Agent's Office, damage claims and an expense bill from the Freight Department, a payroll voucher and verification of employment form from the Personnel Office, a voucher from Russell Wheel & Foundry Company, and a record of equipment. Organized by department and type of document.

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Box 1

January 1, 1882 - March 8, 1895 (incomplete)



Box 2, Folder 1-15

Form 48. Record of cash collections. [Collected by conductors]. 1883/1892

Box 2, Folder 16

Form 49. Cash remittance as per recapitulation of daily statement.1892/1896



Box 2, Folder 17

Correspondence. Freight Agent's Office, 1900.

Box 2, Folder 18

Freight Department. Claim for loss or damage to freight.1899.

Box 2, Folder 19

Freight Department. Expense bill.1901.

Box 2, Folder 20

Personnel Department. Foreman's verification of employment and leave of employment. 1876.

Box 2, Folder 21

Personnel Department. Payroll voucher. 1885.

Box 2, Folder 22

Record of equipment (narrow gauge) owned as of June 30, 1916.

Box 2, Folder 23

Voucher. No. 113. 1882. Russell Wheel & Foundry Company