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Carson and Colorado Railroad Company Records
BANC MSS P-G 232  
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  • Contributing Institution: The Bancroft Library
    Title: Carson Colorado Railroad Company Records
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS P-G 232
    Physical Description: 1.75 linear feet (1 carton and 3 packages)
    Date (inclusive): 1881-1901
    Abstract: This fragmentary collection consists of correspondence, 1884-1901; station ledgers and accounts, 1886-1895; miscellaneous financial records, 1881-1896; register of waybills, 1896-1900; rate books, 1883-1884, 1892-1897; passenger statistics book, 1881-1884; and related materials.
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
    Language of Material: English .


    Collection is open for research.

    Brief Company History

    The Carson & Colorado Railroad Company was incorporated in Nevada on May 10, 1880 as a narrow gauge extension of the parent Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Rails were laid south from Mound House, Nevada on the Virginia & Truckee during 1880-1883 through the communities of Wabuska, Hawthorne, Belleville, Candelaria, Laws, and Owenyo to Hawley, later renamed Keeler, California--some 300 miles south of Mound House. Consolidation of three separate operating divisions and reorganization as the Carson & Colorado Railway Company occurred on February 27, 1892. With general offices and shops at Carson City, Nevada, the Carson & Colorado was operated by joint V. & T. and C. & C. officers as a feeder or branch of the V. & T.; its sole President and General Superintendent was Henry Marvin Yerington. Control of the C. & C. was negotiated by major stockholder Darius Ogden Mills with sale on March 1, 1900 to the Southern Pacific Railroad which subsequently operated the line under the name of the Nevada & California Railway Company beginning in May 1905. In February of 1912 the Nevada & California was absorbed into the Southern Pacific System and portions of the original 1880 right-of-way continue in present operation.

    Scope and Content

    This fragmentary collection of Carson & Colorado Railroad records comprises 1 box, 1 carton, and 3 packages and covers the period 1880-1901 when the railroad was primarily under the operation and control of the Virginia & Truckee. The collection was acquired by purchase from Grahame H. Hardy in 1948, 1952, 1953, and 1957; by gift of Louis B. Siegriest in 1954; and by a gift of Stephen E. Drew in 1972.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carson & Colorado Railroad Company records, BANC MSS P-G 232, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Publication Rights

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