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Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad / Felicity and Bethel Railroad correspondence and announcements

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1911,1918
Creator
Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad
Felicity and Bethel Railroad
Collection Number
MS 206
  1 document  
Date
1911,1918
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad
Felicity and Bethel Railroad
Abstract
Correspondence, 1918; stockholders meeting announcements, 1911.
Scope and Content
Correspondence, 1918; stockholders meeting announcements, 1911.
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Source Record ID
MS 206
Collection Number
MS 206
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Denver and Rio Grande Railroad accident reports

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1912-1920
Creator
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Collection Number
MS 553
  1 document  
Date
1912-1920
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
9 items
Creator
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad
Abstract
Miscellanous accident reports (primarily derailments) detailed on D&RG forms.
Scope and Content
Miscellanous accident reports (primarily derailments) detailed on D&RG forms.
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Source Record ID
MS 553
Collection Number
MS 553
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ROBERT PERCY MOORE COLLECTION

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1912-1940
Creator
Moore, Robert Percy (1879-1952)
Collection Number
MS 163
  1 document  
Date
1912-1940
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
29 folders
Creator
Moore, Robert Percy (1879-1952)
Abstract
Personnel file of telegrapher Robert Percy Moore.
Scope and Content
Personnel file for Robert Percy Moore. Documents refer to employment history, absences, temporary appointment, vacation periods and health examinations.
History / Biographical
Robert Percy Moore (born 1879) worked as a telegrapher for the Nevada Northern, San Pedro Railway, Oregon Short Line and the Union Pacific between 1912 and 1940, in Nevada, Utah and Idaho.
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Source Record ID
MS 163
Collection Number
MS 163
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Carolyn Johnston Papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1970-2010
Creator
Slobe, Carolyn Johnston
Collection Number
MS 718
  1 document  
Date
1970-2010
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 half box
Creator
Slobe, Carolyn Johnston
Abstract
Files from the collection of Mrs. Carolyn Johnston Slobe relating to the private dinner hosted by the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation on July 13, 1970, for then Governor Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan.
Scope and Content
Files from the collection of Mrs. Carolyn Johnston Slobe relating to the private dinner hosted by the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation on July 13, 1970, for then Governor Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan. The Trust, which Mrs. Slobe helped to form with other local business leaders, including then-Sacramento Mayor Burnett Miller, hosted the Governor on the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Pacific Coast Chapter's private car "The Gold Coast." Before the Governor got off the railcar that evening, he had agreed to fund the California State Railroad Museum. Files include color photographs relating to the preparation of the car (interior and exterior) for the event, the table setting for the dinner, and portraits of those assisting with the event (including her son Robert J. Slobe), seating charts, guest list, and proposed menu. There are also copies of Mrs. Slobe's notes and other (mostly undated) docments relating to her involvement with the Sacramento Trust for Historic Preservation and the planning and development of the California State Railroad Museum.
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Source Record ID
MS 718
Collection Number
MS 718
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Ralph Mann papers

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1910-1942
Creator
Mann, Ralph
Collection Number
MS 380
  1 document  
Date
1910-1942
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Mann, Ralph
Abstract
Certificates, receipts, and letters relating to Ralph Mann's service with the Southern Pacific Railroad and his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Scope and Content
Certificates, receipts, and letters relating to Ralph Mann's service with the Southern Pacific Railroad and his membership in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 380
Collection Number
MS 380
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W.E. Waste travel itineraries

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1917-1963
Creator
Waste, W.E.
Collection Number
MS 349
  1 document  
Date
1917-1963
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Waste, W.E.
Abstract
Mostly travel itineraries of transcontinental rail travel prepared by the Southern Pacific Railroad's Passenger Department.
Scope and Content
Mostly travel itineraries of transcontinental rail travel prepared by the Southern Pacific Railroad's Passenger Department.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 349
Collection Number
MS 349
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Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad Company payroll

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1889
Creator
Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad
Collection Number
MS 522
  1 document  
Date
1889
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 folder
Creator
Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad
Abstract
Payroll (repairs of road-bed and track), July 1889.
Scope and Content
Payroll (repairs of road-bed and track), July 1889.
Access Restrictions
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Source Record ID
MS 522
Collection Number
MS 522
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Monorail Portable Railway drawings

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
ca. 1900-1979
Creator
Monorail Portable Railway
Collection Number
MS 85
  1 document  
Date
ca. 1900-1979
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 linear foot
Creator
Monorail Portable Railway
Abstract
152 blue line on white paper / white line on blue paper drawings issued by or related to the Monorail Portable Railway Company, Chicago.
Scope and Content
152 blue line on white paper / white line on blue paper drawings issued by or related to the Monorail Portable Railway Company, Chicago. Many of the drawings have descriptive information recorded in French. The drawings are arranged in drawing number order but they have not been individually catalogued.
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Source Record ID
MS 85
Collection Number
MS 85
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Atlantic and Pacific Railroad records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1889-1893
Creator
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
Collection Number
MS 491
  1 document  
Date
1889-1893
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1 oversize box
Creator
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad
Abstract
Includes two letterpress books of land department records and an invoice for ties. One of the letterpress books contain copies of letters issued by J.W. Donnelly, Land Agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and C.H. Fancher, General Land Agent for Albuquerque. The other letterpress book contains copies of letters issued by J. W. Donnelly as Chief Clerk and J. A. Williamson as Land Commissioner.
Scope and Content
Includes two letterpress books of land department records and an invoice for ties. One of the letterpress books contain copies of letters issued by J.W. Donnelly, Land Agent in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and C.H. Fancher, General Land Agent for Albuquerque. The other letterpress book contains copies of letters issued by J. W. Donnelly as Chief Clerk and J. A. Williamson as Land Commissioner.
History / Biographical
The Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company was incorporated on July 27, 1866. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Company and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway Company joined in a partnership in 1879 to build the western section of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Company under the original charter, from south of Albuquerque, New Mexico Territory, to San Francisco and other California points on the 35th Parallel Route. In 1895, it was forced into receivership. In 1879, an agreement between the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad Company and the Atlantic & Pacific arranged for the building of a transcontinental railroad under the initial Atlantic & Pacific charter. Through passenger service from the east began October 21, 1883. In 1895, at the time that the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company was chartered, the Atlantic & Pacific was retained, foreclosed and reorganized as the Santa Fe Pacific Railroad. For additional information, see Keith L. Bryant, Jr. HISTORY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY (New York: MacMillan, 1974).
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Source Record ID
MS 491
Collection Number
MS 491
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Western Pacific Railroad Company Records

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Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Date
1902-1984
Creator
Western Pacific Railroad
Collection Number
MS 43
  1 document  
Date
1902-1984
Material Type
Manuscripts and Archives
Extent
1900 linear feet
Creator
Western Pacific Railroad
Abstract
Business records of the Western Pacific Railroad.
Scope and Content
Material in the Western Pacific Railroad Company Collection is arranged by record groups which are designated by the name of the department or office that generated the records. Information about the organizational structure of the Western Pacific comes from various by-laws and corporate organization charts. To date these RECORD GROUPS are: 1. OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT 2. OFFICE OF THE TREASURER 3. LAND DEPARTMENT 4. PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT 5. ENGINEERING, BRIDGES & ROADWAY DEPARTMENT 6. TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 7. MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT 8. AUTHORITIES FOR EXPENDITURE 9. TRAFFIC DEPARTMENT 10. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY 11. MARKETING DEPARTMENT 12. LEGAL DEPARTMENT • As additional material is acquired and processed, new record groups will be added. •Related collections include MS 17 Gilbert Harold Kneiss Collection and MS 31 Louis Lorenz Stein, Jr. Collection. For additional information about Western Pacific subsidiaries, search the Archives and Manuscripts catalog by corporate name.
History / Biographical
The Western Pacific Railway Company was in operation from 1903 (incorporated June 6, 1903) until it was reorganized and renamed the Western Pacific Railroad Company on June 6, 1916. WP lands stretched from from the San Francisco Bay through California and Nevada to Salt Lake City, Utah, and north-south from the Feather River Canyon to near the Oregon line. THus WP provided freight shippers in California and the Northwest an alternative to Southern Pacific Railroad Company, and provided travelers with comfortable and picturesque passenger trains, including the "California Zephyr." At the peak of its operation, Western Pacific Railroad Company and its subsidiaries had 1,266 miles of mainline track, 237 miles of secondary mainline and 216 miles of branch line. It provided employment for thousands. Western Pacific Railroad also actively encouraged industrial development in cities along its route, and was indirectly responsible for the city of Oakland regaining control of its waterfront from the Southern Pacific Railroad Company in 1905. CORPORATE HISTORY In the 1860s, a young Scottish surveyor, Arthur W. Keddie, dreamed of a transcontinental rail route across the California Sierras. With the help of San Francisco lawyer Walter J. Bartnett, and behind-the-scenes assistance from financier George J. Gould, Keddie was able to realize that dream decades later. The Western Pacific Railway Company was organized in San Francisco on March 3, 1903 and was incorporated on March 6, 1903, with Walter J. Bartnett as its first president. In 1905, George Gould appointed Edward T. Jeffery (then President of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad) president of the Western Pacific Railway. Construction on a line between San Francisco and Salt Lake City began in the fall of 1905. Despite a court challenge by Southern Pacific to prevent construction, Western Pacific workers successfully erected a waterfront terminal at Oakland. On November 1, 1909, after a series of delays and cost overruns, the last spike was driven on the Spanish Creek bridge in the Feather River Canyon. This new line, known as the Feather River Canyon Route, was 924 miles long and included 41 steel bridges and 44 tunnels. It was significant because it was competitive with the Southern Pacific Overland Route, the original transcontinental route. It crossed the Sierra at 5,000 feet, a lower elevation than the Southern Pacific line’s 7,200 ft. elevation, and thus faced fewer problems with the weather. The Western Pacific grade, at 1%, and a 10% curvature, made navigation on this line easier than Southern Pacific’s. Through freight service on the Feather Canyon Route began on December 1, 1909 and passenger service commenced in August of 1910. Construction costs for the Feather River route were much higher than anticipated, and acute financial problems led to the bankruptcy and subsequent auction of the Western Pacific Railway Company on June 28, 1916. It was reorganized and renamed the Western Pacific Railroad Company. Shortly thereafter, in March 1917, the company acquired a 75% interest in the Tidewater Southern, which ran from Stockton to Turlock, California. During the 1920s the Western Pacific acquired additional lines and added new branches. For example, the San Jose Branch was completed in 1922. In 1923, Western Pacific entered into a contract with Pacific Fruit Express, jointly owned by Southern Pacific and Union Pacific to supply refrigerator cars to WP customers. During World War I, the federal government created the United States Railroad Administration which took control of all U.S. railroads operating in the United States. After being placed back into private hands in March 1920, the government awarded Western Pacific nine million dollars for damage caused to the railroad while under federal control. Western Pacific used this money to buy the Sacramento Northern Railroad (July 8, 1925) which ran between Sacramento and Chico. Western Pacific acquired the San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad at the end of 1928, merging it with the Sacramento Northern to form a continuous electric interurban railway from San Francisco to Oakland to Chico. In 1926, railroad financier Arthur Curtiss James acquired controlling interest in Western Pacific. He began renovating Western Pacific property and facilities. He authorized construction of a north-south line, from Keddie to Bieber, allowing Western Pacific to connect with the Great Northern Railroad at Bieber and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway at Stockton. This through route from the Pacific Northwest to Southern California competed with a similar Southern Pacific route. On November 10, 1931, at Bieber, Arthur Curtiss James drove the final spike of what was came to be called the “Inside Gateway” or the Northern California Extension. Western Pacific experienced more financial problems during the Depression, defaulting on its bond interest in March 1935. After a second reorganization, Western Pacific Railroad emerged from receivership (December 29, 1944). During World War II, both passenger and freight traffic increased substantially. Passenger traffic on Western Pacific Railroad received a boost when the "California Zephyr" was launched on March 20, 1949. A joint effort with Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, and Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the luxurious "California Zephyr" provided passengers with exemplary service and the beautiful scenery of the Feather River Canyon. In July 1949, Western Pacific Railroad Frederic B. Whitman became President. Although WP had purchased a few freight diesel locomotivse during World War II, it was not until 1949 that real progress was made in modernizing its motive power. By 1953 full dieselization had been attained. A freight car program aimed to increase car ownership with emphasis on special equipment and the upgrade of existing cars. A major bridge and tunnel improvements project was initiated as well. During the 1950s, Western Pacific began to acquire more land, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area. A finance company, Delta Finance, was created to fund Western Pacific Railroad land purchases. A holding company, Standard Realty & Development Company, was established to deal with real estate transactions and encourage development. The WP purchased land along its lines and developed it for industrial tenants. A major success was the Ford Motor Company to locate its assembly plant at the yard in Milpitas in 1954. Competition with the trucking industry, which brought about a decline in revenue among all railroads, led to changes in the way railroads did business. Western Pacific responded by implementing a new marketing concept. Instead of allowing the operating department to determine when to run trains, they began listening to the shippers and tailoring freight schedules and equipment to customer demands. In addition, Western Pacific was a leader in the development of special purpose freight cars such as gondolas with cradles for steel coils, Compartmentizer Cars, new Car-Pac cars, and a new design of wood chip cars. Piggyback service was another response to the challenge presented by the trucking industry. Western Pacific began hauling trailers on flat cars (TOFC) in 1954. In 1967, Western Pacific Railroad ended its contract with Pacific Fruit Express and became a member-owner of the Fruit Growers Express Company, which provided refrigerator cars and piggyback equipment to its WP freight customers. In the late 1960s, Western Pacific experienced financial difficulty because weather related damages to the Feather River Canyon route disrupted service. Wages and prices increased substantially. At the same time, Western Pacific Railroad’s revenues from passenger service declined primarily due to the large inroads made by automobile and air travel. At its peak, revenue from passenger service represented only 4% of revenue. Once the "California Zephyr" began to lose money, Western Pacific applied to the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), asking for permission to cease its passenger service. This permission was not immediately granted. Finally, on March 22, 1970, with ICC approval, Western Pacific passenger service ended, when the "California Zephyr" made its last westbound run into Oakland. New management arrived in December 1970. Western Pacific Railroad President Alfred E. Perlman reversed the financial picture and Western Pacific was again profitable by 1971. Western Pacific Industries, Inc. was established as a holding company for Western Pacific Railroad and other operations. President Perlman and his successor, Robert G. Flannery, worked to improve marketing, operations, service and car supply and diversified Western Pacific holdings. In 1973, Western Pacific created its own transportation company, Western Pacific Transport Company (which was renamed WPX Freight System in 1980) to increase service to shippers by providing door-to-door delivery. In 1974, in an effort to further diversify its holdings, WP Industries acquired Veeder-Root Industries, a group of companies which manufactured such things as fasteners, components, plastics, counting and recording devices. WPX and Veeder-Industries were consistently profitable for WP Industries. A new holding company, Newrail, was formed on February 13, 1978 and Western Pacific Railroad’s assets were sold to it on January 26, 1979. Western Pacific Railroad continued to operate as before. On January 21, 1980, Western Pacific and Union Pacific announced that they would be pursuing a merger. Western Pacific Railroad President Robert Flannery blamed “galloping fuel price increases, jumps in the cost of materials and contract wage costs, and increases in interest rates.” (Western Pacific Railroad Annual Report, 1979) In mid-October 1982, the Interstate Commerce Commission approved the merger, (which also included Missouri Pacific) and the Western Pacific Railroad Company ceased to exist as a corporate entity.
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Source Record ID
MS 43
Collection Number
MS 43
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