Southern Pacific Railroad Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: NC910
Includes train orders for some Nevada trains, 1896-1958; correspondence, 1892-1958; and time tables, 1914-1925. Of note in the orders are communiques regarding President Harding's funeral train and security precautions in World War II; and in the correspondence, the specifications for maximum railroad car sizes, instructions for transport of army personnel in World War II, and land grants and government financing of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction through Nevada.

Dates

  • 1892-1958

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

0.01 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

Abstract

Southern Pacific Railroad Company was a transcontinental railroad company with tracks running east and west through Nevada. Includes train orders for some Nevada trains, 1896-1958; correspondence, 1892-1958; and time tables, 1914-1925. Of note in the orders are communiques regarding President Harding's funeral train and security precautions in World War II; and in the correspondence, the specifications for maximum railroad car sizes, instructions for transport of army personnel in World War II, and land grants and government financing of the Central Pacific Railroad during construction through Nevada.

Administrative History

Transcontinental railroad company with tracks running east and west through Nevada.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Nevada Heritage Association and M. E. Close in 1983.
Title
A Guide to the Southern Pacific Railroad Company Records
Status
completed
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

Contact:
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