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Surveys for Austin City Railway

Identifier: NC235
Abstract Included are surveys and transit and level notes for the railroad route, showing geographical features, roads, and buildings. The surveyor was Jacob Trolson.
Dates: 1878-1886

Jim Bryant Papers

Identifier: 91-16
Overview Jim Bryant began this collection because of an interest he had in the Fernley and Lassen Railroad, a branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad which ran from Fernley, Nevada, to the vicinity of Susanville, Lassen County, California. This research brought to his attention the lumber industry of northern California which was inextricably tied to the railroad. The collection includes are company and governmental records (partial), newspaper clippings, maps, photos, and research notes on logging and...
Dates: 1909-1989

Carson and Colorado Railroad Records

Identifier: NC71
Overview The Carson and Colorado Railroad was incorporated in May 1880 to service the growing Mining Companies of the west Central Nevada and nearby California. Collection contains organizational papers, correspondence, land related documents, financial statements between 1880-1916. Bound volumes include accounts, waybills, freight and tonnage records and train registers.
Dates: 1880-1916

H. H. Chandler Correspondence

Identifier: NC140
Abstract H. H. Chandler was a bookkeeper from Boston, Massachusetts who traveled from Boston to Virginia City, Nevada via Cape Horn on the steamer Champion in 1864. Collection contains first letter to "Sister Jane" [Newton], June 19, 1864, tells of Chandler's journey; his visits with Jane's husband, a mine superintendent and mining stock holder; fluctuations in mining stock prices; and descriptions of Virginia City. The second letter to Jane of Sept. 7, 1868 from Clan Alpine, Churchill County, Nevada,...
Dates: 1864-1868

Eureka-Nevada Railway Company Records

Identifier: NC02
Overview The Eureka and Palisade Railroad Company was formed in 1873 to serve the mines in the Eureka Mining District in central Nevada. The collection consists of the records of the Eureka and Palisade Railroad Company, 1873-1902; the Eureka and Palisade Railway Company, 1901-1911; and the Eureka-Nevada Railway Company, 1912-1945. Collection includes articles of association, minutes of meetings, correspondence, legal documents, financial accounts, operational records, maps, and printed material.
Dates: 1873-1945

William McGee Railroad Stories

Identifier: 2002-02
Overview William E. "Cannonball' McGee began work with the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1941 as a fireman, was promoted to engineer in 1948, and continued work until his retirement in 1984. Collection contains stories of McGee's life with the Southern Pacific Railroad, mainly during his time working with steam engines from 1941-1956.
Dates: 1992-1998

Memories of Early Nevada

Identifier: 82-52
Overview Transcription of Frank Joseph Gorman's taped reminiscences of working on the Western Pacific Railroad in Nevada and courting his wife.
Dates: 1910-1926

Nevada Company Records

Identifier: NC428
Overview The Nevada Company was Nevada mining corporation organized in 1897; head office moved to New York 1942; company dissolved 1971. The company was largely owned by the Anson Phelps Stokes family which operated mining, transportation, and banking enterprises in Nevada and eastern California. Part of the company's property near Berlin, Nevada as purchased by the State for Ichthyosaur State Park. The collection includes minutes, articles of incorporation, bylaws, stock certificates, legal records,...
Dates: 1883-1971

Nevada Copper Belt Railway Company Records

Identifier: NC1244
Overview The Nevada Copper Belt Railway Company was incorporated in 1941 and operated from 1942 until 1947. Its predecessor, the Nevada Copper Belt Railroad Company began in 1911 when its line was completed. The line was used mainly to haul freight and ore from companies along the 40 mile track from Ludwig to Thompson in Lyon County, Nevada. In 1941, the company was reorganized and named the Nevada Copper Belt Railway Company, but the entire line was abandoned in 1947 due to a shortage of copper and...
Dates: 1933-1947

Oroville and Virginia City Railroad Letter

Identifier: 82-53
Abstract Published version of a satirical letter addressed to Judge P. Van Clief of Downieville, California, from the offices of the railroad, chiding him for his opposition to the proposed railroad. Created by the Oroville and Virginia City Railroad on January 14, 1869.
Dates: January 14, 1869

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Stubbs, J. C. 1
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United States. Interstate Commerce Commission 1
Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company 1
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Walker, T. B. (Thomas Barlow), 1840-1928 1
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