SONORA RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED COLLECTION
Title: SONORA RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 152
Extent: 1 half-box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: Stock records from the Sonora Railway Company.
Language of Material: English
This collection is open for research.
Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from
manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of
the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which
must also be obtained by the reader.
SONORA RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.
The Sonora Railway was constructed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway between 1879 and 1882. It ran from Guaymas,
on the west coast of the Mexican state of Sonora, northward to Nogales at the United States / Mexican border. From there
it connected with the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which ran to Benson, Arizona, and then over the Southern Pacific to
the tracks of the Santa Fe at Deming, New Mexico. In 1898 the Santa Fe leased the Sonora Railway to the Southern Pacific
in return for the latter railroad's line from Needles to Mojave, California. This arrangement continued until December 1911,
when the Southern Pacific purchased both the Sonora Railway and the New Mexico and Arizona. The following June, the Sonora
Railway became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad in Mexico.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Sonora Railway Company stock records consist of two volumes, one labeled "Stock Ledger," and the other, "Stock Transfers."
These volumes give names, dates and amounts of transfers of stock, as well as new stock issues, beginning in February 1912.
These entries are recorded through 1922. The collection also contains typewritten lists of stockholders in the Sonora Railway
from 1912 through 1917.