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Burro Mountain Railroad Company Records
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Description
Accounting records from the Burro Mountain Railroad Company.
Background
The Burro Mountain Railroad Company, 13.09 miles between Burro Mountain Junction and Tyrone, New Mexico, was incorporated on April 12, 1909 and was partly constructed by its own company prior to 1912. It was completed by the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad on February 5, 1914 and leased to that road on July 1, 1914. In September, 1914, the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad secured trackage rights over the Santa Fe from Deming to Burro Mountain Junction, 33.20 miles thus affording a connection between its own and leased line. (The Southern Pacific had a similar arrangement.) The line was abandoned by the Southern Pacific in 1934 and trackage rights were surrendered the same year. The Burro Mountain Company was dissolved in 1935. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 382]
Extent
1 half-box + 1 volume
Restrictions
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 District Collections Manager. 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.