PLACERVILLE AND SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAILROAD COLLECTION
Title: PLACERVILLE AND SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAILROAD COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 142
Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad
Extent: 1 oversize box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: Select traffic records from the Placerville and Sacramento Valley Railroad.
Language of Material: English
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.
PLACERVILLE AND SACRAMENTO VALLEY RAILROAD COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Transfer from California State Parks, Museum Collections (Margaret Kelley Collection).
The Placerville & Sacramento Valley Railroad, 26.20 miles between Folsom Junction and Shingle Springs, was incorporated June
12, 1862, and constructed between 1863 and June of 1865. Mortgage on the property was foreclosed on May 21, 1869 and sold
at judicial sale July 2, 1869 to William Alvord. On July 21, 1871, title was conveyed to Alvord who, on the same day, conveyed
to Collis P. Huntington, Leland Stanford and Mark Hopkins of the Central Pacific. These three, in turn, by deed of sale dated
May 28, 1877, transferred the property to the Sacramento & Placerville Railroad. The P&SV was operated by its own company
from August of 1864 to July 21, 1871, by Huntington, Stanford and Hopkins to January 1, 1873, by the Sacramento Valley to
April 19, 1877, and by the Sacramento & Placerville from April 19, 1877 to May 28, 1877. The P&SV did not own any rolling
stock, and leased their engines and cars from the Sacramento Valley Rail Road. [Guy Dunscomb, A CENTURY OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC
STEAM LOCOMOTIVES, 1862-1962 (Modesto, California: 1967), p. 391]
Scope and Content of Collection
A leather bound volume of pre-printed forms dated 186- to record the number of tickets sold each day of the month at the following
stations: Placerville, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Shingle Springs, Latrobe, Cothrin's, White Rock, Folsom, Alder Creek, Saulsbury's,
Patterson's, Junction, Brighton, Sacramento, Freeport. There is no information recorded in this volume.