LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION
Title: LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION
Collection Number: MS 125
Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company
Extent: 1 half-box
California State Railroad Museum Library
Abstract: A ledger and a journal from the Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation 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.
LAKE TAHOE RAILWAY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library
Gift of the Southern Pacific Transportation Company, San Francisco, 1988
The Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company was incorporated in December 1898 by the Duane L. Bliss family. Two years
later the narrow gauge line began operation between Truckee and Tahoe City, California. The company operated both trains
and lake steamers. In 1925 the railroad was leased to the Southern Pacific and converted to standard gauge the following
year. It was sold outright to the Southern Pacific eight years later. The line was abandoned in 1943.
Scope and Content of Collection
The Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company records consists of a ledger and journal. The first volume contains entries
for stock subscriptions, steamers earnings and expenses, and expenditures for railroad construction, beginning in December
1898 and continuing through April 1900. The journal contains similar entries month by month from April 1899 through March