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VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION
MS 157  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION
    Dates: 1878-1888
    Collection Number: MS 157
    Creator/Collector: Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad
    Extent: 1 half-box
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library
    Abstract: Cash book and inventory of the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake Railroad.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION. California State Railroad Museum Library

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Southern Pacific Railroad, New York Collection.

    Biography/Administrative History

    The Vaca Valley Railroad was incorporated in 1869 to build from Elmira to Vacaville, California. It was later sold at auction and extended from Vacaville to Winters, with right of way acquired to Madison. In February 1877 the Vaca Valley and Clear Lake was incorporated and operated under that name until 1888, when it became a part of the Northern Railway. This company completed the line up the Capay Valley to Rumsey in July 1888. The Vaca Valley and Clear Lake was controlled first by the California Pacific and later by the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection consists of the Treasurer's office cash book, commencing September 23, 1878, and continuing into February 1881. The volume lists dates and amounts of fund taken in and cash paid out. The second volume is an inventory of the Vaca Valley & Clear Lake Railroad, dated July 1, 1888, and consisting of engines and cars, stations and other structures, stationary fixtures, track department materials, lumber, oil, stationary and printed materials.