VACA VALLEY AND CLEAR LAKE RAILROAD COLLECTION

1878-1888


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.