Guide to the Sierra Railroad Records, 1896-1955

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Guide to the Sierra Railroad Records, 1896-1955

Collection number: BANC MSS 69/50 c

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Collection Summary

Collection Title: Sierra Railroad Records,
Date (inclusive): 1896-1955
Collection Number: BANC MSS 69/50 c
Creator: Sierra Railroad
Extent: Number of containers: 5 boxes, 5 cartons, 10 volumes, 2 oversize folders
Repository: The Bancroft Library
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Abstract: Boxes 1-5 and oversize folder 1 : Fragmentary collection, consisting of correspondence files of various officers of the company; minutes of meetings of directors and stockholders (2 v.); by-laws; copies of annual reports (3 v.); timetables; equipment rosters and specifications; freight circulars; legal and financial papers; bills and receipts for equipment and supplies; maps; clippings, etc. Also included: material relating to the Jamestown and Yosemite Railway Company, and to the Hetch Hetchy Railroad.

Cartons 1-5, v. 1-10, and oversize folder 2 : Mainly records for operations at Jamestown office.
Languages Represented: English

Information for Researchers

Access

Collection is open for research, except for the following:

Carton 1: Unavailable for use due to fire, smoke and water damage. Transcripts of the letterpress copy books found in Carton 1 are available for use in Carton 5.

Cartons 2-4: Restricted use due to fire, smoke and water damage, which requires conservation treatment. Permission of the appropriate curator required for use. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

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Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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

[Identification of item], Sierra Railroad records, BANC MSS 69/50 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

Material Cataloged Separately

Photographs have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 1969.033--PIC)

Scope and Content

This collection of some 1600 pieces and 15 volumes was acquired primarily by purchase from Holmes Book Store in November, 1968; some items purchased from Holmes and Joe the Bookie in September 1967; some items a gift of Stephen E. Drew in October 1972. The collection spans the period 1896 to 1955 documenting especially the first six years of construction and operation as well as affairs relating to the Yosemite Short Line Railway, the Don Pedro and Melones Dams and operation over the Hetch Hetchy Railway.
The collection consists of five boxes and an oversize portfolio. Boxes 1 and 2 comprise correspondence from June 1897 to August 1949, divided and alphabetically arranged for each Sierra officer: President, General Manager, Assistant General Manager, Superintendent, Auditor, General Freight and Passenger Agent, Purchasing Department, Trainmaster and a small miscellany. Boxes 3 and 4 contain miscellaneous material for the period 1896 to 1955 alphabetically arranged in folders. Box 5 contains miscellaneous bound volumes and an oversize folio holds a map and train registers of the Sierra Railway and Hetch Hetchy division.
A brief roster of prominent Sierra officers and station agents with a listing of some of their approximate years of service is included at the end of the key to facilitate the use of correspondence and initialed notes.
Following is a detailed listing of folder and volume contents.

Brief Corporate History

The Sierra Railway Company of California was incorporated on February 1, 1897 and completed its initial 57 mile main line from Oakdale to Tuolumne on February 1, 1900. Construction was accomplished by various contracts with the West Coast Construction Company, a New Jersey corporation. A 20 mile extension from Jamestown to Angels was operated from September 1902 to March 1939 and temporary extensions were laid during the early 1920's for work on the Don Pedro Dam of the Turlock and Modesto Irrigation Districts and the Melones Dam of the South San Joaquin and Oakdale Irrigation Districts.
Fostered by the Sierra Railway, the Jamestown and Yosemite Railway Company was incorporated on December 31, 1904 as the predecessor to the Yosemite Short Line Railway Company which was incorporated on June 21, 1905 as a short-lived 30" gauge rail line from Jamestown; the right-of-way was later utilized in part from 1918 to 1925 for the 68 mile Hetch Hetchy Railroad of the City and County of San Francisco. The Sierra operated 59 miles of the Hetch Hetchy road under contract with the City of San Francisco as a division of the Sierra Railway from May 1935 to September 1938.
Following receivership on May 5, 1932, a new Sierra Railroad Company was incorporated on July 10, 1935 and it purchased the faultering Sierra Railway Company of California on March 31, 1937 at a foreclosure sale. The Sierra Railroad Company presently continues in daily operation as a common rail carrier operating between Oakdale and Tuolumne with General Offices located at Sonora, California, following their removal from Jamestown effective December 1, 1966.

Key to Arrangement

Box 1

Correspondence, arranged as follows:

 

President - Bullock, Thomas S. One folder, Sept. 1897-July 1912. Correspondents include the following:

 

Associated Oil Company

 

Baldwin Locomotive Works: Burnham, Williams and Company

 

Barger, C. W.

 

Barnett, J. R., and Son

 

Blackburn, J. W., Jr.: Attorney at Law

 

Central Trust Company

 

Crocker National Bank

 

Crocker, William H.: President

 

Daly, C. H.

 

French Finance Corporation of America

 

Hersey, Ralph W.

 

Holt Manufacturing Company Incorporated

 

Howe, H. L., Furniture and Undertaking

 

Lawson, F. A., and Company

 

Light Inspection Car Company

 

Lilienthal, Jesse W.: Attorney at Law

 

McClellan, Colonel George B.

 

Pillsbury, E. S.: Attorney at Law

 

Railway Mail Service: Superintendent Eighth Division

 

Ralston, William C.

 

Schenectady Locomotive Works

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Crawley, J. M.

 

Hamblin, Charles N.

 

Sonora Lumber Company

 

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission: Division of Statistics

 

Wells Fargo and Company Express

 

General Manager and Treasurer - Hamblin, Charles N. One folder, Feb. 1919-Sept. 1929. Correspondents include the following:

 

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

 

Hetch Hetchy Railroad

 

O'Shaughnessy, M. M.: General Manager

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Butchart, H. A.

 

C., G.

 

Flaherty, Fletcher G.

 

Hall, R.

 

Newell, W. H.

 

Stine, B. F.

 

Southern Pacific Railroad Company

 

McCormick, George: General Superintendent Motive Power

 

Standard Lumber Company

 

Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District

 

Don Pedro Dam Construction

 

General Manager - Taylor, John E. One folder, June 1934-December 1941. Correspondents include the following:

 

Levin, M., and Sons

 

Railway Mail Service

 

Sierra Railroad Company

 

Bulletin No. 105

 

Sugar Pine Railway Company, Limited

 

Assistant General Manager and Treasurer - Freshman, Sidney D. Seven folders, Dec. 1897-Jan. 1915. Correspondents include the following:

 

Aermotor Company

 

Albion Lumber Company

 

Amador Central Railroad Company

 

American Car and Foundry Company

 

American Lead Pencil Company

 

American Locomotive Company

 

Anglo American Crockery and Glassware Company

 

Associated Oil Company

 

Automatic Pencil Sharpener Company, Incorporated

 

Baldwin Locomotive Works: Burnham, Williams and Company

 

Barney and Smith Car Company

 

Beardslee, Robert L: Attorney at Law

 

Big Oak Flat and Yosemite Stage Company

 

Boesch Lamp Company

 

Burnstine Brothers

 

Calaveras Miners' Union, No. 55

 

California: Board of Railroad Commissioners

 

California Electrical Works

 

California Gas and Electric Corporation

 

California Hot Springs

 

California Nursery Company

 

Carruth, L. S.

 

Chanslor and Lyon Motor Supply Company Incorporated

 

Cincinnati Equipment Company

 

Citizens' Alliance of San Francisco

 

Climax Manufacturing Company

 

Coulter, G. W.

 

Crocker, H. S., Company

 

Crocker National Bank

 

Daly, C. H.: Hilo Railroad Company

 

Dilworth Porter and Company, Limited

 

Draper Gold Mining Company

 

Dunham, Carrigan and Hayden Company

 

Eagle-Shawmut Mining Company

 

Eby Machinery Company

 

Elurell, C. E.

 

Ely, E. G.

 

Eureka Electric Company

 

Fairbanks, Morse and Company

 

Fassler, Miss Josephine

 

Fitz-Hugh and Company

 

Flint-Bigelow and Company

 

Fox Brothers and Company

 

French, H. A.

 

Fresno Flume and Irrigation Company

 

Glick and Nichols

 

Globe Iron Works

 

Goldberg Bowen and Company

 

Goldie, William, Jr., and Company

 

Gould Coupler Company

 

Hagy, Clayton L., and Son

 

Hales and Symons

 

Hammond, J., and Company: California Car Works

 

Harris, Elijah T.

 

Harris, S. J.

 

Harron, Rickard and McCone

 

Hawkins Manufacturing Company

 

Heald's School of Engineering

 

Heisler Locomotive Works

 

Hinckley and Company

 

Hobbs-Parsons Company

 

Holman, W. L.: Car, Elevator and General Millwright Works

 

Holt Manufacturing Company

 

Howe Scale Company

 

Illinois Steel Company

 

International Order of Odd Fellows: Grand Encampment

 

Jackson and Sharp Company: Delaware Car Works

 

Jeffries and Son: Short Line News, Lunch and Parcel Station

 

Joshua Hendy Machine Works

 

Judson Manufacturing Company

 

Jumper Gold Syndicate of California, Limited

 

Kalamazoo Railway Supply Company

 

King Keystone Oil Company

 

Lauxen and Catts, Incorporated

 

Lawson, F. A., and Company

 

Lietz, A., Company

 

Light Inspection Car Company

 

Lima Locomotive and Machine Company

 

Livermore, Norman B., and Company

 

Locke, C. E., Manufacturing Company

 

Lowell, John A., and Company

 

Maier, A. C.

 

Marston, F. W.

 

McConway and Torley Company

 

McCormick, M., Company, Incorporated: Butchers

 

Melones Mining Company: Ralston, William C.

 

Mill Valley and Mount Tamalpais Scenic Railway

 

Cushing, Sidney B.: President

 

Thomas, William J.: Superintendent

 

Milton-Angels Stage Line

 

Mobile Carriage Company: Pierce Motor Cars

 

Moore, George P., Company, Incorporated

 

Morris, Paul: West Side Store

 

National Railway Publication Company

 

Northern California Lumber Company

 

Olds Motor Works

 

Pacific Construction Company: General Contractors and Engineers

 

Pacific States Telephone and Telegraph Company

 

Pacific Syndicate

 

Pelt on Water Wheel Company, Incorporated: Hydraulic Engineers

 

Priest's Hotel

 

Railroad Gazette

 

Railway Appliances Company

 

Railway Audit and Inspection Company

 

Railway Mail Service: Superintendent Eighth Division

 

Sakes and Company

 

Samson Iron Works

 

San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Company

 

Sanders, Henry

 

Santa Fe Railway

 

Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway

 

Seiler, Paul, Electrical Works

 

Sierra Daily Times

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Adams, J. E.

 

Anderson, A.

 

Bouchard, E. J.

 

Bradley, Fred

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Crawley, John M.

 

Duframe, M. H.

 

Hall, R.

 

Hamblin, Charles N.

 

Hess, G. W.

 

Kellar, A. C.

 

Lange, J. E.

 

Langford, George H.

 

Ling, J. W.

 

Long, T. M.

 

Newell, W. H.

 

Parke, E.

 

Potts, W. C.

 

Reubendale, E. L.

 

Scott, H. F.

 

Seaton, S. S.

 

Smith, S. H.

 

Towne, W. F.

 

Tucker, J. L.

 

Miscellaneous

Box 2

Alade, S. E., Lumber Company

 

Standard Electric of California

 

Standard Oil Company

 

Steam Carriage Boiler Company

 

Stearns Company

 

Stearns Manufacturing Company

 

Stockton Automobile Company, Incorporated

 

Stover Motor Car Company

 

Street, F. W.: Attorney at Law

 

Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Manufacturing Company

 

Studebaker Brothers Company of California

 

Sullivan Machinery Company

 

Sunset Press

 

Tilden, B. E., Company

 

Tonopah and Goldfield Railroad Company

 

Tonopah and Tidewater Company

 

Torbert, A. C., and Company

 

Town Improvement Club of Tuolumne

 

Traffic Publishing Company

 

Tuolumne County: Electric Power and Light Company

 

Tuolumne County: Twenty-ninth District Agricultural Fair Association

 

Tuolumne County Bank

 

Union Gas Engine Company

 

Union Trust Company of San Francisco

 

Wells Fargo and Company Express

 

West Side Lumber Company

 

Western Electric Company: Dry Battery Contract

 

Williams, Diamond and Company

 

Woods, Samuel Davis

 

Yosemite Short Line Railway Company

 

Assistant General Manager and Treasurer - Hamblin, Charles N. One folder, Mar. 1915-Dec. 1916. Correspondents include the following:

 

Oakdale Club

 

Railway Storage Battery Car Company

 

River Rock and Gravel Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Freshman, Sidney D.

 

Hall, Reinehart

 

Superintendent - One folder, Aug. 1897-Jan. 1910. Arranged as follows:

 

Albert, E. T., Aug. 1897-Nov. 1897

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Booze, B. T.

 

Personal Expense Account of E. T. Albert

 

Potts, Warren C., Jan. 1898-Oct. 1904

 

Bradford, S. S.

 

Coronado Railroad Company

 

Fox Brothers and Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Booze, B. T.

 

Bradley, F.

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Hamblin, Charles N.

 

Newell, W. H.

 

Southern Pacific Railroad Company

 

Small, H. J.: Superintendent Motive Power

 

Blaton, W. B., June 1906-Nov. 1906

 

La Moine Lumber and Trading Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Bulletins

 

Miscellaneous

 

Bouchard, E. J., Nov. 1906-Jan. 1910

 

Sierra Railway Company

 

Clark, C. C.

 

Freshman, Sidney D.

 

Reubendale, E. L.

 

Auditor - Hamblin, Charles N. One folder, Mar. 1901-Mar. 1912. Correspondents include the following:

 

Apollo Oil Company

 

Associated Oil Company

 

Fox Brothers and Company

 

French Finance Corporation

 

Locke, C. E., Manufacturing Company

 

Master Car Builders' Association

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Carruth, L. S.

 

Crawford, George

 

Newell, W. H.

 

Parke, E.

 

Potts, Warren C.

 

Societe Generale

 

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission: Division of Statistics

 

West Side Lumber Company

 

Woods, Samuel Davis

 

General Freight and Passenger Agent - Booze, B. T. Four folders, June 1897-May 1899. Correspondents include the following:

 

Angels Iron Works

 

Barnett, H. T.

 

Beazley, Robert H.

 

Booth, W. W.

 

Brooks, Peyton H.

 

Buell, P. A., and Company, Incorporated: Lumber and Planing Mills

 

California, Oregon and Idaho Stage Company

 

Chapman, W. A.

 

Clark, F. B.

 

Consolidated Golden Gate and Sulphuret Mining and Development Company

 

Coulter, G. N.

 

Crocker, H. S., Company

 

Eagle-Shawmut Mining Company

 

Excelsior Redwood Company

 

Fashion Livery and Feed Stables

 

Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railway Company

 

Gardner, Thomas T.

 

Grurin, D. E.

 

Hammond and Bates

 

Hester, O. M.

 

Holt Manufacturing Company

 

Hutchings, J. M.

 

Jackson, Thomas W.

 

Kerrick, J. H.

 

McAllister, Hall: Attorney at Law

 

Merced Gold Mining Company

 

Michel, Jules, and Company

 

Moise, L. H.

 

Morris Brothers

 

National Railway Publication Company

 

Overland Monthly

 

Owens, Charles E.

 

Pleasant Valley Coal Company

 

Railway Mail Service: Superintendent Eighth Division

 

Rand, McNally and Company

 

Rawhide Gold Mining Company

 

Rose Creek Mining Company

 

Rosenfeld's Sons, John

 

San Francisco and North Pacific Railway Company

 

San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Company

 

San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway Company

 

Santa Ysabel Gold Mining Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Albert, E. T.

 

Anthony, J.

 

Boyd, F. T.

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Crawford, E. C.

 

Freshman, Sidney D.

 

Murphy, J. T. [?]

 

Pearson, J. W.

 

Teas, C. E.

 

Turner, W.

 

Wiley, M. B.

 

Winn, T. A.

 

Sim Sim War Company [?]

 

Smith, George

 

Smith, Reverend J. S.

 

Sonora Land and Mining Abstract Bureau

 

Southern California Railway Company

 

Southern Pacific Company

 

Chappel, S. R.

 

Goodman, T. H.

 

Horsburgh, James, Jr.

 

Humphrey, E. G.

 

Jones, C. J.

 

Smurr, C. F.

 

Sproule, William

 

Wilder, C. J.

 

Standard Oil Company of Iowa

 

Trask, P. M.

 

Traveler, The

 

Tuolumne Furniture Store: Cozzens, D.

 

Tuolumne Independent

 

Union Pacific System

 

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission: Division of Statistics

 

Visalia and Tulare Railroad Company

 

Weinschenk and Company: Pioneer Store

 

Wells, Fargo and Company's Express

 

Williamson, J. E.

 

Witney, J. J. and Son

 

Wries, Marion D.

 

Miscellaneous Letters "To the Public"

 

General Freight and Passenger Agent/Traffic Manager - Smith, S. H. One folder, Feb. 1900-June 1915. Correspondents include the following:

 

Amador Central Railroad Company

 

Brooks, Peyton H.

 

Curry, David A.

 

Pacific Coast Miner

 

Pacific Coast Official Railway and Steamship Guide

 

Progressive Association

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Anderson, A.

 

Bullock, Thomas S.

 

Freshman, Sidney D.

 

Houstan, H. F.

 

Johnston

 

Malour, J. J.

 

Parke, E.

 

Poniatowski, Andre

 

White, H. L.

 

Southern Pacific Company

 

U.S. Interstate Commerce Commission: Division of Statistics

 

Miscellaneous

 

General Freight and Passenger Agent - Butchart, H. A. One folder, July 1919-Apr. 1931. Correspondents include the following:

 

Railway and Equipment Publication Company

 

Santa Fe Railway Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Hamblin, Charles N.

 

Newell, William H.

 

Tate, C. R.

 

Purchasing Department - Freshman, Sidney D., et al. One folder, Sept. 1897-Oct. 1912. Correspondents include the following:

 

Bachman, Joe

 

Berger and Carter Company

 

Betts Spring Company

 

Bolte Concrete Mixers

 

Bradford, S. S.

 

California Gas and Electric Corporation

 

California Wire Cloth Company

 

Denver and Rio Grande Railroad and Rio Grande Western Railway

 

Electric Appliance Company

 

General Electric Company

 

Giant Powder Company, Consolidated, of California

 

Globe Iron Works, Incorporated

 

Krohn, J. J.

 

Moise-Klinkner Company

 

Payne's Bolt Works

 

Pleasant Valley Coal Company

 

Red Pennany Auto Services

 

Standard Oil Company

 

Western Electric Company

 

Miscellaneous

 

Trainmaster - Hall, Reinehart. One folder, Sept. 1913-Jan. 1937. Correspondents include the following:

 

Hall, C. A.

 

Santa Fe Railway Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Freshman, Sidney D.

 

Hamblin, Charles N.

 

Smith, S. H.

 

Miscellaneous: Bulletins

 

Southern Pacific Company

 

Miscellaneous Correspondence - One folder, Aug. 1897-Aug. 1949.

 

Crystalline Gold Mines, Limited

 

French Finance Corporation of America

 

Pendola, Madeline

 

Schroeder, A. H.

 

Selby Smelting and Lead Company

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Boyd, F. T.

 

Bullock, J. T.

 

Cheney, William C.

 

Crawford, E. C.

 

Newell, William H.

 

Steine, B. F.

Box 3

Bills and Receipts

 

Equipment and supply bills, receipts for right-of-way, etc. Sept. 1897-Nov. 1907.

 

Albion Lumber Company

 

American Railway Supply Company

 

Arctic Oil Works

 

Arnold, A.

 

Barron, Joseph

 

Batten, J. W.

 

Buell, P. A., and Company

 

Burns and Lee General Blacksmiths

 

California Fireworks Company, Limited

 

Central Electric Light and Power Company

 

Cohn, A.

 

Crocker Estate Company

 

Demarest and Fullen: Angels Iron Works

 

Democratic Banner

 

Dunhan, Carrigan and Hayden Company

 

Egling, Louis: Blacksmith

 

Financial Letter

 

Fox Brothers and Company

 

Fuller, George H., Desk Company

 

Fuller, W. P., and Company

 

Gazzolo, V.

 

Giant Powder Company, Consolidated, of California

 

Guerin, D. E.: Pioneer Livery Stables

 

Hales, E.

 

Hales and Symons

 

Hetch-Hetchy and Yosemite Valleys Railway Company

 

Hirsch and Kaiser: Opticians

 

Holbrook, Merrill and Stetson

 

Holliway, W. H.: Blacksmith and Carriagemaker

 

Hotel Rafael

 

Joshua Hendy Machine Works

 

Kalin, Joseph: Swiss Dairy

 

Knudsen, N. L.

 

Lewis, M. A.: Nevada Livery and Feed Stable

 

Mehler, E. M.

 

Meyer, R. E. H.: City Market

 

Milton Manufacturing Company

 

Minear, W. C.: Pioneer Stables

 

Moise, L. H.

 

Mother Lode Magnet

 

Nicholls, R. A.

 

Olds Motor Works

 

Owen, Charles E.

 

Pennsylvania and Delaware Oil Company

 

Pinkerton's National Detective Agency

 

Punnett Brothers

 

Railway Appliances Company

 

Ralph, Walter

 

Richards, D. B.

 

Routt, J. H.

 

San Francisco Call

 

San Francisco Examiner

 

San Francisco and San Joaquin Coal Company

 

Seiler, Paul, Electrical Works

 

Smith, C. R.

 

Sonora Foundry and Machine Shop

 

Southern Pacific Company

 

Standard Oil Company

 

Stanislaus Milling and Powder Company

 

Stearns and Harray

 

Stent Livery Stable

 

Stockel, H.

 

Stockton Car, Machine and Agricultural Works

 

Sunset Telephone and Telegraph Company

 

Thornayer, A. C. [?]

 

Tilden, B. E., Company

 

Topping, George W.

 

Tuolumne County: Electric Power and Light Company

 

Tuolumne County: Water Company

 

Tuolumne Reflex

 

Union Democrat

 

Union Gas Engine Company

 

Waterhouse and Lester

 

Wells, Fargo and Company's Express

 

White, J. Frank: Butcher

 

Clippings, 1900-1955

 

Depositions of Emma S. Bullock, J. T. Bullock, Fletcher G. Flaherty and D. J. Murphy in the case of the Sierra Railway Company of California vs. J. T. Bullock, Louise Bullock and Emma S. Bullock...; Superior Court of the State of California, City and County of San Francisco, No. 198910, 1929-1930. Four folders.

 

Don Pedro Dam - Copy of contract for materials and equipment and specifications for construction of the dam for the Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District; copy of the Railway Company's memorandum re delivery of material at the dam site.

 

Timetables and Supplements, June 1897-May 1948.

 

Nos. 1-10 June 10, 1897-August 26, 1899

 

Nos. 36-38 September 14, 1913-June 14, 1916

 

Nos. 41-42 June 1, 1919-November 21, 1920

 

Nos. 44-51 May 3, 1925-March 28, 1937 including Supplement No. 1 to timetable No. 48 and No. l Hetch Hetchy Division of Sierra Railway June 23, 1935

 

No. 53 May 9, 1948

 

Equipment Rosters and Specifications, ca. May, 1916-Sept., 1927.

 

Equipment Roster, Feb. 1, 1917

 

Equipment Roster, n.d.

 

Equipment Roster-Locomotives, Mar. 1918

 

Locomotive Specifications: Baldwin Locomotive Works

 

Engine No. 18 July 10, 1906 (with photograph)

 

Engine No. 20 August 23, 1916 (with photograph)

 

Engine No. 26 February 6, 1922

 

Engine No. 32 September 13, 1927

 

Freight Circular Letters to Agents, June 21, 1897-Mar. 8, 1933.

 

Hetch Hetchy Railroad, Sept. 1915-June 1934

 

Clippings, September, 1915

 

Tariff No. 3, March 15, 1923

 

Train Sheets, February 20, 1931, December 5, 1931

 

Section Foreman's Daily Report of Labor and Material Expended June 5, 1934

 

Interstate Commerce Commission Finance Docket No. 10467

 

Sierra Railway Company of California June, 1934

 

Memorandum

 

Legal and Financial Material, Jan. 1897-Aug. 1932. Includes:

 

Memorandum of Agreement, January 12, 1897

 

Articles of Incorporation, February 1, 1897

 

Sierra Railway First Mortgage, April 12, 1897

 

Yosemite Short Line Railway Company Contract, July 29, 1905

 

Agreement, October 9, 1905

 

Financial Condition of the Jamestown Improvement Company, October 1, 1912

 

Report of the Railroad Commission of California, December 27, 1913

 

List of Stockholders

 

Loans and Interest

 

Timber Lands of the West Side Flume and Lumber Company

 

West Coast Construction Company Rental

 

Local and Joint Freight Tariffs, June 1897-Mar. 1938

 

Local Passenger Tariffs, June 1897-Dec. 1920. Nos. 1-35 various.

Box 4

Maps, Drawings and Emblems, ca. 1897-1915. Includes:

 

Profile Hetch Hetchy Railroad

 

Map Yosemite Short Line Railway

 

Map Tuolumne County

 

Proposed Sierra Railway Emblems

 

Melones Dam - Contract for the Construction of the Melones Railway and Wagon Road, Oakdale Irrigation District and South San Joaquin Irrigation District, containing contract, bid, maps, plans, etc. 1925

 

Miscellaneous, Aug. 1897-Aug. 1933 - payroll report, train order, forms, tickets, annual passes, trip passes, notes, etc.

 

Passenger Circulars to Agents, July 1897-Oct. 1914

 

Photographs, ca. 1898-1918

 

Locomotives, ca. 1898 Jamestown construction scenes, special train with President Poniatowski, completed right-of-way photos, etc. [These have been transferred to the Pictorial Collection]

 

Public Timetables, Cards and Excursion Announcements, June, 1897-July, 1940.

 

Record Book: Minutes of Meetings of Directors and Stockholders, Feb. 1, 1897-Sept. 7, 1904.

 

Includes copy of the articles of incorporation, names of subscribers and shareholders and minutes of meetings of the board of directors and of stockholders

 

Record Book: Minutes of Meetings of Directors and Stockholders, May 24, 1916-Feb. 8, 1932.

 

Stock and Bond Certificates, 1896-1905 for Sierra Pacific Railway Company, the Jamestown Improvement Company, and the Yosemite Short Line Railway Company

Box 5

"Views on Line of Sierra Railway Company of California"

 

Scrapbook of B. T. Booze, General Freight and Passenger Agent, Sierra Railway Company of California, ca. Nov. 1896-Sept. 1902. Includes labeled photographs, memorabilia, tickets, bond coupons, stock certificate, correspondence, clippings, tariffs, timetables, etc.

 

Book of By-Laws: Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Signed code of by-laws adopted Feb. 3, 1897

 

Ticket Reports

 

Daily report of ticket sales and conductor cash fare receipts, Aug. 2, 1897-Oct. 31, 1899

 

Time Book for the Employees of the Sierra Railway

 

Monthly report of wages and hours worked and signed receipt for wages, Nov. 1897-Mar. 1899

 

Annual Report of the Sierra Railway Company of California to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States for the Year Ending June 30, 1898

 

Annual Report of the Sierra Railway Company of California to the Board of Railroad Commissioners of the State of California for the Year Ending June 30, 1900

 

Annual Report of the Sierra Railway Company of California to the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States for the Year Ending June 30, 1904

 

Jamestown and Yosemite Railway Company Stock Book

 

Blank stub stock book with certificates

portfolio Portfolio

(oversize)

Hetch Hetchy Railroad Division of the Sierra Railroad

 

Daily Telegraphic Register of Trains, May 27, 1935-July 23, 1935

 

Map of the Sierra Railway Company of California and Connections, ca. 1920 [?]

 

Sierra Railway Company of California

 

Daily Telegraphic Register of Trains, Oct. 14, 1921

Prominent officers and station agents

 

PRESIDENT

 

Sidney D. Freshman, 1897

 

Andre Poniatowski, 1897-1903

 

Thomas S. Bullock, 1904-1916

 

H. L. T. Skinner, 1916

 

Robert H. Downes, 1916-1930

 

Charles H. Segerstrom, Sr., 1931-1937

 

D. J. Murphy, 1937-1956

 

E. G. Solomon, 1957-1970

 

Charles Crocker, 1970-1972

 

VICE PRESIDENT

 

Charles Gross, 1897

 

Sidney D. Freshman, 1897-1898

 

Henry J. Crocker, 1898-1900

 

William H. Crocker, 1900-1931

 

S. P. Eastman, 1938-1942

 

Charles H. Segerstrom, Sr., 1943-1946

 

Charles H. Segerstrom, Jr., 1947-1949

 

William C. Cheney, 1950-1961

 

Ferol R. Egan, 1962-1972

 

SECRETARY

 

John M. Bonner, 1897-1899

 

E. E. Forrest, 1899-1900

 

S. M. Rickey, 1900-1902

 

Sidney D. Freshman, 1902-1909

 

John T. Bullock, 1915-1931

 

R. C. Burling, 1938-1953

 

Frentis Hill, 1954-1959

 

Mary Wheeler, 1960-1972

 

TREASURER

 

Sidney D. Freshman, 1897-1914

 

Charles N. Hamblin, 1915-1930

 

John T. Bullock, 1931-1937

 

R. C. Burling, 1938-1953

 

Frentis Hill, 1954-1959

 

Mary Wheeler, 1960-1966

 

D. C. Lahey, 1967-1971

 

D. J. Duckhorn, 1972

 

AUDITOR

 

P. M. Peck, 1897-1899

 

Charles N. Hamblin, 1898-1930

 

T. L. Sory, 1931

 

William C. Cheney, 1932-1946

 

Ferol R. Egan, 1947-1962

 

D. J. Franco, 1962-1972

 

GENERAL MANAGER

 

Thomas S. Bullock, 1897-1917

 

Charles N. Hamblin, 1917-1930

 

John T. Bullock, 1931-1932

 

J. E. Taylor, 1932-1946

 

William C. Cheney, 1946-1961

 

Ferol R. Egan, 1962-1972

 

ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

 

Sidney D. Freshman, 1897-1915

 

Charles N. Hamblin, 1915-1917

 

Fletcher G. Flaherty, 1917-1929

 

William H. Newell, 1929-1932

 

William C. Cheney, 1943-1950

 

D. J. Franco, 1970-1972

 

SUPERINTENDENT

 

E. T. Albert, 1897

 

Warren C. Potts, 1897-1904

 

F. Bradley, 1904-1905

 

W. B. Blanton, 1906

 

E. J. Bouchard, 1906-1920

 

H. A. Butchart, 1923-1927

 

Reinehart Hall, 1928-1935

 

Jess J. Fowler, 1939-1955

 

TRAINMASTER

 

W. Wyatt, 1898

 

J. P. King, 1913

 

Reinehart Hall, 1913-1937

 

Jess Fowler, 1939-1955

 

GENERAL FREIGHT AND PASSENGER AGENT/TRAFFIC MANAGER

 

B. T. Booze, 1897-1899

 

S. H. Smith, 1899-1901

 

John M. Crawley, 1901

 

W. F. Towne, 1901-1902

 

S. H. Smith, 1902-1917

 

H. A. Butchart, 1919-1931

 

William A. Wenneson, 1933-1941

 

Ferol R. Egan, 1941-1970

 

CHIEF ENGINEER

 

Warren C. Potts, 1898

 

William H. Newell, 1898-1938

 

ROADMASTER

 

D. Castro, 1899-1901

 

C. G. Cronan, 1902

 

M. H. Duframe, 1905

 

C. C. Clark, 1907-1910

 

John Dossi, 1955

 

RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT

 

Anthony Arnold, 1897-1902

 

MASTER MECHANIC

 

George H. Langford, 1905

 

B. F. Stine, 1922-1929

 

William J. Tremewan, 1941-1954

 

James E. Condon, 1955

 

GENERAL COUNSEL

 

Samuel Davis Woods, 1898-1903

 

Fletcher G. Flaherty, 1916-1930

 

STATION AGENTS

 

OAKDALE

 

J. W. Pearson, 1897

 

E. C. Crawford, 1897-1903

 

H. F. Scott, 1906

 

J. L. Fleshner, 1939

 

COOPERSTOWN

 

F. T. Boyd, 1897

 

M. B. Wiley, 1897-1899

 

J. E. Adams, 1902-1903

 

DON PEDRO

 

F. T. Boyd, 1897

 

CHINESE

 

Walter Turner, 1897-1898

 

S. C. Norton, 1898-1899

 

A. Anderson, 1905

 

JAMESTOWN

 

F. T. Boyd, 1898

 

W. Wyatt, 1898

 

T. A. Winn, 1898-1899

 

F. J. Trenheway, 1899

 

ANGELS

 

L. S. Carruth, 1902

 

J. W. Ling, 1903

 

J. T. Malour, 1913

 

SONORA

 

T. A. Winn, 1899

 

TUOLUMNE

 

E. Parke, 1902

 

E. L. Reubendale, 1909-1910