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Inventory of the Public Utilities Commission. Railroad Operations and Safety Section Records
F3725  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Public Utilities Commission. Railroad Operations & Safety Section Records
    Inventory: F3725
    Creator: Public Utilities Commission. Railroad Operations and Safety Section
    Extent: see Series Descriptions
    Repository: California State Archives
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    [Identification of item], Public Utilities Commission. Railroad Operations & Safety Section Records, F3725, California State Archives.

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    For many years, railroad safety came under the service department of the Railroad Commission. In 1929, because of the increasing number of investigations and studies required of the Commission, a safety division was created within the engineering department. With the reorganization of the Commission in 1935 the safety division became a part of the newly created transportation department. This organization remained unchanged until 1953 when by administrative action departments became divisions and divisions became branches (later, sections).