This fragmentary collection consists of correspondence, 1884-1901; station ledgers and accounts, 1886-1895; miscellaneous
financial records, 1881-1896; register of waybills, 1896-1900; rate books, 1883-1884, 1892-1897; passenger statistics book,
1881-1884; and related materials.
The Carson & Colorado Railroad Company was incorporated in Nevada on May 10, 1880 as a narrow gauge extension of the parent
Virginia & Truckee Railroad. Rails were laid south from Mound House, Nevada on the Virginia & Truckee during 1880-1883 through
the communities of Wabuska, Hawthorne, Belleville, Candelaria, Laws, and Owenyo to Hawley, later renamed Keeler, California--some
300 miles south of Mound House. Consolidation of three separate operating divisions and reorganization as the Carson & Colorado
Railway Company occurred on February 27, 1892. With general offices and shops at Carson City, Nevada, the Carson & Colorado
was operated by joint V. & T. and C. & C. officers as a feeder or branch of the V. & T.; its sole President and General Superintendent
was Henry Marvin Yerington. Control of the C. & C. was negotiated by major stockholder Darius Ogden Mills with sale on March
1, 1900 to the Southern Pacific Railroad which subsequently operated the line under the name of the Nevada & California Railway
Company beginning in May 1905. In February of 1912 the Nevada & California was absorbed into the Southern Pacific System and
portions of the original 1880 right-of-way continue in present operation.
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