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Inventory of the Public Utilities Commission Records. Part I, 1979
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Folder F3725:3386.

Case No. 2042 IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION ON THE COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF THE RATES, SERVICE, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PRACTICES OF THE RICHMOND AND SAN RAFAEL FERRY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. Decided April 1, 1925. 1924-1925, 1934.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of C.R.C. opinion; memoranda on the revenues, expenses and general operation of the company, and on the feasibility of a toll bridge from Richmond to San Rafael; notes on the value of company property and equipment; and C.R.C. valuation.
Folder F3725:3387.

Case No. 2043 IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION OF THE COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF THE RATES, SERVICE, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PRACTICES OF THE RODEO-VALLEJO FERRY COMPANY. Decided April 1, 1925. 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of C.R.C. opinion; memoranda summarizing evidence presented, and data on the operating expenses and revenue of the company; exhibits including company audit, and reports on the effect of weather conditions on revenues, repair costs, and automobiles carried by company; and C.R.C. valuation.
Folder F3725:3388.

Case No. 2044 IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION ON THE COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION OF THE REASONABLENESS OF THE RATES, SERVICES, RULES, REGULATIONS, AND PRACTICES OF THE MARTINEZ-BENICIA FERRY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. Decided April 1, 1925. 1924-1929.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of C.R.C. opinion; legal documents; copies of letters sent to the company requesting information on its operations and replies by company; memoranda on the cost of construction of the Carquinez Bridge (includes specifications) and its probable effect on the ferry company; and exhibits including data on the operating expenses and revenues of the company, audits, leases, and a statement of dividends paid; and a C.R.C. valuation.
Folder F3725:3389-3390.

Case No. 2221 IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION ON THE COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION INTO THE REASONABLENESS OF THE RATES, RULES, SERVICES, REGULATIONS, AND PRACTICES OF THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY COMPANY. Decided July 2, 1926. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda, reports, rough notes, and copies of exhibits providing information on the revenues, expenses, and operating conditions of the ferry line.
Filed separately: a blueprint of the construction of the company's San Francisco and Sausalito ferry terminals. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3391-3392.

Case No. 3020 IN THE MATTER OF THE INVESTIGATION UPON THE COMMISSION'S OWN MOTION INTO THE REASONABLENESS OF THE RATES, SERVICES, RULES, REGULATIONS, PRACTICES AND ACCOUNTING PRACTICES OF THE RICHMOND AND SAN RAFAEL FERRY AND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY. Decided April 20, 1931. 1931.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Notes of C.R.C. Transportation Division containing information on the present service provided and on past and projected future expenses, and on traffic flow patterns (including traffic across the Carquinez Bridge).
Folder F3725:3393-3394.

App. No. 7817 APPLICATION OF THE RODEO-VALLEJO FERRY COMPANY TO ISSUE A PROMISSORY NOTE (February 7, 1923). 1920-1923.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Working notes of Commission's attempt to fix the exact value of company assets - including data on unit costs, inventories of property and equipment, field notes (containing drawings of pier construction), misc. data on company's operating expenses and revenues, and a C.R.C. valuation.
Folder F3725:3395.

App. No. 8512 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE RODEO-VALLEJO FERRY COMPANY FOR LEAVE TO INCREASE PASSENGER RATES BETWEEN MARE ISLAND AND THE CITY OF VALLEJO. Decided February 16, 1923. 1922-1923.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Data on the revenues, expenses, and original and reproduction values of the company.
Folder F3725:3396-3399.

App. No. 9671 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES, THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY CO., THE LOS ANGELES AND SALT LAKE RAILWAY CO., THE PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY CO., AND THE LOS ANGELES RAILWAY CO. FOR A JUST AND EQUITABLE APPORTIONMENT OF THE COST OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF SIX CERTAIN VIADUCTS ACROSS THE LOS ANGELES RIVER, IN SAID CITY OF LOS ANGELES. Decided July 30, 1924. 1923-1929.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda summarizing application proceedings, providing data on estimated division of costs, and a justification for the apportionment arrived at; work notes on the means used in dividing costs - including diagrams and maps of proposed viaducts; and exhibits - estimates of the cost of the project, plats of track layouts, and maps and photographs filed separately.
Filed separately: a profile and a plan of present and proposed viaducts and a temporary trestle, and six photographs of railroad overpasses. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3400.

App. No. 11692 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY CO. FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY TO OPERATE A PUBLIC FERRY FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY ACROSS THE INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE CITY OF BERKELEY. Decided January 25, 1926. 1924-1925.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of application; and exhibits including statements of traffic carried by line and revenues received, copy of Southern Pacific Company ferry schedule and rates, data on passenger loads and average tonnage carried on ferries (S.P.Co.); audit of revenues and expenses of the Golden Gate Ferry Company, and a comparison of distances of various ferry routes.
Folder F3725:3401-3403.

App. No. 12661 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY CO. FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY TO OPERATE VESSELS ACROSS THE INLAND WATERS OF THE STATE BETWEEN THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO AND THE CITY OF BERKELEY. July 7, 1926. 1925-1926.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of opinion; and work papers (5 Vols.) - containing statements of travel costs from East Bay to San Francisco, data on the total number of vehicles carried by Southern Pacific Company ferries, the value of Golden Gate Company investments in its Berkeley run, an estimate of the financial results of operation for the company for 1927, ferry schedules, and traffic checks on the density of traffic on certain San Francisco and East Bay streets (including diagrams and isochronal charts of streets).
Folder F3725:3404-3408.

App. No. 12856 12673 APPLICATION OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY TO OPERATE VESSEL SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND ALAMEDA PIER, App. No. 12673 APPLICATION OF THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY CO. TO OPERATE VESSELS ON INLAND WATERS BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO AND ALAMEDA. Decided June 17, 1929. 1925, 1928.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Rough draft of C.R.C. traffic check of the origin and destination of passengers and vehicles crossing the Bay on ferryboats - includes lists of the crewmen on Sausalito-Berkeley ferry runs for September 1-4, 1928, on which day the survey was taken.
Filed separately: two summary charts of the data collected in the survey. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3409.

App. No. 15428 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES, LTD., FOR AUTHORITY (1) TO ACQUIRE OPERATIVE RIGHTS AND PROPERTIES, (2) TO ACQUIRE SECURITIES OF THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY COMPANY, MONTICELLO STAMSHIP COMPANY AND/OR GOLDEN GATE SAN RAFAEL FERRY COMPANY, (3) TO EXECUTE A MORTGAGE OR TRUST INDENTURE SECURING ITS BONDS, (4) TO ISSUE STOCK AND BONDS; AND ALSO FOR A CERTIFICATE OR CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY, CENTRAL PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, SOUTH PACIFIC COAST RAILWAY COMPANY, THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY COMPANY, MONTICELLO STEAMSHIP COMPANY, AND GOLDEN GATE SAN RAFAEL FERRY COMPANY, FOR AUTHORITY (1) TO TRANSFER OPERATING RIGHTS AND PROPERTIES TO SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES, LTD., AND (2) TO DISCONTINUE CERTAIN PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICE TO BE TAKEN OVER BY SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES, LTD.: IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY, FOR AUTHORITY TO LEASE CERTAIN PROPERTIES TO SOUTHERN PACIFIC GOLDEN GATE FERRIES, LTD. Decided April 1, 1929. 1928-1929.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Copy of application; C.R.C. valuation of land and equipment transferred to the Southern Pacific Company by the Golden Gate Ferry Company; working papers comprising data on the operating expenses and revenue of Southern Pacific Company, Northwestern Pacific Company, Golden Gate Ferry Company, and the Monticello Steamship Company; historical valuation of Southern Pacific Company ferry operations; maps of property transferred; copies of leases; and ferry schedules.
Folder F3725:3619-3624.

App. No. 40084 IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION OF THE ALAMEDA - CONTRA COSTA TRANSIT DISTRICT TO HAVE FIXED AND JUST COMPENSATION TO BE PAID FOR CERTAIN TRANSIT FACILITIES OPERATED BY THE KEY SYSTEM TRANSIT LINES, INC.; EXISTING WITHIN AND ADJACENT TO THE BOUNDARIES OF SAID DISTRICT. Decided date unknown. 1943, 1958-1960.

Physical Description: 1ff. and 5 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Working notes of Transportation Division valuation of the Key System composed of copies of memoranda, legal documents, and Key System schedule; and an extremely detailed appraisal of company assets - including the value of office staplers and trash baskets (5 Vol.).
Also placed in series is a copy of an earlier 1943 C.R.C. preliminary report on the service and operation of the Key System (1ff.).
Folder F3725:3410-3411.

KEY SYSTEM - U.S. STEAMBOAT REGULATIONS - ACCIDENT ON THE FERRYBOAT PERALTA. 1928.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

On February 17, 1928, at 5:15 P.M., heavy seas swept twenty persons off the bow of the Key System Ferryboat Peralta. Four were killed. The C.R.C. investigated the reasons why this accident occurred.
Copies of testimony by witnesses, summaries of hearing, memoranda on the poor arrangement of life preservers on the Peralta, and sketches of the prop and rudder assembly and cross sections of the ferry.
Filed separately: a sheet showing cross sections and a side view of the ferryboat and its prop and rudder assembly, and the complete blueprints of the ferryboat Peralta. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3412.

SAN FRANCISCO BAY BRIDGE COMMISSION SURVEYS. 1929-1930.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Surveys carried out by Railroad Commission for the joint Federal-State Bay Bridge Commission (charged with finding the proper location for a Bay Bridge).
Rough notes of traffic analysis surveys of the destination and origin of passengers traveling from East Bay to San Francisco on ferryboats, and notes on an analysis of the revenues and expenses of East Bay commuter railroads used in calculating probable cost of a transbay commuter line across the proposed San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Includes memoranda describing means used to carry out surveys, instructions to field agents conducting poll, newsletters announcing ferryboat survey, and incoming correspondence from ferryboat companies providing data on passengers and cars carried.
Folder F3725:3413-3416.

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE HIGHWAY DISTRICT SURVEY. 1930, 1935.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Survey carried out by Railroad Commission of the number of passengers and vehicles traveling on ferryboats between San Francisco and Marin, their destination and origin.
Contains instructions to checkers and commutation company, sample survey card, data on passengers and vehicles traveling on individual ferryboats, estimates of cost of survey, and personnel and payroll study of the survey conducted in 1935.
Filed separately: final data sheets on the origin and destination of passengers from Marin to San Francisco and maps showing borders of districts used in the survey. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3417-3420.

SAN FRANCISCO-OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE IMPACT STUDY. 1934-1938.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Study made by Division of the probable impact of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with special emphasis on various plans for public transit use of the lower level of the bridge.
Comprises memoranda between staff members dealing with alternate transit plans and the proper voltage for use with trolleys; reports from the Public Works Department on the nature and progress of bridge construction, on alternate plans for a San Francisco transit terminal, and providing statistical data on the probable commuter usage of the bridge; and miscellaneous materials composed largely of toll schedules of other Northern California bridges.
Filed separately: maps of proposed locations for San Francisco terminal, maps of East Bay transit routes, and a cross section of the bridge tunnel. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3422-3529.

20. RAILROAD VALUATION WORKING PAPERS. 1912-1917.

Physical Description: 5cf.

Scope and Content Note

Organized alphabetically by name of railroad. Documents relating to each railroad placed in the following categories in the following order: valuation comparisons, C.R.C. Valuations, Valuations submitted by railroads, unit price data, memoranda, correspondence, field books, and supporting documents. Arranged chronologically thereunder unless otherwise noted below.
In 1912, the Commission instituted a series of Formal Complaint proceedings against all the railroad companies operating in California in order to establish the exact value of their physical properties for rate setting purposes. (See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Cases 131 to 213.) Series composed of materials collected by C.R.C. Engineering Department (pre-1937 organization) in the preparation of valuation reports presented at formal hearings.
Records arranged into following categories:
 

Valuation Comparisons

Scope and Content Note

Statistical charts comparing the figures arrived at in the C.R.C. valuation to those appearing in the appraisal prepared by the railroad company.
 

C.R.C. Valuation

Scope and Content Note

Copy or draft of final valuation of railroad arrived at by the C.R.C. Engineering Department. These reports frequently comprise a corporate history of the company, a map, a summary of the findings, and an extremely detailed original cost and reproduction appraisal of all the physical property of the railroad (including the value of spikes and ties). These reports have been maintained only when they do not exist in series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932.
 

Valuation Submitted by Railroad

Scope and Content Note

Appraisal prepared by railroad company for submission to the Engineering Department of the Railroad Commission.
 

Unit Price Data

Scope and Content Note

List of prices of various materials and services used in calculating the value of the physical property of the railroad.
 

Memoranda

Scope and Content Note

Instructions to field inspectors, summaries of the progress of investigations, preliminary and supplemental valuation reports, and notes and comments on C.R.C. valuation reports by Engineering Department staff members.
 

Correspondence

Scope and Content Note

Requests by Engineering Department for information on the financing, operation, and original cost of the railroad company and replies by the railroad company providing information requested.
 

Field Books

Scope and Content Note

Notes made by assistant engineers on field investigations, including certain of the following - interviews with landowners bordering railroad right-of-ways dealing with the value of their property; information on the corporate history and the names and backgrounds of company officials; drawings of the construction of company-owned buildings; sketches of station facilities and sidings; and notes taken during survey of tracks of exact location of bridges, culverts, switches, sidings, and other facilities.
Books contain a great deal of valuable information on the development of towns bordering railroad lines.
 

Supporting Documents

Scope and Content Note

Materials submitted by railroad companies to the C.R.C. Engineering Department for consideration during its determination of the physical value of the company. Composed of some of the following - leases, construction contracts, copies of articles of incorporation, statements of expenditures on improvements, and photographs of company facilities.
Folder F3725:3433-3435.

Amador Central Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. Valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; correspondence; and field book (also applies to valuations of the Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railroad, the Tidewater Southern Railroad, and the Central Traction Co.).
Folder F3725:3422-3432.

Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 11ff.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation comparison and index; draft of C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; unit price data prepared by C.R.C. and railroad; field books (for Watihoke Branch); and supporting documents - rail, ballast, and fence records listing data on date of construction, feet laid, and brands used for identification (of rails).
 

Bucksport and Elk River Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, Case No. 165.
Folder F3725:3436-3438.

California, Arizona, and Santa Fe Railway Company (formerly the Arizona and California R.R.) - owned by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation comparison; C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; unit price data; field books; and supporting documents - copies of leases and construction contracts-articles of incorporation of the San Francisco and San Jose Railroad, the Fresno County Railroad, and the Kings River Railroad, and a book titled, Documents, containing copies of agreements, articles of incorporation, lists of board members, officers, assets, bonded indebtedness statements, minutes of meetings, charters, and conveyances of the Company and railroads absorbed by it including - the Fresno County R.R., the Oakdale Western Railway, the Oakland and East Side Railroad, the Kings River Railway, the California Eastern Railway, the Fullerton and Richfield Railroad, the Perris and Lakeview Railroad, and the Randsburg Railway.
Folder F3725:3439-3444.

California Northeastern Railroad Company - became part of the Central Pacific Railway Co. (Case No. 196). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence; field book (also applies to the McCloud River Railroad); and supporting documents - copies of construction contracts, statements of expenditures for road and equipment, a plat of the railroad line from its connection with the Central Pacific Railway to the Oregon state border, and oversized documents filed separately.
Filed separately: a chart of the cost of shipping materials for the construction of the railroad, and a chart of the cost of bringing men to the construction site. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3445-3447.

California Western Railroad and Navigation Company (Case No. 167). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation comparison; C.R.C. valuation; memoranda, and field books.
Folder F3725:3448.

Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Company (Case No. 183). 1912-1914.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; field books (also relate to the Klamath Lake R.R., Yosemite Valley R.R. and the McCloud River R.R.); and supporting documents - leases, and company annual report.
Folder F3725:3449.

Central Pacific Railway Company (Cases 195, 200). 1913, 1915.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Rough notes of a never-completed C.R.C. valuation; and a preliminary report by field investigator to Chief Engineer Richard Sache. Also see California Northeastern Railroad.
 

Central Traction Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See Amador Central Railroad field book.
Folder F3725:3450-3455.

Crescent City Railroad Company (Case No. 411). 1913-1914, 1918.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda; field notes - including photographs filed separately; and supporting documents - agreements, and statements by company engineer on the value of the company's physical property.
Filed separately: 13 photographs of company's buildings and rolling stock. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3456-3457.

Diamond and Caldor Railway Company (Case 169). 1913, 1918.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 169; valuation submitted by railroad and a memo on a review of company book accounts; and field books.
 

Holton Inter-Urban Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 127. Also see Southern Pacific Company - El Centro to Seeley.
Folder F3725:3458.

Iron Mountain Railroad Company (Case No. 172). 1912.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; a financial history of the company; and field books and notes.
Folder F3725:3459.

Kings Lake Shore Railroad Company. 1924.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Rough notes of C.R.C. valuation - including field notes containing drawings of sidings, switches and bridges.
Folder F3725:3460.

Klamath Lake Railroad Company (Case 173). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; unit price data; field book (also applies to the Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad); and supporting documents - leases.
Folder F3725:3461.

Lake Tahoe Railway and Transportation Company (Case 174). 1912.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 174; valuation submitted by railroad; and field books.
Folder F3725:3462.

Los Angeles and San Diego Beach Railway Company (Case 131). 1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Revised C.R.C. valuation (for original C.R.C. valuation, see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 131).
Folder F3725:3463-3467.

McCloud River Railroad Company (Case No. 175). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 3ff.

Scope and Content Note

Rough draft of C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; notes of H.G. Weeks on grading costs; director's meeting minutes, commodity rates charged by company; and the value of company stores; and field books - including photographs filed separately (for additional field books see the Camino, Placerville and Lake Tahoe Railroad Co. and the California Northeastern Railroad Co.).
Filed separately: ten postcards showing company logging operations, buildings, and rolling stock. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3463-3467.

Mill Valley and Mt. Tamalpais Scenic Railway Company (Case No. 176). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 176; valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda; and field book and field notes.
Folder F3725:3468.

Nevada and California Railway Company (united with the Central Pacific Railway Company). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 200; work sheets of C.R.C. valuation; and memoranda.
 

Nevada, California, and Oregon Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 177.
Folder F3725:3468-3470.

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Company (Case 178). 1912-1914.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation revision (for original valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 178); memoranda; and field books.
Folder F3725:3471-3492.

Northern Electric Railroad Company. 1913-1915.

Physical Description: 16ff. and 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation comparisons; rough draft of C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; work notes of Richard Sache on the cost of construction of road - including maps, charts, and diagrams; H.G. Week's notes on his review of the valuation submitted by company - contains a map filed separately; field books and field notes; supporting documents - agreements, contracts, specifications for rails and bridges, and schedule of company freight rates.
Filed separately: plan of proposed subway underpass in Sacramento. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3493-3496.

Sacramento Terminal Company (Owned by the Northern Electric Railroad Co.). 1913, 1915.

Physical Description: 1ff. and 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; and supporting documents - agreements, maps and profiles.
Folder F3725:3497-3498.

Sacramento and Woodland Railroad Company (Owned by the Northern Electric Railroad Co.). 1913, 1915.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; field notes, and supporting documents - agreements, and lists of tolls and materials on hand.
 

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company (Case No. 179). 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 179.
Folder F3725:3499.

Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railroad Company (Case No. 134). 1915.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation (including a valuation of the San Ramon Valley Railroad Company); memoranda; and supporting documents - trackage agreement with N.E. Ry. Co. for joint use of the M Street Bridge in Sacramento.
Folder F3725: 3500.

Ocean Shore Railroad Company. No Date.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Field books (6) - interviews with property owners.
Folder F3725:3501-3502.

Pacific Coast Railway Company (Case No. 181). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 181; valuation submitted by railroad; and field books.
Folder F3725:3503.

Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railway Company (Case No. 182). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 182; field books and field notes composed of copies of minutes of board of director's meetings; and supporting documents - a blueprint of the railroad's extension to the Hartnell tract on the lands of B. Scillacci.
 

Peninsular Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 144.
 

Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 145.
Folder F3725:3504.

Porterville and Northeastern Railroad Company (Case No. 184. 1912.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Memoranda - report by Richard Sache on the cost of construction of the road; and field books (2 Vols.).
Folder F3725:3505.

Quincy Western Railway Company (Case 185). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation comparison; for C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 185; valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda; and working notes.
 

Ramon Valley Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See Oakland, Antioch and Eastern Railroad Company.
 

Richmond Belt Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 186.
 

Sacramento Terminal Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See Northern Electric Railroad Company.
Folder F3725:3506.

Sacramento Valley and Eastern Railway Company (Case 187). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 187; supplemental C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda; and field books. For additional field books, see Amador Central R.R.
 

Sacramento and Woodland Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See Northern Electric Railroad Company.
 

San Francisco and Napa Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 202.
Folder F3725:3507.

San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railroad Company (Case 322). 1912-1915.

Scope and Content Note

Revision of C.R.C. valuation (for C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 322); valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda and notes; and field notes on the condition of company tracks.
Folder F3725:3508-3511.

San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad Company (Case 191). 1913-1915.

Physical Description: 1ff. and 3 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Rough notes of C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; and supporting documents - statement of betterments and additions to company lines.
Folder F3725:3512.

Santa Maria Valley Railroad Company (Case 327). 1912.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation; valuation submitted by railroad; correspondence; and field books and notes.
Folder F3725:3513-3514.

Sierra Railway of California (Case 193). 1912-1913.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 193; valuation submitted by company; memoranda; field books, and supporting documents - extracts of minutes of director's meetings, copy of mortgage.
 

Sierra and Mohawk Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 192.
 

South San Francisco Belt Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 194.
Folder F3725:3515-3523a-f.

Southern Pacific Company (Case 205). 1910, 1912-1914, 1916.

Physical Description: 9ff. and 6 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

C.R.C. valuation of Los Angeles Division; valuation submitted by railroad - including 6 Vols. filed separately; field books - on the Los Angeles Division; and supporting documents - summary of milage of the Coast Division.
Filed separately: 6 Vols. of 1910 and 1912 appraisals of company's physical property, prepared for the S.P. Co. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3524.

Southern Pacific Company - El Centro to Seeley - Imperial Valley (Operated by the Holton Inter-Urban Railroad Line) (Case No. 204). 1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 204; C.R.C. preliminary valuation report; revised C.R.C. valuation report; field books; and supporting documents - data on repair and equipment costs, and the cost of materials rented to the Holton Inter-Urban Railroad Company.
 

Stockton Terminal and Eastern Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 206.
Folder F3725:3525.

Sugar Pine Railway Company (Case No. 207). 1913.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

For C.R.C. valuation see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 207; valuation submitted by railroad; memoranda; and a field book.
 

Tidewater Southern Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

For field book see Amador Central Railroad.
 

Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 210.
Folder F3725:3526-3529.

United Railroads of San Francisco. 1916.

Physical Description: 4 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Valuation submitted by railroad (index and vols. 3 and 4 only) - comprising alignments of entire line showing all crossings, overhead wires, and types of paving; and a sub-surface survey (1 Vol.) - containing drawings of sub-surface track arrangement and the location of cable car cable tubes.
 

Ventura County Railway Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 148.
 

Yosemite Valley Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

For field books relating to this railroad see the Camino, Placerville, and Lake Tahoe Railroad; also see series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case No. 212.
 

Yreka Railroad Company. 1912-1913.

Scope and Content Note

See series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932, Case 213.
 

21. RAILROAD SURVEY MAPS. 1912-1923.

Physical Description: 5000 maps.

Scope and Content Note

Maps arranged by P.U.C. map location number (i.e. 104-12) - for map numbers see P.U.C. Railroad Map Survey Card Catalog, Archives Search Room. The card catalog is divided into separate sections for alignments, profiles, and station plats; thereunder cards are arranged alphabetically by name of railroad, title of map, and geographic location.
In 1912, the Railroad Commission required all steam, electric, street and switching railroads to submit detailed, notarized maps of the location of their lines and facilities in California.
Series is composed of alignments showing the location of right of way, profiles illustrating track elevation, and station plats locating depots, yards, and other facilities. The maps also provide extremely accurate information on geographic features, ownership of land near railroad lines, and the location of structures near rights of way.
Maps vary in scale from 1"=100' to 1"=400', and in size from 2' by 4' to 3' by 65'. The largest portion of the collection dates from between 1910 and 1914.
The following railroads are represented:
  • Alameda Belt Line
  • Amador Central Railroad Co.
  • Arcata & Mad River Railroad Co.
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Co.
  • Boca & Loyalton Railroad (now Western Pacific, Loyalton Branch)
  • Bucksport & Elk River Railroad Co.
  • Butte County Railroad (now Southern Pacific, Stirling City Branch)
  • California, Arizona & Santa Fe Railway
  • California Central Railroad Co.
  • California Northeastern Railway
  • California Railway
  • California, Shasta & Eastern Railway Co. (formerly Anderson & Bella Vista Railroad)
  • California Western Railroad & Navigation Co.
  • Camino, Placerville & Lake Tahoe Railway Co.
  • Cement, Tolenas & Tidewater Railroad Co.
  • Central California Traction Co.
  • Chowchilla Pacific Railway Co.
  • Coal Fields Railway (formerly Stone Canon Railroad)
  • Colusa & Lake Railroad
  • Cresent City Railway (now Rialto Branch, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad)
  • Death Valley Railroad Co. (formerly Ryan Branch, Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad Co.)
  • Diamond & Caldor Railway
  • Eureka & Freshwater Railway Co.
  • Fernley & Lassen Railway
  • Fresno City Railway Co. (Fresno Traction Co.)
  • Fresno Interurban Railway
  • Fresno Traction Co.
  • Glendale & Montrose Railway
  • Hetch Hetchy Railroad
  • Holton Inter-Urban Railway Co.
  • Howard Terminal Railway
  • Indian Valley Railroad
  • Iron Mountain Railway Co.
  • Key System Transit Co. (See San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways Co.)
  • Kings Lake Shore Railroad
  • Klamath Lake Railroad
  • Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Co.
  • Lincoln Northern Railway
  • Los Angeles Railway Corporation
  • Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Co.
  • Los Angeles & San Diego Beach Railway Co.
  • McCloud River Railroad Co.
  • Minarets & Western Railway Co.
  • Minkler Southern Railway
  • Modesto & Empire Traction Co.
  • Mojave Northern Railroad
  • Monterey & Pacific Grove Railway Co.
  • Mt. Tamalpias & Muir Woods Railway Co.
  • Municipal Railways of San Francisco
  • Nevada-California-Oregon Railway
  • Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Co.
  • Nevada County Traction Co.
  • Northern Electric Railway Co.
  • Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co.
  • Oakland & East Side Railroad
  • Ocean Shore Railroad Co.
  • Ontario & San Antonio Heights Railroad (now Pacific Electric Railway Co.)
  • Pacific Coast Railway Co.
  • Pacific Electric Railway Co.
  • Pajaro Valley Consolidated Railroad Co.
  • Peninsular Railway Co.
  • Petaluma & Santa Rosa Railway Co.
  • Point Loma Railroad Co. (now San Diego Electric Railway Co.)
  • Porterville Northeastern Railway (See Southern Pacific)
  • Quincy Railroad Co. (formerly Quincy Western Railway)
  • Richmond Belt Railway
  • Sacramento Northern Railroad (formerly Northern Electric Railway Co.)
  • Sacramento Valley & Eastern Railroad Co.
  • Sacramento Valley Electric Railroad Co.
  • San Diego & Arizona Railway Co.
  • San Diego Electric Railway Co. (formerly Point Loma Railroad Co.)
  • San Francisco, Napa & Calistoga Railway
  • San Francisco-Oakland Terminal Railways
  • San Francisco-Sacramento Railroad Co. (formerly Oakland, Antioch & Eastern Railway)
  • San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad Co.
  • San Jose Terminal Railway
  • Santa Maria Valley Railroad Co.
  • Sierra & Mohawk Railway Co.
  • Sierra Railway Co. of California
  • South San Francisco Belt Railway
  • Stockton Electric Railroad Co.
  • Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad Co.
  • Stone Canon Railroad
  • Sugar Pine Railway Co.
  • Sunset Railway Co.
  • Tidewater & Southern Railway Co.
  • Tonopah & Tidewater Railroad Co.
  • Trona Railway Co.
  • Union Pacific - Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railway
  • Union Traction Co.
  • Ventura County Railway Co.
  • Visalia Electric Railroad Co.
  • Western Pacific Railway Co.
  • Yosemite Valley Railroad Co.
  • Yreka Railroad Co.
Folder F3725:3224.

22. URBAN TRANSPORTATION REPORTS. 1930, 1953, 1955, 1958.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports on urban transportation problems within California prepared by planning commissions and transportation study groups, frequently with the aid of Commission personnel. Material obtained by Transportation Division for reference use.
Includes a detailed study of all steam, electric and bus transportation within the City of Sacramento; a general investigation of metropolitan transportation problems in California, a report on the relocation of grade crossings in the City of Stockton, and a study of travel characteristics within the San Diego metropolitan area.
Reports frequently contain maps, photographs and charts.
 

Rate Branch

Folder F3725:3116-3166.

23. CORRESPONDENCE (Incoming and Outgoing). 1958-1959.

Physical Description: 2cf.

Scope and Content Note

Separate subseries for subject file (incoming and outgoing) arranged by P.U.C. numeric subject code (see subject file number key, F3725:13) and, placed thereafter a chronological file. Chronological file, in turn, divided between memoranda placed first and general correspondence placed thereafter, both in reverse chronological order thereunder.
Contains correspondence from companies and individuals requesting information about filing of tariffs, the tariff rates of specific companies, and the legitimacy of tariffs charged by common carriers, railroads, intra-state airlines, river transport companies, warehouses, and wharfingers. Copies of Rate Branch replies are attached to incoming correspondence.
Memoranda involve communications from the branch head spelling out procedural changes and notes between staff members dealing with the legitimacy of specific tariffs filed.
The chronological file has been heavily screened. It contains correspondence similar, but not duplicate to what exists in the subject file.
For additional Rate Branch correspondence for the period between 1952 and 1958 inclusive, see Selected Archives Agency Index, PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION-RATE BRANCH.
 

Engineering Operations Branch

Folder F3725:3536-3618.

24. GRADE CROSSING SURVEYS. 1916-1918, 1922-1923, 1926, 1929.

Physical Description: 6cf.

Scope and Content Note

Records placed in following categories in following order: program report; crossing surveys (first arranged by county, thereafter reports placed first followed by field notes, and organized by report number thereunder); and Form H reports (arranged alphabetically by railroad).
In 1916, the Commission instituted a survey of all railroad crossings with public roads within the state in order to improve public safety and reduce the number of vehicular accidents due to poor visibility or lack of adequate warning devices. The C.R.C. prepared 1500 reports describing over 10,500 crossings. Each report deals with an average of seven crossings along the line of a particular railroad.
Contains the following:
Folder (F3725:3535)

Program Report

Scope and Content Note

Statement of the progress of the grade crossing program as of 1917. It explains the scope of the work, methods used, future goals, and recommendations made.
Folder (F3725:3536-3611)

Crossing Surveys

Scope and Content Note

Copies of final reports describing the general condition of crossings, visibility, type of pavement, location, signal devices, curvature of track, and recommendations for improvement; protests to the information in reports by railroad or civic officials; and field notes of C.R.C. inspectors containing in addition to material placed in final reports, a sketch of each crossing and descriptions of accidents which had occurred there.
Folder (F3725:3612-3618)

Form H Reports

Scope and Content Note

Descriptions of all publicly and privately used crossings which had not already been surveyed and assigned a crossing number as of 1929. Reports composed of charts listing the name of the crossing, the type of track, the nature of the protective device, if any, and comments by the inspector. Reports prepared for crossings along the Santa Fe Railway, the Pacific Electric Railway, the Southern Pacific Railroad, and the Western Pacific Railroad only (7 Vols.).
Following counties included:
Alameda Co.
F3725:3536-3539
Butte Co.
F3725:3540-3541
Colusa Co.
F3725:3542
Contra Costa Co.
Photographs, field notes, report 137 Castle Hill Crossing. F3725:3543-3544
Fresno Co.
F3725:3545-3548
Glenn Co.
F3725:3549-3550
Humboldt Co.
F3725:3551
Imperial Co.
F3725:3552
Kern Co.
F3725:3553-3554
Kings Co.
F3725:3555
Lassen Co.
F3725:3556
Los Angeles Co.
F3725:3557-3561
Madera Co.
F3725:3562
Marin Co.
F3725:3563
Mariposa Co.
F3725:3564
Mendocino Co.
F3725:3565
Merced Co.
F3725:3566-3567
Monterey Co.
F3725:3568
Napa Co.
F3725:3569
Nevada Co.
F3725:3570
Orange Co.
F3725:3571-3573
Placer Co.
F3725:3574
Plumas Co.
F3725:3575
Riverside Co.
F3725:3576-3577
Sacramento Co.
F3725:3578-3579
San Benito Co.
F3725:3580
San Bernardino Co.
F3725:3581-3582
San Diego Co.
F3725:3583
San Francisco Co.
F3725:3584
San Joaquin Co.
F3725:3585-3588
San Luis Obispo Co.
F3725:3589
San Mateo Co.
F3725:3590-3591
Santa Barbara Co.
Santa Barbara Co.
Santa Clara Co.
F3725:3593-3594
Santa Cruz Co.
F3725:3595
Shasta Co.
F3725:3596
Siskiyou Co.
Photographs of crossings and field notes 809, Crossing between Yreka and Montague. F3725:3597
Solano Co.
F3725:3598-3599
Sonoma Co.
S.P. 4 Line crossing with state highway at Santa Rosa. F3725:3600-3601
Sutter Co.
F3725:3602
Stanislaus Co.
F3725:3603-3604
Tehama Co.
F3725:3605
Tulare Co.
F3725:3606-3607
Ventura Co.
F3725:3608
Yolo Co.
F3725:3609
Yuba Co.
F3725:3610-3611
 

25. GRADE CROSSING SURVEY MAPS. 1914-1932.

Physical Description: 200 maps approx.

Scope and Content Note

See P.U.C. Map Book.
Arranged numerically by number of State Route (such as State Route #10).
Compilation of State Highway Commission alignments and profiles showing the exact location and elevation of crossings of State constructed roads with railroad routes. Maps list C.R.C. code numbers assigned to each crossing (drawn in with yellow pencil), and show the extent of highway right of way, crossing signals or other warning devices, the ownership of property along the right of way of the road, and frequently buildings near the roads. Most maps include a small key map illustrating the location of a particular road in relation to other roads in a given area of the State.
Included is a general survey map prepared by the C.R.C. showing the location of all railroad crossings with State highways within the State of California.
For descriptions and locations of individual maps, see P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3167-3170.

26. SPECIAL RAILROAD CROSSING REPORTS. 1911, 1925, 1930-1943, 1947-1948, 1957, and 1961.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Studies of the safety of railroad crossings with streets, roads, and highways. Includes statewide studies and investigations of the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County and vicinity. Photographs included in surveys include early twentieth century scenes of the City of Oakland, Los Angeles County, and railroad accidents occurring at crossings. Los Angeles materials include photographs of every railroad crossing along the line of the Pacific Electric Railroad right of way, comprising hundreds of scenes of structures, early automobiles, and transit cars.
For photographic materials see P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3171.

27. REPORTS PREPARED FOR CASES AND APPLICATIONS. 1961.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Reports on the service and operation of various transportation companies and of the meaning and intent of the Passenger Charter-Party Carriers' Act ( Stats. 1961, ch. 2146). Reports prepared for Case No. 6855 and 7192 and Applications 43535 and 43547, involving the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, the San Diego Transit System, and the South Los Angeles Transportation Company.
 

Economic Engineering Branch

Folder F3725:3172-3173.

28. COST FINDING STUDY. 1938.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

Printed report by Dr. Ford K. Edwards entitled, Study of Rail Cost Finding for Rate Making Purposes (San Francisco, 1938). Volume describes the proper methods for determining equitable freight and passenger rates for railroads. Designed for use in Formal Complaint and Application proceedings. Includes charts, diagrams, and graphs. (Mislabeled Case No. 4402 does not relate to that case.)
Includes an oversized map of the routes of all railroad lines in the State as of 1938, filed separately. See P.U.C. Map Book.
Folder F3725:3173a.

29. RAILROAD FREIGHT OPERATIONS REPORT. December 1, 1938.

Physical Description: 1 Vol.

Scope and Content Note

Printed 126 page report prepared by Norman A. Wood dealing with intra-state rail transportation in California, and particularly freight traffic. Intended to provide a general background for Dr. Ford K. Edwards' study of rail costs (see series entry 28, COST FINDING STUDY, 1938).
Contains information on milage of track operated by various railroads, total investments in equipment, operating expenses and revenues, milage, a general discussion of freight train operations, a description of the operation of each division of each railroad within the state, and data on the volume of freight handled by the various lines listed.
Includes maps of various divisions of each railroad and of the operations of freight yards. Also contains numerous charts and graphs containing statistical information on operating expenses, revenues, and amounts of freight shipped.
Filed separately are maps showing freight tonnage carried over various lines, freight routes, time schedules for freight shipments, and the number of competative rail lines operating between various shipping points in the United States.
 

Finance And Accounts Division

Folder F3725:3174-3175.

30. REPORTS PREPARED FOR FORMAL COMPLAINT CASES. 1932, 1934, 1941, and 1949.

Physical Description: 2ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Includes audits and historical valuations prepared by the Finance and Accounts Division in preparation of Formal Complaint cases (no markings as to what cases they relate). Contains reports on all gas properties in the town of Gilroy; and on the gas and electric properties of the Coast Counties Gas and Electric Company, of the California Electric Power Company, and of the Southern Sierras Power Company.
Folder F3725:3176-3196.

31. GENERAL ORDER NO. 65. 1955-1960.

Physical Description: 21ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged as follows: railroad companies placed first, utilities thereafter, highway common carriers last, organized alphabetically by name of company thereunder.
Forms submitted to the Finance and Accounts Division each month by common carriers, railroads, and utilities, comprising data on the volume of business over the last month and containing balance sheets on company finances. Series comprises a sampling of these reports composed of the following companies: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, Western Pacific Railway, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company, and Pacific Greyhound lines.
Reports were required under the provisions of P.U.C. General Order No. 65.
Folder F3725:3196a.

32. STATISTICAL REPORTS ON TELEPHONE UTILITIES. 1968-1974.

Physical Description: 2 Vols.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged chronologically.
Statistical summaries of financial data on all the state's telephone companies prepared by the Finance and Accounts Division staff. Contains information on operating revenues, return on investments, depreciation, average number of company telephones, revenue collected per telephone (average), payroll expense per telephone, and average net investment per telephone.
Folder F3725:3197-3205.

33. SPECIAL REPORTS ON WATER SYSTEMS. 1928-1948.

Physical Description: 9ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by name of water company and chronologically by year thereunder.
Reports submitted on Commission request by water utility companies to the Finance and Accounts Division. Contains information on fixed capital of company, its operating expenses, taxes, and costs for additional developments over the past year.
Reports of following companies: American States Water Service of California, California-Oregon Power Company, California-Pacific Utilities Company, California Water Service Company, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (Sierra and San Francisco Power Company), Pacific Water Company, Public Utilities of California Corporation, and Southern California Water Company.
 

Southern California District

Folder F3725:3207-3210.

34. CORRESPONDENCE (Incoming and Outgoing). 1966.

Physical Description: 4ff.

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in following order: correspondence involving water companies placed first (organized alphabetically by name of company thereunder); communications involving Southern California Gas Company placed thereafter (arranged alphabetically by name of sender); and letters involving Southern Counties Gas Company placed last (organized alphabetically by name of sender).
Public complaints against Southern California gas and water companies, replies from secretarial staff advising public of the weaknesses of their claims, or of the proper procedures in filing informal or formal complaints. In some instances includes memoranda from Southern District Secretary referring complaints to other branches of the Commission, or to the San Francisco main office for further action. Copies of replies from the Commission attached to letters received.
Folder F3725:3625.

35. SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY HISTORICAL OUTLINE. 1931.

Physical Description: 1ff.

Scope and Content Note

One hundred and six page historical outline prepared by the Bureau of News of the Southern Pacific Company, tracing the historical development of the Company from its origin until 1930.
Not considered faultlessly accurate.
 

Maps, Blueprints, Drawings, And Charts

Scope and Content Note

(Much of the material in this subgroup may relate to series entry 5, FORMAL COMPLAINTS, 1908-1932; series entry 6, FORMAL APPLICATIONS, 1912-1928; and series entry 11, SPECIAL STUDIES, 1937-1956. Items lack identification, however.)
 

36. REFERENCE MAPS. 1907-1925.

Physical Description: 50 Maps.

Scope and Content Note

See P.U.C. Map Book.
Arranged geographically in following order: maps of world, maps of United States, maps of portions of United States, maps of California, maps of portions of California (maps showing portions of Northern half of state placed first), and maps of cities and counties. Maps of cities and counties are further organized alphabetically by name of city or county.
Maps collected for general reference use by Commission staff or in the preparation of C.R.C. official railroad map (see series entry 38, MAPS, BLUEPRINTS, AND CHARTS RELATING TO RAILROADS, 1909-1927). Contains illustrations of transportation systems of World and of the United States, including U.S. highway systems, proposed airline routes (1924), and postal routes. The numerous reference maps of California show forest lands, grading conditions (geographic conditions in various parts of state to be confronted in the construction of railroad lines), land claims, irrigated lands, state highways, and commercial and recreational lands.
Largest portion of material comprised of maps of cities and counties. City maps usually list street names and occasionally show the location of buildings. Certain of these maps may have relation to case or application proceedings, but lack identification.
For a description of each individual map, see P.U.C. Map Book.
 

37. ROAD MAPS OF COUNTIES. 1922-1926.

Physical Description: 55 Maps.

Scope and Content Note

See P.U.C. Map Book.
Arranged alphabetically by name of county.
Automobile association maps of every county in California, showing the location of cities, towns, highways, county roads, and wagon roads. The Commission was responsible for the regulation of common carriers using the State's roads and highways. It maintained this collection for reference purposes.
For a further description of maps, see P.U.C. Map Book.
 

38. MAPS, BLUEPRINTS AND CHARTS RELATING TO RAILROADS. 1909-1927.

Physical Description: 150 Items.

Scope and Content Note

See P.U.C. Map Book.
Arranged geographically in the following order: map of railroads of Western Unites States; maps of the railroads of California; and maps, blueprints, and charts relating to individual California railroads. Material relating to specific California railroads further arranged as follows: steam railroads placed first, electric railroads thereafter, organized alphabetically by name of railroad thereunder.
Maps showing railroad routes, lines of street railways, and location of railroad facilities such as yards, workshops, and stations; plans of facilities such as stations, freight depots, and trestles; and charts and diagrams containing information on the valuation of railroads and on passenger usage. Certain of these items may have been filed as exhibits in complaint or application proceedings, but lack identification.
Of special interest are copies of the 1915, 1922, and 1926 editions of the official C.R.C. railroad map of California - showing the location of all the state's railroads, highways, and pipelines. Also in series is a stock journal of the San Diego, Riverside, and Los Angeles Railway.
For a description of each individual item see P.U.C. Map Book.
 

39. MAPS, BLUEPRINTS, AND CHARTS RELATING TO UTILITIES. 1911-1929.

Physical Description: 100 Items.

Scope and Content Note

See P.U.C. Map Book.
Arranged geographically as follows: maps showing utilities throughout California; maps showing utilities in portions of California; and items related to individual utilities. Items relating to individual utilities are further organized alphabetically by name of company.
Maps showing location of electric, gas, water, and telephone transmission systems; of water mains, gas mains, power lines, and telephone lines in cities and towns; of utility facilities such as dams, reservoirs, headgates, pumping stations, tanks, generating plants, and telephone exchanges; and of utility-owned property, riparian rights, right of ways, watersheds, service areas, and telephone exchange zones. Also included in series are plans and diagrams of dams, a chart of the corporate growth of California Edison Company, and a stock journal of the Universal Construction and Investment Company.
For a description of individual items see P.U.C. Map Book.
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