Jump to Content

Collection Guide
Collection Title:
Collection Number:
Get Items:
SONORA RAILWAY COMPANY LIMITED COLLECTION
MS 152  
View entire collection guide What's This?
PDF (52.25 Kb) HTML
Search this collection
Collection Overview
 
Table of contents What's This?
Description
Stock records from the Sonora Railway Company.
Background
The Sonora Railway was constructed by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway between 1879 and 1882. It ran from Guaymas, on the west coast of the Mexican state of Sonora, northward to Nogales at the United States / Mexican border. From there it connected with the New Mexico and Arizona Railroad, which ran to Benson, Arizona, and then over the Southern Pacific to the tracks of the Santa Fe at Deming, New Mexico. In 1898 the Santa Fe leased the Sonora Railway to the Southern Pacific in return for the latter railroad's line from Needles to Mojave, California. This arrangement continued until December 1911, when the Southern Pacific purchased both the Sonora Railway and the New Mexico and Arizona. The following June, the Sonora Railway became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad in Mexico.
Extent
1 half-box
Restrictions
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 District Collections Manager. 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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.