Southern Pacific in California

TONY SOUTHERN P Headed by Southern Pacific Alco PA diesel units in the mid - 1950s , the eastbound San Francisco Overland ... Cape Horn section of the transcontinental railroad in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Colfax , California .

Author: Kerry Sullivan

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738582077

Category: Transportation

Page: 132

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The Southern Pacific Railroad is California's railroad. As the Central Pacific, it bored and blasted its way east from Sacramento, across the towering High Sierra, meeting with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, and profoundly changing the growing United States. By the early 20th century, the Southern Pacific was a rail colossus, stretching from San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the Southern Pacific remained essentially Californian. Its rail lines gave muscle to the lovely California coast, the fertile San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys, and the timber industry of the north coast. Yet for all its might and majesty, for many Californians the Southern Pacific was a smaller, more intimate part of the fabric of their daily lives.

Southern Pacific in California

The Southern Pacific Railroad is California's railroad.

Author: Kerry Sullivan

Publisher: Arcadia Library Editions

ISBN: 153165441X

Category: History

Page: 130

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The Southern Pacific Railroad is California's railroad. As the Central Pacific, it bored and blasted its way east from Sacramento, across the towering High Sierra, meeting with the Union Pacific at Promontory, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad in 1869, and profoundly changing the growing United States. By the early 20th century, the Southern Pacific was a rail colossus, stretching from San Francisco Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Yet the Southern Pacific remained essentially Californian. Its rail lines gave muscle to the lovely California coast, the fertile San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys, and the timber industry of the north coast. Yet for all its might and majesty, for many Californians the Southern Pacific was a smaller, more intimate part of the fabric of their daily lives.

Southern Pacific Imperial Valley Claim

I have no stock of said company , nor have any officers or employees of the Southern Pacific Company stock in said California Development Company , so far as I know . I am informed that C. R. Rockwood , ' w .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Claims

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081820924

Category: Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)

Page: 197

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The South Pacific Commission Fisheries Newsletter

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Author: South Pacific Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106011367189

Category: Aquaculture

Page: 158

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Sunset Limited

This magisterial history tells the full story of the Southern Pacific for the first time, shattering myths about the company that have prevailed to this day.

Author: Richard J. Orsi

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520940864

Category: History

Page: 637

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The only major U.S. railroad to be operated by westerners and the only railroad built from west to east, the Southern Pacific acquired a unique history and character. It also acquired a reputation, especially in California, as a railroad that people loved to hate. This magisterial history tells the full story of the Southern Pacific for the first time, shattering myths about the company that have prevailed to this day. A landmark account, Sunset Limited explores the railroad's development and influence—especially as it affected land settlement, agriculture, water policy, and the environment—and offers a new perspective on the tremendous, often surprising, role the company played in shaping the American West. Based on his unprecedented and extensive research into the company's historical archives, Richard Orsi finds that, contrary to conventional understanding, the Southern Pacific Company identified its corporate well-being with population growth and social and economic development in the railroad's hinterland. As he traces the complex and shifting intersections between corporate and public interest, Orsi documents the railroad's little-known promotion of land distribution, small-scale farming, scientific agriculture, and less wasteful environmental practices and policies—including water conservation and wilderness and recreational parklands preservation. Meticulously researched, lucidly written, and judiciously balanced, Sunset Limited opens a new window onto the American West in a crucial phase of its development and will forever change our perceptions of one of the largest and most important western corporations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Technical Paper

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Author: South Pacific Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4883421

Category: Oceania

Page: 182

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Sacramento s Southern Pacific Shops

In 1862, the Central Pacific Railroad was founded and began building eastward from Sacramento as part of the transcontinental railroad.

Author: Kevin W. Hecteman

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 073858052X

Category: History

Page: 132

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In 1862, the Central Pacific Railroad was founded and began building eastward from Sacramento as part of the transcontinental railroad. This required a shop capable of keeping the railroad's equipment in running order. So in 1867, in the swamps just north of town, the Sacramento shops were born. For well more than a century, this massive complex kept the Central Pacific and its corporate successor, the Southern Pacific, operating smoothly. For many decades, the shops were the largest employer in the Sacramento area, employing carpenters, painters, draftsmen, boilermakers, electricians, clerks, upholsterers, and others. The shops' forces designed, built, and maintained locomotives, freight and passenger cars, and other railroading equipment. The complex closed in 1999. Most of the area, popularly known as the Railyards, is set for redevelopment. The California State Railroad Museum handles maintenance and restoration of its collection in two of the shops buildings and plans to develop a Railroad Technology Museum on the site.