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Maps showing the Southern Pacific Railroad and its connections.

Maps showing the Southern Pacific Railroad and its connections.

Main map shows western states and includes relief by hachures, drainage, cities and towns, township and ranges, counties, railroads, and proposed railroads. General map, at top of sheet, covers the United State... more

The Calloway Canal

The Calloway Canal

View of tracks at the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge over the Calloway Canal, Kern County, California.

U.S. Reports: Southern Pacific Railroad v. California, 162 U.S. 167 (1896)

U.S. Reports: Southern Pacific Railroad v. California, 162 U.S. 167 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 162; October Term, 1895; Southern Pacific Railroad Company v. California

U.S. Reports: Walker v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 165 U.S. 593 (1897)

U.S. Reports: Walker v. Southern Pacific Railroad, 165 U.S. 593 (1897)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 165; October Term, 1896; Walker v. New Mexico and Southern Pacific Railroad Company

Surf at Monterey /

Surf at Monterey /

"The water breaks over the rocks, and is dashed into silvery spray, high into the air. Exceptionally fine water effects. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 105. "Southern Pacific Company Series: The Southern P... more

S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

S.S. "Coptic" at dock /

From F.Z. Maguire catalogue: Taken at the docks of the Pacific Steamship Co., San Francisco, Cal., which is operated in connection with the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. The "Coptic" is one of the best appointe... more

Hotel Del Monte /

Hotel Del Monte /

"Shows a party of tourists at this famous resort; located in Monterey, Cal., on the Southern Pacific Railroad. The magnificence of its surroundings is clearly shown. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog. "Southern Pa... more

Feeding sea gulls /

Feeding sea gulls /

From Edison films catalog: A fine view of San Francisco Bay, from an Oakland ferryboat. Tug towing a scow passes by. Sea gulls sail through the air and dive into the seething wake of the boat. 40 feet. $6.00. A... more

Freight train /

Freight train /

"The long train is just coming out of the tunnel. An engine and a header, nineteen freight cars, a caboose and a pusher engine creep slowly round the curve and up the steep grade. Fine smoke effects. Magnificen... more

Union Iron Works /

Union Iron Works /

"Here was built the peerless battleship "Oregon." The scene is taken at lunch hour, and shows a great throng of employees leaving the shop. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 21. "Southern P... more

Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

Mount Taw R.R., no. 3 /

From Edison films catalog: View taken while ascending the scenic railroad, Marin Co., Cal. Right ahead is another train; the steep grades and dangerous curves are plainly shown. Grand mountain scenery is a stri... more

South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

South Spring Street, Los Angeles, Cal. /

"Various equipages pass, including a tally-ho and six white horses. A peculiar, open-end trolley car comes along; bicycle riders and pedestrians. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no 105. "Southern Pacific Compan... more

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

"Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes o... more

Launching, no. 2 /

Launching, no. 2 /

"The camera was changed after the former subject had been photographed [i.e., Launch of Japanese man-of-war "Chitosa"] and the ship [Chitose] is seen nearly head-on, bow first, still floating backward into the ... more

After launching /

After launching /

"Taken near the Union Works, San Francisco, Cal., immediately after the launching of the Japanese Man-of-war "Chitose." The scene opens with the pleasure yacht "Unadilla" passing in the immediate foreground, he... more

Native daughters /

Native daughters /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground is shown an immense concourse of people, including ladies and children, while the background is formed by very high buildings, from the wi... more

U.S. Reports: Allen v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co., 173 U.S. 479 (1899)

U.S. Reports: Allen v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co., 173 U.S. 479 (18...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 173; October Term, 1898; Allen v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company

Going through the tunnel /

Going through the tunnel /

"On the way to Santa Monica, Cal., the train approaches, runs through and emerges from a tunnel. Train passes in opposite direction. Camera is at front end of train, giving a very novel view. 100 feet"--Edison ... more

Procession of floats /

Procession of floats /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. In the foreground are seen crowds of people, all being very close to the camera. The first float is drawn by four white horses and is at least twenty feet l... more

Parade of Chinese /

Parade of Chinese /

"Taken at San Francisco, Cal., at the Golden Jubilee. This picture shows a procession of the resident Chinese of San Francisco, carrying banners, flags, etc. They are followed by an immense float drawn by four ... more

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

Mount Tamalpais R.R.

"On the front end of the flat car is a lady, whose feathers and ribbons flutter in the wind. The panoramic view of the hills and valley is very beautiful"--Edison films catalog. Advertised as part of the "South... more

Arizona, Maricopa. Southern Pacific Railroad station

Arizona, Maricopa. Southern Pacific Railroad station

Photograph shows the Maricopa, Arizona, train depot. Men and baggage carts wait for the train. No. 157. Title from item. Photograph from the Wittemann Collection. Gift; Gladys G. Wittemann; 1958 June 12.

U.S. Reports: Groeck v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co., 183 U.S. 690 (1902)

U.S. Reports: Groeck v. Southern Pacific Railroad Co., 183 U.S. 690 (1...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 183; October Term, 1901; Groeck v. Southern Pacific Railroad Company

U.S. Reports: Southern Pacific Railroad Co. v. Bell, 183 U.S. 675 (1902)

U.S. Reports: Southern Pacific Railroad Co. v. Bell, 183 U.S. 675 (190...

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 183; October Term, 1901; Southern Pacific Railroad Company v. Bell

Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

Panoramic view of the Golden Gate /

This film, photographed from the front of a moving steam engine, shows the scenic portion of the Ferries and Cliff House Railroad route along the bluffs and cliffs of Lands End (at the northwest corner of San F... more

U.S. Reports: United States v. Southern Pac. Co., 259 U.S. 214 (1922)

U.S. Reports: United States v. Southern Pac. Co., 259 U.S. 214 (1922)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 259; October Term, 1921; United States v. Southern Pacific Company et al.

Toward Los Angeles, Calif.

Toward Los Angeles, Calif.

Photograph shows two men, each carrying luggage, walking along a highway where, on the right, is a "Southern Pacific" railroad advertisement on a billboard that states "Next Time Try the Train, Relax" showing a... more

The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn, New Mexiico. A Southern Pacific RR freight passing Vaughn

The Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Southern Pacific R.R. at Vaughn, New Mex...

12002-7. Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944. General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac Title from FSA or OWI agency caption. Addi... more

Many miles of the Southern Pacific railroad had to be enrouted and new tunnels and track constructed to take care of impounding of water by Shasta Dam. Shasta County, California

Many miles of the Southern Pacific railroad had to be enrouted and new...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

San Bernardino, California. Data on a freight car of the Southern Pacific Railroad

San Bernardino, California. Data on a freight car of the Southern Paci...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Vaughn, New Mexico. A train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad between Vaughn and Belen, New Mexico passing over the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks

Vaughn, New Mexico. A train on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railr...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Vaughn, New Mexico. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad meets the Southern Pacific Railroad as the streamliner passes near the town

Vaughn, New Mexico. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad meets t...

Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

San Bernardino, California. Data on a freight car of the Southern Pacific Railroad

San Bernardino, California. Data on a freight car of the Southern Paci...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Vaughn, New Mexico. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad meets the Southern Pacific Railroad as the streamliner passes near the town

Vaughn, New Mexico. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad meets t...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

Duors, New Mexico. Passing a water train along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad between Clovis and Vaughn, New Mexico. The railroad has no well water between Vaughn and Ricardo, New Mexico. This train delivers thirty cars of water daily at stations between Vaughn and Ricardo, New Mexico. The water is bought from the Southern Pacific Railroad, which runs it into a 200-mile pipeline

Duors, New Mexico. Passing a water train along the Atchison, Topeka, a...

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... more

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Streetcar Depot, Corner of Pershing & Dewey Avenues, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA

National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Pacific Branch, Streetc...

2014 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Honorable Mention Significance: The Streetcar Depot (or Trolley Station) is a former Southern Pacific Railroad passenger depot (1893-1908), built in the Queen Anne style. The d... more

Glendale Southern Pacific Depot, 400 West Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, Los Angeles County, CA

Glendale Southern Pacific Depot, 400 West Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, L...

2015 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Entry Significance: On March 27, 1924, the Southern Pacific Railroad opened its eagerly anticipated Glendale passenger depot to an evening of great fanfare and community praise.... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Cruzatte Tank, Milepost 545.4, McCredie Springs, Lane County, OR

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Cruzatte Tank, Milepost 545.4...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, Dorris, Siskiyou County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Natron Cutoff, Tunnel No. 18, Milepost 410, ...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Cascade Route, built as the Natron Cutoff between Black Butte, California and Natron, Oregon was one of a series of major rebuildings and realignments of the original... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (moved from Springfield, Lake County, OR), Springfield, Lane County, OR

Hayden Bridge, Spanning McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Railroad (m...

Significance: The Hayden Bridge incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column. / The Hayden Bridge was fabricated... more

Southern Pacific Railroad Shasta Route, Bridge No. 310.58, Milepost 310.58, Sims, Shasta County, CA

Southern Pacific Railroad Shasta Route, Bridge No. 310.58, Milepost 31...

Significance: The Southern Pacific Railroad Shasta Route, built as the California and Oregon Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad between Roseville, California and Portland, Oregon was the first thrust nor... more

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