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Sutro Railroad Letters

Currency:USD Category:Western Americana / Collectibles - Railroad Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 600.00 USD
Sutro Railroad Letters
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Fabulous lot: Charles Crocker signature, Sutro Railroad and Sutro Baths letterheads, and an agreement between the railroad and baths, etc. Lot of three. 1) 1893 small letterhead from the Southern Pacific Railroad. From Charles Crocker. He tells Mr.W. C. Little that Sutro has no differences with other railroads. Charles Crocker was the American railroad executive who founded the Central Pacific Railroad, which constructed the westernmost portion of the first transcontinental railroad, and took control with partners of the Southern Pacific Railroad. Also the founder of what would become Crocker Bank. Includes his signature. 2) 1895 Sutro Railroad letterhead. From Van Frank to Sutro. Two small cars are arriving with Westinghouse air brakes. Currently 20 men are working on the power house site, 4 men on the tunnel and 13 men work at the car house. 3) Letterheads for "Sutro Baths / Sutro Heights / Sutro Pleasure Grounds." 1896 report on water with regards to the Sutro Railroad and Sutro Baths to be presented to the next Board of Directors meeting. One quick quote, "...we think it would only equitable that the Sutro Baths furnish water to the Sutro Railroad Company for Condensation purposes free..." Interesting 5 page report by A. Harrison. Date: 1873 - 1896 Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 58258