Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad
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3 boxes; 1.5 linear ft.
The Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad Collection contains miscellaneous correspondence, waybills, requisitions and other records relating to the company's operation. Incorporated in 1904, the Tonopah and Tidewater Railroad operated for 35 years, connecting Ludlow, California (on the Santa Fe Railroad main line) with Beatty Nevada by way of Death Valley. “Tidewater” referred to dreams of eventually completing connections with San Diego, California. Declining mining fortunes and waning borax operations in Death Valley after 1927 caused the slow decline of the railroad, which finally ceased operations in 1940.
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