A Guide to the Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Pacific Railway Records, 1907-1919
Five business ledgers, 1907-1919, record the financial transactions involved in running the Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Pacific Railway. Tracked across a dozen years are the costs of superintending rolling stock, buildings, bridges, and track positions including yard firemen, yard brakemen, yard switch tenders, road freight firemen, road freight brakemen, and road passenger firemen-all positions divided into the separate designations "white" and "colored." The varied statements of accounts contain information on the operation, physical maintenance, staffing, expenses, income, losses, and profits of this southern railroad system.
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Vicksburg, Shreveport, and Pacific Railway Records, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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