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Scope and Contents

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Index Terms

Administrative Information

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Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company Minute Book, 1895-1900



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company
Title: Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company Minute Book
Dates: 1895-1900
Abstract: Minute book of the Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company.
Extent: 1 inch
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

What later became the Austin Dam and Suburban Railway was originally built by the city of Austin in 1891 and ran from the city to the site of Austin Dam, a distance of 4.75 miles. The Austin Dam and Suburban was chartered on July 16, 1895, and purchased the line from the city of Austin for $43,500. The railroad was electrified and operated as a streetcar line through Austin to a pleasure park near the dam. In the spring of 1899 an additional 1.5 miles of track was constructed. After the destruction of Austin Dam by a flood in April 1900, the railroad ceased operations until May 1904. The company was sold at foreclosure on June 7, 1902, and acquired by George J. Gould three days later. Under the provisions of an ordinance approved June 10, 1903, the company abandoned and removed its tracks from certain streets and acquired the right to operate what remained as a steam railroad. Service over the Austin Dam and Suburban was provided by the International and Great Northern Railroad Company, whose successor acquired the line in 1923. On March 1, 1956, the company, along with its parent, was merged into the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.

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Scope and Contents

Minute book of the Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Austin, Texas.
Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company.
Transit systems, Local.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Austin Dam and Suburban Railroad Company Minute Book, 1895-1900, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L117 Minute Book, 1895-1900

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