-- Historic American Engineering Record
Thanks again for the information. I'll take your word for it on the railroads that built by the previously mentioned rail lines.
The information provided was automatically included from the Library of Congress, Historic American Engineering Record for the Shasta Route bridges when the photos were uploaded. This information could be incorrect since itís about 20 years old or the researchers at the time may have not noticed the subtle name difference when compiling the document.
I do not plan to make any corrections to the data. Your post should clear up any misunderstandings to those who may be researching the Northern California/Southern Oregon Railroads.
Not to be a nitpicker, but I am going to be a nitpicker.
Only the portion of the Shasta Route between Sacramento and Ashland, Oregon was built by the California and Oregon Railroad Co. The portion of the railroad between Portland and Ashland was built by the Oregon and California Railroad Company, which was, legally, a separate entity. The Oregon and California Railroad Company was owned by Ben Holliday and later by a group of investors headed by Henry Villard, the California and Oregon Railway was not. Only after Henry Villard fell on hard times, and sold the Oregon and California Railway to the S.P. did the two companies become one.
The two railroads had two separate land grants as well, the portion in Oregon, which was returned to public ownership after the S.P. disobeyed the terms of the grant, are administered by the B.L.M. and are called the O & C Lands, not the C & O Lands.