Saturday, October 07, 2006

OSL Operation of CP Under Harriman


During the Harriman period the Oregon Short Line (UP subsidiary) leased the Central Pacific line across Nevada. This was roughly from 1904 to 1912. Photos of the original depot built at Sparks show it is clearly of a Union Pacific standard design, not an SP design, suggesting the move from Wadsworth to Sparks was under OSL auspices.

Overall, I have seen very little information about the OSL operation of CP during those years. I don't even have firm dates for the operation. Anyone with additional insight?