Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Records, 1903-1966
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Passaic Steel Company (Paterson, N.J.)
22.3 cu. ft
Railroad connecting Pennsylvania's Lackawanna Valley, to cities in New York including New York City and Buffalo. In 1960 it merged with the Erie Railroad in 1960, fand was renamed the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. It became part of Conrail in the 1970s.
The collection consists of: a 1903 book of photographs entitled "Illustrations Showing the Works of the Passaic Steel Company at Paterson, New Jersey"; photograph albums (including several cyanotype albums) of the port of Hoboken, the terminal and buildings and other structures; a "souvenir" photograph album of the Clarks Summit/Halstead cut-off, 1914, published by the American Society of Civil Engineers; reports from the 1950s and 1960s itemizing the precise costs of the elements of the Hoboken terminal; track maps; and approximately 10,000 oversized drawings, tracings and blueprints of structures built by the railroad.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Records, 1903-1966, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Railroads--Buildings and structures
1987.3112 (NMAH Acc.)
2007.3140 (NMAH Acc.)
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves