Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
57 cu. ft
Chartered in 1835, the Erie Railroad operated in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, originally connecting New York City with Lake Erie. It eventually expanded westward to Cleveland and Chicago. In 1960 the Erie merged with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad to form the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, becoming part of Conrail in 1976.
1978 acquisition: Six hundred sixty eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad Company. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels. 1987 acquisition: A collection of drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation. Included are linen tracings, blueprints, and mechanical copies. 2007 Transfer: Approximately two cubic feet of photoprints made from negatives in the Erie Railroad Collection.
Erie Railroad Collection, ca. 1860-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History