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Railroad History Collection of America

Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Former owner:
Jiranek, Andrew  Search this
Mathis-Oster, Patricia  Search this
Perrin, Francis  Search this
Extent:
13 Cubic feet (13 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Annual reports
Brochures
Charts
Color photographs
Manuals
Schedules
Scrapbooks
Timetables
Date:
1922-2000
bulk 1968-1990
Summary:
The collection documents railroad ephemera, primarily relating to Amtrak and Conrail.
Content Description:
The collection contains photographs, internal documents such as safety and procedures manuals, employee copies of schedules, a scrapbook of clippings and photographs, brochures, timetables, advertising, "consists" (i.e., listings of which types of cars were on each train and in what order), maintenance regulations, track charts, publications such as annual reports, maps, etc. The collection relates almost entirely to Amtrak and Conrail. A file on fellow railroad collector and enthusiast is also included.
Arrangement:
Collection is unarranged.
Provenance:
The collection had been the property of Railroad History Collection of America, Inc., which was liquidated after the death of the corporation's owner, Frank Perrin. The collection was donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by the heir, Patricia Mathis-Oster, through attorney Andrew Jiranek, Receiver.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Maps  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Railroads -- Trains  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Railroads -- Employees  Search this
Railroads -- History  Search this
Technical manuals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Annual reports
Brochures
Charts
Color photographs
Manuals
Schedules
Scrapbooks
Timetables
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1327
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1327

Photographs

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref1

Operating Rules and Instructions

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref2

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref3

Timetables

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Box 5
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref4

Track Charts

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 6
Box 12
Box 13
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref5

Maintenance Programs and Track Charts

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 7
Box 8
Box 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref6

Publications

Collection Creator:
Amtrak  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Container:
Box 10
Box 11
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
See more items in:
Railroad History Collection of America
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1327-ref7

Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera

Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
1.3 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Memoranda
Pamphlets
Correspondence
Forms (documents)
Letters
Instructional materials
Manuals
Timetables
Date:
1910-1986
Scope and Contents:
Printed materials collected by Metz during his railroad career, including timetables, rule books, operational manuals, safety manuals, labor union materials, regulations, Metz' IDs and certifications, blank company forms, company newsletters, and internal memoranda and correspondence. The papers relate to several railroads: Western Maryland Railway Company, the Reading Co., Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and Conrail. Unions for which papers are included in the collection are the United Transportation Union, the Brotherhood of Railway Carmen, and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen.
Arrangement:
9 series: Series 1, Western Maryland Railway Company; Series 2, Reading Company; Series 3, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad; Series 4, Pennsylvania Railroad; Series 5, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; Series 6, Chessie System; Series 7, ConRail; Series 8, Labor Union materials; Series 9: Miscellaneous papers, relating to various companies.
Biographical / Historical:
Railroad brakeman.
Provenance:
Donated by Wilbur L. Metz in 1996.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Labor unions  Search this
Railroad companies  Search this
Railroad engineering  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Employees  Search this
Railroads -- Maryland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Memoranda
Pamphlets -- 20th century
Correspondence -- 20th century
Forms (documents)
Letters
Instructional materials
Manuals
Timetables
Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1172
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1172

Western Maryland Railway Co.

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1172, Series 1
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref512

Timetables

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref513

Books of rules

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref514

Operational manuals

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref515

Safety manuals

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref516

Labor union agreements

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref517

Employee phone directory

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Series 1: Western Maryland Railway Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref518

Reading Company

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref519

Timetables

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Reading Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref520

Safety manuals

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Reading Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref521

Rule books

Collection Creator:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Reading Company  Search this
United Transportation Union  Search this
Pennsylvania Railroad.  Search this
Western Maryland Railway Company  Search this
Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America  Search this
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen (U.S.)  Search this
Chessie System, inc.  Search this
ConRail  Search this
Collection Collector:
Metz, Wilbur L.  Search this
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera, 1910-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera
Wilbur L. Metz Collection of Railroad Ephemera / Reading Company
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1172-ref522

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