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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records

Creator:
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co.  Search this
Names:
Atlantic City Railroad  Search this
Mine Hill & Schuylkill Haven Railroad  Search this
Reading Belt Railroad  Search this
Bines, William H.  Search this
Boggs, George B.  Search this
Buckholz, Charles W.  Search this
Byers, Charles E.  Search this
Chamberlain, E.C.  Search this
Davis, N.M.  Search this
Gowen, Franklin B.  Search this
Jamison, Robert  Search this
Keim, George DeB  Search this
Lorenz, William  Search this
Manning, Charles P.  Search this
Nichols, Henry K.  Search this
Rice, George  Search this
Richardson, F.E.  Search this
Royers, John H.  Search this
Steele, J. Dutton  Search this
Thompson, J.W.  Search this
Whitney, E.S.  Search this
Wilson, H.T.  Search this
Wootten, John E.  Search this
Yarington, T.O.  Search this
Zacharias, H.C.  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Engineering and Industry  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (78 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence
Place:
Lackawanna County (Pa.)
Luzerne County (Pa.)
Cressona (Pa.)
Harrisburg (Pa.)
Norristown (Pa.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
New Jersey
Sumerton (Pa.)
Cheltenham (Pa.)
Sunbury (Pa.)
Reading (Pa.)
Trenton (N.J.)
Schuylkill County (Pa.)
Pennsylvania
Date:
1860-1936
Summary:
Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.
Scope and Contents:
Primarily outgoing correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, the remainder being engineering reports and other miscellaneous papers.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks consists of 219 volumes from various engineers, each with own index (1865-1892): were generated by Chief Engineer, Assistant Chief Engineer, various resident engineers, other lower-level engineers, and the Chief Road-Master. Bulk of copybooks created by William H. Bines and Henry K. Nichols during long careers with the Philadelphia & Reading. Other volumes contain letters and reports by Charles W. Buckholz, Charles E. Byers, William Lorenz, and others. Correspondence covers all aspects of the engineering operations of the railroad, much of it at highest levels, being addressed to the Presidents of the Reading. Also includes one letterbook from John E. Wooten (1865), Superintendent.

Series 2: Reports of Chief Engineer to Auditor, 1908-1910; structural design calculation notebooks, 1901-1935; right of way deeds, 1903; and tracings of assorted machine parts.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into five series.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks, 1866-1870

Series 2: Chief Engineer Standard Plans, 1904-1942 Series 3: Construction Reports, 1901-1913

Series 4: Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) Valuation of Railroads, 1913-1922

Series 5: Reports and Miscellaneous Papers, 1860-1936
Biographical / Historical:
This railroad was chartered in 1833 to provide low-cost transportation from the Schuylkill and Mahanoy anthracite coal fields in eastern Pennsylvania to Philadelphia. Main line from Philadelphia to Pottsville opened 1842. Reading expanded by acquiring other railroads, and by 1869 had monopoly of coal traffic from Schuylkill anthracite region.

Expansion accelerated when Franklin B. Gowen became president (1869) and attempted to dominate entire anthracite trade. Purchased Schuylkill Canal (1870) to eliminate competition for coal trade; then organized the Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Company in 1871 to purchase and operate coal mines; secured over 40 percent of U.S. anthracite reserves, but debt incurred led railroad to bankruptcy and receivership (1880). Gowen's reckless style drove the Reading into second receivership (1886), and he was forced to resign.

Gowen's Successor, Archibald A. McLeod, tried to increase company control over anthracite trade (1892-1893), then control of several New England railroads. The Reading went bankrupt again and McLeod was ousted. In a reorganization (1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad and the Coal & Iron Company became properties of the Reading Company, a holding company. Later additions to system were infrequent and largely confined to short branches and improvements inalignment. Due to anti-trust proceedings, company divested mining subsidiary (1923) and merged wholly owned railroad companies into an operating company. Acquired Lehigh & Susquehanna Railroad 1963, went bankrupt in early 1970s, and conveyed portions of its lines to Conrail (1976). The reorganized Reading Company retains real estate and other non-rail holdings.
Related Materials:
Hagley Museum & Library, Manuscripts & Archives Department, P.O. Box 3630, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.
Provenance:
Collection donated by the Reading Company, Philadelphia, Pa., 1960s.
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:
Railroad accidents  Search this
Railroad engineering  Search this
Railroads -- New Jersey  Search this
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Coal -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Engineering  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Railroad engineers  Search this
Coal -- Transportation  Search this
Anthracite coal industry  Search this
Railroads -- Surveying  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads -- Signalling  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Railroads -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Right of way deeds
Reports
Letterpress copybooks
Mechanical drawings
Estimates
Financial statements
Circular letters
Bills
Accident reports
Correspondence -- 1930-1950
Citation:
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0208
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Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e44f13bf-04bf-4b9e-a922-1f180aa7a596
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0208

Silphium asteriscus var. trifoliatum (L.) Clevinger

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Barbara A. Andreas  Search this
Place:
Portage County, Ohio. Common; lightly wooded area near button-bush swamp, E end of "Mosquito Trail", Towner's Woods, E of Co. Rd. 145 and S of Conrail tracks, SE ¼ Sec. 53, Franklin Twp., Ohio, United States, North America
Collection Date:
20 Jul 1978
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Silphium asteriscus var. trifoliatum (L.) Clevinger
Barcode:
01750770
USNM Number:
3015164
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c1aeebea-5e1c-46be-b431-10cbed21c6bf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12997941

[Trade catalogs from Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail)]

Company Name:
Consolidated Rail Corp. (Conrail)  Search this
Related companies:
Conrail  Search this
Notes content:
1991 annual report. Strategic plan, 1978.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Color images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_11097
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_11097

Vaccinium corymbosum L.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
R. B. Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Shrub thicket with sphagnous pockets.  Search this
Place:
Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227., Charles, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Ericales Ericaceae Vaccinioideae
Published Name:
Vaccinium corymbosum L.
Barcode:
00680069
USNM Number:
3434060
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
DC Flora
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33c3e4d04-fa04-4202-9cde-fa267548c751
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2831949

Cirsium discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Barbara A. Andreas  Search this
Place:
Wayne County, rare; RR right-of-way on S side of Conrail tracks, N of pasture, W. of Co. Rd. 149, SW ¼ Sec 21, Clinton Twp., Ohio, United States, North America
Collection Date:
15 Aug 1978
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Carduoideae
Published Name:
Cirsium discolor (Muhl. ex Willd.) Spreng.
Barcode:
02156757
USNM Number:
3015028
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bdc08f94-7e4a-47cd-9a99-16191bda69ba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12977778

Oenothera biennis L.

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Barbara A. Andreas  Search this
Place:
Between Co. Rd. 70 and Conrail tracks, Congress Twp., Wayne, Ohio, United States, North America
Collection Date:
31 Aug 1977
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Myrtales Onagraceae
Published Name:
Oenothera biennis L.
Barcode:
00613991
USNM Number:
3012039
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/360b16310-4b2a-4b43-b594-ee27a8ec79aa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2053254

Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Meghan Tice  Search this
Place:
Charles County: Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.
Barcode:
00680076
USNM Number:
3434047
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3bddc076a-d4ae-4e95-a4cb-146123fc3701
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13630809

Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Roderick H. Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Shrub thicket with sphagnous pockets.  Search this
Place:
Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227., Charles, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Cyperaceae Cyperoideae
Published Name:
Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3845ccfa8-37da-4da0-b882-63dcaf0d04d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10972034

Euthamia graminifolia var. nuttalii (S.W. Greene) W. Stone

Biogeographical Region:
75 - Northeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Barbara A. Andreas  Search this
Place:
Wayne County, W side of Twp. Rd. 232, between Co. Rd. 70 and Conrail tracks, E ½ Sec. 5, Congress Twp., Ohio, United States, North America
Collection Date:
31 Aug 1977
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Asterales Asteraceae Asteroideae
Published Name:
Euthamia graminifolia var. nuttalii (S.W. Greene) W. Stone
Barcode:
01692503
USNM Number:
3015126
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3c82750dc-dab7-4630-9fef-83b2f1ba9fcb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_12718846

Polygala mariana Mill.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Meghan Tice  Search this
Place:
Charles County: Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227., Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Polygalaceae
Published Name:
Polygala mariana Mill.
Barcode:
00680072
USNM Number:
3434043
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/329e5f0fa-b803-4dc7-b851-f0f80a3c5b50
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_14835396

Baptisia tinctoria (L.) W.T. Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Rod Simmons  Search this
Meghan Tice  Search this
Place:
Charles County: Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct US-301 and Sr 227, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) W.T. Aiton
Barcode:
00680077
USNM Number:
3434048
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3606ad006-c9f4-40e8-bfb8-cf52a4db9ca3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13238746

Oriskany Quartzite

Collector:
Bob Winters  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Lambertville, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
Not given
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A598789-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/36dc2e788-02d6-42ba-b752-c4a8538938dd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12616346

Tripoli Decomposed Limestone & Chert

Collector:
Jack Holland  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
Oct 1999
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A598832-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3390100fa-6b76-467f-9210-587e88d7abc0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12616392

Susquehanna River Chert

Collector:
Jack Holland  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
13 Mar 1997
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A599476-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f942790d-ec6b-49d7-b4ea-693b3b96c890
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12617083

Oriskany Chert (AKA Ridgeley)

Collector:
J. D. Holland  Search this
Philip LaPorta  Search this
Hugh Jarvis  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Smithfield Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
23 Mar 1995
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A599488-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/331ee83f3-9891-47e0-9e4b-cf2faa6363bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12617095

Oriskany Sandstone

Collector:
Bob Scheetz  Search this
Donor Name:
Estate Of John D. Holland  Search this
Object Type:
Stone
Place:
Morgan County, West Virginia, United States, North America
Accession Date:
29 Dec 2016
Collection Date:
Not given
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
2071475
USNM Number:
A599802-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33dfaf9dd-0514-4f5b-a286-5b6e0019b648
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_12617425

Baptisia tinctoria (L.) W.T. Aiton

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Roderick H. Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Shrub thicket with sphagnous pockets.  Search this
Place:
Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227., Charles, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Fabaceae Papilionoideae
Published Name:
Baptisia tinctoria (L.) W.T. Aiton
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3b4bd189d-8ea0-4864-a0df-8633125c7ba9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10972072

Polygala mariana Mill.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Mark T. Strong  Search this
L. Aronica  Search this
Roderick H. Simmons  Search this
M. Tice  Search this
Microhabitat Description:
Shrub thicket with sphagnous pockets.  Search this
Place:
Headwaters of Kerrick Swamp, SE side of Conrail rail tracks, just NE of its jct. With Jaybee Lane, White Plains, 0.7 km S of jct. US-301 and SR 227., Charles, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
24 Jun 2001
Taxonomy:
Plantae Dicotyledonae Fabales Polygalaceae
Published Name:
Polygala mariana Mill.
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3043e3e19-75d5-4258-8cc4-d91794fa7f1e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10972180

Conrail (USRA)

Collection Collector:
Watkins, J. Elfreth (John Elfreth), 1852-1903  Search this
Collection Creator:
White, John H., 1933-  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 19
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.
Collection Citation:
John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection, ca. 1830-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection
John H. White, Jr. Railroad Reference Collection / Series 4: Railroad Companies and Lines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8fedfd39c-850e-4f4b-a8f2-c8e85ca00141
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0523-ref518

Erie Railroad Collection

Creator:
Erie Railroad Company  Search this
Olevsky, Walter  Search this
Donor:
ConRail  Search this
Collector:
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Work and Industry  Search this
Extent:
57 Cubic feet (60 boxes, 97 map-folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Mechanical drawings
Tracings
Glass negatives
Photographs
Drawings
Date:
circa 1880-1980
Scope and Contents:
Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; 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; and two cubic feet of photoprints made from negatives in the Erie Railroad Collection.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into seven series. Series 1: Photographs

Series 2: Glass Plate Negatives Series 3: Lists Series 4: Subject Files Series 5: Specifications for Bridges, Buildings and Terminals Series 6: Drawings Series 7: Bridge Notebooks
Biographical / Historical:
The Erie Railroad was founded in 1832 by large group of investors from the Southern Tier Counties of New York. Among these investors, businessman Eleazar Lord had been among the originators and later became the first president of the company. The railroad's construction took place from 1832 to 1851 with a seven-year pause between 1842 and 1849.

At the time of its completion, the Erie Railroad was the largest railway system in the United States, both in length, 446 miles, and in gauge, six feet. Thanks to its tracks span from New Jersey to Illinois and itsabove-average gauge, it could transport larger cargo.

Throughout its history the company underwent numerous bankruptcies and merged with several companies. The first merger was in 1960 with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad creating the Erie Lackawanna Railroad. The second was in 1976 when the once-again bankrupt company merged with five other lines to create Conrail.

Source

Allegany County Historical Society, Andover, New York

https://www.alleganyhistory.org/culture/transportation/railroads/erie-railroad/1060-the-erie-railroad (Last accessed on Decemeber 3, 2019)
Provenance:
Originally collected by the National Museum of American History's Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering's reference collection.

In 1978, 668 glass plate negatives documenting Erie railroad stations were purchaed from Walter Olevsky; in 1987 drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation were donated; and in 2007, two cubic feet of photoprints and nine cubic feet of archival records were transferred from the Division of Work and Industry to the Archives Center.
Restrictions:
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
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:
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Railroads -- Employees  Search this
Railroads -- Rolling-stock  Search this
Railroad tracksdrawings  Search this
Railroad stations -- United States  Search this
Railroads -- 20th century  Search this
Railroads -- 19th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Mechanical drawings
Tracings
Glass negatives
Photographs -- 19th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Drawings
Citation:
Erie Railroad Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1082
See more items in:
Erie Railroad Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep867520079-bbe3-4fbe-9b75-cf3ba7872c37
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1082
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