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A record of the transportation exhibits at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 by James Dredge

Author:
Dredge, James 1840-1906  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 779 pages, 192 pl illustrations 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1894
Topic:
Horse-drawn rail cars  Search this
Locomotives  Search this
Ordnance  Search this
Railroad cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroad cars  Search this
Ship models  Search this
Transportation  Search this
Call number:
T500.H1T7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_950066

Lehigh Valley Railroad Records

Source:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Creator:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company  Search this
Former owner:
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3.25 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Payrolls
Blueprints
Reports
Date:
1882-1936.
Scope and Contents note:
Papers and photographs relating to the infrastructure of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, including correspondence, blueprints, inspection reports, plat books, and photographs of tracks and bridges. .
Biographical/Historical note:
The Lehigh Valley Railroad was incorporated in 1846 as the Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company. In 1853, the name was changed to Lehigh Valley Railroad. It was one of a number of railroads built in the northeastern United States primarily to haul anthracite coal.
Related Archival Materials:
Additional Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Records are at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Division of Work and Industry,,National Museum of American History, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20560.
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:
Railroad bridges  Search this
Railroads -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Railroads -- Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads -- Buildings and structures  Search this
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1920-1940
Correspondence
Payrolls
Blueprints
Reports
Citation:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Records, 1882-1936, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1046
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1046

Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records

Collector:
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Transportation, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
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
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (55 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 two series.

Series 1: Letterpress Copybooks

Series 2: Reports and Miscellaneous papers
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
See more items in:
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0208

DiréDaoua : les ateliers = Dire Dawa : the workshops / Hugues Fontaine

Title:
Dire Dawa : the workshops
Author:
Fontaine, Hugues  Search this
Lambert, Matthieu Germain  Search this
Javelot, Pierre  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Ethiopia
Dirē Dawa
Date:
2012
Topic:
Railroad yards  Search this
Machine shops  Search this
Railroad cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Locomotives--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads--Employees  Search this
Call number:
HE3972 .F66 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1088591

Railway maintenance : the men and machines that keep the railroads running / Brian Solomon

Author:
Solomon, Brian 1966-  Search this
Physical description:
127 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
Topic:
Railroads--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_716480

[Trade catalogs on track tools ... ]

Author:
Woodings-Verona Tool Works  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<2> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1933
1933-
Topic:
Railroads--Track--Maintenance and repair--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
054172
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730882

Track labor cost data / by Bruce V. Crandall

Author:
Crandall, Bruce V (Bruce Verne) b. 1873  Search this
Physical description:
110 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1920
C1920
Topic:
Railroad tracks  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads--Employees  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614228

Bulletin / American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association

Author:
American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Railroad engineering--Periodicals  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TF1 .A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508142

Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association

Author:
American Railway Engineering Association  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Railroad engineering--Periodicals  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TF1 .A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508143

Bulletin / American Railway Engineering Association

Author:
American Railway Engineering Association  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Railroad engineering--Periodicals  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
TF1 .A44
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508144

Repairs of railway car equipment : with prices of labor and material : a reference book for railway officials, with average shop cost of repairs to passenger and freight cars / by H.M. Perry

Author:
Perry, H. M  Search this
Physical description:
172 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1899
Topic:
Railroad cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads--Passenger-cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads--Freight-cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TF600 .P47 1899
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_542229

Railway car shop maintenance, especially prepared for the education and training of railway carmen, by Walter Dunham and the staff of the American Technical Society in cooperation with a group of railway mechanical officials

Author:
Dunham, Walter 1873-  Search this
American Technical Society  Search this
Physical description:
b-k, 244 p. illus., plans 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1942
Topic:
Railroad repair shops  Search this
Railroad cars--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_543338

Railroad car facts : statistics on car building & car repairing, 1961

Title:
Statistics on car building & car repairing, 1961
Statistics on car building and car repairing, 1961
Author:
American Railway Car Institute  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 81, [13] p. : charts ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1962
Topic:
Railroads--Cars--Statistics  Search this
Railroads--Cars--Maintenance and repair--Statistics  Search this
Call number:
HE2713 .S73 1962
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544082

Statistics : car building and car repairing, 1944

Title:
Car building and car repairing, 1944
Author:
American Railway Car Institute  Search this
Physical description:
v, 48, 8 leaves : charts (some folded) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
[1945?]
Topic:
Railroads--Cars--Statistics  Search this
Railroads--Cars--Maintenance and repair--Statistics  Search this
Call number:
HE2713 .S73 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544083

Railway track & structures cyclopedia

Title:
Railway track and structure cyclopedia
Author:
American Railway Engineering Association  Search this
Association of American Railroads Signal Section  Search this
Physical description:
854 p. : illus. ; 30 cm
Type:
Encyclopedias
Date:
1955
Topic:
Railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Railroads--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Call number:
TF240 .R35 1955
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546826

Maintenance of way plans : containing plans approved as standard, also those in use but not fully recognized as standards / compiled in the Office of Engineer of Maintenance of Way

Title:
Pennsylvania Railroad, maintenance of way plans
Author:
Pennsylvania Railroad Office of Engineer of Maintenance of Way  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Railroad  Search this
Physical description:
122 leaves : ill., plans ; 19 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1901
Topic:
Railroads--Rails--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TF530 .P46 1901
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546827

Standard maintenance of way plans / compiled in the Office of Chief Engineer of Maintenance of Way

Title:
Pennsylvania Railroad, standard maintenance of way plans
Author:
Pennsylvania Railroad Office of Chief Engineer of Maintenance of Way  Search this
Subject:
Pennsylvania Railroad  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 120 leaves : ill., plans ; 19 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1906
[1906]
Topic:
Railroads--Rails--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TF530 .P46 1906
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546828

Operation of railroads : maintenance of way and structures / War Department

Title:
Maintenance of way and structures
Author:
United States War Department  Search this
Subject:
United States Army Military Railway Service  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 124 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1945
Topic:
Military railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Military railroads--Management  Search this
Call number:
UG345 .U58 1945
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546829

Improvements at Defiance, Ohio, June-November 1916 / Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company

Author:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company  Search this
Physical description:
[35] leaves : all ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ohio
Defiance
Date:
1916
[1916]
Topic:
Railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TF530 .B19 1916
TF530.B19 1916
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401762

Manual of recommended practice for railway engineering and maintenance of way, containing the definitions, specifications and principles of practice adopted and recommended by the American railway engineering and maintenance of way association. Publication approved by the Board of direction

Author:
American Railway Engineering Association  Search this
Physical description:
291 p. illus., fold. tables, diagrs. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
[1907?]
Topic:
Railway Engineering  Search this
Railroads--Maintenance and repair  Search this
Call number:
TF145 .A51 1907
TF145.A51 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436659

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