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Penn Central Railroad memorabilia auction poster

1972
 Collection
Identifier: 1998-261

Abstract

The Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company was the creation of a 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads. In 1970, the "Penn Central" Transportation Company filed for bankruptcy and auctioned off Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad memorabilia, pictures, and other materials. This collection consists of a poster for the auction of Penn Central railroad memorabilia. The poster includes images of lanterns and a locomotive, both in black, on brown paper with text announcing dates for auction and preview.

Dates

  • 1972

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 print, poster ; 30 x 20.75 in.

Historical Note

The Pennsylvania New York Central Transportation Company was the creation of a 1968 merger of the Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad. In 1970, the "Penn Central" Transportation Company filed for bankruptcy and auctioned off Pennsylvania Railroad and New York Central Railroad memorabilia, pictures, and other materials. Federal regulators reorganized Penn Central and a few smaller railroads as the Consolidated Railroad Corporation (Conrail) in 1976. Conrail was in operation until 1999.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a poster for the auction of Penn Central railroad memorabilia. Headline states "The Largest Auction of Railroad Memorabilia in History." The poster includes images of lanterns and a locomotive, both in black, on brown paper. Text contains "March 20-21-22 9am-5pm South Concourse 30th Street Station-Phila All items on exhibition March 13-18 Admission $2.00."

Location

AA-06.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Penn Central Railroad memorabilia auction poster
Status:
Online
Date:
2016
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
302-658-2400