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Karl Gabosch collection of Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central ephemera

1946-1978
 Collection
Accession: 2661

Abstract

Karl Gabosch (1932-2008) was an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad Company and its successors, Penn Central and Conrail. The collection consists of a sample of company manuals, internal publications, and maps that were issued to him over the course of his career.

Dates

  • 1946-1978

Creator

Extent

14 item(s) (one half-box and 2 oversized items in MD-121)

Biographical Note

Karl Gabosch (1932-2008) was an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) and its successors, Penn Central and Conrail. He was born in Philadelphia and joined the Pennsylvania Railroad Company after military service in the 1950s. He spent his entire career with the PRR and its successors, Penn Central and Conrail, retiring in the mid-1990s. Gabosch worked in sales, freight forwarding, and car repair. For seven years in the early 1970s, he was stationed in San Francisco, forwarding freight from the Southern Pacific and Union Pacific railroads to Penn Central and Conrail.

Scope and Contents

The Karl Gabosch (1932-2008) collection of Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central ephemera consists of a sample of company manuals, internal publications, and maps that were issued to Gabosch over the course of his career. They have been preserved to complement the larger, official archives of the Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access; this collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Karl Gabosch collection of Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central ephemera
Status:
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Ashley Williams

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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