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Conrail photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-231
Abstract: The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) was incorporated in October 1974. It was formed under the auspices of the United States Railway Association, a quasi-public agency established for the purpose of solving the problems of bankrupt railroads in the Northeast and Midwest. The Conrail photograph collection consists of a large number of images from its company files, but the majority of the material comes from its predecessor companies: Pennsylvania Railroad and Penn Central Transportation Company. These items are predominanatly composed of photographs, negatives, transparencies, lantern slides, and films.
Dates: 1900-1979

David H. Cope photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-242
Abstract: David Harrison Cope (1913-2001) held a lifelong interest in railroads and, in particular, steam locomotives. He began collecting photographs at an early age. This collection primarily consists of black and white photographs and negatives of steam locomotives from a variety of railroads, but it includes some other rolling stock, station photos, related railroad items such as coaling stations and some street railroads, interurbans, and trolley images.
Dates: 1890-1988

Harry R. Hippler collection of Pennsylvania Railroad negatives

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-279
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. Harry Richmond Hippler (1875-1958) was a pharmacist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and an avid amateur photographer. This collection contains negatives primarily of Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) train cars, both interior and exterior views. There are also images of train tracks, bridges, construction and other railroad related images. The bulk of the photographs date from the 1910s through the 1940s. It is possible that Harry R. Hippler was the photographer of some of the photographs in the collection.
Dates: 1832-1947; Majority of material found within 1905-1945

Jill Jonnes research notes for Conquering Gotham

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Identifier: 2404
Abstract: Jill Jonnes (1952-) is a freelance writer who has published a number of books on technology and society, including Conquering Gotham in 2007, which is an account of the design and construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad's New York improvements. The collection is comprised of Jonnes' research notes for writing the book, almost entirely of photocopies of letters, reports, newspaper articles, and extracts from books.
Dates: 2001-2006

John F. Tucker collection of Philadelphia transit photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-224
Abstract: John Foster Tucker III (1950-2008) was a Philadelphia-born rail transit operating official and rail history enthusiast. This collection consists of photographs of trolleys, trains, rails lines, and rail stations in Philadelphia and the city's Pennsylvania suburbs, as well as offices, maintenance shops, and garages used by transit authorities. Most of the collection is devoted to SEPTA, but predecessor companies PTC (Philadelphia Transportation Company) and PSTC (Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company) are also represented.
Dates: 1905-2004; bulk 1966-1990

Joseph T. Richards portfolio of notes and drawings on the Pennsylvania Station project

 Collection
Identifier: 2471
Abstract: Joseph T. Richards (1845-1933) was a career civil engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company who participated in several of their large construction projects in the first decade of the twentieth century. The records consist of the contents of a small portfolio of documents relating to the construction of Pennsylvania Station and its associated yards and terminals.
Dates: 1902-1913

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1917
Abstract: The Lehigh Valley Railroad Company was one of the major anthracite railroads and formed a secondary trunk line between Jersey City, New Jersey and Buffalo, New York. Their records consist of minute books, corporate histories, voluntary reorganization plans, and an illustrated brochure on Claremont Terminal.
Dates: 1847-1971

Locomotives and views of Mauch Chunk contact photographs and negatives

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-092
Abstract: This collection consists of glass plate negatives and photographic copy prints which were made directly from the negatives. The images document an array of subjects, though the majority of the images are of locomotives, railroad cars, railroad stations, and other railroad infrastructure. Various landscape and cityscape photographs are also included. Where it is possible to identify the locations, the majority of images document sites in Pennsylvania, though photographs of sites in New York state and Ontario are also present.
Dates: circa 1860-1950

Louis T. Klauder and Associates, Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project photographs

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Identifier: 2014-258
Abstract: Louis T. Klauder and Associates (LTK) is a professional rail transportation engineering consulting firm. LTK were hired to work as consulting engineers for a joint project of the United States Department of Transportation and Pennsylvania Railroad called the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project. This collection contains aerial photographs of the Northeast Corridor railroad route from New York to Boston taken between 1951 and 1965. These images were used to aid in the project. These aerial photographs make up a bulk of the collection. There are several sets of images that show train station exteriors along several routes on the Northeast Corridor. Thirty-eight photographs show the projects test track at Pueblo Army Depot in Colorado. There are four press photographs for Inflight Motion Pictures Inc. and a few renderings of proposed trains.
Dates: 1951-1970; bulk 1957-1963

Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) maps accompanying general orders

 Collection
Identifier: 2493
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and tratffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century until the decline of the northeast's and midwest's dominance of manufacturing. This small collection consists of six schematic diagrams of racks and signals placed in service or removed from service, mostly in connection with the step-by-step construction of the Philadelphia Improvements of 1927 to 1952.
Dates: 1937-1942; undated

Pennsylvania Railroad stations and bridges viewbook

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-222
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to complete an all-railroad network across the state. Between 1855 and 1874, the PRR underwent rapid expansion and emerged as one of the two largest railroad systems in the region east of the Mississippi and north of the Ohio. In 1910, the PRR entered Manhattan through tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers. This is a viewbook or souvenir album containing views related to the Pennsylvania Railroad in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, including stations, bridges, and tracks.
Dates: undated

Pennsylvania Railroad stations and Whitney Dam, North Carolina postcards

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-234
Abstract: This is a small collection of three postcards. Two postcards have images of Pennsylvania Railroad stations in Greensburg and Swissvale, Pennsylvania. The third postcard is an advertisement for Pennsylvania Cement Co. showing the Whitney (N.C.) Dam. The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to completing an all-rail road across the state. In 1857 the Pennsylvania Railroad purchased the old Main Line system and eventually brought the entire line from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh under one management.
Dates: 1909-1912

Philadelphia railroad stations, Red Arrow Lines trolley track and bus photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-238
Abstract: The Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company operated bus and trolley lines, many of which originated in Upper Darby Township on the western border of Philadelphia and served Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties. Suburban Station and the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company building are both located in Center City. The Red Arrow transportation lines are found in Philadelphia's western suburbs. This small collection consists of photographs of Suburban Station, railroad and trolley tracks, and bus shelters.
Dates: 1926-1965

Railroad postcards collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-229
Abstract: Collectors of railroad memorabilia often also collected postcards. Railroad postcards generally picture stations, engines, bridges, route scenery, railcar interiors, and accidents. Some collectors sought specific railroads. This collection is over a thousand postcards related to railroads. The collection has been arranged into two series: Railroad stations and Railroad cars and trains. This is an artificial collection assembled from various donors.
Dates: 1903-1972

Reading Company photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-430
Abstract: The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
Dates: circa 1842-1960

Reading Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1520
Abstract: Chartered in 1871, Reading Company was the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coal mines assembled by the predecessor Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company between 1833 and 1896. The collection consists of the corporate records of the Reading Company (1871-1976), the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company (1833-1896), the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Company (1896-1923), and 159 predecessors and subsidiaries.
Dates: 1795-1979

Reading Terminal Centennial calendar

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-203
Abstract: The Reading Terminal was a train station serving passenger trains in Philadelphia from 1893 until 1984. This calendar was produced by the Reading Company Technical & Historical Society. It is illustrated with archival photographs from a variety of published and private sources.
Dates: 1993

Red Arrow Lines photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1972-438
Abstract: Red Arrow Lines, Inc. was a suburban transit company. This collection contains photographs of Red Arrow Lines transit vehicles and stations that were used in book R. DeGraw, Red Arrow Lines.
Dates: 1899-1970

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Atterbury, William Wallace, 1866-1935 1
Baer, George F. (George Frederick), 1842-1914 1
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Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
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Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
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Coal Ridge Improvement and Coal Company 1
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Consolidated Real Estate Company 1
Cope, David H., 1913-2001 1
Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
Coxe Brothers & Company, Incorporated 1
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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company 1
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Dice, Agnew T. (Agnew Thomson), 1862-1932 1
Dickson, Samuel, 1837-1915 1
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Easton and Amboy Railroad Company 1
Easton and Northern Railroad Company 1
Emlen, William F. (William Fishbourn), 1787-1866 1
Empire Transportation Company 1
Ewing, Charles H., 1866-1935 1
Fall Brook Railway Company 1
Fell, J. Gillingham (Joseph Gillingham), 1816-1878 1
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912 1
Gerard, Felix Roy, 1887-1947 1
Glen Summit Hotel and Land Company 1
Gowan & Marx 1
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
Greenville and Hudson Railway Company 1
Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
Hazleton Coal Company 1
Highland Coal Company 1
Hippler, Harry R. 1
Ironton Railroad Company 1
Irvington Railroad Company 1
J.P. Morgan & Co 1
Jennings, William Nicholson, 1860-1946 1
Jersey Central Transportation Company 1
Jersey City Belt Line Railway Company 1
Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Company 1
Junction Railroad Company 1
Kerr, Duncan J. (Duncan John), 1883-1940 1
Knight, Edward C. (Edward Collings), 1813-1892 1
Knights of Labor 1
LTK Engineering Services 1
Laclede Steel Company 1
Lawrence S. Williams, Inc 1
Lehigh & Susquehanna Rail Road (Firm) 1
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company 1
Lehigh Valley Coal Company 1
Lehigh Valley Harbor Terminal Railway Company 1
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company of New Jersey 1
Lehigh Valley Terminal Railway Company 1
Lehigh Valley Transportation Company 1
Lehigh and Hudson River Railway 1
Lehigh and Luzerne Railroad Company 1
Lehigh and Mahanoy Railroad Company 1
Lehigh and New York Railroad Company 1
Lehigh-Buffalo Terminal Railway Corporation 1
Lewis, Edwin M. 1
Locust Mountain Coal and Iron Company 1
Loomis, E. E. (Edward Eugene) 1
Lorenz, William, 1826-1884 1
Louis T. Klauder and Associates 1
Loyalsock Railroad Company 1
Major, Cedric A. (Cedric Aylwin), 1891-1961 1
Mansion House Hotel Company (Mauch Chunk, Pa.) 1
McLeod, A. A. (Archibald Angus), 1848-1902 1
Middle Coal Company 1
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