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Mendes Cohen report on the economy of a new system of working the engines on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company

Accession: 0460

Mendes Cohen (1831-1915) worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, chiefly in the Motive Power Department, from 1851 to 1855, where he adaptated wood-burning locomotives to coal-burning and devised the method for handling traffic on the 10% temporary grade over the Kingwood Tunnel. The report covers a series of tests and improvements conducted in 1853 and 1854 with the aim of reducing flue wear and tear and fuel consumption in the large coal-burning engines

Dates: 1854

Ramsay family papers

Accession: 2014

William Gouverneur Ramsay (1866-1916) was a civil engineer for railroads and explosives corporations, including Repauno Chemical Company, Great Northern, and DuPont Company. His wife, Caroline “Lena” Johnston Canby (1872-1958) was interested in cultural and educational institutions and traveled extensively. The Ramsay family papers primarily consist of William G. Ramsay's personal and business papers, as well as his family's personal papers which primarily consist of correspondence, much of it between William Ramsay and Lena Ramsay prior to and after their marriage. the letters describe social life in Wilmington, literature, courtship and marriage, household administration, family life, child rearing and health.

Dates: 1828-1958

Reading Company records

Accession: 1520

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

Robert E. Wilhelm, Jr. collection of Red Clay Valley materials

Accession: 2017-238

Chartered in 1869, the Wilmington & Western Rail Road Company formed to create a rail line connecting Wilmington, Delaware, with Landenberg, Pennsylvania. A non-profit organization, Historic Red Clay Valley, Inc. (HRCV)., formed in 1960 and today operates the line as a heritage railroad. The collection includes eight maps of the line created by the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1918 and two publications concerning the history of both the Wilmington & Western Railroad line and HRCV.

Dates: 1918; 1992; 2016

The Fair of the Iron Horse : Baltimore and Ohio Centenary Exhibition and Pageant souvenir postcards

Accession: 1995-280

The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was the first common carrier railroad in the nation began operating in 1827. It spanned as far north as New York and as far west as St. Louis and Chicago. This is a small collection of souvenir postcards that were published for the The Fair of the Iron Horse, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's centenary exhibition and pageant of 1927. It was held near Baltimore, Maryland.

Dates: 1927

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Adams Express Company 1
American Railway Association 1
Association of American Railroads 1
Association of Railway Executives (U.S.) 1
Baer, George F. (George Frederick), 1842-1914 1
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Baird, Matthew, 1817-1877 1
Baldwin Locomotive Works 1
Baltimore and Philadelphia Railroad Company 1
Beech Creek Railroad Company 1
Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
Biddle, Edward R. (Edward Robert) 1
Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company 1
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Central Railroad of New Jersey 1
Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company 1
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company 1
Cohen, Mendes, 1831-1915 1
Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company 1
Dice, Agnew T. (Agnew Thomson), 1862-1932 1
Dickson, Samuel, 1837-1915 1
Drexel, Morgan & Co 1
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 1
Elmira, Cortland, 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
Furness, Frank, 1839-1912 1
Gowan & Marx 1
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
Great Northern Manufacturing and Supply Company 1
Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
Hayes, S. J. (Samuel J.), 1816-1882 1
J.P. Morgan & Co 1
Jersey Central Transportation Company 1
Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Company 1
Junction Railroad Company 1
Knight, Edward C. (Edward Collings), 1813-1892 1
Knights of Labor 1
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878 1
Lehigh & Susquehanna Rail Road (Firm) 1
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company 1
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 1
Lewis, Edwin M. 1
Lorenz, William, 1826-1884 1
McLeod, A. A. (Archibald Angus), 1848-1902 1
Montour Iron Company 1
Montour Iron and Steel Company 1
National Company 1
New York Central Railroad Company 1
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad Company 1
New York and Long Branch Railroad 1
Nichols, Henry K. (Henry Kuhl), 1830-1904 1
Nicolls, G. A. (Gustavus A.), 1817-1886 1
Norfolk and Western Railway Company 1
Osborne, John H. (John Humfrey), 1818-1894 1
Pennsylvania Coal Company 1
Pennsylvania Railroad 1
Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 1
Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company 1
Philadelphia and Reading Relief Association 1
Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad 1
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency 1
Powelton Iron and Coal Company 1
Pullman Company 1
Ramsay family 1
Ramsay, Caroline Canby, 1872-1958 1
Ramsay, William G. (William Gouverneur), 1866 - 1916 1
Reading Company 1
Reading Iron Company 1
Reading Terminal (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Repauno Chemical Company 1
Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891 1
Robinson, Wirt, 1806-1865 1
Sayre, Robert H. (Robert Heysham), 1824-1907 1
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 1
Tamaqua and Lansford Street Railway Company 1
Temple Iron Company 1
Tide-Water Pipe Company, Limited 1
Toland, Henry 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
United States Express Company 1
United States Railroad Administration 1
United States Railroad Labor Board 1
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission 1
Voorhees, Theodore, 1847-1916 1
Welsh, J. Lowber (John Lowber), 1842-1904 1
West Pittston Coal Company 1
Western Maryland Railroad Company 1
Western Union Telegraph Company 1
Wilhelm, Robert E., Jr. 1
Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Company 1
Wilmington and Western Railroad 1
Winans, Ross, 1796-1877 1
Wootten, John E. (John Eastburn), 1823-1898 1
Workingmen’s Benevolent Association of Schuyklill County, Pennsylvania 1
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