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Abstract: Founded in 1846, Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was a leading industrial and transportation force throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This collection features a cyanotype and a photographic copy print of an image depicting the first passenger car created for PRR, most likely taken in 1893 in relation to Chicago World's Columbian Exposition.
Dates: circa 1893
Abstract: A collection amassed by a retired conductor successively employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, Conrail and Amtrak. It consists partly of company publications and documents collected on the job, and partly of advertisements, timetables, brochures, maps and other railroadiana from many different companies bought from dealers and other collectors. It is particularly useful for the Amtrak manuals relating to things like consumer satisfaction, employee health and safety and equipment maintenance.
Abstract: The Atterbury family, specifically brothers John Guest Atterbury (1811-1887) and William Wallace Atterbury (1823-1911), and John's son William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935), were descendants of a London bank house representative and Huguenot family. John was a lawyer and later a Presbyterian minister, as was William. The younger William was a career officer for the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Atterbury family papers consist primarily of the personal papers of the younger W.W. Atterbury as preserved by his family, along with a few items from his father and uncle.
Abstract: Cape Charles was established in 1884 as the southern terminus of the New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad. The collection consists of photographs showing the early development of Cape Charles. Views of the wharf and harbor areas and the steamship "Cape Charles" built by Harlin and Hollingsworth of Wilmington, Delaware, comprise nearly half the collection.
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.
Abstract: Frank A. Weer (1932-2019) was a white-collar railroad employee who spent most of his career with the Reading Company, and after the transfer of railroad operations in 1976, with Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail). This collection is a small portion of a much larger collection of official railroad company documents, maps and drawings. Documents are primarily those of the Reading Company, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Penn Central Transportation Company and Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail).
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
Abstract: The Transportation Act of 1920 required railroads to file with the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) for permission to eliminate tracks from their system. The collections consists of index cards to finance dockets involving the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Transportation Company, and Conrail.
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.
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.
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.
Abstract: From 1925 to 1958, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company issued a series of advertising calendars, each measuring over two feet square. Of the thirty-three calendars published, twenty-eight were illustrated by Grif Teller (1899-1993). This small collection consists of six posters featuring the paintings from the 1949, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, and 1955 Pennsylvania Railroad advertising calendars. The title of the painting and the words "Pennsylvania Railroad" appear in the border beneath each image.
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. These records provide nearly comprehensive coverage of corporate matters for the entire time span and reasonably complete coverage of the functional departments from 1920 to 1950, with less coverage from 1893 to 1920 and from 1950 to 1968.
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 collection consists of flyers and a brochure for Pennsylvania Railroad special fares or trains.
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad Company was the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. This small collection of photographs covers the planning, surveying, and building of the Pennsylvania Railroad tunnels under the Hudson River, connecting New Jersey and New York in the early twentieth century.
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. This collection of photographs primarily depict the PRR itself, but numerous views of similar facilities and equipment on other railroads, of nearby buildings and properties, or of standardized equipment and accessories that were collected for reference are included. Almost all of the photographs are the work of commercial photographers hired on short term contract, but some are prints from the company's own negatives. The collection have been arranged by subject and organized into three series: Equipment, trains, and personnel; Structures and right of way; and Company magazine photographs.
Dates: 1863-1973; Majority of material found within 1910-1960
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. This is a collection of thirty-six blank, preprinted forms dating between 1960 and 1967, mostly related to the inspection and movement of freight cars.
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. This collection consists of materials related to the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge and trestle near Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. There is a copy of an erection diagram from 1896 and a copy of the application for the bridge to be a historic site to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Dates: 1896; 1976 June-1976 August
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
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. This collection consists of one report from 1959 by General Electric Company, Locomotive & Car Equipment Department consisting of an electric motive power study.
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. This collection consists of two items. One is a copy of a report from 1959 by General Electric Company, Locomotive & Car Equipment Department containing an electric motive power study. The second item is a menu with a cover design by industrial designer Raymond Loewy (1893-1986).
Dates: 1948; 1959
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. This item is an unpublished report titled, "Analysis of Proposed Use of Prefabricated Food on Dining Cars," written by the Pennsylvania Railroad, Dining Car Department, Research Committee in 1945. The report includes sample menus, data on preparation, and findings from experiments conducted by the committee.
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. This item is a scrapbook kept by a railroad station agent(s) somewhere near or south of Philadelphia between 1887 and 1888. The purpose of the volume was to enable the agent to make out waybills for freight by containing updated information as to the rates to be charged on various specific goods, the division of rates with other companies for interline movements, and any embargoes or restrictions on routings. The volume offers a snapshot of the types of traffic, mostly iron and steel, livestock and agricultural products, most common to this territory and of the various through routings common at this time.
Abstract: Timetables issued periodically to the public, generally at ticket offices, showing the schedules of passenger trains on various routes.
Abstract: Founded in 1846 with headquarters in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Railroad Company (PRR) was an American Class-1 Railroad that pervaded early American culture. As a chief source of employment and transportation, the PRR served as a national symbol of America's progress as a leading industrial nation. This item is a poster featuring an E6s Atlantic class locomotive on the turntable at the Pennsylvania Railroad's 46th Street Enginehouse in West Philadelphia. The poster was created to celebrate 150th anniversary of the Pennsylvania Railroad's charter.
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.
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.
Abstract: The Joseph D. Lovell Locomotive Rosters constitute a partial roster of Pennsylvania Railroad steam, electric and early diesel locomotives to 1946. The collection also contains seven small ledgers listing the production of not only the Juniata Shops, but also the earlier Altoona Machine Shops (1866-1904) and locomotives purchased from outside builders, principally the Baldwin Locomotive Works. His lists include rosters for both the Pennsylvania Railroad proper and its predecessor lines.
There is also a folder containing copies of letters and notes by Robert B. Watson documenting the provenance of the records.
There is also a folder containing copies of letters and notes by Robert B. Watson documenting the provenance of the records.
Abstract: The collection consists of digital scans of photographs of bridges on the Philadelphia Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which ran from Philadelphia to Harrisburg.
Dates: circa 1910
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.
Abstract: The Phoenix Steel Company began in the late eighteenth century as a manufacturer of cut nails. It later became a major producer of railroad rails and iron and steel structural members. Their records include minutes (1856-1929); stock ledgers; brief of title papers and property maps; legal and financial correspondence and tax papers; account books; and a works diary.
Dates: 1827-1963; bulk 1856-1949
Abstract: The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was chartered in 1846 to completing an all-rail road across the state. Collection consists of three unidentified photographs of stone arched railroad bridges, probably on the Pennsylvania railroad.
Dates: circa 1900
Abstract: Raymond Loewy (1893–1986) was one of the most well known industrial designers during the middle decades of the twentieth century. In 1934, he signed a contract with the Pennsylvania Railroad that launched a two-decade relationship with the "Standard Railroad of the World." Loewy's work for the Pennsy did much to establish his reputation as the leading figure in the century's most noteworthy American design style: streamlining. This collection consists of twelve presentation renderings executed in tempera on illustration board. The mats bear Loewy's signature, although the work was actually executed by others. The renderings generally conform, with slight variations, to photographs that show the work as actually built.
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.
Abstract: The collection consists of materials documenting Watson's work for PRR, particularly mechanical engineering and rolling stock. Records largely focus on the development of PRR locomotives and passenger cars in the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1876-1968; bulk 1900-1957
"The Pennsylvania Railroad: Survey of Large Industrial Sites in the Buffalo-Rochester, New York, Area"
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 in manufacturing. This unpublished report is a survey containing an analysis of seven large tracts near the company's lines in western New York State that were available for factory sites, including labor availability, population, climate, energy, and water supply.
Abstract: William Hollis (1868-1908) was a telegrapher working a block station of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Marietta, Pennsylvania. The pocket diary primarily documents his record of work in 1891, including assignments, discipline for mistakes, travel to headquarters, and records of many accidents - but also includes occasional references to entertainment he attended.
Abstract: William McKinley Keller (1901-1974) was a railroad engineer and executive who worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Association of American Railroads. The collection of papers relate to his engineering career working for the two companies as well as a consultant to the railroad industry and some personal correspondence throughout his career.
Abstract: William Wallace Atterbury (1866-1935) was a career officer on the Pennsylvania Railroad and its president from 1925 to 1935. The collection consists of photographs and other materials relating to William Wallace Atterbury. Many of the photographs are portraits and other pictures of Atterbury and his family, friends, and associates, including his Yale classmates, business leaders, and notable figures such as President and Mrs. Herbert Hoover and Charles Lindburgh.
Dates: circa 1880-1935
Abstract: The collection consists of four World War II posters related to women in the workforce. Women on the Home Front worked in war industries and volunteered for war-related organizations, excelling at historically male-dominated trades such as welding, riveting, and engine repair. Their contribution was essential for the production and supply of wartime goods.
Dates: circa 1941-1945
- Names: Pennsylvania Railroad X
- Manuscripts and Archives 22
- Audiovisual Collections 18
- Railroads 33
- Railroad stations 9
- Railroads -- Buildings and structures 9
- Railroads -- Rolling stock 7
- Railroads -- Employees 5
- Advertisements 4
- Posters 4
- Railroads -- Maps 4
- Timetables 4
- Electric locomotives 3
- Reports 3
- Steam locomotives 3
- Bus lines 2
- Coal mines and mining 2
- Locomotives -- Performance 2
- Mechanical engineering 2
- Menus 2
- Railroad engineering 2
- Railroad travel 2
- Railroads in art 2
- Street-railroads 2
- Telegraph 2
- Turntables (Railroads) 2
- Aircraft industry -- Employees 1
- Annual reports 1
- Anthracite coal industry 1
- Architectural drawings 1
- Blast furnaces 1
- Bridge construction industry 1
- Canals 1
- Civil engineers 1
- Cyanotypes (photographic prints) 1
- Dams 1
- Design drawings 1
- Diaries 1
- Diesel locomotives 1
- Drawings 1
- Employees' manuals 1
- Europe -- Description and travel 1
- Exhibitions 1
- Financial statements 1
- Food industry and trade 1
- Glass negatives 1
- Ground breaking ceremonies 1
- Group portraits 1
- Harbors 1
- Historic sites 1
- Holding companies 1
- Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark (Pa.) 1
- Industrial design 1
- Industrial management 1
- Iron and steel workers 1
- Iron industry and trade 1
- Iron mines and mining 1
- Iron, Structural 1
- Ironworks 1
- Land surveys 1
- Maps 1
- Middle Atlantic States 1
- New York (State) 1
- Pennsylvania 1
- Personnel records 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Police, Private 1
- Portraits 1
- Postcards 1
- Prohibition 1
- Railroad accidents 1
- Railroad police 1
- Railroad shops & yards 1
- Railroad tracks -- Design and construction 1
- Railroads -- Abandonment 1
- Railroads -- Equipment and supplies 1
- Railroads -- Fares 1
- Railroads -- Freight -- Rates 1
- Railroads -- Right of way 1
- Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 1
- Railroads -- Safety measures 1
- Recreation 1
- Rolling-mills 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Steamboats 1
- Steel industry and trade 1
- Steel, Structural 1
- Strikes and lockouts 1
- Technical drawings 1
- Testing laboratories 1
- Topographic maps 1
- Tunnels 1
- Viewbooks 1
- Virginia 1
- Women employees 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1
- World War, 1939-1945 1
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States 1 ∧ less
- Atterbury, William Wallace, 1866-1935 3
- ConRail 3
- Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 3
- Penn Central Corporation 3
- Association of American Railroads 2
- Atterbury family 2
- Baldwin Locomotive Works 2
- Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co 2
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 2
- Unknown 2
- William H. Gray, III, 30th Street Station (Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
- Adams Express Company 1
- American Railway Association 1
- Americanist, The (Pottstown, Pa.) 1
- Amtrak 1
- Association of Railway Executives (U.S.) 1
- Baer, George F. (George Frederick), 1842-1914 1
- Baird, Matthew, 1817-1877 1
- Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1
- Barium Steel Corporation 1
- Beech Creek Railroad Company 1
- Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
- Biddle, Edward R. (Edward Robert) 1
- Bollman, W. (Wendel) 1
- Bonzano, Adolphus, 1830-1913 1
- Broad Street Station (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Buck, Robert S. (Robert Shute), 1802-1877 1
- Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company 1
- Camden and Amboy Rail Road and Transportation Company 1
- Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Central Iron and Steel Company 1
- Central Railroad of New Jersey 1
- Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
- Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company 1
- Chisholm Bros 1
- Clarke, Thomas Curtis, 1827-1901 1
- Cooper, Hewitt & Company (Ringwood, N.J.) 1
- Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
- David Reeves & Son 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
- 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
- Gabosch, Karl, 1932-2008 1
- General Electric Company 1
- General Motors Corporation 1
- George M. Newhall Engineering Company 1
- Gilbert Elevated Railway Company 1
- Glaab, Christine L. 1
- Gowan & Marx 1
- Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
- Griffen, John, 1812-1884 1
- Harlan & Hollingsworth Company 1
- Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
- Hippler, Harry R. 1
- J.P. Morgan & Co 1
- Jennings, William Nicholson, 1860-1946 1
- Jersey Central Transportation Company 1
- Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Company 1
- Junction Railroad Company 1
- Keller, W. M. (William McKinley), 1901-1974 1
- Knight, Edward C. (Edward Collings), 1813-1892 1
- Knights of Labor 1
- Laclede Steel Company 1
- Lambert, Harold M. 1
- Lawrence S. Williams, Inc 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
- Lovell, Joseph D. 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 World's Fair (1964-1965 : New York, N.Y.) 1
- New York and Erie Railroad Company 1
- New York and Long Branch Railroad 1
- New York, Philadelphia, and Norfolk Railroad Co 1
- Nicholas, Robert C. 1
- Nichols, Henry K. (Henry Kuhl), 1830-1904 1
- Nicolls, G. A. (Gustavus A.), 1817-1886 1
- Norfolk and Western Railway Company 1
- Northern Central Railway Company 1
- Osborne, John H. (John Humfrey), 1818-1894 1
- Penn Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Penn Central Transportation Company 1
- Pennsylvania Cement Co 1
- Pennsylvania Coal Company 1
- Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines 1 ∧ less