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Allen H. Tweddle collection of railroadiana

Accession: 2639

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.

Dates: 1878-2011

Edward Stickel collection of railroadiana

Accession: 2056

Edward R. Stickel (1928-2008) worked for the Penn Central Transportation Company, Amtrak, and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). His collection consists of copies of official documents relating to the commuter rail operations of SEPTA and its predecessors.

Dates: 1931-1987

John F. Tucker collection of Philadelphia transit photographs

Accession: 1994-224

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

John F. Tucker collection on transit history

Accession: 2046

The John F. Tucker Transit History Collection consists of official documents produced or used by Mr. Tucker during his career as a public transit official, records of the pre-SEPTA Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company (1907-1939) and the Philadelphia Transportation Company (1940-1968) that he preserved from loss or destruction, and materials collected out of his interest in the history of transit systems, particularly electric traction lines. The collection traces the evolution of the Philadelphia transit system, its extent, routes and services, and of North American rail rapid transit generally.

Dates: 1895-2002, bulk 1920-1990; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990

Jonathan H. Klein papers

Accession: 2546

Jonathan H. Klein (1949-) spent his professional career as a specialist in passenger railroad and rail transit equipment economics. The papers consist of a small sample of reports and memoranda written or collected by Klein in his role as a manager in charge of rail passenger equipment procurement, performance and maintenance. The agencies represented are SEPTA, Chicago Transit Authority, BART, LAMTA and Amtrak.

Dates: 1980-2006

North Pennsylvania Railroad Company records

Accession: 1999

North Pennsylvania Railroad was a railroad company which served the Pennsylvania counties of Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, and Northampton. It was incorporated as the Philadelphia, Easton and Water-Gap Railroad Company on April 6, 1852, and renamed the North Pennsylvania Railroad Company on October 3, 1853. Their records consist of corporate records such as minute books, annual reports, account books and statements.

Dates: 1836-1982

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

Ron Degraw Transit Collection

Accession: 2397

The collection consists of official documents produced or used by Ronald DeGraw during his career as a public transit official and transit consultant, materials from pre-SEPTA operators of the Philadelphia transit system that he preserved from loss or destruction, research materials that he amassed for writing his published and projected books, and photographs and ephemera collected out of his interest in the history of transit systems, particularly electric traction lines or what came to be called light rail transit.

Dates: 1859-2005; Majority of material found within 1920-1990

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Baer, George F. (George Frederick), 1842-1914 1
Baird, Matthew, 1817-1877 1
Baldwin Locomotive Works 1
Baltimore and Ohio 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 Railway Company 1
Chicago Transit Authority 1
ConRail 1
Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
DeGraw, Ronald, 1942-2006 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
Gowan & Marx 1
Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
J.P. Morgan & Co 1
Jersey Central Transportation Company 1
Jersey Shore, Pine Creek and Buffalo Railway Company 1
Junction Railroad Company 1
Klein, Jonathan H. 1
Knight, Edward C. (Edward Collings), 1813-1892 1
Knights of Labor 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
North Pennsylvania Railroad Company 1
Osborne, John H. (John Humfrey), 1818-1894 1
Penn Central Corporation 1
Penn Central Transportation Company 1
Pennsylvania Coal Company 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
Reading Company 1
Reading Iron Company 1
Reading Terminal (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891 1
Robinson, Wirt, 1806-1865 1
Sayre, Robert H. (Robert Heysham), 1824-1907 1
Tamaqua and Lansford Street Railway Company 1
Temple Iron Company 1
Tide-Water Pipe Company, Limited 1
Toland, Henry 1
Tweddle, Allen H. (Allen Harrison) 1
United Mine Workers of America 1
United States Express Company 1
United States Railroad Administration 1
United States Railroad Labor Board 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
Williamsport and North Branch Railroad Company 1
Wootten, John E. (John Eastburn), 1823-1898 1
Workingmen’s Benevolent Association of Schuyklill County, Pennsylvania 1
Wyoming Valley Coal Company 1
Young Men's Christian Association. Reading Railway Department 1
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