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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

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

 Collection
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

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

North Pennsylvania Railroad Company records

 Collection
Identifier: 1999
Abstract: 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

Pennsylvania Railroad Hudson River tunnel construction photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1971-594
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.
Dates: 1902-1909

Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) bridge and trestle documents (copies)

 Collection
Identifier: 1562
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

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

Philadelphia Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, Main Line bridge photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-237
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

Railroad bridges photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1973-322
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

Reading Company photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1974-330
Abstract: The Reading Company, chartered in 1871, became the holding company for the system of railroads, canals and coalmines assembled between 1833 and 1896 by its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. The collection consists of photographs [negatives, blueprints and other graphic materials relating to the Reading Company and its predecessor, the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company.
Dates: 1873-1945

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 Railroad rest houses photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-347
Abstract: The Reading Company owned, leased or held a controlling interest in rail lines throughout southeastern and central Pennsylvania, with branches stretching as far north as Scranton and as far west as Williamsport and Shippensburg. The collections consists of twenty-five photographs of overnight accommodations (including rest houses and company sponsored Y.M.C.A. buildings) which provided accommodations for Reading Railroad employees at various end-of-the-line locations.
Dates: 1943-1944

William E. Morris engineer's notebook

 Collection
Identifier: 2099
Abstract: William E. Morris (1812-1875) was a civil engineer and railroad executive. The notebook contains fourteen separate specifications for canal and railroad work copied in longhand and a fifteenth in the form of an inserted printed handbill. They offer a good snapshot of early civil engineering practice and construction techniques. Evidence points to Morris as the notebook's author.
Dates: circa 1839

William Hasell Wilson notebook (copy)

 Collection
Identifier: 1473
Abstract: William Hasell Wilson (1811-1902) was a consulting engineer to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Wilson's notebook covers his early engineering career on the Philadelphia & Columbia and Philadelphia & Reading railroads. The notebook contains ink and wash drawings by Wilson, along with specifications and cost estimates for the construction of various types of track structure, bridges, turntables, stations and other buildings.
Dates: 1831-1836

William Hasell Wilson notebook (microfilm)

 Collection
Identifier: 1642
Abstract: William Hasell Wilson (1811-1902) was a consulting engineer to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Wilson's notebook covers his early engineering career on the Philadelphia & Columbia and Philadelphia & Reading railroads. The notebook contains ink and wash drawings by Wilson, along with specifications and cost estimates for the construction of various types of track structure, bridges, turntables, stations and other buildings.
Dates: 1831-1836

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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
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Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
Biddle, Edward R. (Edward Robert) 1
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Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
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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
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
Hippler, Harry R. 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
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
Morris, William E. (William Ellis), 1812-1875 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
Pennsylvania Coal Company 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 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
United Mine Workers of America 1
United States Express Company 1
United States Railroad Administration 1
United States Railroad Labor Board 1
Unknown 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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