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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: Allen H. Tweddle (1949-) is a retired railroad conductor and avid collector of railroadiana. Railroadiana are artifacts related to current or former railways. This small collection consists of photographs, prints, and note cards related to railroad locomotives. There are photographs of train stations, train cars and engines and one stereoview showing an elevated railway street scene of New York City. There is an album containing many different Amtrak trains, several blotters from the Association of American Railroads, and a few series of note cards. Notably there is a large collection of railroad locomotive trading cards from the Topps Chewing Gum Company series called "Rails and Sails" published in 1954.
Dates: 1940s-1950s, 1994, 2009
Abstract: This collection contains two pieces of sheet music: "Volume for Victory," the song of the A.C.F. (American Car and Foundry Company) and "Hamiltonia," song of the Hamilton Watch Company. The American Car and Foundry, Company was founded in 1899 and is still considered a leading American manufacturer of railcars and railcar parts. The Hamilton Watch Company was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1892. Among other milestones, it produced the first electric wristwatch in 1957 and the first digital watch in 1970. The Hamilton brand is currently owned and manufactured by the The Swatch Group out of Switzerland.
Abstract: The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak, is a passenger rail service in the United States. This item is a standard twelve-month calendar, with an image on the top portion of each month featuring an Amtrak train.
Abstract: Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. The company was originally located in Philadelphia and then later moved to Eddystone, Pennsylvania. This album contains twenty two photographs of Baldwin Locomotive Works train engines, train cars, and parts. The album appears to have been created by company President S.M. Vauclain for the Trades Exhibit at the Constitutional Centennial Celebration.
Abstract: Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. This image shows group of about forty male employes and fifteen factory visitors or managers posed on a 8-inch (?) railway gun mount in the Eddystone, Pennsylvania, plant.
Abstract: The collection consists of a synthetic historical file assembled for public relations purposes at Budd Company's Michigan headquarters.
Dates: 1914-1993; Majority of material found within 1929-1982
Abstract: The Budd Company was a manufacturer of steel automobiles, passenger rail cars, and other transportation products. This collection of photographs include railcar interiors, exteriors, and construction progress images of vehicles for the Budd Company customers between 1931 and 1987. Fifty-four railroads are represented in the collection, but half consist of only a small number of images.
Abstract: The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876 celebrated the one hundreth anniversary of American Independence. Held in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, it was the first major U.S. world's fair. This collection contains Centennial Exhibition photographs, albums, scrapbooks, and ephemera
Dates: circa 1872-1877
Abstract: The Chicago Railroad Fair was the last exposition that featured railroads as its theme. It marked the centennial of the arrival of railroads to Chicago and their role in westward expansion. The exposition was held in 1948 and 1949 in Chicago. This collection consists of souvenir postcards and miniature photographic views of the buildings and locomotives at the Fair.
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 portfolio contains sixty-eight examples of proof copies of advertisements created by the advertising agency of Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. (later Ogilvy & Mather Partners, Inc.), between Conrail's start up in April 1976 and 1990. There are also two pages of proxy instructions that appear to date from the first CSX takeover bid in 1997.
Dates: 1976-1997; Majority of material found within 1976-1990
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: 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.
Abstract: The Chicago Railroad Fair was the first exposition after the Second World War and the last exposition that featured railroads as its theme. It marked the centennial of the arrival of railroads to Chicago and their role in westward expansion. This is a postcard of the narrow gauge Deadwood Central train that carried visitors around the fairground.
Abstract: 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.
Abstract: The War Department of the United States Government contracted with the DuPont Company to build and run a smokeless powder plant called the Old Hickory plant on the Cumberland River near Nashville, Tennessee during World War I. These panoramic photographs show overall views of DuPont Company's Old Hickory smokeless powder plant, also views of exterior and interior details.
Abstract: Eugene du Pont Jr. (1873-1954) was a director of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company from 1917 until 1954, and a great grandson of company founder, Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The collection contains the personal papers of Eugene du Pont, Jr., and the records of the Kinloch Gun Club, a private shooting club which he founded. It also contains a separate collection of correspondence between his brother Alfred I. du Pont, vice president and general manager of the DuPont Company, with his assistant Frank L. Connable, which is an important source for the history of the company in the early 1900s.
Abstract: The Geo D. Whitcomb Company was a manufacturer of coal mining machinery and industrial locomotives. The album is a factory salesman sample photograph album for the gasoline powered Whitcomb mining and switching engines. There are two Whitcomb catalogs and an original offprint from the 1932 Railway Age.
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 Jackson and Sharp Company, a manufacturer of railroad passenger cars, was incorporated in Delaware on February 24, 1869, as the successor to the partnership of Jackson & Sharp. This collection consists of blueprint floor plans for eleven cars built between 1901 and 1905, primarily for narrow-gauge lines in Maine.
Abstract: The Jackson and Sharp Company, a manufacturer of railroad passenger cars, was incorporated in Delaware on February 24, 1869, as the successor to the partnership of Jackson & Sharp. The drawings comprise materials salvaged from the plant. Most are detail drawings of brake rigging or of parts such as couplers, locks, ventilators, and plumbing fixtures. The projects include standard and narrow-gauge railroad cars and streetcars for both foreign and domestic customers. The materials date from 1895 to 1930.
Abstract: The Jackson and Sharp Company, a manufacturer of railroad passenger cars, was incorporated in Delaware on February 24, 1869, as the successor to the partnership of Jackson & Sharp. This collection contains copy photographic prints of the company plant.
Dates: before 1902
Abstract: Kenneth A. Browne (1905-1985) was the research director attached to the president of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway system. This collection consists of his files and documents the history of the development of Train "X" from its beginnings in 1945 to the point at which the New York Central's "Xplorer" was introduced in 1956.
Abstract: This collection consists of twenty-two glass negatives and one box. Most photographs depict the rolling stock of Lehigh Valley Railroad dating to approximately some point between 1934 and 1948, based on engine numbers.
Dates: circa 1934 to 1948
Abstract: Lobdell Car Wheel Company was a producer of cast railroad car wheels in Wilmington, Delaware. This collection contains one photographic reproduction depicting employee Michael Munroe (1879-1969) pouring steel.
Dates: circa 1910-1940
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: 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.
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: 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.
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
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 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.
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.
Abstract: Richard Imlay (1784-1867) was a railroad car manufacturer and inventor. The papers document his marketing of his patent for an improvement in the mode of supporting the bodies of railroad cars and carriages.
Abstract: Robert Bruce Watson (1931-) was the Coordinator for the Northeast Corridor Project for the Penn Central Railroad. This collection contains photographs and postcards of the high-speed equipment used in the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project, including exteriors, interiors and details of trucks and other parts. There are several photographs of speakers at a train dedication event in 1996.
Dates: 1970s; 1996; undated
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
Abstract: Robert B. Watson (1931-) was a mechanical engineer who worked on the development of high-speed trains between 1966 and 1998. This collection consists of photographs related to railroads in Pennsylvania and New York, dating from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: circa 1870-1960
Abstract: Charles Robson was a nineteenth century author, editor and publisher of various biographies and histories, mostly about Pennsylvania. This collection consists of four engravings from the book "The Manufactories and Manufacturers of Pennsylvania of the Nineteenth Century," edited by Charles Robson and published by Galaxy Publishing Co., Philadelphia in 1875.
Abstract: Vulcan Iron Works was a producer of mine and industrial locomotives, mine hoists, and other colliery machinery. Vulcan's locomotives were designed for mine, logging, plantation and factory work, including steam, electric and battery models for underground haulage. A large number were sold to strip mine and earth moving contractors. The majority of the collection consists of original negatives (glass plate and film) dating from about the 1880s to 1943. These are builder's photographs, recording the construction of locomotives and machinery, although there are some photographs of the plants themselves (interiors and exteriors), employees at work, the town of Wilkes-Barre, and equipment installed and in service, particularly at collieries in the anthracite fields. About half the pictures are of locomotives and the rest are of mining equipment. There are also 1,340 negatives of drawings and plans, chiefly of mining equipment hoists. The collection also contains about 2,400 copy photographs made to preserve the images on original nitrate negatives which had extensively deteriorated. The collection is organized into five series: Railroad; Mining and manufacturing equipment; Factory, mill, and shop views; Drawings; and People.
Dates: circa 1880s-1943, 1948
Abstract: William Liseter Austin (1852-1932) was an executive of the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. This small collection consists of six pocket notebooks carried by Austin on separate business trips between 1879 and 1892. The trips were undertaken to confer with representatives of Baldwin's customer railroads concerning proposed designs or faulty performance of Baldwin locomotives.
Abstract: William Liseter Austin (1852-1932) was an executive of the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia. Baldwin Locomotive Works was a manufacturer of railroad locomotives from 1825 until 1972. The papers include correspondence, most of which is technical in nature; there is also a vertical file on the construction, sale, and parts of locomotives; specifications; sketches and sketchbooks; and engineering drawings. A very small portion of the collection covers Austin's personal affairs.
Dates: 1855-1932; Majority of material found within 1870-1932
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.
- Subject: Railroads -- Rolling stock X
- Audiovisual Collections 28
- Manuscripts and Archives 14
- Railroads 32
- Railroads -- Rolling stock 28
- Railroads -- Rolling stock -- Design and construction 16
- Railroad stations 7
- Railroads -- Buildings and structures 5
- Railroads -- Employees 5
- Technical drawings 5
- Advertisements 3
- Glass negatives 3
- Photograph albums 3
- Photography of railroads 3
- Postcards 3
- Railroads -- Right of way 3
- Street-railroads 3
- Trade shows 3
- Anthracite coal industry 2
- Coal-mining machinery 2
- Construction projects 2
- Correspondence 2
- Exhibition buildings 2
- Exhibitions 2
- Gunpowder industry 2
- High speed trains 2
- Mechanical engineering 2
- Narrow gauge railroads 2
- Railroad accidents 2
- Railroad shops & yards 2
- Railroads in art 2
- Steam locomotives 2
- Strikes and lockouts 2
- Timetables 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Air-brakes 1
- Automobile industry and trade 1
- Automobile industry workers 1
- Automobiles -- Design and construction 1
- Biography 1
- Bus lines 1
- Canals 1
- Chemical industry 1
- Clock and watch making 1
- Coal mines and mining 1
- Coaling-stations 1
- Company towns 1
- Cyanotypes (photographic prints) 1
- Design drawings 1
- Domestic relations 1
- Drawings 1
- Electric locomotives 1
- Ephemera 1
- Explosives industry 1
- Export sales contracts 1
- Factories 1
- Fairmount Park (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Glass manufacture 1
- Group portraits 1
- Gunpowder, Smokeless 1
- Hoisting machinery 1
- Holding companies 1
- Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark (Pa.) 1
- Industrial design 1
- Industrial relations 1
- Industrial safety 1
- Inventors 1
- Iron and steel workers 1
- Iron industry and trade 1
- Jacksonville (Tenn.) 1
- Local transit 1
- Locomotives -- Performance 1
- Machine shops 1
- Notebooks 1
- Panoramic photographs 1
- Patents 1
- Pennsylvania 1
- Personnel records 1
- Philadelphia (Pa.) 1
- Police, Private 1
- Posters 1
- Railroad police 1
- Railroads -- Equipment and supplies 1
- Railroads -- Planning 1
- Railroads -- Safety measures 1
- Reports 1
- Sales promotion 1
- Scrapbooks 1
- Sculpture 1
- Sheet music 1
- Steel industry and trade 1
- Steel-works 1
- Technology transfer 1
- Telegraph 1
- Testing laboratories 1
- Trapshooting 1
- Working class -- Dwellings 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1 ∧ less
- Pennsylvania Railroad 8
- Baldwin Locomotive Works 5
- Reading Company 4
- Jackson and Sharp Company 3
- Watson, Robert B. 3
- Association of American Railroads 2
- Austin, William Liseter, 1852-1932 2
- Budd Company 2
- Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.) 2
- Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company 2
- Chicago Railroad Fair (1948-1949) 2
- ConRail 2
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company 2
- Lehigh Valley Railroad Company 2
- Penn Central Transportation Company 2
- Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority 2
- Unknown 2
- Adams Express Company 1
- American Car and Foundry Company 1
- American Railway Association 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
- Beech Creek Railroad Company 1
- Bertrand, Charles Edward, 1915-1978 1
- Biddle, Edward R. (Edward Robert) 1
- Bombardier Aerospace 1
- Browne, K. A. (Kenneth A.), 1905-1985 1
- Budd, Edward Gowen, 1870-1946 1
- Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway Company 1
- Central Railroad of New Jersey 1
- Chauncey, Elihu, 1779-1847 1
- Connable, Frank L. (Frank Lee), 1871-1947 1
- Cope, David H., 1913-2001 1
- Corbin, Austin, 1827-1896 1
- Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company 1
- Dice, Agnew T. (Agnew Thomson), 1862-1932 1
- Dick, John A., 1879-1972 1
- Dickson, Samuel, 1837-1915 1
- Drexel, Morgan & Co 1
- Du Pont family 1
- Du Pont, Alexis I. (Alexis Irénée), 1869-1921 1
- Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954 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
- Galaxy Publishing Co (Philadelphia) 1
- Geo D. Whitcomb Company 1
- Gowan & Marx 1
- Gowen, Franklin B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1836-1889 1
- Grogan Photo Company (Danville,Ill.) 1
- Hamilton Watch Company 1
- Harris, Joseph S. (Joseph Smith), 1836-1910 1
- Hippler, Harry R. 1
- Imlay, Richard, 1784-1867 1
- J.P. Morgan & Co 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
- Kinloch Gun Club 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
- Lewis, Edwin M. 1
- Lobdell Car Wheel Company 1
- Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986 1
- Lorenz, William, 1826-1884 1
- McLeod, A. A. (Archibald Angus), 1848-1902 1
- Montour Iron Company 1
- Montour Iron and Steel Company 1
- Munroe, Michael J. (Michael John), 1879-1969 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
- Ogilvy & Mather 1
- Osborne, John H. (John Humfrey), 1818-1894 1
- Penn Central Corporation 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 Iron Company 1
- Reading Terminal (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia, Pa.) 1
- Red Arrow Lines 1 ∧ less