Skip to main content

Railroads

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

John F. Tucker collection on transit history

 Collection
Accession: 2046
Abstract:

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

Philadelphia railroad stations, Red Arrow Lines trolley track and bus photographs

 Collection
Accession: 1995-238
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.

Dates: 1926-1965

Ron Degraw Transit Collection

 Collection
Accession: 2397
Abstract:

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