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Railroads

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Robert B. Watson collection of high speed train images

 Collection
Accession: 2013-224
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

Robert B. Watson collection of Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) Company documents

 Collection
Accession: 2421
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

Robert B. Watson professional papers

 Collection
Accession: 2577
Abstract:

Professional career files of mechanical engineer Robert B. Watson (1931-) documenting his work on the development of high-speed trains in the years between 1966 and 1998, especially his involvement in the Northeast Corridor Demonstration Project and the development of the first generation "Metroliners."

Dates: 1926-2005; Majority of material found within 1964-1981

Robert Watson collection of railroad photographs

 Collection
Accession: 2010-221
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