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Railroad accidents

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

C.P. Wahmann collection of railroad records

Accession: 2482

Records collected by Christopher P. Wahmann during his career as a manager in the Operating Department of Amtrak between the mid-1970s and mid-1990s, including Amtrak documents and those of other railroads and commuter agencies over which Amtrak operates or that operate trains over Amtrak's lines.

Dates: 1952-1994; Majority of material found within 1982-1994

Reading Company photographs

Accession: 1975-430

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

"The Dreadful accident on the North Pennsylvania Railroad" lithograph

Accession: 1971-568-1

The event known as Great Train Wreck of 1856, occurred on July 17, when two trains were traveling on the same track towards one another and collided at Camp Hill, just below Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. This item is a hand colored print of the railroad accident aftermath.

Dates: 1856

William McKinley Keller papers

Accession: 1580

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.

Dates: 1920-1974