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This topic covers railroad companies, railroad employees, and railroad historians documenting roads, primarily in North America. Documents include administrative records, advertising materials, and ephemera.
Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pullman News
Abstract Three volumes containing typewritten indexes to articles in the Pullman News, the Pullman Company’s employee magazine, together with article transcripts, 1922-1947. Also index to conductors and porters who were mainly listed in the Pullman News monthly honor roll, 1922-1924.
Abstract Photographs, postcards, and memorabilia collected by R. L. Sharick (1892-1971), a former CB&Q employee based in Oregon, Illinois. Sharick had a 61-year career with the railroad, starting as a water boy in 1906 and culminating as a ticket agent / telegrapher in 1968.
Abstract Album containing photographs of Midwestern railroad bridges belonging to various railways, including the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, Union Pacific, Illinois Central, and the Fremont, Elkhorn, and Missouri Valley Railroad. Featured locations include Chicago, Ill.; Elmhurst, Ill.; Rockford, Ill.; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Winona, Minn.; Grand Rapids, Wis.; Janesville, Wis.; and Merrimac, Wis.
Dates: approximately 1890-1905
Abstract Collection of 19 pieces of ephemera, dating from the first half of the 19th century, relating to railroads in the United States and Lower Canada, including stock and loan certificates, scrip issued by railroads, and steel engravings and a pen-and-ink drawing of rail cars. Among the stock certificates are one for four shares in the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Co., dated 1844; one for one share in the Union Canal Company of Pennsylvania, dated 1823; and two for shares in the Chicago &...
Abstract Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.
Dates: approximately 1868-1914
Abstract Three stock certificates of the New York Central Sleeping Car Company and Central Transportation Company. One certificate from the New York Central Sleeping Car Company is dated 1875 and the other is dated 1880. The certificate from the Central Transportation Company is undated.
Abstract A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's...
Dates: approximately 1895-1950s