Guide to the Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements, 1844-1871
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Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0152
Creators:
Camden and Amboy Railroad.
Library of Congress
Dates:
1844-1871
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.15 cubic feet
1 volume
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This volume contains a record of railroad rules for railroad employees, traffic agreements with other railroads, and operating orders to train crews and other employees including steamboat captains on the Delaware and Raritan Rivers signed by the railroad superintendent and other officials. These orders include general duties of conductors and other employees as well as instructions to individuals to carry out specific schedule changes, etc. These records are arranged chronologically within one volume.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Camden & Amboy Railroad was charted in New Jersey in 1830. The company purchased the "John Bull," one of the first successful locomotives in North America, from Robert Stephenson & Company of New Castle, England. Its line ran between Camden and Amboy in New Jersey and was a link between New York and Philadelphia, which lies across the Delaware River from Camden. The railroad was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1871.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Robert Harding, May 1986
Author
Robert S. Harding

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Camden and Amboy R.R. Rules and Traffic Agreements, 1844-1871, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Originally located at the Library of Congress, this volume was found to be a duplicate of material held there. It was donated to the Division of Transportation, NMAH, in 1976, and was subsequently transferred to the Dibner Library, National Museum of American History in 1980. It was transferred to the Archives Center in March 1986.

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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
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