Guide to the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad photographs (PCC and St. Louis)

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1079
Creators:
Merker, Walter H., Jr.
PCC and St. L Railroad
Dates:
1925-1928
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:
The collection consists of photographic prints of railroad construction in Pierron, St. Jacob, and Collinsville, Illinois, from 1925-1927.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection contains photographs documenting the relocation of the main railroad line between Pierron and Collinsville, Illinois from 1925 to 1927. Photographs include views of stations, track and bridge and of a railroad accident. The collection is arranged sequentially by photograph number and then chronologically.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in one series by photograph number.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
During the bustling age of railroad transportation in the late 1920s, Illinois became a focal point for railway construction. In earlier decades small corporations had built railroads connecting the state's borders, but by the late 1880s many of these companies had joined together into larger corporations. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad was a combination of several railroad companies that merged for financial reasons. PCC and St. Louis was later absorbed into the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Amber Covington (intern), March, 2011; supervised by Vanessa Broussard Simmons, archivist.
Author
Amber Covington
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Walter H. Merker, Jr., on November 1977.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad photographs (PCC and St. Louis), 1925-1928, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright held by Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restictions. Reproduction permission from Archive Center: fees for commercial use.

Custodial History
Custodial History
Transferred to the Archives Center in 2007 from the Division of Engineering and Industry (now called the Division of Work and Industry).

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Railroad construction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad stations -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad accidents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 1920-1930 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Railroad bridges Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bridges -- Illinois Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives