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Creators:
Chicago City Railway Company.
West Chicago Street Railroad Company.
Pennsylvania & West Virginia Railway.
Chicago Transit Authority.
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Dates:
1880-1948
Size:
4.6 Cubic feet (13 oversized folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0212
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of blueprints, working drawings, line drawings, tracings, and plans of the Chicago Surface Railway system from 1896-1926; 1948. The majority of the drawings are on linen and are 24" x 36" or larger. Some of the drawings are annotated. The drawing number, title of drawing and the date are provided for each sheet.

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Creators:
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company
Dates:
1948-1950
Size:
1 Cubic foot (2 oversize folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0279
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Engineering drawings (81) of the Centralized Traffic Control Machine electrical circuits of the Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company (later Norfolk and Western Railway Company). The circuits extend from Connellsville, Pennsylvania to Pittsburgh Junction, Ohio and include those for mechanical controls, electrical signals, and telephone commu...

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Creators:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969
Dates:
1832-1977
Size:
60.54 Cubic feet (consisting of 131 boxes, 13 folders, 17 oversize folders, 20 map case folders, 2 flat boxes (1 full, 1 partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Railroads
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Railroads forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana

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Interstate Commerce Commission
Yungmeyer, Martha
Dates:
1931-1964
Size:
8 Cubic feet (24 boxes )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0241
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Records compiled by the Bureau of Rail Safety of the Federal Railroad Administration. Data include names of locomotive builders and railroads operating them.

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Creators:
Weide, Robert Lee
Dates:
1910-1933.
Size:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1012
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs and photograph albums documenting engineering projects with which Robert Weide was involved. They include the Potomac Electric Power Company plant in Washington, D.C.; the Bureau of Engraving and Printing building in Washington, D.C.;. a hydroelectric plant on the James River for Bedford City, Virginia; a power plant in Salem, Ohio; a p...

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American Car and Foundry Co. (Jackson & Sharp Car Co.)
Jackson & Sharp Car Co.
Dates:
1884-1948
Size:
2.5 Cubic feet (6 boxes, 21 volumes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0156
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains order books, including design details of a wide variety of passenger, freight and specialty cars (including self-propelled electric cars), and cost accounts for the production department. Also included are 21 volumes of photographs of finished cars, arranged by lot number. These have separate indexes arranged alphabetically...

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Creators:
Hamily, David
Dates:
1912-1949
Size:
1.5 Cubic feet (5 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0207
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection consists of statistics on electric train operation, drawings, blueprints, technical papers, train classifications, research and development reports, business and financial correspondence (1933, 1939-1948, 1940-1941), installation and operation instructions, locomotive system test procedures, locomotive operations data and calculatio...

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Creators:
Sperry Co.
Dates:
1928-1985
Size:
0.33 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0497
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.

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Creators:
Beers, E.R.
Dates:
1909-1938
Size:
6.3 Cubic feet (6 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0232
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents E.R. Beers's business records, his personal collection of Edison trivia, and correspondence between Beers and General Electric (1909-1922).

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Garrett, John W. (John Work), 1820-1884
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Latrobe, Benj. H. (Benjamin Henry), 1807-1878
Dates:
1827-1987
Size:
33 Cubic feet (76 boxes, 46 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1086
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of correspondence, invoices, drawings, photographs, and negatives and other printed literature documenting the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from its inception in 1827 to its merger with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in the 1960s.

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