Query: Railroads -- 20th century -- United States
Railroad Trade Literature Collection
Dates:
1861-1994
Size:
76 Boxes
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1136
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection documents various aspects of railroad companies through pamphlets; trade catalogs; operating and service manuals, especially for railroad equipment; specifications; magazines and reprints; bulletins, and articles.

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Harry A. McBride Railroad Photographs
Creators:
McBride, Harry A.
Dates:
ca. 1940s-1950s.
Size:
4.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1171
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of approxiamtely 3,000 views of railroads, railroad equipment, stations, yards and employees. The emphasis is on American railroads, but the collection includes a few views of railroad subjects in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Scandinavia and several island nations.

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Delaware and Hudson Railroad Engineering Drawings
Creators:
Brosterman, Norman
Delaware and Hudson Railway Company
Muhlfeld, John E.
Nahem, Edward T.
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Dates:
1900-1955
Size:
240 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1169
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The bulk of this collection consists of approximately 26,500 original ink and pencil drawings from which blueprints were later made. The drawings depict not only the rolling stock but the components of the railroad equipment, from the largest to the smallest. The drawings are indexed, titled, numbered, dated and annotated with …

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Charles Adler, Jr. Collection
Creators:
Adler, Charles, Jr., 1899-1980 (engineer, inventor)
Dates:
1899 - 1980
Size:
6 Cubic feet (15 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0351
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, patents, and printed materials documenting the inventive career of Charles Adler, Jr. Adler is best known for his development of the first traffic actuated signal light in 1928.

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New York Central Railroad Valuation Negatives
Creators:
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company
New York Central Railroad Company
Dates:
1914-1923
Size:
12 Cubic feet (36 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1072
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of photographic negatives relating to a valuation study of the New York Central Railroad dating from 1914 to 1923.

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Division of Mechanical and Civil Engineering Bridges Reference Collection
Creators:
Vogel, Robert M.
Shayt, David H.
Worthington, Bill
Dates:
1755-2000
Size:
45 Cubic feet (108 boxes, 23 map folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1577
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

The collection consists of a wide range of materials--ephemera, trade literature, correpsondence, photographs, maps, plans, schematics, pamplets, brochures, postcards, calendars--documenting the subject of bridges.

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Erie Railroad Collection
Creators:
Erie Railroad Company
Olevsky, Walter
Dates:
circa 1880-1980
Size:
57 Cubic feet (60 boxes, 97 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1082
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection consists of six hundred sixty-eight (668) glass negatives relating to the Erie Railroad. Subjects include stations, train cars, railroad employees, employees' recreational activities, ferries, construction, street scenes, and resort hotels; drawings of structures built by the various railroads which, at the time of the donation, constituted the Consolidated Rail Corporation …

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Clayton M. Hall Collection of Railroad Photographs
Creators:
Hall, Clayton M.
Dates:
1936-1966, undated
Size:
1 Cubic foot (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1168
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

A collection of black and white photographic negatives depicting railroad scenes and locomotives in the United States and Canada, taken by Clayton M. Hall of Princeton, New Jersey.

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D. Ward King Road Grader Collection
Creators:
King, D. Ward
Dates:
1902-2005
Size:
0.75 Cubic feet ( 2 boxes, 1 map-folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1332
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Photographs, publications and correspondence related to D. Ward King's invention the King Road Drag, or the Split-Oak drag, which improved rural travel in the early 20th century by introducing a simple design and low-effort system for grading poor-quality roads. The King Road Drag was promoted heavily across the United States and Canada via the "Good Roads Campaign" originally sponsored by the railroad companies in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Hezekiah Bissell Papers
Creators:
Bissell, Hezekiah
Dates:
1920-1928
Size:
0.2 Cubic feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1445
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents the reminiscences of Hezekiah Bissell, a railroad engineer who worked in the western United States with the Union Pacific Railroad, and in Peru.

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