Allen (Charles M.) Railroad Collection, 1913-1995

Descriptive Summary

Title
Allen (Charles M.) Railroad Collection, 1913-1995
Creator
Allen, Charles M.
Extent
6.75 Linear feet
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Carrie Daniels; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Louisville native and railroad enthusiast Charles M. Allen (1916-2000) was born into a wealthy family, graduated from Yale University in 1941 and from the University of Louisville Law School in 1943. After several years of private practice he served as an assistant U.S. attorney. He returned to private practice, then from 1961 to 1971 he served in an elected position to the chancery branch of Jefferson County Circuit Court. In 1971 he was appointed to the federal bench by President Richard Nixon, a position Allen held until his retirement in 1996. On the bench he became known for his fairness and his commitment to equal justice for all. Allen died in January 2000 and was survived by his wife Bettye Cardwell Allen; their two children, Charles Dwight Allen and Angela M. Allen; and six grandchildren.
Judge Allen was also known for his love of railroads, a fascination that began in his childhood. He was a charter member of the Kentucky Railway Museum, serving as legal counsel and president of the organization at various times in its history. He collected railroad timetables, photographs, as well as guides and other publications, all of which were donated to the University of Louisville upon his death. Published monographs and serials were added to the Ekstrom Library's general collection and other material came to the University Archives and Records Center.
Scope and Content
This 6.25 linear foot collection of railroad material dates from 1913 to 1995 with the bulk of the collection consisting of railroad timetables. There is also a small, but significant number of guides, maps, operating rules, pamphlets and brochures, annual reports, railroad histories, yearbooks, and photographs. Although most of the collection is from North American railroads, there is some material related to railroading in Europe. The collection is arranged in seven series: I: Timetables (5.25 linear feet); II: Maps (.10 linear feet); III: Operating Rules (.10 linear feet); IV: Engine Summaries (.05 linear feet); V: Publications (.25 linear feet); VI: Printed Material and Ephemera (.25 linear feet); and VII: Photographs (.25 linear feet). Most material is arranged alphabetically within each series, with a chronological sub-listing.

Contents of the Collection

I: Timetables (Boxes 1-5) 1913-1994, 5.25 linear feet

Series I makes up the bulk of this collection and includes passenger, operating and general timetables for North American and European railroads.

Amtrak - national and regional, 1971-1995

  • Box 1, folder 1
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Alton, 1929, 1933-1934, 1944, 1946

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Atlantic Coast Line, 1930, 1935, 1942-1943, 1946, 1956, 1961-1963, 1965-1966

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Atlanta & West Point, 1929, 1947

  • Box 1, folder 2
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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, 1924, 1934-1935, 1938, 1941, 1943-1945, 1947, 1958-1961, 1963

  • Box 1, folder 3
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Baltimore & Ohio, 1924, 1929, 1935, 1937-1938, 1941

  • Box 1, folder 4
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Baltimore & Ohio, 1947, 1954-1955, 1958-1959

  • Box 1, folder 5
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Boston & Maine, 1931, 1945-1946, 1955-1956

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh, 1931

  • Box 1, folder 6
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Burlington, 1928-1929, 1934-1935, 1943, 1946, 1954-1955, 1957-1962, 1964, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, folder 7
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BCRail, 1988

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Canadian National, 1945, 1959-1962

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Canadian Pacific, 1934, 1947, 1953, 1955-1958, 1965

  • Box 1, folder 8
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Central of Georgia, 1936, 1947, 1954, 1957-1958, 1966-1967

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Central Railroad of New Jersey, 1935

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Central Vermont, 1957

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Chesapeake & Ohio, 1924, 1936, 1938, 1946-1947, 1952, 1954-1955, 1968

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Chesapeake & Ohio and Baltimore & Ohio combined schedules, n.d., 1966-1967, 1970

  • Box 1, folder 9
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Chicago & Eastern Illinois, 1929, 1944, 1947, 1958

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Chicago Great Western, 1936, 1948

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Chicago, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, 1935-1936, 1941, 1946, 1954, 1959

  • Box 1, folder 10
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Chicago & Northwestern, 1929, 1938, 1944, 1947, 1954, 1960-1961

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific, 1942, 1958

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Chicago & Southern, 1944, 1964-1965

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Delaware & Hudson, 1936, 1942, 1945, 1947, 1959

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Denver & Rio Grande Western, 1934, 1941, 1945-1947, 1955, 1957, 1959

  • Box 1, folder 11
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Erie, 1929, 1931, 1945, 1954, 1956

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Erie-Lackawana, 1962

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Florida Eastcoast, 1935, 1945, 1947

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Frisco Lines (St. Louis-San Francisco), 1945, 1948, 1951, 1958, 1962

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Grand Trunk (Canadian National), 1949, 1951

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Great Northern, 1929, 1945-1946

  • Box 1, folder 12
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Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, 1953, 1956

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Illinois Central, 1929, 1935-1936, 1946-1948, 1951, 1954-1956, 1960, 1962, 1965

  • Box 1, folder 13
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Kansas City Southern, 1946, 1960-1961, 1966

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Lackawanna, 1935-1936, 1941, 1943-1944, 1947, 1950

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Lehigh Valley, 1934, 1936, 1947, 1957-1958 Long Island, 1957

  • Box 2, folder 1
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Louisville & Nashville, 1918, 1925, 1930, 1935-1937, 1945, 1947-1948, 1951, 1953

  • Box 2, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, 1954-1963, 1965, 1967-1968, 1971

  • Box 2, folder 3
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Maine Central, 1947, 1956-1957

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Milwaukee Road, n.d., 1931, 1935-1936, 1953, 1955

  • Box 2, folder 4
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Missouri-Kansas-Texas, 1931, 1935, 1945-1948, 1951, 1953

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Monon Route, 1936, 1942, 1947-1948, 1964, 1967

  • Box 2, folder 5
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Missouri Pacific, 1934-1936, 1941, 1943, 1945, 1947, 1959, 1966

  • Box 2, folder 6
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Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1954

  • Box 2, folder 7
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National Railways of Mexico, 1959-1960

  • Box 2, folder 7
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New York, New Haven & Hartford, 1929-1931, 1935-1936, 1944-1945, 1947, 1955-1956, 1962

  • Box 2, folder 7
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New York Central Lines, 1929-1931, 1934-1935

  • Box 2, folder 8
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New York Central Lines, 1937-1939, 1941-1943

  • Box 2, folder 9
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New York Central Lines, 1944-1948, 1950

  • Box 2, folder 10
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New York Central Lines, 1952-1958, 1960, 1966

  • Box 2, folder 11
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Nickel Plate Road, 1931, 1944, 1947, 1955

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Norfolk & Western, 1929, 1935, 1943-1944, 1947-1948, 1951, 1954-1959, 1965, 1967

  • Box 2, folder 12
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Northern Pacific, 1929-1930, 1934, 1947, 1953, 1958, 1962

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Ontario Northland, 1957

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Pere Marquette, 1946

  • Box 2, folder 13
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Pennsylvania Lines, 1913, 1929, 1935-1939, 1945

  • Box 2, folder 14
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Pennsylvania Lines, 1946-1948, 1950-1951, 1953-1954

  • Box 2, folder 15
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Pennsylvania Lines, 1955, 1957, 1960, 1965-1966

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Penn Central, 1968-1971

  • Box 2, folder 16
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Reading, 1929, 1935, 1947

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Rock Island, n.d., 1924, 1938, 1942-1943, 1947, 1950, 1954, 1956-1959, 1962

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Rutland, 1935, 1945

  • Box 3, folder 1
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Seaboard, 1935-1936, 1948, 1950, 1958, 1967, 1976

  • Box 3, folder 2
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SOO Lines, 1939, 1953, 1962

  • Box 3, folder 2
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Southern, 1930, 1933-1934, 1937-1938, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1954, 1968

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Southern Pacific, 1932, 1936, 1941-1942, 1945, 1954, 1958

  • Box 3, folder 3
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Southwest, 1936, 1943, 1947

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Spokane, Portland & Seattle, 1962-1963

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Terminal RR Association, 1929

  • Box 3, folder 4
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Union Pacific, 1929-1930, 1935, 1938, 1943, 1946-1948, 1953

  • Box 3, folder 5
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Union Pacific, 1952-1954, 1958, 1960

  • Box 3, folder 6
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VIA, 1979, 1985-1986

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Wabash, n.d., 1945, 1947, 1951-1953, 1957-1958

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Western Pacific, n.d.

  • Box 3, folder 6
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Through Europe by Train, Timetables valid from May 31st until September 26th, 1970

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Cook's Continental Timetable, March 1971

  • Box 3, folder 7
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Cook's Continental Timetable, May 1-27, 1972

  • Box 3, folder 8
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British Railways Passenger Service Timetables

  • Box 3, folder 9
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Scotland, 1961-1962, 1963

  • Box 3, folder 9
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London, the Midlands, North Wales, the North, 1963

  • Box 3, folder 9
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British Railways Passenger Service Timetables

  • Box 3, folder 10
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London, Eastern Counties, East Midlands, the North, 1963

  • Box 3, folder 10
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Northeastern England, 1963

  • Box 3, folder 10
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 3, folder 11
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 1
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 2
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 3
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 4
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 5
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Porto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 6
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The Official Guide of the Railways and Steam Navigation Lines of the United States, Puerto Rico…

  • Box 4, folder 7
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Operating Timetables

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Atlanta Coastline, 1964

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Atlanta & West Point, 1955

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Burlington Northern, Portland Division, 1970

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Erie, Western District Marion Division, 1947

  • Box 5, folder 1
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New York Central, Ohio Central Division, 1951

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Nickel Plate, Buffalo & Cleveland Divisions, 1952

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Southern, Georgia & Florida Railway, 1955

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Southern, Western Division, 1974

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Southern, Western Lines, 1949, 1953

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Union Pacific, Northwestern District, 1975

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Wabash, Decatur Division, 1947

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Operating Timetables

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Birmingham Division, 1964

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Cincinnati Division, 1952, 1955

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Eastern Kentucky Division, 1954

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Knoxville & Atlanta Division, 1954

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Louisville Division, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1964, 1976, 1981

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Louisville & Nashville, Fast Freight Schedules, 1954-1955

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Pennsylvania, Central Region, 1966

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Pennsylvania, Middle Division, 1946

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Division, 1951

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Union Pacific, No. 2, 1978

  • Box 5, folder 3
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II: Maps (Box 5) 1952, .10 linear feet

One folder with a 1952 atlas.

Handy Railroad Atlas of the United States, New York: Rand McNally, 1952

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Missouri Pacific-Texas and Pacific Sunshine Route, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Iowa, Minnesota, and Dakota, [1883]

  • Box 5, folder 4
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SCL/L & N Georgia-Clinchfield West Point Route, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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L & N System in USA, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Co., n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Kentucky railroads, 1915

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Railroad map of the United States for men in uniform, 1944

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Northern Pacific North Coast Limited map of the United States, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Southern Railway System, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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California State Railroad map, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Train Watcher's map of Chicago, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Reading Railroad System map, 1947

  • Box 5, folder 4
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National Geographic map of Europe, 1969

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Preliminary Mainline and Branchline Designations for Class I Railroads, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Santa Clara County Transit System, 1992

  • Box 5, folder 4
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III: Operating Rules (Box 5) 1962-1974, .10 linear feet

One folder with federal governmental rules and a notebook.

Louisville & Nashville, Rules for the Government of the Transportation Department, 1962

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Louisville & Nashville, Rules of the Operating Department, 1964

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Interstate Commerce Commission, Finance Docket 22688, Chicago & North Western Railway Company…

  • Box 5, folder 5
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Notebook with handwritten notes, n.d

  • Box 5, folder 5
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IV: Engine Summaries (Box 5) 1953, .05 linear feet

One folder.

Louisville & Nashville Engine Summaries, 1953

  • Box 5, folder 6
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V: Publications (Box 5) 1934-1995, .25 linear feet

Eight folders with annual reports, brochures and pamphlets, yearbooks of railroad information, summaries, historical and public relations items.

Publications - Annual Reports

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Canadian Pacific, 1964

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Great Western, 1949

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Kansas City Southern, 1964

  • Box 5, folder 7
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New York Central, 1942, 1946

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Union Pacific, 1995

  • Box 5, folder 7
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Brochures and Pamphlets, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 8
Alaska Railroad, American European Express, Big Four (NY Central), California Zephyr, Canadian Pacific, Chesapeake & Ohio, "The Cincinnatian" (B & O), "City of Kansas City" (Wabash), "City of New Orleans" (Illinois Central), the Denver Zephyr, Empire Builder (Great Northern), Erie, Florida East Coast, Mississippi Scenic Route (Burlington), New England Direct, North Coast Limited (Northern Pacific), "Olympian" and "Olympian Hiawatha" (C, M, St. P, & P), Rio Grande, Rock Island, "San Joaquin Daylight" (S-P), Santa Fe, "Southern Crescent (Southern), Southern Pacific, Union Pacific
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Yearbook of Railroad Information, 1934, 1960, 1978

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Summary of Equipment - Baltimore & Ohio, 1953

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Brochures and booklets - Burlington, n.d.; Grand Trunk Western, 1972; Great Western (England), n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 9
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Histories and Public Relations materials, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 10
Burlington Northern, Conrail, CSX, Lehigh Valley, London & Southwestern Railroad, L & N, Milwaukee Road, Pennsylvania Railroad, SOO, "The Sunshine Special" Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific.
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Publications - Industry and company publications

  • Box 5, folder 11
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B & O Magazine, vol.46, no.2, February 1960

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Info Magazine (Union Pacific Railroad), June 1989

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Keeping Track (Canadian National Railways), vol.2, no.11, November 1959; vol.3, no.10, November 1960

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Main Line News (Illinois Ce ntral Gulf Railroad), July/August 1985

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Missabe Iron Ranger (Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway Company), April 1961; vol.59, no.9, Fall…

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Norfolk and Western Magazine, vol.34, no.1, October 1956

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Texas Railways (Texas Railroad Association), vol.18, no.1, Winter 1977

  • Box 5, folder 11
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Publications - U.S. magazines

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Flags, Diamonds and Statues, vol.2, nos.3 & 4, Spring 1978

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Live Steam, vol.22, no.10, October 1988

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Locomotive Quarterly, vol.II, no.2, Winter 1977/1978

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Modern Railroads, May 1989

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Rail Classics, vol.6, no.5, September 1977

  • Box 5, folder 12
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RailFair News, First Edition, 1990; Second Edition, 1990; Third Edition, 1990; Fourth Edition, 1991

  • Box 5, folder 12
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Publications - U.S. magazines

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Railpace Newsmagazine, vol.12, no.1, January 1993

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Railroading in St. Louis, Summer 1990 (2 copies)

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Railroads Illustrated, vol.1, no.2, Winter 1981

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Railway Age, vol.90, no.20, May 16, 1931; vol.175, no.17, September 9, 1974

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Railway Progress, May 1958

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Rail Travel News, vol.5, no.2, January 1975

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Steel Rails, June 12, 1953; July 24, 1953; August 28, 1953

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Trackside, no.1, [1988]

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Trainline, no.20, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 13
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Publications - Non-US

  • Box 5, folder 14
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The Locomotive Railway Carriage & Wagon Review, January 1956

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Lok Magazin, August 1970

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Rail Express, November 1999

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Railway Magazine, April and December 1990

  • Box 5, folder 14
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The Yeoman Enterprise, supplement, April 1990

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Railway World, April 1974, June 1996

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Trains, November 1981

  • Box 5, folder 14
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Trains Illustrated, September 1959

  • Box 5, folder 14
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VI: Printed Material and Ephemera (Box 5) no date, .50 linear feet

Five folders with information on travel, railroad museums, tourist rail lines, postcards, calendars, programs, and tickets.

Travel Information, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 15
Britain, Gripsholm Cruise, Ireland, London, Nantucket, Oregon, Tanglewood, York, Washington, DC.
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Railroad Museums and Tourist Rail Lines, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 16
Brochures and postcards
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non-United States railroads, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 17
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Postcards, calendars, programs, tickets, n.d.

  • Box 5, folder 18
Arkansas Railroad Club, Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Chicago Railroad Fair, National Railway Historical Society, Union Pacific, Wabash
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Don Ball, Jr. Railroad Calendar, 1985

  • Box 5
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VII: Photographs (Box 6) no date, .50 linear feet

Four folders of black and white and color photographs, postcards, negatives, and slides, mainly of steam locomotives.

Photographs steam locomotives, n.d.

  • Box 6, folder 1
3x5 black and white, Atlantic Coast Line through Western Maryland
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Photographs mainly steam locomotives, n.d.

  • Box 6, folder 2
5x7 and 5x8 black and white
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Photographs mainly steam locomotives, n.d.

  • Box 6, folder 3
8x10 black and white and color, 4x10 black and white, 4x7 black and white, 2 x 7 black and white
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Photographs and postcards, n.d.

  • Box 6, folder 4
3x3 black and white, 3 x 5 color, Color slide and negative
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Trains Album of Photographs, circa 1945

  • Box 6
B & O Railroad, Eastern Railroads, Erie Railroad, Far Western Railroads, Midwestern Railroads, Modern Steam Locomotives, New England Railroads, Southern Pacific Lines
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