Paul Thompson collection on railroads and rail travel

Abstract

The Paul Thompson collection on railroads (dated 1949-1979; 0.47 cubic feet; 2 boxes) comprises both photographs and promotional items. The collection represents an important era in American history during which the railroads were at the fore of the nation's progress and expansion across the continent.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Paul Thompson collection on railroads and rail travel
Date
1949-1979
Creator
Thompson, Paul
Extent
0.47 Cubic feet
Subjects
Automobile trains.
Railroads.
River boats.
Transportation--United States
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Desirae Carron
Preferred Citation
2003av098: [identification of item], Paul Thompson collection on railroads, 1949-1979, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
The Paul Thompson collection on railroads (dated 1949-1979; 0.47 cubic feet; 2 boxes) consists of 41 photographic prints as well as 61 assorted clippings and promotional items produced by railroad and train manufacturers. Some of the prints have captions identifying the type of train engine that is depicted and a portion of the prints are reproductions. The material in the collection represents a time in American history during which railroads were at the forefront of progress and expansion. Some of the railroads and railways featured include the L&N Railroad, the Western Pacific Railroad, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Atlantic Coast Line, and Union Pacific Railroad.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Photographic prints, 1949-1979

This series contains 45 photographs from several different railroad companies, such as Southern Railroad, Wabash, Santa Fe Railway, Union Pacific, and Canadian Pacific.

1954 Berkshire Type, Louisville and Nashville Railroad Junction

  • Box 1, Item 1
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Tenth anniversary of the Rock Island Lines' Rocky Mountain Rocket - Chicago and Denver-Colorado Springs, 1949 November 12

  • Box 1, Item 2
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Western Pacific Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 3
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B. C. Railway passenger and freight service, side by side, undated

  • Box 1, Item 4
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Santa Fe Railway - Argentine, Kansas and Clovis, New Mexico, undated

  • Box 1, Item 5
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Santa Fe Railway engine, undated

  • Box 1, Item 6
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Santa Fe Railway, undated

  • Box 1, Item 7
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Santa Fe Railway, undated

  • Box 1, Item 8
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Canadian Pacific Railway, undated

  • Box 1, Item 9
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Jersey (?) Central Lines, undated

  • Box 1, Item 10
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Missouri, Hannibal K St. Joseph Railroad, Burlington Route, undated

  • Box 1, Item 11
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The Milwaukee Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 12
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Milwaukee Road, undated

  • Box 1, Item 13
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Southern Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 14
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Southern Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 15
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Southern Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 16
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Southern Railroad engine, undated

  • Box 1, Item 17
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Wabash Freight engine, undated

  • Box 1, Item 18
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Wabash passenger service locomotive, undated

  • Box 1, Item 19
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Wabash passenger service locomotive, undated

  • Box 1, Item 20
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Union Pacific Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 21
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Union Pacific Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 22
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Southern Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 23
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Southern Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 24
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Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific engine (subsidiary of Southern), undated

  • Box 1, Item 25
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Union Pacific, undated

  • Box 1, Item 26
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Canadian Pacific engine, undated

  • Box 1, Item 27
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Union Pacific, undated

  • Box 1, Item 28
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Union Pacific, undated

  • Box 1, Item 29
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Canadian Pacific, undated

  • Box 1, Item 30
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Southern Railway, Pelham, North Carolina, undated

  • Box 1, Item 31
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Southern Freights, Greensboro, North Carolina, undated

  • Box 1, Item 32
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Road freight, Southern Railway, undated

  • Box 1, Item 33
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Mountain Type locomotive, undated

  • Box 1, Item 34
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Louisville and Nashville Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 35
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Frisco engine 907, undated

  • Box 1, Item 36
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Illinois Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 1, Item 37
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Burlington Northern Electric locomotive, 1973 July 19

  • Box 1, Item 38
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Atlantic Coast Line, undated

  • Box 1, Item 39
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Santa Fe Railway, undated

  • Box 1, Item 40
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Norfolk and Western Railway, drawing, undated

  • Box 1, Item 41
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Atlantic Coast Line, undated

  • Box 1, Item 42
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Chesapeake and Ohio, undated

  • Box 1, Item 43
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Chesapeake and Ohio, Chesapeake and Ohio for Progress, undated

  • Box 1, Item 44
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Chesapeake and Ohio, undated

  • Box 1, Item 45
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Clippings and promotional items, 1949-1979

This series contains 61clippings and promotional items that were used to advertise railroad companies.

Diesel-electric switching locomotive, Portland Terminal Company, undated

  • Box 2, Item 46
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Passenger train on Maine Central Railroad at Royal Junction, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 47
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Maine Central Railroad Mail, Milk, and Local Passenger Train, Waterville, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 48
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Maine Central Freight Train - Rumford, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 49
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Maine Central Railroad Freight Westbound at Cumberland, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 50
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Maine Central Railroad Freight Westbound at Cumberland, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 51
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On the Mountain Route of the Maine Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 52
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Steel box car, Maine Central, The Pine Tree Route, undated

  • Box 2, Item 53
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Maine Central Railroad Passenger Locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 54
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On the Mountain Route of the Maine Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 55
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Local Passenger Train on Maine Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 56
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Maine Central Railroad Mail, Milk and Local Passenger Train, Waterville, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 57
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Diesel-Electric Switching Locomotive of Portland Terminal Company, undated

  • Box 2, Item 58
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Diesel-Electric Road Switcher of Maine Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 59
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Maine Central Consolidation Type, Freight Locomotive - South Portland, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 60
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Boston and Maine Railroad car, undated

  • Box 2, Item 61
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Diesel locomotive used in freight service on the Boston and Maine Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 62
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The Kennebec modern, streamlined passenger train on the Maine Central Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 63
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Maine Central Railroad Freight, Westbound at Fairfield, Maine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 64
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The Flying Yankee, Boston to Portland, undated

  • Box 2, Item 65
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Train of RDC (Rail Diesel Car) Budd Highliners, Boston and Maine Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 66
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New locomotive at Baldwin, The Family Lines System, L and N, undated

  • Box 2, Item 67
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Cincinnati-bound L and N fast freight from Louisville, The Family Lines System, undated

  • Box 2, Item 68
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Work Horse units of L and N's diesel fleet in 1970s, The Family Lines System, undated

  • Box 2, Item 69
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The Pan-American L and N Passenger Train going to Louisville in 1941, The Family Lines System, 1941

  • Box 2, Item 70
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Louisville and Nashville fast freight from Cincinnati to Atlanta, The Family Lines System, undated

  • Box 2, Item 71
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Louisville and Nashville Cincinnati - New Orleans train Hummingbird leaves Atlanta in 1954, nation's first post-World War II streamliner, The Family Lines System, 1954

  • Box 2, Item 72
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Louisville and Nashville unit train in the Western Kentucky coal fields, The Family Lines System, undated

  • Box 2, Item 73
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The Long Island Railroad, only LIRR class steam boiler equipped after March, 1977, undated

  • Box 2, Item 74
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The Long Island Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 75
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The Long Island Railroad, Road Passenger and Freight, undated

  • Box 2, Item 76
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The Long Island Railroad, Road Passenger; Push-Pull power units, undated

  • Box 2, Item 77
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The Long Island Railroad, Road Passenger and Freight, undated

  • Box 2, Item 78
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Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Diesel Electric Road Switcher Locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 79
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Delaware and Hudson Railroad, diesel electric road switcher locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 80
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Delware and Hudson Railroad, The Stourbridge Lion, undated

  • Box 2, Item 81
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Delware and Hudson Railroad, Mallet Freight, undated

  • Box 2, Item 82
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Delaware and Hudson Railroad, Diesel electric road switcher locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 83
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Typical double-deck car used in Chicago and North Western Commuter Service, undated

  • Box 2, Item 84
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RF and P engine (Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac), undated

  • Box 2, Item 85
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Typical locomotive used in Chicago and North Western Commuter Service, undated

  • Box 2, Item 86
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Typical locomotive used in Chicago and North Western Commuter Service, undated

  • Box 2, Item 87
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Reading Lines engine, undated

  • Box 2, Item 88
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Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 89
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The Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 90
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The Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 91
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Two copies of a locomotive diagram, Chesapeake and Ohio, undated

  • Box 2, Item 92
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Advertisement for Chicago and North Western GP-35 locomotives, undated

  • Box 2, Item 93
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Postcard, crowd at Big Shanty (Kennesaw), Georgia, greets the General (locomotive), undated

  • Box 2, Item 94
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Postcard, Boston and Maine Railroad's The Minuteman locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 95
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Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac, undated

  • Box 2, Item 96
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Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac, undated

  • Box 2, Item 97
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Postcard, S.S. Spartan, Great Lakes, undated

  • Box 2, Item 98
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General Motors GP30 locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 99
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Postcard, Chessie's water-borne, Lake Michigan, Chesapeake and Ohio fleet, undated

  • Box 2, Item 100
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Postcard, World's Fastest Locomotive, Pennsylvania Railroad, Chicago Railroad Fair, 1949

  • Box 2, Item 101
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Postcard, Rutland diesel locomotive, undated

  • Box 2, Item 102
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Postcard, Rutland Railway PS-1 Box Car, undated

  • Box 2, Item 103
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Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad, undated

  • Box 2, Item 104
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Reading Lines, General Motors, undated

  • Box 2, Item 105
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S00 Line, General Motors, undated

  • Box 2, Item 106
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