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Records Relating to North American Railroads in the National Archives

David Pfeiffer

Records Relating to North American Railroads in the National Archives

by David Pfeiffer

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Published by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Railroads - History,
  • Transportation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10857738M
    ISBN 100756727650
    ISBN 109780756727659

    As some of you may know, I am the contact person for reference on the ICC records in National Archives custody, particularly the textual records at the National Archives at College Park. For further information concerning the records, you may want to consult my guide entitled 'Records Relating to North American Railroads: Reference Information. Courtesy of Archives Center, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana. Your new book reinterprets the building of the railroad as a colonial project. Your book also challenges readers to consider the Transcontinental Railroad as a form of “continental imperialism.” Colonialism and imperialism are two very distinct processes.

    National Archives at Atlanta – Note that there were no railroad pensions before There is a fee to order copies of any records found. There is a fee to order copies of any records found. There is also an article in NARA’s journal, Prologue, on railroad history and the archives collection. These volumes provide timetables and limited consist data for the majority of North American railroads. It has proven to be a very valuable research tool. June June June December February October January June January June July February January May September December

    You can research many topics at the State Archives, but the information may be scattered through many different groups of records. These topical guides will help you by telling you something about the topic and explaining where you might find records related to it.   RAILROADS IN NORTH AMERICA. Their Evolution and Family Structure. Milton C. Hallberg. The database available via this web page is intended as a compilation of all currently existing mainline and switching and terminal railroads, as well as of all operating railroads that have existed in the United States and Canada since the first railroad - the Granite Railway - was chartered in .


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Records Relating to North American Railroads in the National Archives by David Pfeiffer Download PDF EPUB FB2

National Archives Reference Information Paper 91 -- Railroad-related Records Part I Introduction I.1 This reference information paper describes significant records in the National Archives that relate to railroads in the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico), Canada, Mexico, and the Panama Canal.

This paper describesFile Size: 1MB. To receive a free copy of Records Relating to North American Railroads: Reference Information Pa please write to the National Archives and Records Administration, Archives I Research Support Branch (NWCC1), RoomPennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC or call or toll free   Transportation resources, compiled by the Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) Aircraft Records Relating to Aircraft Accident Reports Railroads Help us Tag the Railroad Valuation Maps, ca.

- ca. in the National Archives Catalog Contribute to the National Archives Catalog by tagging geographic locations and landowner information within each map. Records relating to North American railroads.

Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: David Pfeiffer; United States.

National Archives and. Records relating to North American railroads: National Archives reference information paper Statement of Responsibility: compiled by David Pfeiffer Includes description of records held by the National Archives concerning railroads in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico.

Records Relating to North American Railroads. Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives. By David A. Pfeiffer for Prologue, the quarterly of the National Archives and Records Administration.

The Erie Railroad, Personnel Records. A state-by-state listing of major railroad record repositories from the Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.

Records Relating to North American Railroads. A paper describing the railroad records available through the National Archives, including: Records of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Railroad Valuation Records. Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives. David A. Pfeiffer explores the wealth of historical railroad records available through the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) in this Prologue article titled "Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives," including railroad valuation records, railroad accident reports.

The defunct railroads of North America regrouped several railroads in Canada and the United States. The following is a list of the past railroad companies.

Defunct railroad companies ASLR locomotive National Transcontinental Railway (NTR) New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad; New Orleans. Locating Railroad Employee Records. Great American Railways. According to Randy Houk's "Railroad Timeline", the first American rails are said to have been laid down at Quincy, Mass.

in Since then, numerous railway companies have come and gone, with many mergers occurring along the way. As for the book - save your money. Though some railways are listed - the description of locations is very light - and many museums are not listed at all. You stand a better chance searching for a given location (State, city, etc) followed by "railroad museum" on the web than what this book provides - and with much better s: Board.

For example, most such records for the Union Pacific Railroad are in storage in Hutchinson, Kansas salt mines, off limits to all but the lawyers. The Union Pacific currently declines to help with former employee genealogy requests. However, if you are looking for railroad employee records for early Colorado railroads, you may have some.

The Great Search-Finding Railroad Employment Records. Many of us remember hearing stories about Grandpa Joe who worked for "the railroad." He may have been an engineer on crack passenger trains such as the Hiawatha ormay have manned a busy interlocking tower, or generated waybills in the yard may have been awarded a gold pass for 50 years of service, or he may have worked on.

The First Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. was built across North America in the s, linking the railroad network of the eastern U.S. with California on the Pacific coast.

Finished on at the Golden spike event at Promontory Summit, Utah, it created a nationwide mechanized transportation network that revolutionized the population and economy of the American West, catalyzing.

Get this from a library. Records relating to railroads in the Cartographic Section of the National Archives. [Peter F Brauer; United States. National Archives and Records. Encyclopedia of North American Railroads Book Summary: Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems.

The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American. Riding the Rails Up Paper Mountain: Researching Railroad Records in the National Archives This article, which appeared in the Spring issue of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) publication Prologue, provides an overview of NARA’s vast holdings of railroad-related textual records, maps, photos and motion pictures.

The Railroad History Collection consists of more than 50 individual sets of papers, records, and collections of a variety of archival materials related to southern New England's railroads, dating from the s and the birth of railroad transportation in the United States to the s.

Archives I has nationwide censuses, pre-WWI military service and pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees. The National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I), houses textual and microfilm records relating to genealogy, American Indians, pre-World War II military and naval.

Discover the best History of Railroads in Best Sellers. Find the top most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers. Like many people, I began my family history research at my regional National Archives office. And, while there is probably a center near you, you don't have to travel at all to access many of their records.

The National Archives and Records Administration offers a rich trove of online documents and they're completely free. Like many people, I began my family history research at my regional.Related data collections.

U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, This database contains applications for membership in the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution approved between and 31 December These records can be an excellent source for names, dates, locations, and family.The Directory of North American Railroads, Associations, Societies, Archives, Libraries, Museums and Their Collections.

A book by Holly T. Hansen, B.A. The book is no longer in print, but this link points to the entry in Worldcat giving you the opportunity to find the book through your library.