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RR. Railroad history

 Record Group
Identifier: RR
The railroad history collecting area consists of papers, records and collections of a variety of archival materials related to southern New England’s railroad heritage, dating from the 1830s and the birth of railroad transportation in the United States to the 1980s. The materials are particularly strong in representing the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, better known as the New Haven Railroad, which was the predominant railroad in the region from 1872 to 1969. Coverage is strong for the New Haven Railroad’s predecessor lines, particularly the Central New England Railway, the New York & New England Railroad, and the Old Colony Railroad.

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

Don Ball, Jr. Railroad Photograph Collection

Identifier: 2003-0093
Abstract Don Ball, Jr. (1938-1986) was a railroad employee and photographer and author of books about railroads. The collection consists of several hundred photographic images, most of them taken by Mr. Ball, of locomotives, stations, and railroad related scenes of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and other New England and eastern United States railroad lines.

Leroy Y. Beaujon Railroad Collection

Identifier: 1997-0042
Abstract Payroll vouchers, correspondence, timetables, photographs, reports, maps and plans, photocopies, newspaper clippings, and other research material related to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, the Central New England Railway, and its predecessor railroad lines.

Brooks A. Bentz Railroad Collection

Identifier: 2003-0113
Abstract The Brooks A. Bentz Railroad Collection consists almost exclusively of materials associated with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, including passenger and employee timetables, a parlor car wine list and dining car cafe menu, information about the railroad equipment provided for railroad employees, information about the railroad's merger with what became Penn Central in the late 1960s, a vehicle decal, a map of the railroad system (ca. 1925), and photographs of locomotives.

Bonelli Project 2000/Locomotive FL9 Collection

Identifier: 1989-0052
Abstract The collection contains correspondence, photograph, diagram, and a copy of the article "How the 'NH' was put back on the 'New Haven.'"

Joseph A. Bongiorno Collection of Passenger Operations Services of the New Haven Railroad

Identifier: 1989-0061
Abstract The collection contains publications used by Mr. Bongiorno for his paper "The administration of the passenger operation services of the New Haven Railroad."

Boston, Hartford and Erie Railroad Collection

Identifier: 1992-0007
Abstract The Railroad was chartered in May 1863 and reorganized in 1873 as the New York and New England Railroad Company.

Harry F. Brown Papers

Identifier: 2002-0105
Abstract: The Harry F. Brown Papers consist of 478 photographic images in various media of railroad electrification equipment along electrified main line section of the Shoreline route of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Richard C. Carpenter Papers

Identifier: 2010-0105
Abstract Richard C. Carpenter is the author of A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, a five volume set published by Johns Hopkins University Press. The papers include handdrawn original railroad track and signal maps drawn by Mr. Carpenter, Henry T. Wilhelm and William Bruce Coughlin, of railroads in the Mid-Atlantic States, New York and New England, and Indiana, Lower Michigan, and Ohio, that Mr. Carpenter used for research for the atlas.

Harry B. Chase, Jr. Papers

Identifier: 2003-0037
Abstract The collection consists of writings by Harry B. Chase, Jr., which focus on the history of the railroad in Massachusetts in general and the experiences of his father, Harry B. Chase, Sr., an employee of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, in particular. Included in the writings are excerpts from letters written by father to son entitled "'Boston & New York R.P.O. Train 500,' Letters from a New Haven Railroad Signal Maintainer to his Soldier Son in Wartime, 1942-1943," as well as...

Connecticut Central Railroad Records

Identifier: 2009-0091
Abstract The collection consists of administrative files, photographs, and DVDs associated with the formation, maintenance and demise of the Connecticut Central Railroad, a freight line that ran in and around Middletown, Connecticut, from 1987 to 1998.