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Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2015-0106

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of items created and gathered by Ellsworth E. Williams, Jr., that detail the life of a station agent and freight terminal supervisor for the New Haven Railroad.

Dates

  • undated, 1923, 1925, 1940-1977

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.

Biography/History

The Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum was established on November 6, 1992, in Willimantic, Connecticut. The museum, run entirely by volunteers, is located off Bridge Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut, on the original site of the Columbia Junction Freight Yard. The museum consists of locomotives and rolling stock, as well as vintage railroad buildings and a six-stall roundhouse reconstructed on the original foundation.

Ellsworth E. Williams Jr. was born on January 11, 1933 and died on April 19, 1990. He was a field terminal supervisor (station agent) in Plainfield and later Norwich, Connecticut, for the New Haven Railroad and after 1969 for Penn Central and ConRail, and lived in Woodstock and Quinebaug, Connecticut.

Extent

0.5 Linear Feet (One box of correspondence, newspaper clippings, photocopies, photographic prints and publications.)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Collection consists of materials created and gathered by Plainfield, Connecticut, railroad station agent and field terminal supervisor Ellsworth E. Williams, Jr.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collection was donated by the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in June 2015. The collection was previously owned by Ellsworth E. Williams's daughter who donated it to the Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum in June 2014.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the railroads of southern New England, particularly the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.
Title
Connecticut Eastern Railroad Museum Collection
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
2015 August
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

Contact:
University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US