CAMDEN & AMBOY RAILROAD RULES AND TRAFFIC AGREEMENTS
(.15 cu. ft.: 1 Volume)
by: Robert S. Harding, May 1986
The Camden & Amboy Railroad was charted in New Jersey in 1830. The company purchased the "John Bull," one of the first successful locomotives in North America, from Robert Stephenson & Company of New Castle, England. Its line ran between Camden and Amboy in New Jersey and was a link between New York and Philadelphia, which lies across the Delaware River from Camden. The railroad was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1871.
Scope and Content:
This volume contains a record of railroad rules for railroad employees, traffic agreements with other railroads, and operating orders to train crews and other employees--including steamboat captains on the Delaware and Raritan Rivers--signed by the railroad superintendent and other officials. These orders include general duties of conductors and other employees as well as instructions to individuals to carry out specific schedule changes, etc. These records are arranged chronologically within one volume.
Originally located at the Library of Congress, this volume was found to be a duplicate of material held there. It was donated to the Division of Transportation, NMAH, in 1976, and was subsequently transferred to the Dibner Library, NMAH, in 1980. It was transferred to the Archives Center in March 1986.