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JOHN H. WHITE, Jr. RAILROAD REFERENCE COLLECTION, 1880s - 1990
#523

(31.33 cubic feet: 94 DB)

by: Robert S. Harding & Don Darroch, June 2002

History

John H. White, Jr., (1933- ), historian and museum curator, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated with a B.A. in history from Miami University, Ohio, in 1958. Shortly after receiving his degree, White joined the staff of the Smithsonian Institution as Assistant Curator of the Division of Transportation, Department of Science and Technology, National Museum of History and Technology (NMHT). White became Associate Curator of the Division, 1961-1966, Curator, 1967-1985, and Senior Historian, 1986-1989. White specialized in land transportation, particularly the history of railroads. He retired in 1990. His papers can be found at the Smithsonian Institution Archives. See SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information System: http://www.siris.si.edu) for the John H. White, Jr., Papers, circa 1959-1989.

This collection of railroad materials was begun many years ago by employees of the Smithsonian Institution, and maintained later by curators and museum specialists working in the Division of Transportation, NMHT, later named the National Museum of American History (NMAH).

Some of the clippings date back to the time of J. Elfreth Watkins in the 1880-1890s. In 1885 Watkins was appointed Curator of the Section of Steam Transportation, which was successively known as Transportation and Engineering, and Technological Collections. Other portions of White's collection were clearly from Carl Mitman, author of several hundred entries on inventors and engineers in the Dictionary of American Biography and a Smithsonian employee who served as Curator of Mechanical Technology in 1919. In 1921 Mitman took the title of Curator of the Divisions of Mineral and Mechanical Technology, serving in this capacity until 1931. In 1931 the Division of Engineering was established. Mitman served as Curator of the Division and in charge of Mineral Technology, 1931-1938, Head Curator of the Department of Arts and Industries, 1932-1938, and Head Curator of the Department of Engineering and Industries, 1938-1948.

Some portions of this collection were acquired under the time of Frank A. Taylor (Mitman's protégé) who was Assistant Curator, 1928-1931, Assistant Curator for Mechanical Technology, 1932, Curator of the Division and in charge of Mechanical Technology, 1932-1948, Head Curator of the Division of Engineering and Industry, 1948-1957. In 1955 Taylor was appointed Assistant Director, United States National Museum (USNM), with special responsibility for planning the new NMHT, and in 1958 was appointed the first Director of the new museum. In 1962 Taylor became Director of the USNM with responsibility for both the National Museum of Natural History and NMHT.

Smith Hempstone Oliver of the Division of Transportation also kept up the files to a degree, though his main interest was in automobiles.

When White started employment at the Museum in June, 1958, there were, perhaps, two file cabinets on railroads. As Mr. White mentions in a letter to the archivist in March of 2002, "It was and is a great mix of odds and ends -- photos, news clippings, small prints, manufacturing catalogs, post cards, etc. Some junk and some treasure."

White found the material very useful for research and greatly expanded the collection. It more than doubled in size during his years in the Division, 1958-1990. The collection was White's working file and was set up to meet his needs. According to White, the collections greatest lack was cross referencing -- which was mostly in his head. He could usually find things but the organization might be confusing to other users. It was not intended for public use.

White is the author of many books on railroads, including:

American Locomotives; An Engineering History, 1830-1880. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1968; 1997.

Early American Locomotives, with 147 engraving. New York: Dover Publications, 1972.

American single Locomotives and the "Pioneer". Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1973.

The Pioneer, Chicago's First Locomotive. Chicago: Chicago Historical Society, 1976.

The American Railroad Passenger Car. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1978.

The John Bull, 150 Years a Locomotive. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981.

A Short History of American Locomotive Builders in the Steam Era. Washington, D.C.: Bass, 1982.

Great Yellow Fleet: A History of American Railroad Refrigerator Cars. Golden West Books, 1986

The American Railroad Freight Car: From the Wood-Car Era to the Coming of Steel. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993.

Scope and Content

While there has been some refinement by the processing archivists, by and large the collection remains as it was when it was donated by White. The archivist has arranged the collection into five separate series: Series 1: CAR BUILDERS, arranged alphabetically by company or individual. Series 2: EQUIPMENT - ROLLING STOCK, arranged in two sections: alphabetically by White's heading: Articles in Progress and alphabetical by type of railroad car under White's heading: Research Files for Book in Progress. Series 3: LOCOMOTIVES, arranged alphabetically by Locomotive builders in two sections, first by individual company and second by individuals. Series 4: RAILROAD COMPANIES AND LINES, arranged alphabetically by railroad companies and railroad lines. Series 5: PUBLICATIONS, White's files for his book The American Railroad Freight Car, which are arranged into two sections, Illustrations and Text. Both sections are arranged numerically by chapters or sections of the book.

Provenance

The Collection was transferred from the Division of Transportation, NMAH to the Archives Center in the Spring of 2002.

Container List

Box    Folder

Series 1: CAR BUILDERS
1 1 Car Orders
2 Car Builders lists
3 Car Builders
4 Car Builders A-F
5 Car Builders G-M
6 Car Builders N-Z
7 Allison (Murphy & Allison 1851)
8 American Car & Foundry Co.
2 9 Barney & Smith, #2
10 Bettendorf
11 Car - Billmeyer - Small
12 Bradley, Osgood
13 Brill
14 Budd Mfg. Co. History
15 Cleveland
16 Davenport Car Works, Cambridge, Mass.
17 Eaton & Gilbert
18 Empire Car Works
19 Ensign
20 FMC
3 21 Fruit Growers Express
22 General American Tank Car Co. GATX
23 Greenville
24 Gregg
25 Harlan & Hollingsworth Car Works
26 Harrisburg Car Works Est. 1853
27 Haskell & Barker Mich. City Ind.
28 Hicks Loco. & Car
29 Imlay, Richard
30 Jackson & Sharp Cars
31 Jackson & Woodin Berwick
32 Kimball & Gorton
33 J.M Jones Car Builder W. Troy, NY
34 Kimball of S.F.
35 Laconia
36 Michigan - Peninsular
37 Middletown
38 Mt. Vernon
4 39 Magor
40 Murray, Dougal & Co. Milton Car Works
41 Ohio Falls Car Co.
42 Pressed Steel
43 Pullman - Shops and Car Building only
44 St. Charles Car Co.
45 Standard Steel Car Co.
46 Thrall
47 Union Tank Car Co.
48 U.S. Rolling Stock Co.
49 Car - Wason Car Co.
50 Car Builder RR Shops
51 [McGowan Pump Co.]
52 [RR Co. Brochures]
Series 2: EQUIPMENT - ROLLING STOCK
Articles in Progress:
5 1 [Miscellaneous Notes]
2 Compressed Air
3 Horse Cars for article
4 Horse Cars pictures
5 Jersey City Engraving 1840c
6 Locomotives - compressed air
7 Locomotives - Freak & Experimental
8 Locomotives - "William Crooks"  (Great Northern Railway)
6 9 Parlor and Funeral Cars
10 Party Time Trolleys
11 Photographs - selected scenes
12 Lincoln's Funeral Train
13 Preservation - Restoration: Facadism
14 Signals - Hall
7 15 Inspection Locomotives
16 Elevated Locos
17 Perkins, T. 1812-1883
18 Photos of Staff
19 Poultry Cars
20 Replicas
21 Speed - Modern
22 Speed 1900-19
23 Steam Man
24 "Torch Lake" Calumet, Michigan 10/29/59 (Calumet & Hecla)
25 "Torch Lake" Locomotive Inspection (Baldwin 0-6-0) #8
8 26 Transport, Boxcars - Golden Age FX
27 York Meeting, England 1993
Research Files for Book in Progress:
28 Caboose
29 Caboose - Photos 1900, #2, #3
30 Cattle, 1870-1874 Photos
31 Cattle Car, 1830-1879
32 Freight - Four Wheel
33 Freight Cars - Photos - Wisc.
9 34 Flat Cars, 1870-1879
35 Hoppers, Gondolas 1870-1890
36 Hoppers, 1890-1899
37 Iron Car - Freight pre 1890
38 Iron Car - second copies extras
39 Milk Cars
10 40 Ore
41 Standard Car Design
42 Steel Cars - Early
43 Steel Cars - Fox
44 Tank Cars, 1860-1900
45 Tank Car - Rolling
46 Ventilated & Heater - Fruit, Vegetables, etc.
Series 3: LOCOMOTIVES
11 1 Locomotive-Builders - Misc.
2 Locomotive Builders - General
4 Locomotive, "America" (sic), "Pride of Newcastle"
3 Adams & Price
4 American Locomotive Co.
5 Locomotives - American Locomotive Co. - "ALCO"
6 ALCO Reports, 1940s-1950s
7 Amoskeag Manufacturing Co.
12 8 ALCO Diesel - Electric
9 Baldwin, 1830-1860
10 Baldwin, 1860-1875
11 Baldwin Flex Beam
12 Locomotives - Baldwin, 1875-1880
13 13 Baldwin, 1880-1890, #2
14 Baldwin, 1900-1960 data
15 Locomotives - Baldwin, 1900-1960 Photos
16 Baldwin Diesel & Electric
17 Ballardvale, An Early American Engine Works
18 Bartlett Hayward Co. Locomotives
19 Breese Kneeland & Co.
20 Bell Loco Works
21 Locomotives, Brooks
14 22 Bucyrus Foundry & Manufacturing Co.
23 Canadian Locomotive Co.
24 Climax Manufacturing Co. (Geared)
25 Cooper-Bessemer
26 Jabez Coney
27 Cooke Loco, Works
28 Corliss & Nightingale
29 Davenport
30 Denmeade, A.W. (Baltimore)
31 Locomotives, Dickson
32 Dennis, Wood & Russell - Auburn, New York
33 Dewey Bro.
34 Eastwick & Harrison
35 Dunham, H.R.
36 Locomotives, Electromotive
15 37 Fairbanks, Morse & Co. Diesel Electrics
38 Locomotives, General Electric
39 Glover
40 Locomotives, Grant
41 Godwin, T.W. Virginia Iron Works
42 Locomotives, Heisler
43 Locomotives, "Hinkley"
44 Locomotives, Jersey City Locomotive Works
45 Kirk, Davenport, Bridges 
46 Lancaster Locomotive Works
47 Latham Locomotive Works
48 Locomotives, Lawrence
16 49 Lima Locomotive Works
50 Lima 2
51 Locks & Canal Co. (Lowell)
52 Locomotives, McKay aand Aldus
53 Locomotives, Manchester
54 Lowell (see Locks & Canals)
55 Locomotives, William Mason
56 Mason, William # 2
17 57 Matteawan
58 Matfield Locomotive Works
59 Milholland Manufacturing, Pittsburg
60 Mill Dam Foundry
61 Montreal
62 Locomotives, Mt. Savage
63 Murray & Hazelhurst
64 Locomotives, National
65 Newcastle Manufacturing Co.
66 New Jersey Locomotive & Machine
67 Locomotives, New York (Rome)
68 Locomotives, Norris
69 Norris 2
18 70 Paul, T. H. & Son
71 Pittsburgh & McKeesport
72 Locomotives, Pittsburgh Locomotive & Car Works
73 Plymouth Locomotive Works
74 Locomotives, Porter
75 Locomotives, Portland Co.
76 Richmond Locomotive Workks
19 77 Locomotives, Rhode Island Locomotive Works
78 Roanoke
79 Reaney & Archbold, Chester, Pa.
80 Locomotives, Rogers
81 Rogers Folder #2
82 Locomotives, Schenectady
83 Sellers - George & Charles, Philadelphia, Pa.
84 Locomotives, Smith & Perkins
85 Souther
20 86 Springfield
87 Stephenson, Robert & Co.
88 Swinburne
89 Locomotives, Tanner and Delaney
90 Locomotives, Taunton
91 Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond
92 Trenton Locomotive
93 Uriah Wells
94 Locomotives, West Point Foundry
95 Locomotives, Westinghouse Electric
96 Locomotives, Union Works (Wilmarth)
97 Locomotives, Wilkesbarre
98 Vulcan - San Francisco
99 Union Iron Works, H.J. Booth
21 100 Whitcomb Locomotive Co.
101 Locomotives, Wyoming Valley
1 Pullman
2 Loco Builders - Photos - Chapter 2
3 Trucks
4 Freight Car narratives (1910), printed 1968
5 Steel Car Company photo negatives, 1918-192
6 Railroad Car illustrations, misc.
7 Freight Cars
22 8 [Rail passenger car photos]
9 [Mail and passenger car photos]
10 B&O Pass
11 B&O Pass
12 B&O
13 [Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co.]
14 Freight
15 Jackson & Sharp A-G
16 Jackson & Sharp H-P
17 Jackson & Sharp Z
23 18 [Passenger car photos]
19 [Freight car photos]
20 [Refrigerator car negatives]
21 [Miscellaneous notes]
22 [Pullman's Sleeping Car Experience]
1 Biography - Miscellaneous
24 2 Biography - A M.C.B.
3 Biography A-M
4 Biography N-Z
5 Allen, Horatio
6 Baldwin, Mathias W. (December 10, 1795 - Sept 7, 1866)
7 Bell, J. Snowden
8 Boyden, Seth
9 Baley, O. W.
10 Brandt, John 1791 - ca.1856
11 Buchanan, William
12 Campbell, H.R. 1807-1879
13 Cathcart, Andrew 1807/1808 - 1871
14 Chaney, Charles B. (Biographical File)
25 15 Colburn, Zerah 1832-April 26, 1870
16 Cooke, John
17 Cooper, Peter
18 Davis, Phineas
19 Detmold, Christian Edward
20 Dripps, Isaac 1810-1892
21 Davenport 1835
22 Davis, J.C.
23 Dreyfuss, Henry
24 Eddy, Wilson
25 Ennis, J.B. 1879-1955
26 Evans, W. W. 1817-1886
27 Fish, Benjamin
28 Farmer, Moses G.
29 Forney, Mathias Nace
30 Gartner, Israel
31 Gerstner, Franz Antone Ritter Von 1793-1840
32 Gibbs, George 1861-1940
33 Ghega, Carl Von 1802-1860
34 Gould, Jay
35 Griggs, G.S.
36 Hall, Thomas S. 1827-1880
37 Hallidie, Andrew Smith
38 Hackworth, T.
39 Harriman, E.H.
40 Harrison, Joseph Jr. 1810-1874
41 Hayes, Sam J.
42 Hill, James J. died, 1916
26 43 Hopkins, Mark
44 Huntington, C.P.
45 Janney, Eli H. 1831-1912
46 Hudson, William S. 1809-1881
47 James, William T.
48 Jervis, John B.
49 Jones, Casey - Crack Engineer of the Illinois Central
50 Kiefer, Paul W.
51 Laird, John P.
52 Latrobe, J.H.B.
53 Leiper, Thomas and Crum Creek Railway
54 Locomotive - S.H. Long Patents
55 Loewy, Ramond 1893-1986
56 Marsh, Sylvester
57 Mason, William
58 Matthews, David
59 McQueen, Walter 1817-1893
60 McCoy, E. 1843-1929 & other Black Inventors
61 Miller, Ezra L. 1784-1847
62 Miller, Ezra 1812-1885
63 Nicolls, G. A. 1817-1886
64 Norris, William
65 Page 1850
66 Parry, C.T.
67 Pangborn, J.G. 1845-1914
27 68 Pullman, George Mortimer 1831-1897
69 Rea, Samuel 1855-1929
70 Robinson, William
71 Robbins, Thomas C.
72 Rogers, Thomas
73 Scott, Irving Murray 1837-1903
74 Sessions, Henry Howard
75 Samuel, Spencer 1847-1906
76 Sprague, Frank J.
77 Speno, Frank Sr.
78 Stevens, John 1749-1838
79 Stevens, John #2
80 Stevens, Robert Livingston
81 Stevens, A.J. 1833-1888
82 Stevens, Edwin Augustus
83 Stephenson, John 1809-1893
84 Stephenson, George & Robert
85 Swinborne, William 1805-1883
86 Trevithick, Richard
87 Train, Geroge F. 1829-1904
88 Turner, Walter Victor
89 Tyson, Henry
90 Vanderbilt
91 Van Sweringen Brothers
92 Vauclain, S.M. 1856-1940
93 Wagner, Webster 1817-1882
94 Watkins, J.E. 1852-1903 (Smithsonian Curator)
28 95 Washburn, Nathan 1818-1903
96 Westinghouse, George 1846-1914
97 Wells, Reuben 1829-1912
98 Welch, Ashbel 1809-1882
99 Whistler, G.W.
100 Whitney, Asa 1791-1874
101 Williard, Daniel 1861-1942
102 Woodard, W. E. 1873-1942
103 Woodruff, Theodore T. 1811-1892
104 Wootten, John E. 1822-1898
105 Young, R.R. 1899-1958
106 Photos, postcards
Rule Book for Philadelphia & Reading Railroad
Box of Miscellaneous S.I. and other Publications
Series 4: RAILROAD COMPANIES AND LINES
29 1 A-Miscellaneous (Locomotive photographs, 1868-1970)
2 ABT Rack System
3 Ace 3000
4 Accidents - Safety, etc. (see Wrecks)
5 Adirondack
6 Alaska
7 Allegheny Portage RR
8 Allegheny Valley
9 American-European Express
10 American Express Co.
11 American Railroad Associaation
12 Amtrak
13 Annapolis and Elk Ridge
30 14 Ann Arbor
15 Art - Railroad
16 A. T. & St. F., 1879-1900
17 A. T. & S. F.
18 A. T. & S. F., #2
19 Atlantic Coast Line
20 Atlantic & Great Western
21 Atmospheric Railways
22 Auburn & Syracuse
23 Automatic Train Control
24 Auto - Train
31 25 Axels, Rails, etc. invented by J. Anthony, 1868
26 Axels
27 B-Miscellaneous
28 Baggage Checks
29 Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line
30 Baltimore & Eastern
31&32 Baltimore & Ohio
33 B& O, 1828-1850
32 34 B& O, 1850-1860
35 B& O, 1860-1879
36 B& O, 1880-1890
37 B& O, 1890-1910
38-40 B& O, 1910-1950
33 41 B& O, Artist's Excursion
42 B& O, "Cincinnatian"
43 B& O, Chicago Terminal
44 B& O, Centennary Exhibit, 1935
45 B& O, Depot & Shops
46 B& O, Diesel, Gas-Electric
47 B& O, Electric
34 1 B& O Southwestern
2 Baltimore & Peachbottom R.R.
3 Baltimore & Port Deposit R.R.
4 Baltimore & Potomac
5 Baltimore & Susquehanna (N. Central)
6 Baltimore Water Board (Druid Hill Park Railway)
7 Bangor & Aroostook
8 Bangor & Old Town
9 Bath & Hammondsport R.R.
10 Bearing Friction, Studies of
11 Bearings, Hot Box & Lubri.
12 Bearings, Journals
13&14 Bearings, Roller
15 Bellefonte & Snow-Shoe
16 Beaver Meadow Railroad
17 Bellefontaine and Indiana
18 Belleville and Southern Illinois
19 Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad
20 Bellerica and Bedford
21 Bismark, Washburn & Great Falls
35 22 Bordentown, NJ Ceremony, 1895
23 Boston & Albany
24 Boston, Concord & Montreal
25 Boston, Clinton and Fitchburg
26 Boston, Hartford & Erie
27 Boston, Hoosac Tunnel & Western
28 Boston & Lowell
29 Boston, Lowell & Nashua
30 The Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn
31 Boston & Maine Railroad
32 Boston & Maine R.R., 1900-1970
36 33 Boston & Providence Railroad
34 Boston & Worcester Railroad
35 Boynton Bicycle Railway Company
36 Brakes - General
37 Brakes, General, 1830-1900
38 Brakes - Air
39 Brakes - Creamer
40 Brakes - Steam
41 Brakes - Water
37 42 Brakes, Westinghouse, 1900-1905
43 Brakes, Westinghouse Air, 1869-1899
44 Brakes - Loughridge
45 Brake Shoes
46 Brakes, Vacuum
47 Bridgton and Harrison Railroad
48 J.B Brill Company
49 Brooklyn, Flatbush, Coney Island
50 Buffalo & Corning
51 Buffalo & Lake Huron
52 Buffalo, New York and Philadelphia
53 Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh
54 Buffalo and Susquehanna
55 Burlington and Lamoille
56 Burlington Northern
57 Butte, Anaconda and Pacific
38 1 C - Miscellaneous
2 Calvert Waco & Brazos Valley RR
3 Cairo & St. Louis Railway
4 Camden and Amboy RR
5 Camden and Atlantic RR
6 Canadian National
7 Canadian Pacific
8 Canton & Carthage (Mississippi)
9 Cape Cod Central, #2
10 Car, Private (C.W. Galloway) B&O RR
11 Car, Private, Ferdinand Magellan (F.D.R.)
12 Car, Private (Lucius Beebe), #2
39 13 Carroll County RR
14&15 Cars, Freight
16 Cars, Dynamometer
17 Cars, Hospital
18 Cars, Passenger, Wooden, 1830-1890
19&20 Cars, Passenger, 1890-1960
21 Cars, Preserved
40 22 Cars, Pullman
23 Cars, Track Indicator
24 Cars, U.S. Fish Commission
25 Cartoons & Humor
26 Catskill and Tannersville
27 Central Ohio RR
28 Central Railroad of Georgia
29 Central Pacific
30 Central Railroad of New Jersey
31 Central Vermont
32 Charter, First U.S. Railroad
41 33 Charter, Pennsylvania RR Co., 1846
33A Chesapeake Beach
34 Chesapeake & Ohio
35 Cheshire
36 Chester Co. Railroad History
37 Chicago & Alton
38 Chicago Burlington & Quincy
39 Chicago & Eastern Illinois
40 Chicago Great Western
41 Chicago and Illinois Midland
42 Chicago and Indiana
42 1 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific
2 Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, 1900-1970
3 Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
4 Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville
5 Chicago & Northwestern Railway Co.
6 Chicago Short Line
7 Chicago Tunnel Co.
8 China - B&O Centenary
43 9 Cincinnati Southern (CNO&TP)
10 Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton (B&O)
11 Cincinnati, Wilmington & Zanesville
12 Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis
13 Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati
14 Cleveland & Pittsburgh
15 Cleveland & Toledo
16 Clinchfield (Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio)
17 Coaling Towers
18 Coke & Coal Railway Co.
19 Columbia & Philadelphia
20 Colorado, railroads in
21 Columbia & Puget Sound Railroad
22 "Columbian" - B&O Train
23 Commuter Railroads
24 Concord
25 Concord & Claremont
26 Conductors, Trainmen, Uniforms
27 Conrail (USRA)
28 Cooperstown & Charlotte Valley
29 Connecticut Railroads
30 Cornwall
44 31 Cornwall & Lebanon
32 Cost of Equipment
33 Couplers - History
34 Coupler, Janney
35 Coupler, Miller
36 Couplers - Freight - Auto, 1860-1900
37 Couplers - General, 1830-1899
38 Couplers - General, 1900-
39 Couplers, Link & Pin
40 CSX
41 Currier & Ives (& Others) Reproductions of Locomotives
42 Cresson & Clearfield County
43 Cumberland & Pennsylvania
44 Cumberland Valley
45 45 D - Miscellaneous
46 Dayton & Michigan
47 Deleware Railroad
48&49 Delaware & Hudson, 1830-1900
50 Delaware, Susquehanna & Schuykill
51 Delaware, Lackawanna & Western
52 Denver & Rio Grande
46 53 Denver, South Park & Pacific
54 Department of Transportation
55 Detroit, Toledo & Irontop
56 D.C. Transit System
57 Dispatchers Forms
58 Dorchester & Delaware
59 Draft Gear Drawbars
60 Dredge, James - letter from
61 Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range
1 E - Miscellaneous
2 East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia
3 East Broad Top
4 E.T. & W.N.C.
5 East Tennessee and Georgia
6 East Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
7 Eastern
8 Edward's Gasoline Rail Cars
9 Equipment for Sale
10 Erie
47 11 Erie 1900-
12 Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad
13 Erie and Wyoming Valley
14 Exhibition, Chicago, 1893
15 Exhibition, U.S. Centennial, 1876
16 Exhibit, 1883
17 F - Miscellaneous
18 Fair of the Iron Horse, 1927
19 Farmville and Powhatan Railroad Co.
20 Films - Railroad
21 Fitz-Hugh, Luther Co.
22 Fitchburg
23 Florida East Coast Railway
24 Financing of Early American Railroads
25 First American Railroad
48 26 Foreign
27 Fort Worth & Denver
28 Franklin Railway Supply
29 Freedom Train
30 Frisco System - St. Louis & San Francisco
31 Frozen Rivers, Railroads Laid Over
32 G - Miscellaneous
33 Gas - Electric - Patton
34 Gasoline - Rail Cars, 1880-1919
35 Gas - Electric Cars, 1900-1919
36 Gasoline Rail Cars
37 Gas - Electric Cars, 1920-1930
49 1 [Loose photocopied pages of The Railroad Gazette arranged chronologically, 1871-1886]
50 1 Self-propelled cars - electric
2 Gas-electric car 3
3 Self-propelled cars, 1930-1950 (photos)
4 Self-propelled cars - gasoline, diesel, 1930-1950
5 Gasoline & Diesel cars, 1950-1970
51 6 Gas-electric
7 Gauges of Rairoads
8 General Steel Castings - Commonwealth Steel
9 Georgetown
10 Georgia
11 Georgia Northern
12 Grand Rapids & Indiana
13 Glossary
14 Grand Trunk
15 Granite Railway
16 Great Northern
17 Great Western Railway of Canada
18 Gulf, Mobile & Ohio
52 19 Hand cars
20 Hand cars - 3 wheel and cycle
21 Hand cars - motorized
22 Hand Bills - Early Railroad
23 Hannibal and St. Joseph
24 Hartford and New Haven
25 Hawaii Railroads
26 Headlights
27 Hecla and Torch Lake RR (Calumet & Hecla Copper Co.)
28 High Point, Thomasville and Denton
29 Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington
30 Hocking Valley
31 Housatonic
32 Hudson River
33 Hungerford, Edward, "Railroads on Parade"
34 Hunt's Industrial Railways
35 Huntington and Broad Top - Huntington and Broad Top Mountain
53 36 H - Miscellaneous
37 I - Miscellaneous
38 I.C.C.
39 Illinois Central
40 Illinois Central, 1900-1970
41&42 Incline Plane Railways
43 Indian Hill & Iron Range RR
44 Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lagayette
45 Industrial Railways
46 Inspection Car
47 International Boiler Works
54 48 Ivorydale & Millcreek Valley
49 J - Miscellaneous
50 Jacksonville, Northwest & Southeast
51 Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West
52 Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis
53 K - Miscellaneous
54 Kansas Pacific Railway
55 Kansas City Southern
56 Knox & Lincoln
1 L - Miscellaneous
2 Labor
3 Lake Shore & Michigan Southern
4 Lake Shore & Tuscarawas
5 Lake Tahoe Railway & Transp. Co.
6 Lancaster & Chester
7 Lanterns - Lamps
8 Lancaster, Oxford & Southern
9 Land Grant, History
10 Lehigh & Hudson River
11 Lehigh & Mahanoy
12 Lehigh & New England
13-15 Lehigh Valley, #2
55 16 Lehigh Valley, 1900-1970
17 Leiper RR, 1809
18 Lexington, Ohio
19 Little Rock & Fort Smith
20 Little Miami Railroad
21 Little Schuykill Navigation RR & Coal Co.
22 Locomotives - Development
23 Locomotives, 1830-1860
24 Locomotives, 1870-1900
25 Locomotives, 1900-1934
56 26 Locomotives, 1935
27 Locomotives, America, 1867
28 Locomotives, Articulated Compound
29 Locomotives, "Atlantic"
30 Locomotives, Atomic Powered
31 Locomotives, "Best Friend"
32 Locomotives, W.K. Blodgett, 1882
33 Locomotives, British vs. American
34 Locomotives, Canadian
35 Locomotives, Camelback
36 Locomotives, Cast Steel Frames
37 Locomotives, Compound
38 Locomotives, Contractors
39 Locomotives, Cost
40 Locomotives, Counterbalance
41 Locomotives, "Countess of Dufferin," 1872
42 Locomotives, Cow Catcher
43 Locomotives, "DeWitt Clinton"
44 Locomotives, Bells
57 45 Locomotives, Boilers - Explosions and Defects
46 Locomotives, Boilers - Fireboxes, 1830-1900
47 Locomotives, Boilers - Fireboxes, 1900-1960
48 Locomotives, Boilers - International Boiler Works
49 Locomotives, Boilers - Low Water Alarm
50 Locomotives, Boilers - Martin Steam Apparatus
51 Locomotives, Boilers - Staybolts
52 Locomotives, Boosters
53 Locomotives, Cab Interiors
54 Locomotives, Cylinders
55 Locomotives, Diesels, Foreign
56 Locomotives, Diesels, History
58 57 Locomotives, Diesels, 1920-1039
58 Locomotives, Diesels, 1940-1959
59 Locomotives, Diesels, 1960-
60&61 Locomotives, Electric
59 1 Locomotives, Electric, 1830-1899
2 Locomotives, Engine Parts
3 Locomotives, Fairlie
4 Locomotives, Feed Water Heater
5 Locomotives, First 100 Constructed
6 Locomotives, Frames
7 Locomotives, fuel
8 Locomotives, Gasoline & Gasoline Electric
9 Locomotives, Gas turbine
10 Locomotives, "General" (Western & Atlantic RR)
60 11 Locomotives, Governor Stanford (Central Pacific RR)
12 Locomotives, "Herald," B& S Railroad, 1831
13 Locomotives, History of
14 Locomotives, Holman
15 Locomotives, Horsepower
16 Locomotives, Hot Air
17 Locomotives, C.P. Huntington  (Central Pacific RR)
18 Locomotives, Hydraulic
19 Locomotives, Injectors & Pumps
20 Locomotives, "John Bull" Mohawk & Hudson
21 Locomotives, "John Hancock," 1839 (B&O)
22 Locomotives, Johnstone compound
23 Locomotives, "Lafayette," 1837 (B&O)
24 Locomotives, Laggine & Jackets
25 Locomotives, Last Steam
26 Locomotives, "Lion," 1846 (Hinkley)
27 Locomotives, "LovettEames," Eames Vacuum Brake Co.
28 Locomotives, Lubrication
29 Locomotives, Mallet
30 Locomotives, Mechanical Parts Involved in Accident
31 Locomotives, "Mennon," 1848 (B&O)
61 32 Locomotives, Mine
33 Locomotives, "Mississippi," 1836
34 Locomotives, Oil Burning
35 Locomotives, "Old Ironsides" (Baldwin)
36 Locomotives, Oscillating
37 Locomotives, Powdered Coal Turbine
38 Locomotives, "Rocket," 1838
39 Locomotives, "Samson," 1838, "Albion," 1854
40 Locomotives, "Sandusky," Replica of Rogers
41 Locomotives, "Shaw," 1881
42 Locomotives, Smoke Stacks
43 Locomotives, Steam, Constant Torque
44 Locomotives, Switcher
45 Locomotives, Steam Turbine
1 Locomotive, Stevens, 1825
46 Locomotives, Stokers, Automatic
47 Locomotives, Storage Batteries
2 Locomotive, "Stourbridge Lion" (Delaware & Hudson RR)
3 "Stourbridge Lion"
48 Locomotives, Streamlined, Coal Burning
49 Locomotives, "Strong"
50 Locomotives, Superheated Steam-Schmidt
51 Locomotives, Superheater
52 Locomotives, Tank
53 Locomotives, Tenders
63 54 Locomotives, Testing of
55 Locomotives, Three Cylinder
56 Locomotives, Tires
57 Locomotives, Trucks
58 Locomotives, Wheels
59 Locomotives, Whistles
60 Locomotives, Valve Gear
61 Locomotive - Valve Gear - 2
62 Locomotive - Valve Gear - 3
63 Long Island
64 Logging Railroads
64 65 Louisa Railroad
66 Louisville & Nashville
67 Louisville & Nashville, New Albany and Chicago
68 Louisville & Nashville and Frankfort
1 M - Miscellaneous
2 Mad River and Lake Erie RR
3 Madison & Indianapolis
4 Maine Central
5 Manassas Gap
6 Maps of American Railroads
7 Marietta and Cincinnati
8 Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket, #2
9 Medals, Art Objects, etc.
10 Menus
11 Metroliner
65 12 Michigan Central
13 Michigan Southern
14 Michigan Southern & North Indiana
15 Milwaukee & St. Paul
16 Mine Hill Railroad
17 Mineral Range Railroad
18 Mileage of U.S. Railroads, 1845
19 Minneapolis & St Louis RR
20 Missouri Pacific
21 Missouri, Kansas City & Texas (KATY)
22 Mississippi Central
23 Models, Toy
24 Mohawk & Hudson
25 Monson, Maine Slate Co.
26 Money Railroad
27 Morgan's Lousiana & Texas
28 Morristown & Erie
29 Mobile & Ohio
30 Mt. Tamalpais & Muir Woods Railway
66 31 Mount Washington
32 McKeen Motor Car (Rail)
33 McCloud River
34 N - Miscellaneous
35 Narrow Guage Roads - Books on
35A Nashua & Lowell
36 Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis
37 Nationalization
38 National Archives - Transportation Materials
39 NMRA
40 Naugatuck
41 Nevada, California & Oregon
42 Nevada County N.G.
43 New Castle & Frenchtown Railroad
44 New England Pioneer Railroads
45 Newfoundland Railway
46 New London & Northern
47 New Jersey & Midland
48 New Jersey, Railroads in
49 New Jersey RR and Transportation Co.
50 New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern
51 New York and Greenwood Lake
52 New York and New England
53 New York and Northern
54 New York Central, 1853-1900
67 55 New York Central, 1900-1925
56 New York and Harlem
57 NYC, 1925-1970
58 NYC, No. 800
59 NYC - Great Lakes Steamship Services
60 New York Central and Hudson River
61 NY, NH & H, 1850-1900
62 New York, New Haven & Hartford
68 63 New York, New Haven & Hartford
64 New York, Ontario and Western
65 New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk
66 New York, Providence and Boston
67 New York, Susquehanna & Western
68 New York, West Shore & Buffalo
69 Nickel Alloys in RR Equipment
70 Nickel Plate Road
71 Norfolk & Western, pre-1900
72 Norfolk & Western, post 1900-1970
73 Norfolk & Western, Electric & Diesels
74 North Carolina Locomotives
69 75 NorthEast RR Bill, 1973
76 North-Eastern RR of Georgia
77 North Missouri
78 North East Pennsylvania
79 North and South of Georgia
80 North Lebbanon
1 Northern Cross RR
2 North Pennsylvania Railroad
3 Northern Central
4 Northern Central RR - Locomotive Lists
5 Northern Pacific
6 Northern Railroad of New Hampshire
7 Norwich and Worcester
8 Nova Scotia Ry.
9 O - Miscellaneous
10 Ogdensburg and Lake Champlain
11 Old Colony
12 Ohio and Mississippi
13 Ohio Railroads
14 Ohio & Indiana
15 Ontario, Simcoe and Huron R.R. Union Co.
16 Orange & Alexandria
70 17 Oregon Railway and Navigation Co.
18 P - Misceallaneous
19 Patents not filed Under Specific Name
20 Passumpsic
21 Peoples Railway
22 Passes
23 Petersburg R.R.
1 Pennsylvania RR
2 Pennsylvania RR - Baltimore Freight Cars, Pulling
3 Pennsylvania RR - Miscellaneous documents
4 Pennsylvania RR - Miscellaneous documents #2
5 Pennsylvania RR - Miscellaneous documents #3
71 6 Pennsylvania RR, 1847-1865
7 Pennsylvania RR, 1865-1880
8, 9, 9A Pennsylvania RR, 1900-1920
72 10&11 Pennsylvania RR, 1920-1950
12 Pennsylvania RR, 19??-1950
13 Pennsylvania RR
14 Pennsylvania RR - Electric Locomotives #1
15 Pennsylvania RR - Electric Locomotives #2
16 PRR Trains, 1847-1899
73 17 PRR Trains, 1900-1970
18 PRR - Altoona Shops
19 PRR - Horseshoe Curve
20 PRR - Scenes
21 Penn Central
22 Pennsylvania and New York Canal and RR Co.
23 Pere Marquette
24 Philadelphia, Baltimore & Wilmington
25 Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad
26 Philadelphia and Erie Railroad
27 Philadelphia Germantown & Norristown
28 Philadelphia and Reading #1
29 Philadelphia and Reading #2
74 1 Philadelphia, Reading & New England
2 Philadelphia, Reading & Pottsville
3 Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore
4 Photo, Lists & Cat.
5 Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis Ry.
6 Pittsburgh, Columbus and Cincinnati
7 Pittsburgh, Titusville and Erie
8 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago
9 Pittsburgh & Western
10 Pittsburgh, West Virginia
11 Portland and Ogdensburg
12 Portland and Rochester
13 Providence and Stonington
14 Providence, Warren & Bristol
15 Providence and Worcester
16 President Garfield's Funeral Train
17 President Grant's Special
18 President Harding' Funeral Train
19 Pusher, Car
20 Quebec & Lake St. John
21 Quincy & Torch Lake RR
22 R - Miscellaneous
23 Rack Railways
24 Rail - Compound
75 25 Rail - History
26 Rail - Imported
27 Rail - Joint
28 Rail - Patents
29 Rail - Makers
30 Rail, 1700-1830
31 Rail, 1830-1860
76 32 Rail, 1861-1890
33 Rail, 1891-1920
34 Rail, 1921-1959
35 Rail, 1960-1990
36 Rail - Stevens
37 Rail - Street Rly.
38 Rail - Track Workers
39 Rail - Welded for Railroads No. 1
40 Rail - Welded for Railroads No. 2
77 41 Rails - Early Steel
42 Rails - MMs
43 Railway Track - Illustrations
44 Railroad Fair, Chicago 1933
45 Railroad Fair, New York 1940
46 Railroad Fair, Chicago 1948
47 Railroads - General, 1800-1850
48 Railroads - General, 1851-1900
49 Railroads - General, 1950-
50 Railroads - General, 1970-
78 51 Railroads - Mergers
52 Railway Express Agency, 1927
53 Railroad Recordings
54 Railroad Travel in the Early 1890s
55 Reading Railroad
56 Rensselaer and Saratoga
57 Replicas
58 Richmond & Danville
59 Richmond, Frederiksburg and Potomac
60 Rio Grande RR
61 Rio Grande Western
62 Roanoke & Southern
63 Rockaway Valley Railroad
64 Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg
65 Rosters (Locomotive Lists)
66 Roundhouse
67 Rumford Falls & Buckfield
68 Rutland & Burlington
1 S - Miscellaneous
79 2 Sacramento Valley
3 Sail Cars
4 St. Clair Tunnel co.
5 St. Croix & Penobscot
6 St. Lawrence & Adironkack
7 St. Louis & Iron Mountain
8 St Louis & San Francisco
9 St. Louis Exposition
10 St. Louis, Vandalia and Terre Haute
11 St. Louis & Southwestern
12 St. Paul & Pacific
13 San Francisco & San Jose
14 San Francisco & North Pacific
15 Saranac & Lake Placid, N.Y.
16 Schoharie Valley, N.Y.
17 Schulkill and Susquehanna
18 Seaboard Airline
19 Seaboard and Roanoke
20 Seattle & International
21 Sellers - Wm.. & Co.
22 Ship Railways
23 Signal Histories
24 Signals C.T.C.
25 Signals, 1830-1879
80 26 Signals, 1880-1899
27&28 Signals, 1900-1960
29 Signals, Highway Crossings
30 Signals, Locomotive Cabs
81 31 Signals - Saxby and Farmer Ltd. (British)
32 Signals - Interlocking
33 Signals - Patents
34 Signals - Torpedos
35 South Atlantic and Ohio
36 Soo Line (M St. P&S St. M.)
37 South Carolina
38 South Eastern
39 Southern Central
40 Southern New York Rwy. Co.
41 Southern Rys., PS-4, 4-6-2 Pacific
42 Southern Railway System
82 43 Southern Pacific Railroad
44 Southern Pacific, 1870-1900
45 Snow Plows, 1830-1900
46 Snow Fighting Equipment, 1900-1970
47 Sperry Rail Project Inspection Manual 
48 Spikes
83 49 Springs
50 Steam Gauges
51 Stewartstown RR
52 Streamline Train, 1865-1900
53 Strasburg Railroad
54 Staten Island
55 Statistics
56 Stocks & Bonds
57 Stockton & Copperopolis
58 Susquehanna & New York
59 Switch Keys
60 Switches
61 Switch Stands
62 Syracuse & Utica
1 T - Miscellaneous
2 Tanks, Water
84 3 Tanks, Track
4 Telegraph & Telephone
5 Terra Haute - Alton & St. Louis
6 Terra Haute & Indianapolis
7 Texas & Pacific
8 Texas & St. Louis
9 Tickets
10 Tie-Tamper, pneumatic
11 Ties - Wood & Metal
12 Tionesta Balley
13 Toledo
14 Toledo, Peoria and Western
15 Tonowanda Railroad
16 Train Control
17 Train Men
18 Track Snow Melter
85 19 Track Machinery, #2
20 Transcontinental Centennial
21 Travel, Early - New York to Charleston, 1846
22 Travel: Transcript of Chauncey F. Sargent's Diary
23 Turntables
24 U - Miscellaneous
25 Unidentified
26 Unidentified RR photos, #2
27 Ulster & Delaware
28 U. S. Military, #2
86 29 U. S. Military, Civil War 1
30 U. S. Military, Civil War 2
31 Union Names and Officers
32 Union Transportation Co.
33&34 Union Pacific Railroad
87 35 U.S.R.A.
36 Utica & Schenectady
37 V - Miscellaneous
38 Vandalia Line
39 Vanderbilt - Patents
40 Vermont & Massachusetts
41 Vermont Valley
42 Virginian Railway
43 Virginia Midland Railway
44 Virginia & Truckee
45 W - Miscellaneous
46 Wabash
47 Wallkill Valley
48 War Work of Railroads, 1942
49 Washington & Old Dominion Railroad
50 Washington RR
51 Washington Union Station
52 War Railroad, 1894
53 War Railroad at Pittsburgh, 1877
88 54 Waynesborough & Washington
1 West Chester and Philadelphia
2 West Feliciana
3 West Jersey and Seashore RR Co.
4 Western Allegheny
5 Western of Mass. RR (B&A)
6 Western Maryland
7 Western New York and Pennsylvania Railway
8 Western and Atlantic
9 Western North Carolina
10 Western Pacific
11 [Wheels, Car, 1830-1880]
12 Wheels, Car, 1880-1900
13 Wheels, Car, 1900-1965
89 14 Wheels, Railroad I
15 Wheels, Rigby
16 Wheel Counterbalancing
17 Wheeling and Lake Erie
18 White Pass and Yukon Railroad
19 Whitneyville and Machiasport
20 Wilmington & Manchester Railroad
21 Wilmington and Reading
22 Winchester and Potomac
23 Wisconsin Central
24 Wisconsin and Michigan
25 Wood River Branch Railroad
26 Woodstock
27 Wrecks, 1830-1870
28 Wrecks, 1871-1900
29 Wrecks, 1900-1970
90 30 Y - Miscellaneous
31 "Yankee Clipper": New Haven Train
32 Yards, 1830-1900
33 Yard Scenes, Railroad, Modern
34 Yosemite Valley
35 Zanesville & Ohio River
36 Zanesville & Western
37 Miscellaneous
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3 Chapter 2 - Illustrations
4 Chapter 3 - Illustrations
5 Chapter 4 - Illustrations
6 Chapter 5 - Illustrations
92 7 Chapter 6 - Illustrations
8 Chapter 7 - Illustrations
9 Chapter 8 - Illustrations
10 Chapter 8
11 [Illustrations etc.]
12 Iron Cars
13 [Car Book - Illustrations]
14 Chapter 1 - Illustrations [set 2]
93 1 Introductory Material or The American Railroad Freight Car by John White
2 Chapter 1, part 1 of 2
3 Chapter 1, part 2 of 2
4 Chapter 1 - Captions
5 Chapter 1 - Notes
6 Chapter 2
7 Chapter 2 - Captions
8 Chapter 2 - Notes
9 Chapter 3
10 Chapter 3 - Captions
11 Chapter 3 - Notes
12 Chapter 4
13 Chapter 4 - Captions
14 Chapter 4 - Notes
94 1 Chapter 5
2 Chapter 5 - Captions
3 Chapter 5 - Notes
4 Chapter 6
5 Chapter 6 - Captions
6 Chapter 6 - Notes
7 Chapter 7
8 Chapter 7 - Notes
9 Chapter 8
10 Chapter 8 - Captions
11 Chapter 8 - Notes
12 Appendix A
13 Appendix B
14 Further Reading
15 Chapters 1 & 2 Notes Unedited

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