TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

History

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Series I: Papers, undated, 1834-2002

Series II: Illustrations, poster and diagrams, undated, 1937-1967

Series III: Photographs, undated, 1927-1985

Series IV: Scrapbooks, 1955






Charles B. Gunn Collection



Finding aid prepared by John Wraight and Laura Katz Smith.

Finding aid encoded by Laura Katz Smith in February 2004.





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Overview of the Collection

Repository: Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.
Creator: Gunn, Charles B.
Title: Charles B. Gunn Collection.
Dates: undated, 1834-2002.
Extent: 10 linear feet.
Record Series: MSS19880001
Language English.
Abstract: The Charles B. Gunn Collection consists of papers produced by and about Gunn, as well as materials he collected of historical information about the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Penn Central, Amtrak, and Conrail. The collection includes photographs taken by Gunn when he served as official photographer for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, in the mid-1950s.

History

Charles B. Gunn was born on April 10, 1918, and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. In 1936 he began his forty-four year railroad career as a clerk with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company. Over the years he worked for many departments of the company, including Accounting, Materials Accounting, Public Relations, Methods and Procedures, and the General Storekeeper's Office. His only time away from employment with the company was when he served for three and a half years in the Army during World War II.

Gunn is best known, though, as the official company photographer during the years of the Patrick B. McGinnis presidentcy of 1954 to 1956. Gunn traveled with McGinnis on inspection trips of the railroad line. He took hundreds of photographs of the devastation to railroad property and towns along the railroad routes from the floods of August and October 1955. After McGinnis left the company in January 1956 Gunn's position as official photographer was eliminated and he returned to work with other company departments, though he never stopped taking photographs of locomotives, stations, and other railroad-related scenes.

Gunn was still working for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company when it collapsed and emerged as a part of Penn Central on January 1, 1969. Penn Central soon disintegrated to become Conrail and Amtrak.

Gunn retired in 1980 but continued to work as a professional photographer of weddings and church events and as an active promoter of the history of southern New England railroads. He regularly attended railroad shows and sold prints of the photographs he produced for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.

Charles B. Gunn died on April 12, 2002.

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Scope and Content

The Charles B. Gunn Collection consists of papers produced by and about Gunn, as well as materials he collected of historical information about the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Penn Central, Amtrak, and Conrail. The collection includes photographs taken by Gunn when he served as official photographer for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, in the mid-1950s.

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Arrangement

The materials are arranged by format. The papers are arranged with personal information about and by Charles G. Gunn first, followed by materials organized alphabetically by subject. The illustrations, poster and diagrams are organized by type of item. The photographs are arranged by the following subseries: derailments and damage done to the railroad by natural disasters, railroad structures such as stations and bridges, and then other topics, including photographs of Gunn himself and New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company presidents George Alpert and Patrick B. McGinnis. The Flood of August 1955 photographs are organized by towns along the railroad routes. The scrapbooks consist of two volumes of photographs.

Series I: Papers (undated, 1834-2002) consists of papers collected by Charles B. Gunn about the railroads he worked for, including the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company (a.k.a. New Haven Railroad), Penn Central, Amtrak and Conrail, as well as information about his career with the railroads, particularly when he served as official photographer in the mid-1950s. Much of the material is of photocopied newspaper articles and other literature about various railroad history topics. A few of the files hold materials produced by the railroad indicated, including a manuscript letter book from the Boston & Providence Railroad, files of departments of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, and a volume of stockholders minutes of the Old Colony Railroad. The papers also include information about various presidents of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, including Frederic C. Dumaine (1948-1951), Frederic C. ("Buck") Dumaine, Jr. (1951-1954), Patrick B. McGinnis (1954-1956), and George Alpert (1956-1961), and trustee Harry W. Dorrigan, who served after the 1961 reorganization. It also includes information about natural disasters that occurred in the northeast, particularly the Hurricane of 1938 and the Floods of 1955, and their effect on the railroad.

Series II: Illustrations, Poster and Diagrams (undated, 1937-1967) consists of equipment diagrams of diesel locomotives 0760-0786, flat cars, box cars, steel cabooses, and a sleeper car, as well as a hand brake and freight car wheels. It also includes freight train cut-out illustrations meant for children and a reprint of a 1855 poster advertising the Philadelphia, Niagara and Western railroad route.

Series III: Photographs (undated, 1927-1985). The photographs include those taken by staff at the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company Public Relations Department, particularly by Gunn himself when he served as official company photographer in the mid-1950s. Subseries A consists of photographs of train derailments and the damage done to the railroad by the Hurricane of 1938 and the Floods of August and October 1955. Subseries B consists of images of railroad stations, and the construction of a highway bridge over railroad tracks in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1959. Subseries C includes other photographs of various topics, including company presidents such as Patrick B. McGinnis and George Alpert. Of special interest are photographs of Cuban president Fidel Castro at the New Haven, Connecticut, railroad station, when he visited the United States in 1959.

Series IV: Scrapbooks (1955) consists of two scrapbooks of large prints of aerial photographs of locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island devastated by the Floods of August 1955, taken by New Haven photographer and filmmaker Samuel Kravitt.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Restrictions on Use

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

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Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial number of collections with information about southern New England railroads. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the reference desk.

The following materials were removed from the collection and cataloged:

Transportation Association of America, Adjusting the Nation's Timepiece: The Story of the Uniform Time Act of 1966. (1966: Transportation Association of America, Washington, D.C.). [WTS 5]

Kalmbach, A.C., "Grand Central Terminal: New York City," reprinted from Trains and Travel. (undated) [XA I.12 no. 24]

New York Central System, Grand Central Terminal (undated) [XA I.12 no. 23]

The Thomaston Express, Disaster! The Big Flood, Friday, August 19, 1955: The Thomaston Story. Reprints from The Thomaston [Connecticut] Express, 1955. [XA I.12 no. 25]

Interstate Commerce Commission, The Interstate Commerce Act (1923: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.). [B6535]

Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston, Massachusetts: A Manufacturing and Commercial Community Built Around an Historic Shrine (1928: Convention Bureau, Boston Chamber of Commerce, Boston, Mass.) [XA I.12 no. 20]

Facts and Figures covering the New Haven Railroad, 1922-1955. (New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, 1955). [XA I.12 no. 21]

New England railroads. Dodd C6110

Interstate Commerce Act. Dodd B6535

June 1958 and November 1961 issues of Along the Line, published by and for the employees and friends of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Co. [Dodd Per]

Issues of Railroad News, published by the Railroad Department of the YMCA, New Haven Railroad. Issues include March 1898 (Vol. I, no. 5), July 1902 (Vol. V, no. 9), March 1905 (Vol. VIII, no. 5), April 1905 (Vol. VIII, no. 6), and June 1966 (Vol. 3, no. 1). [Dodd Per]

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Persons:

Alpert, George (1898-1988).
Castro, Fidel (1926- ).
Dumaine, Frederic C. Jr.
Dumaine, Frederic Christopher (1866-1951).
Gunn, Charles B.
Kravitt, Samuel.
McGinnis, Patrick B.

Organizations:

Consolidated Rail Corporation
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company
Old Colony Railroad Company
Penn Central Transportation Company
Pennsylvania Railroad
Providence and Worcester Railroad Company

Places:

Canaan, Conn.
East Hartford, Conn.
Hartford, Conn.
Meriden, Conn.
New Haven, Conn.

Subjects:

Flood damage -- Connecticut.
Flood damage -- Massachusetts.
Flood damage -- Rhode Island.
Floods -- Connecticut -- 1955.
Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.).
Hurricane Connie, 1955.
Hurricane Diane, 1955.
Pennsylvania Station (New York, N.Y.).
Railroad accidents -- Connecticut.
Railroad employees.
Railroad stations -- Connecticut.
Railroad stations -- Massachusetts.
Railroad stations -- New York.
Railroad stations -- Rhode Island.
Railroads -- Connecticut -- History.
Railroads -- New England -- History.

Document Types:

Administrative Records.
Correspondence.
Financial Records.
Histories.
Illustrations.
Manuscripts.
Maps.
Minutes.
Newsletters.
Notebooks.
Notes.
Obituaries.
Photocopies.
Photographs.
Posters.
Publications.

Occupations:

Photographer.
Railroad employee.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The materials were created or collected by Charles B. Gunn prior to their donation to Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Charles B. Gunn Collection. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The records were donated by Charles B. Gunn in 1988. A large addition of photographs of railroad stations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, most of them taken by Mr. Gunn in the mid-1950s, was donated by Mr. Robert N. Uricchio of Newington, Connecticut, in 2004.

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Detailed Description

Series I: Papers, undated, 1834-2002
Subseries A: Personal Papers of and Information about Charles B. Gunn, 1948-2002
1:1 Biographical information and personal papers, 1955-2002
1:2 Books about railroad history in southern New England for which Gunn provided photographs and information, 1959, 1983
1:3 Bush, George H. W. (Vice-President ), Letters to and from, about a photograph Gunn took of Bush's father, Prescott Bush, in 1955, 1987
1:4 Connecticut Historical Society, Information about a lecture and exhibit at, about Connecticut railroads, 1983
1:5 Connecticut Railroads -- An Illustrated History, Information about and manuscript drafts of, 1983-1986
1:6 Information about the January 1959 issue of Modern Railroads with a front cover photograph by Gunn, 1959
1:7 New Haven Colony Historical Society, Letter from, to Gunn, thanking him for donation of photographs, 1983
1:8 Photographs taken by Gunn, Information about, 1981-1985
1:9 Suggestions made by Gunn for improvements to the operation of the railroad, 1948-1963
Subseries B: Collected papers and records, undated, 1834-1988
1:10 Advertising flyers for commuter cars and the "Dan'l Webster", undated
1:11 Alpert, George, undated, 1956
1:12 Amtrak, 1971-1988
1:13 Amtrak -- timetables, 1982-1988
1:14 Boston & Maine Railroad and Guilford Transportation Industries, undated, 1981-1986
1:15 Boston & Providence Railroad -- manuscript copies of letters written by Peter Pratt, attorney for the railroad, 1834-1841
1:16 Cape Cod railroads, 1980, 1986
1:17 Cedar Hill railroad yard, 1937, 1981-1984
1:18 "Cities, Towns and Villages in Southern New England with Directions How to Reach Them," by H.W. Quinlan, Passenger Traffic Manager of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, 1947
1:19 Commuter service along the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and the New Haven Division of Conrail and Amtrak, 1966, 1980-1985
1:20 Connecticut Company (trolley lines), undated, 1968, 1980
1:21 Connecticut Department of Transportation, Information about, with "State Rail Plan Update" (December 1982), undated, 1982-1986
1:22 Conrail, 1975-1987
1:23 Conrail -- union agreements with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and the Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express, and Station Employes, 1979
1:24 Cos Cob Power Plant, 1981
1:25 Deregulation of railroads, 1980
1:26 Dorrigan, Harry, 1961, 1966
1:27 Dumaine, Frederic C. Jr. ("Buck"), 1953
1:28 Equipment -- Box cars, 1964-1965
1:29 Equipment -- Locomotives, undated, 1938, 1966-1969
1:30 Equipment, Passenger, 1956, 1966
1:31 Equipment, Summaries of, 1928, 1946-1968
1:32 "Facts and Figures Covering the New Haven Railroad, 1922-1955" (with annotations by H.J. Moorhead giving statistical information up to 1964), 1955-1964
1:33 Farmington [Connecticut] Canal, 1981
1:34 Flood -- "Disaster! The Big Flood, Friday, August 19, 1955: The Thomaston Story", 1955
1:35 Flood, Effect of, on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, 1955, 1958
1:36 Hurricane of September 21, 1938, 1938-1941
1:37 McGinnis, Patrick B., Writings by and information about, 1954-1958
1:38 Maps of Connecticut Company, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, and Conrail systems, undated
22 Map -- NYNH&HRR Density of Freight Traffic for a Normal Day (July 9, 1912), November 1912, revised 1913
1:39 Model trains, 1980-1984
1:40 Narragansett Pier Railroad, 1970
1:41 National Association of Railroad Passengers, 1979-1982
1:42 Naugatuck River Line, 1982, 1989
1:43 New Haven Preservation Trust, 1985-1987
1:44 New Haven Railroad Historical & Technical Association, 1983-1987
1:45 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company annual reports, 1946, 1947, 1967
1:46 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- bankruptcies and mergers with other railroad companies, 1952-1980
2:47 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- correspondence about the acquisition of Providence & Worcester Railroad stock, 1954
2:48 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Employees and others associated with, 1940s-1950s
2:49 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Employees of -- Guides and union information, 1942-1960
2:50 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and predecessors -- historical information, 1913-1981
2:51 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Financial control of, 1953-1966
2:52 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- Petition to Connecticut Public Utility Commission and Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities to acquire and hold stock of railroad corporations (File 1730), 1926-1936
2:53 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- President's progress reports, 1956-1959
2:54 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- retirement of automatic signals from Hartford to East Hartford, Connecticut, 1968-1969
2:55 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company -- special trains, undated, 1937, 1953-1958
2:56 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Electrical Transmissions & Communications Department -- correspondence and plans regarding construction of an overhead bridge for an access road to Riverside Park in Hartford, Connecticut, 1963-1965
2:57 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Electrical Transmissions & Communications Department -- correspondence and plans regarding Park River Conduit and Capital Avenue Interchange (Route I-84) in Hartford, Connecticut, 1961-1969
2:58 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Electrical Transmissions & Communications Department -- correspondence and plans regarding relocation of Route 6A in Meriden, Connecticut, 1962-1969
2:59 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Purchasing Department -- pricebook for supplies, 1929
2:60 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, Travel Bureau -- vacation booklets for Boston, the Berkshires and Litchfield Hills, Cape Cod, Connecticut, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and Rhode Island, undated
2:61 New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and Frederic C. Dumaine, Fortune Magazine article about, April 1949
2:62 Northwest Corridor, Transportation in, 1975, 1985
2:63 Old Colony Railroad -- stockholders minutes and bylaws, 1852-1890
2:64 "On Track," a monthly publication for Metro-North employees, 1984
2:65 Penn Central Transportation Company, 1973-1981
2:66 Penn Central Transportation Company, Employees of -- safety rules and pay, 1968, 1975
2:67 Penn Central Transportation Company -- proposal for reorganization, 1973
2:68 Penn Central Transportation Company -- timetables, New Haven region, 1969, 1973
2:69 Piggyback cars, 1956-1957
2:70 Politics and the railroads, 1979-1981
2:71 Poughkeepsie Railroad Bridge, 1985
2:72 Providence & Worcester Railroad, 1980-1985
2:73 Railroad stations -- Canaan, Connecticut, 1982
2:74 Railroad stations -- Hartford, Connecticut, 1981, 1987
2:75 Railroad stations -- New Haven, Connecticut, 1975-1985
2:76 Railroad stations -- New York City -- Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania Station, 1946-1987
2:77 Railroad stations -- various others, 1981-1985
2:78 Strikes by railroad workers, 1963, 1973
2:79 Timetables, Collecting and selling, 1974
2:80 Train wrecks, including a derailment in Stamford, Connecticut, in January 1959 and in New Haven, Connecticut, on September 2, 1913, 1959, 1972
2:81 Trains -- "Dan'l Webster" press kit, 1957
2:82 Trains, Historic, of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company and predecessors, 1980-1982
2:83 Trains -- information about Talgo, Turbo Train, and Tank Train, undated, 1955
2:84 Uniform Time Act, 1966 (notice about change to Pennsylvania Railroad timetables because of act), 1966
Series II: Illustrations, poster and diagrams, undated, 1937-1967
3:85 Illustrations -- Freight Train Cut-Outs, undated
22 Reprint (1855) of a poster advertising the Philadelphia, Niagara and Western Railroad route, undated
3:86 Equipment diagrams, 1937-1967
Diesel locomotives 0760-0786, 1949, 1953
70 Ton Flat Cars, 17200-17274, 1937
Steel Box Car, 1947
Highway Trailer Flat Car, 1954
Steel Caboose, C-506 to C-509, 1940
Steel Caboose, C-535 to C-584, 1942
Steel Caboose, C-585 to C-634, 1944
Steel Caboose, C-635 to C-709, 1947
Stainless Steel Sheathed Streamlined 6 Section - 4 Bedroom - 6 Roomette Sleeper Cars, 527-537, 1955
Non Spin Vertical Wheel Hand Brake Sealed Type, 1960
Wheels - Wrought Steel One Wear and Multiple Wear Freight Cars, 1967
Series III: Photographs, undated, 1927-1985
Subseries A: Hurricanes, Floods and Derailments
4:87 Connecticut River Flood -- Hartford, Connecticut, and Holyoke, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph10-ph23), 1927
4:88 Hurricane of 1938, Norwich and Putnam, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph24-ph26), 1938
4:89 Hurricane of 1938 -- Niantic, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph27-ph30, 1988-0001.ph32-ph43 and 1988-0001.ph599), 1938
4:90 Hurricane of 1938 -- New London, Connecticut -- includes images of the marooned light tender "Tulip" (1988-0001.ph44-ph70 and UC19-0003), 1938
4:91 Hurricane of 1938 -- Noank and Mystic, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph71-ph79 and UC19-0005), 1938
4:92 Hurricane of 1938 -- Stonington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph80-ph100 and UC19-0006), 1938
4:93 Hurricane of 1938 -- locations unknown (1988-0001.ph101-ph111), 1938
4:94 Hurricane of 1938 -- Providence, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph112), 1938
4:95 Hurricane of 1938 -- along the Fairhaven Branch and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, locations, including Buzzards Bay and the Woods Hole Branch (1988-0001.ph113-ph116), 1938
4:96 Hurricane on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph117-ph142), early 1940s
4:97 Hurricane -- Yalesville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph143-ph166), early 1940s
5:98 Flooding -- unidentified locations (1988-0001.ph187-ph191), 1944
5:99 Derailment of locomotive 3551 -- location unknown, probably Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph167-ph177), [post-1946]
5:100 Derailment of locomotive 3551 -- location unknown, probably Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph178-ph186), [post-1946]
5:101 Hurricane -- Stonington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph192-ph207), September 1954
5:102 Hurricane -- Stonington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph208-ph223), September 1954
5:103 Hurricane -- unknown location, possibly Cape Cod, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph224-ph237), September 1954
5:104 Hurricane -- Stonington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph238-ph245), September 1954
6:105 Derailment -- Danbury Branch (1988-0001.ph246-ph255), 1955
6:106 Derailment -- East Walden, New York, on October 28, 1953 (1988-0001.ph256-ph270, UC19-0008, UC19-0009), 1953
6:107 Derailment -- East Walden, New York, on October 28, 1953 (1988-0001.ph271-ph288), 1953
6:108 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph289-ph298, UC19-0010), July 1955
6:109 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph299-ph306), July 1955
6:110 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph307-ph321), July 1955
6:111 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph322-ph334), July 1955
6:112 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph335-ph349), July 1955
6:113 Derailment -- Bridgeport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph350-ph359), July 1955
7:114 Derailment -- West Wareham, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph360-ph368), July 26, 1955
7:115 Derailment -- West Wareham, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph369-ph394), July 26, 1955
7:116 Flood damage -- New Milford, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 43.45 ("Gauntlet Bridge") over Housatonic River (1988-0001.ph395-ph400, UC19-0011), August 1955
7:117 Flood damage -- Cornwall and West Cornwall, Connecticut, (1988-0001.ph401-ph404, UC19-0012), August 1955
7:118 Flood damage -- Cornwall, Connecticut, bridge repair (1988-0001.ph405-ph413, UC19-0013), August 1955
7:119 Flood damage -- Falls Village, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 77.26 (1988-0001.ph414-ph423, UC19-0014), August 1955
7:120 Flood damage -- Falls Village, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 77.86, over the Housatonic River (1988-0001.ph424-ph427), August 1955
7:121 Flood damage -- North Canaan, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 81.49, over the Blackberry River (1988-0001.ph428-ph434, UC19-0015), August 1955
7:122 Flood damage -- North Canaan, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph435), August 1955
7:123 Flood damage -- North of Sheffield, Massachusetts, repair of Bridge 88.23 (1988-0001.ph436-ph439), August 1955
7:124 Flood damage -- Derby Junction, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 8.69 (1988-0001.ph440-ph452, UC19-0016), August 1955
8:125 Flood damage -- Derby Junction, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 8.69 (1988-0001.ph453-ph465), August 1955
8:126 Flood damage -- Derby Junction, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 8.69 (1988-0001.ph466-ph473), August 1955
8:127 Flood damage -- Derby Junction, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 8.69 (1988-0001.ph474-ph478), August 1955
8:128 Flood damage -- Derby, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph479-ph486, UC19-0017), August 1955
8:129 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River south of Ansonia, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 10.25 (1988-0001.ph487-ph497), August 1955
8:130 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River south of Ansonia, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 10.25 (1988-0001.ph498-ph503), August 1955
8:131 Flood damage -- Ansonia, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph504-ph509, UC19-0018, UC19-0019), August 1955
8:132 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River north of Ansonia, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 12.51 (1988-0001.ph510-ph515), August 1955
9:133 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River at Seymour, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 14.59 (1988-0001.ph516-ph527, UC19-0020), August 1955
9:134 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River at Seymour, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 14.59 (1988-0001.ph528-ph537), August 1955
9:135 Flood damage -- Naugatuck River at Seymour, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 14.59 (1988-0001.ph538-ph548), August 1955
9:136 Flood damage -- Beacon Falls, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph549-ph554), August 1955
9:137 Flood damage -- Beacon Falls, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph555-ph560), August 1955
9:138 Flood damage -- Naugatuck, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph561-ph568, UC19-0021), August 1955
9:139 Flood damage -- Naugatuck, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph569-ph576), August 1955
9:140 Flood damage -- Naugatuck, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph577-ph581), August 1955
10:141 Flood damage -- Waterbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph582-ph591, UC19-0023), August 1955
10:142 Flood damage -- Waterbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph31, 1988-0001.ph592-ph598, 1988-0001.ph600-ph605), August 1955
10:143 Flood damage -- Scovill sidetrack at Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 18.93 (1988-0001.ph606-ph609), August 1955
10:144 Flood damage -- Scovill sidetrack east of Naugatuck River at Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 19.27 (1988-0001.ph610-ph618,UC19-0024), August 1955
10:145 Flood damage -- Jackson Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.06 (1988-0001.ph619-ph628, UC19-0025), August 1955
10:146 Flood damage -- Jackson Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.06 (1988-0001.ph629-ph635, UC19-0026), August 1955
10:147 Flood damage -- Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.14 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph636-ph644, UC19-0027), August 1955
10:148 Flood damage -- Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.14 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph645-ph653, UC19-0028), August 1955
11:149 Flood damage -- Bank Street in Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.21 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph654), August 1955
11:150 Flood damage -- Washington Avenue west of Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.36 (1988-0001.ph655-ph660, UC19-0029), August 1955
11:151 Flood damage -- Washington Avenue west of Waterbury, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 63.36 (1988-0001.ph661-ph665), August 1955
11:152 Flood damage -- Liberty Street in Waterbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph666-ph667), August 1955
11:153 Flood damage -- Watertown branch in Waterbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph668-ph671), August 1955
11:154 Flood damage -- Oakville, Connecticut, aerial view (UC19-0030), August 1955
11:155 Flood damage -- Huntington Street south of Waterville, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 29.31 (1988-0001.ph672-ph681), August 1955
11:156 Flood damage -- North of Waterville, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 30.64 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph682-ph691), August 1955
11:157 Flood damage -- Three miles north of Waterville, Connecticut, towards Thomaston, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 32.89 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph692-ph704), August 1955
11:158 Flood damage -- Three miles north of Waterville, Connecticut, towards Thomaston, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 32.89 over Naugatuck River (1988-0001.ph705-ph715), August 1955
12:159 Flood damage -- Thomaston, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph716-ph725), August 1955
12:160 Flood damage -- South of East Litchfield, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 42.52 over Baldwin's Brook (1988-0001.ph726-ph729), August 1955
12:161 Flood damage -- Torrington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph730-ph739), August 1955
12:162 Flood damage -- Winsted, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph740-ph754), August 1955
12:163 Flood damage -- Winsted, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph755-ph781), August 1955
12:164 Flood damage -- Terryville, Connecticut; Bristol, Connecticut; and Plainville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph782-ph785), August 1955
12:165 Flood damage -- Plainville, Connecticut, aerial views (1988-0001.ph786-ph790), August 1955
13:166 Flood damage -- Farmington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph791-ph801), August 1955
13:167 Flood damage -- Farmington, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 32.00 over Farmington River (1988-0001.ph802-ph814), August 1955
13:168 Flood damage -- Farmington, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 32.00 over Farmington River (1988-0001.ph815-ph827), August 1955
13:169 Flood damage -- North of Farmington, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 32.25 over Connecticut Route 4 (1988-0001.ph830-ph844), August 1955
13:170 Flood damage -- Unionville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph845-ph847), August 1955
13:171 Flood damage -- Collinsville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph848-ph856), August 1955
13:172 Flood damage -- New Hartford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph857), August 1955
13:173 Flood damage -- Avon, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph858-ph860), August 1955
13:174 Flood damage -- Simsbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph861-ph863), August 1955
13:175 Flood damage -- Granby, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph864-ph865), August 1955
13:176 Flood damage -- Granby, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 46.44 over Salmon Brook (1988-0001.ph866-ph872), August 1955
13:177 Flood damage -- Westfield, Massachusetts, at Powder Mill and Sacket Brook Culvert (1988-0001.ph873-ph879), August 1955
14:178 Flood damage -- Westfield, Massachusetts, repair of Bridge 58.72 at Ponder's Hollow Road (1988-0001.ph880-ph889), August 1955
14:179 Flood damage -- Easthampton, Massachusetts, repair of Bridge 68.81 (1988-0001.ph890-ph894), August 1955
14:180 Flood damage -- 1.24 miles north of Easthampton, Massachusetts, repair of Bridge 72.64 (1988-0001.ph895-ph902), August 1955
14:181 Flood damage -- Rocky Hill, Connecticut; and Cromwell, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph903-ph904), August 1955
14:182 Flood damage -- Hartford, Connecticut, and Camp Courant in West Hartford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph905-ph910), August 1955
14:183 Flood damage -- Windsor Locks, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph911-ph916), August 1955
14:184 Flood damage -- Stafford Springs, Connecticut, and south of Norwich, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph917-ph920), August 1955
14:185 Flood damage -- North of Putnam, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 61.31 over Quinebaug River (1988-0001.ph921-ph929), August 1955
14:186 Flood damage -- Putnam, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph930-ph941), August 1955
15:187 Flood damage -- Putnam, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph942-ph952), August 1955
15:188 Flood damage -- Putnam, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph953-ph964), August 1955
15:189 Flood damage -- Putnam, Connecticut, repair of Bridge 45.47 over Providence Street at railroad yard (1988-0001.ph965-ph976), August 1955
15:190 Flood damage -- North of Grosvenordale in Thompson, Connecticut, Bridge 49.47 over French River (1988-0001.ph977-ph990), August 1955
15:191 Flood damage -- Grosvenordale and North Grosvenordale in Thompson, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph991-ph1005), August 1955
15:192 Flood damage -- North of Wilsonville in Thompson, Connecticut, Bridge 52.94 over French River (1988-0001.ph1006-ph1009), August 1955
16:193 Flood damage -- Webster, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1010-ph1013), August 1955
16:194 Flood damage -- Webster, Massachusetts, Bridge 55.96 (1988-0001.ph1014-ph1019), August 1955
16:195 Flood damage -- Webster, Massachusetts, Bridge 5.75 (1988-0001.ph1020-ph1024), August 1955
16:196 Flood damage -- Dudley, Massachusetts, Bridge 6.58 (1988-0001.ph1025-ph1028), August 1955
16:197 Flood damage -- West Dudley, Massachusetts, Bridge 13.49 over Quinebaug River (1988-0001.ph1029-ph1041), August 1955
16:198 Flood damage -- Worcester, Massachusetts, Bridge 68.92, North Hope Avenue (1988-0001.ph1042-ph1045), August 1955
16:199 Flood damage -- Millbury, Massachusetts, Bridge 37.74 (1988-0001.ph1046-ph1048), August 1955
17:200 Flood damage -- South of Albion, Rhode Island, Bridge 10.56 over Blackstone River (1988-0001.ph1049-ph1060), August 1955
17:201 Flood damage -- West of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Bridge 29.18 over Blackstone River (1988-0001.ph1061-ph1062), August 1955
17:202 Flood damage -- Woonsocket, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph1063-ph1069), August 1955
17:203 Flood damage -- Woonsocket Junction, Rhode Island, Bridge 34.36 over culvert (1988-0001.ph1070-ph1076), August 1955
17:204 Flood damage -- Blackstone, Massachusetts, including the Bridge Street bridge (1988-0001.ph1077-ph1079), August 1955
17:205 Flood damage -- Blackstone, Massachusetts, over Blackstone River (1988-0001.ph1080-ph1085), August 1955
17:206 Flood damage -- Naugutuck Valley in Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1086-ph1095), August 1955
17:207 Flood damage -- unknown locations (1988-0001.ph1096-ph1102), August 1955
22:255 Large mounted photographs of scenes of flood damage (1988-0001.ph1593-ph1601), August 1955
17:208 Derailment -- North of Sheffield, Massachusetts, at Bridge 88.43 (1988-0001.ph1103-ph1112), September 1955
17:209 Derailment -- North of Sheffield, Massachusetts, at Bridge 88.43 (1988-0001.ph1113-ph1125), September 1955
17:210 Derailment -- Sagamore, Massachusetts, at Bridge 88.43 (1988-0001.ph1126-ph1130), September 14, 1955
18:211 Flood damage -- Glenbrook, Connecticut, washout of mainline (1988-0001.ph1573-ph1582), October 1955
18:212 Flood damage -- Glenbrook, Connecticut, washout of mainline (1988-0001.ph1583-ph1592), October 1955
18:213 Flood damage -- Springdale, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1133-ph1138), October 1955
18:214 Flood damage -- Norwalk, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1139-ph1154), October 1955
18:215 Flood damage -- Norwalk, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1155-ph1165), October 1955
18:216 Flood damage -- Wilton, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1166-ph1175), October 1955
18:217 Flood damage -- Cannondale, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1176-ph1190), October 1955
24:259 Flood damage -- Cannondale, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1607-ph1617), October 1955
18:218 Flood damage -- between Georgetown and Branchville, Connecticut, Bridge 14.92 (1988-0001.ph1191-ph1195), October 1955
19:219 Flood damage -- Branchville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1196-ph1197), October 1955
24:266 Flood damage -- Dam at North Grosvenerdale, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1660-ph1687), October 1955
19:220 Flood damage -- Redding, Connecticut, Bridge 19.84 (1988-0001.ph1198-ph1199), October 1955
19:221 Flood damage -- Danbury, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1200-ph1203), October 1955
19:222 Flood damage and derailment at Darien, Connecticut, anchor bridge 453 (1988-0001.ph1204-ph1216), October 1955
24:268 Flood damage -- Dam at Webster, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1691-ph1693), October 1955
24:267 Flood damage -- Dam at Wilsonville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1688-ph1690), October 1955
24:260 Flood damage -- Wilton, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1618-ph1627), October 1955
25:304 Flood damage -- West Dudley, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph2001-ph2002), October 1955
24:263 Flood damage -- Albion, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph1647-ph1650), undated
24:264 Flood damage -- Woonsocket, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph1651-ph1658), undated
19:223 Derailment -- South Norwalk, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1217-ph1225), November 26, 1955
19:224 Washout at Stone Arch Culvert in Glenbrook, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1226-ph1238), December 1955
19:225 Grade crossing accident in North Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1239-ph1248), January 20, 1956
19:226 Wind and water damage to unidentified railroad structures (1988-0001.ph1249-ph1260), [mid-1950s]
Subseries B: Railroad stations and structures
24:262 Bridges -- Poughkeepsie, New York (1988-0001.ph1638-ph1646), May 1955
24:261 Bridges -- Queens, New York -- Hell Gate Bridge (1988-0001.ph1628-ph1637), May 1955
20:227 Freight house -- Willimantic, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1261), 1954
20:228 Terminal facilities -- New Haven, Connecticut, (1988-0001.ph1262-ph1265), 1954
20:229 Station development -- New Haven, Connecticut, aerial views (1988-0001.ph1266-ph1276, ph2166-2167), 1960s
20:230 Station rededication -- New Haven, Connecticut, (1988-0001.ph1277-ph1288), July 1985
24:271 Stations -- Bethel, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1708-ph1710, 1988-0001.ph2125), September 1954
24:272 Stations -- Branchville, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1711-ph1715, 1988-0001.ph2126), October 1954
24:273 Stations -- Branford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1716-ph1722, 1988-0001.ph2127), July 1954
24:274 Stations -- Canaan, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1723-ph1725, 1988-0001.ph2155-2159), June 1955
24:275 Stations -- Cos Cob, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1726-ph1734, 1988-0001.ph2160), August 1954-July 1955
24:276 Stations -- Darien, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1735-ph1737, 1988-0001.ph2128), August 1954
24:277 Stations -- East Norwalk, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1738-ph1748, 1988-0001.ph2129), June 1955
24:278 Stations -- Fairfield, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1749-ph1755, 1988-0001.ph2130), August 1954
24:279 Stations -- Greenwich, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1756-ph1765, 1988-0001.ph2131, 1988-0001.ph2161), August 1954-July 1955
24:280 Stations -- Kent, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1766-ph1777, 1988-0001.ph2132), May 1955
24:281 Stations and Railway Express Building -- New Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1778-ph1789, 1988-0001.ph2162), May 1955
24:282 Stations -- New London, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1790-ph1794, 19, 1988-0001.ph2163), April 1955
24:283 Stations -- New London, Connecticut, model and designs for proposed station (1988-0001.ph1795-ph1799), undated
24:284 Stations -- New Milford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1800-ph1815), May 1955
24:285 Stations -- Noroton Heights, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1816-ph1817), September 1955
24:286 Stations -- Norwalk, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1818-ph1837), September 1954-October 1955
24:287 Stations -- Riverside, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1838-ph1846, 1988-0001.ph2164), August 1954-July 1955
25:288 Stations -- Rowayton, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1847-ph1859), September 1954-February 1955
25:289 Stations -- Springdale, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1860-ph1867), May 1955, undated
25:290 Stations -- Stamford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1868-ph1883, 1988-0001.ph2133-ph2134, 1988-0001.ph2165), May 1955
25:291 Stations -- Stratford, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1884-ph1889, 1988-0001.ph2135), September 1954
25:292 Stations -- Torrington, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1890-ph1901, 1988-0001.ph2136-ph2137), September 1955
25:293 Stations -- Westport, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1902-ph1918, 1988-0001.ph2138), May-August 1955
25:300 Stations -- Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1964-ph1973, 1988-0001.ph2147-2148), June 1955
25:301 Stations -- East Walpole, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1974-ph1987), October 1955
25:294 Stations -- Egypt, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1919-ph1927, 1988-0001.ph2139), July 1955
25:295 Stations -- Falmouth, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1928-ph1946, 1988-0001.ph2140), May 1955
25:296 Stations -- North Falmouth, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1947-ph1951, 1988-0001.ph2141), June 1955
25:297 Stations -- Route 128 station in Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1952-ph1956, 1988-0001.ph2142-ph2144), June 1955
25:298 Stations -- Sandwich, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1957-ph1960, 1988-0001.ph2145-ph2146), June 1955
25:302 Stations -- Sheffield, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1988-ph1993, 1988-0001.ph2149), June 1955
25:299 Stations -- Springfield, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1961-ph1963), December 1954
25:303 Stations -- West Barnstable, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph1994-ph2000, 1988-0001.ph2150), June 1955
25:305 Stations -- Wood's Hole, Massachusetts (1988-0001.ph2003-ph2009, 1988-0001.ph2151), June 1955
25:306 Stations -- Harrison, New York (1988-0001.ph2010-ph2015), August 1955
25:307 Stations -- Mamaroneck, New York (1988-0001.ph2016-ph2017), July 1955
25:308 Stations -- New Rochelle, New York (1988-0001.ph2018-ph2030), June 1955
25:309 Stations -- Pelham, New York (1988-0001.ph2031-ph2041), August 1954-June 1955
25:310 Stations -- Rye, New York (1988-0001.ph2042-ph2047), August 1954
25:311 Stations -- Kingston, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph2048-ph2071, 1988-0001.ph2152), undated
25:312 Stations -- Pontiac, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph2072-ph2078, 1988-0001.ph2153), August 1955
25:313 Stations -- Providence, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph2079-ph2086), November 1954
25:314 Stations -- Wickford Junction, Rhode Island (1988-0001.ph2087-ph2099, 1988-0001.ph2154), undated
20:231 Highway bridge, construction of, over railroad tracks in New Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1289-ph1304), August 1959
20:232 Highway bridge, construction of, over railroad tracks in New Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1305-ph1319), August 1959
20:233 Highway bridge, construction of, over railroad tracks in New Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1320-ph1334), August 1959
20:234 Highway bridge, construction of, over railroad tracks in New Haven, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph1335-ph1348), August 1959
Subseries C: Other subjects
20:235 Advertising for the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company (1988-0001.ph1349), [1940s]
20:236 Broken rail of an unidentified line (1988-0001.ph1350-ph1353), undated
24:265 Ceremonies -- Welded Rail Process Ceremony, Montowese, Connecticut, (Patrick McGinnis in photograph) (1988-0001.ph1659), July 1955
24:269 Equipment (1988-0001.ph1694-ph1696), May 1955
20:237 Fire on tracks in unidentified location along Shoreline route (1988-0001.ph1354-ph1355), undated
21:238 Locomotives and rolling stock (1988-0001.ph1356-ph1372), 1950s-1980s,undated
21:239 Marine equipment (1988-0001.ph1373-ph1375), 1953, undated
21:240 People -- George Alpert (1988-0001.ph1376-ph1387), [1950s]
21:241 People -- William S. Carr, General Superintendent and later assistant to the General Manager of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company who was Director General of the military railroads in Korea from August 1950 to March 1951, (1988-0001.ph1388-ph1396), [1950s]
21:242 People -- Fidel Castro at the New Haven, Connecticut, railroad station (1988-0001.ph1397-ph1409), 1959
22:256 People -- Fidel Castro at the New Haven, Connecticut, railroad station (1988-0001.ph1602-ph1603), 1959
22:257 People -- Harry C. Dorrigan, Richard Joyce Smith, and an unidentified man, trustees of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company (1988-0001.ph1604), [1960s]
21:243 People -- Charles B. Gunn (1988-0001.ph1410-ph1412), 1955, 1961
21:244 People -- Patrick B. McGinnis (1988-0001.ph1413-ph1423), 1954
21:245 People -- H.T. Moorhead, Assistant General Passenger Traffic Manager, Boston, in the 1950s, and later Assistant Vice President Passenger Traffic, New Haven, (1988-0001.ph1424-ph1427), 1955
21:246 People -- J.V. Whalen, General Passenger Agent, Boston, (1988-0001.ph1428-ph1430), undated
21:247 People -- Charles E. Williams, General Passenger Traffic Manager, Boston, (1988-0001.ph1431-ph1434), undated
21:248 People -- Employees in Purchasing and Material Department (1988-0001.ph1435-ph1438), undated
21:249 People -- Employees -- Groups (1988-0001.ph1439-ph1454), ca. 1955
24:270 Stadiums -- Hartford, Connecticut (North Meadows) (1988-0001.ph1697-ph1709), June 1955
25:315 Tracks -- New Canaan, Connecticut (1988-0001.ph2100-ph2101), September 1954
21:250 War damage (in Germany and other unidentified locations in Europe), taken by Charles Gunn while serving in the army during World War II (1988-0001.ph1455-ph1467), 1945
21:251 Madiera-Mamore Railroad in Brazil (1988-0001.ph1468-ph1489), 1957
21:252 Unidentified photographs (1988-0001.ph1490-ph1493), undated
25:316 Unidentified photographs (1988-0001.ph2102-ph2124), January 1955, June 1955, undated
22:258 Large mounted photographs of workfloor of the Cheshire Plastics Company and an unidentified city road construction scene (1988-0001.ph1605-ph1606), undated
Series IV: Scrapbooks, 1955
23:253 Large aerial photographs of the damage to locations in Connecticut from the Floods of August, 1955, taken by Samuel Kravitt (1988-0001.ph1494-ph1531), August 1955
23:254 Large aerial photographs of the damage to locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island from the Floods of August, 1955, taken by Samuel Kravitt (1988-0001.ph1532-ph1572), August 1955