University Railroad Collection
1997.0041

Summary Information

Repository
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
Creator
University of Connecticut.
Title
University Railroad Collection
ID
1997.0041
Date [inclusive]
undated, 1841-2006
Extent
69.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
This is an artificial collection of publications, timetables, forms, reports, track diagrams and charts, equipment blueprints, maps, drawings and artwork, and photographs almost exclusively associated with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its predecessor railroad lines, gathered from many donors and purchases.

Preferred Citation

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

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History

For almost one hundred years the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, better known as the  New Haven Railroad, was the primary means of passenger and freight transportation in southern  New England. Chartered in 1872, this merger between the New York & New Haven and Hartford & New Haven railroads later included the long desired rail link between Boston and  New York. Approximately one hundred small independent railroads were built in southern  New England between 1826 and the 1880s. By 1904, the majority were absorbed into the vast New Haven system. At its peak in 1929, the  New Haven Railroad owned and operated 2,131 miles of track throughout eastern  New York,  Connecticut,  Massachusetts, and  Rhode Island.

The local railroad lines that eventually became part of the New Haven system developed in response to local business and transportation needs. Unlike the Western states, where railroads preceded and shaped settlement, in the Northeast they served primarily to link existing towns, businesses, and markets. The New Haven system thus developed as a result of numerous consolidations and mergers. The New Haven traced its founding to 1826, when one of its predecessor companies originated, but the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad was not chartered until 1872. The company followed the pattern of consolidation established by the  Pennsylvania Railroad and other companies, particularly after 1889, when major lines in  Connecticut,  Rhode Island, and southern  Massachusetts provided a strong network linking  New York and Boston. By 1890, company revenue exceeded $100,000,000 per year, and the New Haven employed 4,000 people to serve twelve million passengers annually.

This success led a wealthy group of New York investors, headed by  J. Pierpont Morgan, to seek and gain control of the New Haven's board. In 1903, Morgan installed  Charles Mellen as president of the railroad. Together Morgan and Mellen set out to achieve a complete monopoly of transportation in  New England. Substantial improvements to the system were made during the Mellen years, including electrification of rail lines between  Woodlawn, New York, and  New Haven, Connecticut, and construction of a power generating plant in  Cos Cob, Connecticut. These accomplishments, however, were overshadowed by Morgan's ambitious schemes to dominate all modes of transportation in  New England. Steamboat lines, trolley companies, and other railroad lines were purchased regardless of price and incorporated into the New Haven system.

An investigation of the New Haven's activities by Louis Brandeis in 1907 revealed the overextended railroad was on the verge of financial collapse. Morgan's death in 1913 and Mellen's subsequent resignation brought to a close a stormy period in the New Haven's history.

During the First World War, all of the railroads in the United States, including the  New Haven Railroad, were operated by the federal government. After the war, under  Edward Pearson, President through 1928, the railroad was able to recover partially, despite increasing competition from automobiles, by sharing in the national economic growth of the 1920s. The company tried to meet this transportation competition by forming the  New England Transportation Company, which operated a fleet of trucks and buses. Recovery of the New Haven, however, was cut short by the Depression of the 1930s, and in 1935 the New Haven plunged into bankruptcy. The company remained in trusteeship until 1947, when it returned to private ownership.

A series of struggles for control of the company in the post World War II period severely weakened the management of the company and its ability to adapt to changes in the transportation industry. The completion of the Connecticut Turnpike and other superhighways and the start of air shuttle service between Boston and New York intensified competition. The company's historic liability as a railroad overburdened with many short, costly branch lines further accelerated its decline.

On 7 July 1961, the New Haven Railroad once again went into receivership. A seven year trusteeship period followed, culminating in the absorption of the New Haven in the Penn Central system on 1 January 1969. Three years later the Penn Central itself collapsed into bankruptcy. The former components of the  New Haven Railroad were divided among several entities. Freight service was assumed by Conrail when it was formed in 1976, although the Providence & Worcester also provided freight service on portions of the former New Haven, as did a few other operators. Passenger commuter service was funded by the  New York Metropolitan Transit Authority and the  Connecticut Department of Transportation. Long-haul passenger service was provided by  Amtrak beginning in 1971. After 1976 passenger commuter service was operated by  Conrail. In 1982, the United States Congress passed legislation that forced  Conrail to divest itself of its commuter rail lines. On 1 January 1983,  Metro-North Commuter Railroad, under joint ownership of the states of  New York and  Connecticut, took over all commuter passenger service.  Amtrak continued to handle all long-haul passenger service.

The history of the New Haven Railroad reveals a company formed by one of the classic merger and consolidation patterns of the late 19th century, which was later unable to respond effectively to major changes in the transportation industry. The company's rapid growth, collapse, temporary recovery, and final dissolution offer a dramatic story, with government regulation, internal management decisions, and market competition playing important roles in the company's history.

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Scope and Content

This is an artificial collection of publications, timetables, forms, reports, track diagrams and charts, equipment blueprints, maps, drawings and artwork, and photographs almost exclusively associated with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its predecessor railroad lines, gathered from many donors and purchases.

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Arrangement

Series I: Papers, undated, 1841-1993, consists of writings, instructions, timetables and memoranda involving the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad's various operations, predecessors, stations and work processes. The later material, including employee timetables and rosters, is from  Penn Central,  Amtrak and  Conrail, particularly their Northeast region operations, and  Metro-North Commuter Railroad. The materials are organized chronologically.

Series II: Track Diagrams and Charts, Maps, Equipment Blueprints, Surveyor's Field Books, Drawings, and Artwork, undated, 1841-1984, are arranged as separate subseries.

Subseries A, Track Diagrams, shows property of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and many predecessors lines including as the  Berkshire Railroad and the  Holyoke & Westfield Railroad.

Subseries B, Maps, is arranged by item and thereunder chronologically of maps of properties of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and several of its predecessors. Of particular interest are maps of the  Belle Dock railroad terminal in  New Haven, Connecticut.

Subseries C, Equipment Blueprints, are of equipment designed and used by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad. They are arranged by an item number represented on each drawing.

Subseries D consists of 32 surveyor's field books, circa 1919-1927, consisting of surveys of property owned by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, done by the Real Estate and Right of Way Department from the general offices in  New Haven, Connecticut. The field books show drawings of property in Connecticut, showing meticulous drawings of property owned by the railroad.

Subseries E, Drawings and Artwork, includes drawings of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad locomotives by  William Dulmaine, Jr., and "  Heidorn."

Series III: Photographs, 1930s-1995, includes images of locomotives and cars of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, the  New Haven, Connecticut, railroad station, and of policemen employed by the railroad. Also of special interest are station surveys, done in 1954-1955, of stations along the New Haven District and the New York District, with photographs taken by  Charles B. Gunn, who served as company photographer at that time.

Series IV: Gift of , undated, 1897-1984, consists of forms, letters, photographs, rule books, anual reports, track plans, keys, ticket punchers, and drawings associated with the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its predecessors. The materials are listed in no particular order.

Series V: Gift of , ( 1858-1944) is composed almost exclusively of timetables for the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its predecessor railroad lines of the  Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, the  New York, Providence & Boston Railroad, the  Connecticut Valley Railroad, the  Old Colony Railroad, and the  Lowell and Lawrence Railroad. They are organized by railroad. It also includes a writing about the electrification of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and a listing of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad station numbers.

Series VI: Realia, consists of a cup and saucer used on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad dining cars.

Series VII: Accession 2013.0121, consists of publications, reports, guidebooks, newspaper clippings, rule books, timetables, photographic prints, realia, and a map, all related to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, its predecessor and successor.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries 2011 January

University of Connecticut Libraries
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205
860.486.2524
archives@uconn.edu

Revision Description

  2013 September

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.

Provenance and Acquisition

This is an artificial collection of papers, timetables, blueprints, maps, publications and photographs gathered from many different donors or, for a very few items, of purchases from dealers. Materials noted were graciously donated by the following persons:

The maps of the Connecticut Railroad Commissioners were donated by Max Miller of Higganum, Connecticut.

The child's coloring book was donated by Norman Stevens of Storrs, Connecticut.

The August 1955 Menu & Travel Guide was donated in 2000 by Cristiana Graham.

The glass negative of a railroad bridge in Naugatuck, Connecticut, was donated by  Charles Dunn of Naugatuck in 2002.

The Surveyor's Field Books in Box 29 were donated in 2003 by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

Many of the materials in Series I and the track diagrams of Series II were donated in October 2006 by Sandy Abbati in loving memory of her relatives  Paul LaBerge,  Joseph LaBerge and  Artie Lynch, who were employed by the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and its successors.

The 1969 photograph of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Police Department was donated in May 2007 by  Frederick Chidester Sr. of Milford, Connecticut.

The Hartford, Connecticut, Windsor Street Yard track map, the 1946  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Boston office telephone directory, and the 1928 smallpox file were donated in July 2007 and May 2008 by  Stanislaus Whittlesey of Little Rock, Arkansas. All of the items in Box 52 were donated by Mr. Whittlesey in June 2011 and November 2012.

The timetables in 28:107 were donated in October 2008, November 2009, and December 2010 by Carl Leaman of Westport, Connecticut.

The timetables in 28:112 were donated in May 2009 by Beth Magura of Stafford Springs, Connecticut.

The materials in Box 27 and the photographs of the New Haven, Connecticut, railroad station were donated in July 2009 by  Gary Carlquist, formerly of Branford, Connecticut.

The photographs taken by Joseph P. Boreskie of Gretna, Manitoba, Canada, were donated in September 2009 by his son  Tom Boreskie of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The photographs of railroad cars of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, taken outside of their usual territory and the 1944 article from  Enginemen's Magazine were donated in October 2009 by  Gary Stengle of North Platte, Nebraska.

The station surveys in Boxes 54-57 were donated by Frank N. Morrissey of Braintree, Massachusetts, in September 2011. The materials in 60:136 and all of the contents of Box 61 were donated by Mr. Morrissey in March 2012.

The blueprints and diagrams in 60:135 were donated by the Baltimore & Ohio Historical Society of Baltimore, Maryland, in December 2011.

The materials in 28:114 were collected from the South Norwalk, Connecticut, freight depot, and were donated by  John R. Iacovino of Wallace, North Carolina. Mr. Iacovino also donated all materials in 59:133 in October 2012.

The timetables in 59:134 were donated in March 2012 by Carol Stoller of Newton, Massachusetts.

The track diagrams and Ridgefield & New York Railroad items in 52:129 were donated in August 2012 by  John R. Iacovino of Wallace, North Carolina.

The Connecticut Valley Railroad timetable at 59:132 was donated in November 2012 by Kim Sheridan of Essex, Connecticut.

The track plans in Item 64 were donated by Chris Nielsen of Roanoke, Virginia, in December 2012.

The cup and saucer in Box 65 were donated by Maryellen Fargey of Dayton, Ohio, in February 2013.

All materials in Series VII: Accession 2013.0121 were donated by Mr. Frank Morrissey of Braintree, Massachusetts, in September 2013.

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Related Materials

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Amtrak.
  • Boston and Maine Railroad.
  • Cambridge Electric Light Company.
  • Central Vermont Railway Co.
  • Conrail.
  • Consolidated Railway Company.
  • Danbury & Norwalk Railroad.
  • Fales & Jenks Machine Company.
  • Grand Central Terminal (New York, N.Y.).
  • Hartford & New Haven Railroad.
  • Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Company.
  • Holyoke & Westfield Railroad.
  • Housatonic Railroad Company
  • Hudson River & Portchester Railroad.
  • Lowell and Lawrence Railroad.
  • Meriden, Southington and Compounce Tramway.
  • Metro-North Commuter Railroad.
  • New Haven & Northampton Railroad.
  • New York & New England Railroad
  • New York, New London & Stonington Railroad.
  • New York, Providence & Boston Railroad
  • Old Colony Railroad Company
  • Penn Central Transportation Company.
  • Providence and Worcestor Railroad Company.
  • Salem & Lowell Railroad.
  • Shore Line Electric Railway.
  • Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company
  • Torrington & Winchester Street Railway Company.
  • West Stockbridge Railroad.
  • Windsor Locks & Suffield Railroad.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies).
  • Books.
  • Bylaws
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Maps (documents)
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Notebooks
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Publications
  • Timetables

Geographic Name(s)

  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Cedar Hill (Conn.)
  • Groton (Conn.)
  • Hamden (Mass.)
  • Harrison (N.Y.)
  • Hartford (Conn.)
  • Manchester (Conn.)
  • Massachusetts
  • Maybrook (N.Y.)
  • Middletown (Conn.)
  • Mount Vernon (Westchester County, N.Y.)
  • New Haven (Conn.)
  • New York (State)
  • Old Saybrook (Conn.)
  • Rhode Island
  • Rye (N.Y.)
  • South Lyme (Conn.)
  • Springfield (Mass.)
  • Stonington (Conn.)
  • Westchester (N.Y.)
  • Willimantic (Conn.)
  • Woonsocket (R.I.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Bongiorno, Joseph A.
  • Corrigan, Matthew
  • Dulmaine, William Jr.
  • LaBerge, Paul
  • Morrissey, Frank N.
  • Pearson, Edward J.

Subject(s)

  • Railroads

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Papers, undated, 1841-1993 

Information about the Flowers Sleeping Car Company, with an article, "A Real Sleeper," written by  Michael J. Sullivan, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

An All-Time Listing of the Stations of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and of its Predecessors and Successors, compiled by  John F. Dias, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

Certificate for stock in the Hartford & New Haven Railroad Company, 1841 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 100

Receipt for transportation of merchandise of the Housatonic Railroad Company, 1869 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

Timetable, Connecticut Valley Railroad, [1870s] 


    Box Folder
Text   59 132

Box

Timetables (on film), 1890-1941 

58

Timetables, 1893-1907 


    Box Folder
Text   60 136

Scope and Content Note

[Materials include: Two employees timetables for New York and New England Railroad (western division), January 15, 1893 and May 7, 1893 (large format); Seven large format employee timetables of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1895-1907]

Documents about land in Orange, Connecticut, owned by  John R. Hamilton, purchased by the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1894 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   12 113

Three receipts from the Cambridge Electric Light Company in  Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1895-1896, 1907 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

Box

Torrington & Winchester Street Railway Company cash book, 1900-1907 

19

Brochures of the Railway Safety Gate manufactured by the Fales & Jenks Machine Company of  Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1903, 1918 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 115

Letter concerning a freight bill to the auditor of the Consolidated Railway Company, 1905 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 101

Waybills for Central New England Railway freight, 1905 


    Box Folder
Text   52 119

Correspondence between engineers and contractors concerning the construction or improvement of a bridge in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, and other infrastructure in the urban Rhode Island corridor, 1906-1907 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 102

Box

Torrington & Winchester Street Railway Company register of vouchers, 1907 

18

Writings about railroad wrecks on the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, in 1911 and 1913, 1911, 1913 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

Correspondence about a bridge in South Walpole, Massachusetts, 1918-1929 


    Box Folder
Text   52 123

Excerpt from "Operating Requirements of the New Haven System" by E. J. Pearson (typescript copies of memo), 1920, 1924 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

Typescript correspondence from E. J. Pearson about train rating schedules, 1924, 1928 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

Typescript correspondence from E. J. Pearson to  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad employees about the general organization of the company, 1925 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

Estimate for girder bridge at Toelles Crossing in  Wallingford, Connecticut, 1927 


    Box Folder
Text   52 125

Correspondence about bridge no. 0.49 in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, 1927-1930 


    Box Folder
Text   52 126

Correspondence to New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad administrators to encourage employees to get vaccinated against smallpox, 1928 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   15 103

Monthly commutation ticket between New York and Pelham, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

Timetables, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad 1940, 1955 


    Box Folder
Text   59 134

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Rules for the Government of the Operating Department, 1943 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

Hatch, P.H. "Diesel-electric Locomotives in Road Service," Enginemen's Magazine, 1944 June 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 109

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad telephone directory, Boston office, 1946 July 29 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 110

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad memorandum of general instructions for the detouring of trains, 1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

Excerpts from an address by S. F. Mackay at the  New England Railroad Club about the responsibilities of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Transportation Department, 1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

Memorandum to the secretaries and stenographers of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad with instructions on writing letters for the signature of heads of other departments, 1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

Memorandum about the office practice covering the method of handling over dimension shipments, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1947 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

Maybrook, New York, Classification Yard description, 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

Description of the Cedar Hill, Connecticut, railroad yard, 1948 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

Miniature Bridge List, New Haven Division, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1948 January 2 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 117

Box

Providence & Worcester Railroad Company stockholders ledger, 1950 September 18 

17

Quiz on Railroads and Railroading, published by the Association of American Railroads, 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

Memorandum from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Transporation Department about the effects on the railroad of a switchmen work stoppage from 1951 January 30 - February 6, in Chicago, 1951 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 18

Menu & Travel Guide [of the] New Haven Railroad, 1955 August 


    Box Folder
Text   52 128

Memorandum from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Transportation Department about freight schedules, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 19

Memorandum from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Transporation Department about per diem statistics, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 20

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Rules for the Government of the Operating Department, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 21

Financial and Statistical Supplement to Stockholders Report of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Year 1955, 1956 March 28 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 116

Memorandum from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Transportation Department about the estimated annual reduction in passenger train miles, 1958 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 22

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Timetable no. 10, 1960 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 23

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Timetable no. 14, 1962 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 24

Forms and freight reports gathered from the South Norwalk, Connecticut, freight depot, 1964-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 114

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Telephone Directory, 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 25

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Description of Passenger Equipment, 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 26

Pennsylvania Railroad Electrical Operating Instructions, 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 27

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Summary of Equipment, 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 28

Public Grade Crossings in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, 1967 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 29

Timetables for the Boston & Maine Railroad and the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1967-1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 112

Penn Central Special Instructions Governing Operation of Signals and Interlockings for Train Dispatchers, Train Directors, Operators and Levermen, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 30

Penn Central Safety Rules, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 31

Penn Central Rules of Conducting Transportation, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 32

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Arranged Freight Service Symbol Book, no. 23, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 33

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Time Table no. 25, for Employes Only, 1968 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 34

Penn Central, New Haven Region, Passenger Train Miles, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 35

Penn Central, Brake and Train Air Signal Instructions,Penn Central, Brake and Train Air Signal Instructions, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 36

Freight shippers on New Haven region of Penn Central, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 37

Penn Central, New Haven Region, TimeTable no. 26, for Employes Only, 1969 February 2 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 38

Penn Central, New Haven Region, TimeTable no. 1, for Employes Only, 1969 April 27 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 39

Penn Central, New Haven Region, List of Station Numbers and Junction Points, 1969 August 1 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 40

Penn Central, Hazardous Materials Regulations, 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 41

Penn Central, General Notice no. 207 (the clearance authority for the movement of all equipment and all lading on open top cars), 1969 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 42

Form for the agreement between Penn Central and its employes of the former  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, represented by the  American Train Dispatchers Association, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 43

Penn Central Train dispatcher seniority rosters, 1970, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 44

Penn Central Metropolitan Region Timetable no. 1, for employes only, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 45

Penn Central, New Haven Region, TimeTable no. 2, for Employes Only, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 46

Penn Central, New Haven Region, TimeTable no. 3, for Employes Only, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 47

Penn Central, Northeastern Region, TimeTable no. 4, for Employes Only, 1970 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 48

Constitution and By-Laws of the American Train Dispatchers Association, 1971, 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 49

Penn Central Metropolitan Region Timetable No. 2, for employes only, 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 50

Penn Central, Northeastern Region, TimeTable no. 5, for Employes Only, 1971 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 51

Penn Central Post, Special Issue: The Flood (1972 August-September) -- damage to the railroad from Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972 June, 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 52

Penn Central, Northeastern Region, TimeTable no. 6, for Employes Only, 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 53

Penn Central Metropolitan Region, Timetable No. 4, for employes only, 1972 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 54

Amtrak East Coast Schedules (Passenger), 1973 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 55

Penn Central, Northeastern Region, List of Reportable Locations (Stations-Yards-Sidings) for Use in Tabs Car Reporting System, 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 56

Consolidated Rail Corporations (Conrail), Northeastern Region, Timetable no. 7, for Employes Only, 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 57

Penn Central Metropolitan Region Timetable No. 6, for employes only, 1974 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 58

Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express and Station Employes, Constitution of the Grand Lodge and Statutes for the Government of Lodges; Protective Laws and T.C. Division By-Laws, 1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 59

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), Metropolitan Region, Timetable no. 7, for Employes Only, 1976 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 60

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region, Fire Prevention and Protection Rules, 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 61

Amtrak, Complaint Procedures Handbook, 1977 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 62

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region, Timetable no. 2, for employees only, 1977 October 30 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 63

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region, Timetable no. 2 (special instructions), for employees only, 1977 November 20 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 64

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), Northeastern region, Timetable no. 1, for employees only, 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 65

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region, Timetable no. 3, for employees only, 1978 October 29 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 66

Amtrak Operating Rules and Instructions, with a Record of Examination for  Paul LaBerge, 1979 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 67

The Administration of the Passenger Operation Services of the New Haven Railroad, 1966-1976, by  Joseph A. Bongiorno, written as a graduate internship paper for  St. John's University, 1980s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 68

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), Metropolitan region, Timetable no. 1, 1980 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 69

Amtrak Northeast Corridor, Timetable no. 2, 1980 October 26 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 70

Amtrak Tours: South East Escorted West Group tour brochure, 1981 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 71

Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail), Rules of the Transportation Department, 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 72

Amtrak Operating Rules and Instructions, 1983 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 74

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region, Timetable no. 5, for employees only, 1983 October 30 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 75

National Railroad Passenger Corporation (  Amtrak), Summary of the Changes in the Revised Amt-1, Amt-2, Amt-3, Amt-4, and Employee Timetable, Effective February 6, 1984, 1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 76

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor, Timetable no. 1, for employees only, 1984 February 6 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 77

Amtrak Operating Rules and Instructions, 1984 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 78

Amtrak Rules of Conduct, 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 79

Metro-North Commuter Railroad Rules of the Operating Department, 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 80

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region Timetable for employees only, 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 81

Amtrak, Northeast Corridor Region Timetable for employees only, 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 82

Metro-North Commuter Railroad, Timetable No. 2, for employees only, 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 83

Amtrak, Transportation Department report on  Stamford, Connecticut, Center Island Platforms, 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   6 84

Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report, Volume 1: Northeast Corridor Improvement Project Electrification - New Haven, Connecticut, to  Boston, Massachusetts, published by the  U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration, 1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 85

Injury list, railroad safety bulletins, freight reports and waybills, 1872-1948 


    Box Folder
Text   52 130

Scope and Content Note

Materials include: Monthly freight reports and receipt of the New Haven & Northampton Railroad, 1872-1876; Waybills for freight from  Westfield, Massachusetts, and  Fishkill, New York, to  Simsbury, Connecticut, 1904; Personal injury list for NHRR Hartford Division workmen, 1948; Safety bulletins, issued by  J.A. Clancy, NHRR Supervisor of Safety, 1948

Central Vermont Railway baggage ticket 1917 


    Box Folder
Realia   59 131

Photocopies, track plans, station card undated, 1991 


    Box Folder
Text   59 133

Scope and Content Note

Materials include: Photocopies of a 1991 article (title unknown, unknown publication) of the route of a walking trail on a former railroad bed, from Newtown, Connecticut; Hand drawn track plans, New Canaan Branch, undated; Card with list of times certain trains arrive at stations from  Stamford, Connecticut, to  Grand Central Terminal in New York, undated

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Stock certificates, menus, manuals, maps, railroad freight car schedules, rule books, pamphlets, cloth patch, annual report, undated, 1920-2000 

Scope and Content Note

[Materials include: Three stock certificates, 1958 and undated; NHRR Travel Guide and Menu, November 1961 (stained); Menu for "Last Steam Train" on the NHRR, April 27, 1952; Issue of Railfan, December 1977 (story about NHRR FL9s); Carload Routing Manual for New York, Ontario and Western Railway, 1956; 2 maps of NHRR system (undated but likely before 1927); Blank cash fairs collection book; 1945 NHRR annual report; Freight train and package car schedules (1950-1967 scattered); Rules Governing the Employment of Track Foremen, April 1, 1920; Schedule and agreement with Firemen and Hostler, March 1, 1955; Station numbers pamphlet, October 15, 1944; Safety Rules, January 1, 1943; Cloth patch with NHNH&HRR logo, undated; Issue of Transportation with article about  Meriden, Waterbury & Connecticut River Railroad, August 1953; 1910 Providence & Worcester Railroad annual report; Framed photo of The Comet (donor thinks his father is the person in the cab of the train), with article from 2000 about Comet]

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Series II: Track Diagrams and Charts, Maps, Equipment Blueprints, Surveyor's field books, Drawings, and Artwork, undated, 1841-1985 

Subseries A: Track Diagrams,  undated, 1841-1985 

Notebook with hand drawn track diagram of portions of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad system, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 86

Track diagrams, Boston, Massachusetts, to  Washington, D.C., undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 87

Pen Graft Distance Chart, Berea, New York, to  Derby Junction, Connecticut, undated 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 88

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Location of Plans for the Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad, undated 

32

Berkshire Railroad, undated 

33

West Stockbridge Railroad, undated 

34

North & South Routes, Naugatuck to  Hudson River, undated 

40

New York & New England Railroad Location Plans,  State Line to  Mechanicsville, undated 

42

Plans of Land purchased by the New Haven, New London and Stonington Railroad, in the Towns of  Stonington and  Groton, undated 

49

Plans of Land purchased by the New Haven, New London and Stonington Railroad, in the Town of  Groton, undated 

50

Track diagrams, undated, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 89

Manuscript track diagrams, Maybrook Line, Springfield Line, Shore Line, and Hartford Main Line of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, undated, 1966 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 90

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Berkshire Railroad (  Canaan, Connecticut, to  West Stockbridge, Massachusetts), 1841 

21

Map and Profile -- Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad,  Willimantic to State-Line [Rhode Island], 1853 with revisions to 1873 

16

Danbury & Norwalk Railroad,  Ridgefield Branch, 1869 

39

Holyoke & Westfield Railroad, 1871 

20

Map of the Windsor Locks & Suffield Railroad, 1875 

41

Plans of Land Purchased by the New York, Providence & Boston Railroad Company in the Towns of  Warwick and  Cranston, 1883-1884 

48

Plans of Land Purchased by the New York, Providence & Boston Railroad Company in the Towns of  Exeter,  North Kingston, part of  Warwick and East Grenwich [sic], 1883-1884 

51

Location of Land of the Berkshire Railroad Company, county of  Berkshire, Massachusetts, 1896 

30

Location of Lines, New Haven and Northampton Railroad Company, 1896 

43

Location of Lines, New Haven and Northampton Railroad Company, 1896 

44

Location of Lines, New Haven and Northampton Railroad Company, 1896 

45

Location of Lands of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, County of  Hamden, Massachusetts, 1896 

46

Holyoke & Westfield Railroad to  Hamden, Massachusetts, 1896 

47

Map of Lake Compounce Extension of the  Meriden, Southington and Compounce Tramway in  Hartford County, Connecticut, 1900 

35

Location of the Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad, 1905 

31

Grand Central Terminal Improvement, 1905-1906 

22

Assessor's Map, Sections 1-8, Blocks 1-3500, New Rochelle, New York, 1906 

36

Assessor's Map, Sections 1-2, Blocks 1-800, New Rochelle, New York, 1906 

37

Assessor's Map, Sections 3-4, Blocks 800-2000, New Rochelle, New York, 1906 

38

Map showing the line of the Harlem River and Portchester Railroad,  Harlem River to  New Rochelle Junction, Westchester County, New York, [1908] 

23

Stamford/New Canaan - Wilton grade crossing elimination plan (blueprint), 1912 February 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 121

Abandonment of tracks in Deerfield, Massachusetts (valuation map 56.12/sheet 88), 1923 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 124

Tracks and structures, Windsor Street Yard, Hartford, Connecticut, 1954 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   28 111

Manuscript track diagrams, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1960s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 91

Manuscript track diagrams, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad and  Penn Central, 1960s-1970s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 92

Track diagrams, Willimantic, Connecticut, to Air Line Junction, including Colchester Branch (  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad), 1960 April 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 93

Interlocking diagram, New Haven Region, Penn Central, 1969 July 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   7 94

Penn Central track diagrams, New Haven Railroad region, 1970s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 95

Conrail system map, 1978 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 96

Maintenance program and track chart, Metro-North Commuter Railroad, 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   8 97

Track diagrams, correspondence, legal opinion, undated, 1876, 1956 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   52 129

Scope and Content Note

Track diagrams (undated, 1956) of New Haven Railroad right-of-way (incomplete but includes from areas throughout railroad system); one sheet of a 1876 legal opinion involving the  Ridgefield & New York Railroad vs.  James H. Brush, involving a subscription of shares of the company; letter (1876) from  H.K. Scott, treasurer of the  Ridgefield & New York Railroad to  Sidney Reynolds of Greenwich, Connecticut, about payment on his stock, with envelope.

Blueprints and diagrams 1922-1942, 1966 


    Box Folder
Text   60 135

Scope and Content Note

[Materials include: 1) "Characteristic Charts" of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1938-1942. Small blueprints. Shows "constituent lines, operating divisions, main line trackage, rail weights, etc." 2) "Condensed Profiles" of the NYNH&HRR, 1922. Small blueprints. 3) Hand drawn track diagrams of the NYNH&H RR system (photocopy). Some of the pages stamped "Copyright  Fred F. Condon 1966"]

Volume

Hartford Division maps undated 

62

Tracings of Hartford Division maps undated 

63
Item

Present Layout Cedar Hill Terminal (with classification yards photograph) undated, 1930 

12

Track plans undated, 1927   3.0 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Folder includes track plans of the following locations: 1) NHNH&HRR Midland Division Car and Locomotive Shops, Readville, Massachusetts, May 21, 1927, revised May 23, 1928 All other track plans are undated: 2) Harlem River [New York] facilities [A-1] 3) Region encompassing Botsford, Trumbull, Devon, Cedar Hill, Northford, Meriden, Plantsville,  Waterbury, Connecticut [C-3] 4) Cedar Hill and New Haven, Connecticut [C-3X] 5) Region encompassing Middletown, Hartford, Hayden, Rockville, South Willington, Columbia Junction and Colchester, Connecticut [D-4] 6) Region encompassing Green, Providence, Slocums, and East Warren, Rhode Island [F-4] 7) Region encompassing Providence, East Providence and Cranston, Rhode Island [F-4X] 8) Region encompassing Central Falls, Rhode Island, Douglas Junction, Hopkinton, Medfield and  Plimptonville, Massachusetts [F-5] 9) Region encompassing  Newport, Rhode Island, to  Dighton, Massachusetts; East Freetown to  New Bedford Wharf, Massachusetts [G-4]

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Subseries B: Maps (unless otherwise noted all are associated with properties owned by the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad), undated, 1866-1970s 

Blueprint map of the Norwalk, Connecticut, railroad station, undated 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 118

Item

New York Harbor Terminals, undated 

11

Map of Willimantic showing route of  Central Vermont Railway, undated 

Index Map of the Shore Line Electric Railway, Old Saybrook to Chester, Connecticut, undated 

Copy of a geological survey map with the Shore Line Electric Railway route drawn on, with photographs of scenes from Old Saybrook to Chester, Connecticut, undated 

Alterations and Additions to Old Passenger Station for Freight Facilities, Middletown, Connecticut, 1907 December 

System Map of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1940s, with lines colored in of those parts of the system taken over by other successors of the railroad, 1970s 

Item

Part of the Nashawaug Water - Power Estate Situated in Killingly, Connecticut, and  Brooklyn, Connecticut, belonging to  Elisha Dyer, compiled from Various Surveys by Cushing and DeWitt, 1866 

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Plan of Chester Hill, Mount Vernon, New York, 1869 

Housatonic Railroad Company,  Lenox Furnace, Massachusetts, from Surveys and Locations as Made by  W.E. Pettee in 1885 With Village Locations in 1866 for Furnace Company, 1885 

Hartford, Connecticut (small section including Asylum Street) (plan #16479, MF024080), 1898 August 29 

Proposed Change of Tracks near Engine House at Hartford, Connecticut, (plan #16479, MF024080), 1899 April 

Property of First Congregationalist Society and Town of  Manchester, Connecticut, 1899 September 

Proposed Change of Tracks, New Haven, Connecticut, (plan #11534, MF024590), 1901 May 

Proposed Extension of Platform, etc., New Haven, Connecticut, New Haven Terminal, plan #11534, MF024591), 1902 August 

Village of Rye [New York] Tax Map, 1915 July 22 

Old Saybrook, Connecticut, Property Lines at Bridge Street, 1924 October 

Proposed Central Boiler House, Lamberton Street Yard, New Haven, Connecticut, and Wash Borings (plan #15014, MF024075), 1927 

Location of Line in the County of Barnstable by the Trustees of the Property of Old Colony Railroad in the Town of  Bourne Under-the-General-Laws-of-Massachusetts (9 sheets), 1946 January 9 

Plan Showing Property at Springfield, Massachusetts, (plan #6617, MF020653), 1948 January 2 

Renewal of Air Lines, Cedar Hill Yard,  New Haven, Connecticut , (plan #6632, MF019786), 1948 October 11 

Renewal of Air Lines, Cedar Hill Yard,  New Haven, Connecticut, (plan #6632, MF019787), 1948 October 11 

Sanitary Hydrant Layout, No. 1 Yard, Dover Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 1949 June 1 

Map of Sixpenny Island, [located on the  Mystic River near  Groton, Connecticut], 1971 September 16 

Item

[City of Providence, Rhode Island, and Town of  East Providence, Rhode Island] (plan 16833, MF024107), undated 

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Property Lines at Bassett Avenue, Westchester, New York, undated 

Additions to the Original Right of Way (plan 16520, MF024085), unidentified property but likely Belle Dock, New Haven, Connecticut, undated 

Belle Dock, New Haven, Connecticut, (plan 16650, MF024089), undated 

[Belle Dock, New Haven, Connecticut], (plan 16650, MF024092), undated 

Belle Dock, New Haven, Connecticut, (plan 16650, MF024093), undated 

Belle Dock, New Haven, Connecticut, (plan 16650, MF024094), 1897 July 

Plan for Rebuilding Long Wharf,  New Haven, Connecticut (plan 16064), 

MF02460, 1899 August 14 

MF02461, 1899 August 18 

MF02462, 1899 August 17 

Plan Showing Proposed Change of Tracks at Belle Dock,  New Haven, Connecticut, (plan #16520, MF024090), 1899 February 

Plan Showing Proposed Channell [sic], Belle Dock,  New Haven, Connecticut, Belle Dock Bridge (plan #16520, MF024089), 1899 September 

Plan Showing Tracks as Changed at Belle Dock, [  New Haven, Connecticut] (plan #16520, MF024088), 1899 October 

2nd Map of Franklin Park, Harrison, New York, 1903 July 

Plan #3 Showing Proposed Freight Facilities and Additional Changes, Stonington, Connecticut, (plan #17325, MF024628), 1904 October 

Plan #4 Showing Proposed Freight Facilities and Additional Changes, Stonington, Connecticut, (plan #17325, MF024629), 1904 November 

Plan Showing Land at Russell's Crossing, New Haven, Connecticut, 1917 March 

Land in Stonington, Connecticut, Plan Showing Water Front Property, 1918 September 6 

Plan Showing Land at Russell's Crossing, New Haven, Connecticut, 1920 July 

Property Lines at South Lyme, Connecticut, 1924 January 

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Map and Profile, Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad,  Willimantic to State-Line [Rhode Island], 1853 with revisions to 1873 

16

Location Plans, Stockbridge & Pittsfield Railroad,  Vandeusenville to  Pittsfield, 1880 

25

Property maps of the Dutchess County Railroad,  Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Real Estate Department, 1893 

24
Item

Maps of the Railroads of Connecticut to Accompany the Report of the Railroad Commissioners, 1891, 1893 

12

Blueprint for proposed masonry for bridge no. 7.71 on the Bronx & Pelham Parkway, 1906 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 120

Plan showing Charles Street engine facilities, Providence, Rhode Island, 1917 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 122

Track map for Montowese, Connecticut, 1959 


    Box Folder
Maps   52 127

Item

Map of the Borough of Torrington [Connecticut], published by D.L. Miller & Co., 1896 

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Subseries C: Equipment Blueprints, 1916-1943 

Box
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New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad equipment drawings, 

plan of slow board temporary slow boards bridge warning slow tracks (S-204) 

tell-tale for bridge warning mitre rail joints at ends of bascule bridges (S-210) 

trolley troughs (S-214) 

safety line for station platform (S-302) 

cast iron chimneys (S-306) 

mail crane (S-326) 

gates (S-402) 

steel inter-track fence (S-403) 

crossing gate lamp and hanger (S-405) 

crossing gate lantern (S-405) 

safety guard fence for use with tie tamper compressor (S-408) 

conventional signs (S-602) 

dimensions of turnouts (S-714) 

tie plates switch bolts (S-825) 

pole numbering (S-902) 

rail rest (S-904) 

roadbed cross-sections, stone and gravel ballast (S-906) 

tie spacing and spiking (S-912) 

tie boring (S-913) 

hoops and lugs for wooden water tanks (S-1001) 

smoke stack fire protection concrete sign posts whistle, ring and section letters and figures for signs and notices (S-1202) 

figures for numbering switch stand targets (S-1203) 

highway bridge loading signhighway crossing sign (S-1204) 

numbering of bridges (S-1207) 

danger and trespass signs (S-1208) 

danger and warning signs (S-1209) 

passing siding sign (S-1210) 

yard limit sign (S-1211) 

no dumping signs (S-1212) 

stop sign - wood (S-1213) 

parking lease sign (S-1214) 

impure water sign (S-1217) 

station driveway sign (S-1218) 

highway crossing circuit signs station sign (S-1220) 

spring switch sign (S-1221) 

no parking sign (S-1223) 

snowboard signs (S-1225) 

distant warning sign (S-1226) 

track wrenches (S-1301) 

raising bar (S-1302) 

tamping bar (S-1303) 

claw bar (S-1305) 

chisel point crow bar (S-1308) 

tamping pick (S-1307) 

clay pick (S-1308) 

spike maul (S-1309) 

railroad adze (S-1310) 

shovel (S-1311) 

turntable center bushing (at East Hartford, Connecticut) 

diesel wrecking derrick 

Subseries D: 32 Surveyor's field books, 1919-1927 

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29

Subseries E: Drawings and Artwork, undated 

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Prints by William Dulmaine, Jr.,  undated 

10

"The East Wind" -- Like a summer breeze "The East Wind" glides through a Putnam meadow. New Haven I-4 1396 leads the way toward the B&M [ Boston and Maine Railroad] and Maine's vacationland", (3 copies) 

"Maybrook Bound" -- Alco FA-1 (NH Class DER2-A) leads a trio of units upgrade east of Poughquag Station, New York, with westbound Symbol Freight No. 7, as Advance B-2 descends on the eastbound iron (2 copies) 

"Yellow Dog Extra" -- New Haven R2a 3507 highballs a Maine Potato Extra through drifting snow on the N&W [ Norfolk and Western Railroad] at N. Oxford, MA (2 copies) 

"Flight of the Speed Witch" -- With New Haven Light Mountain R-1a #3339 on the point the westbound "Speed Witch" races through the night to "Hell Gate" and beyond (2 copies) 

Other artwork, undated 

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Three drawings of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad locomotives 0754, 1357, and 1611 by an artist identified as "Heidorn," 1990s 

10

"Hartford's First Station" -- line drawing, artist unidentified, undated 


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Mixed materials   15: 99

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Series III: Photographs, 1890s, 1930s-1995 

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Glass negative of a New York and New England Railroad arch over North Main Street in  Naugatuck, Connecticut, 1890s 

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Ten photographs taken by Joseph P. Boreskie of locomotives of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1930s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   26 104

Railroad station surveys, mostly of railroad stations of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in Connecticut, with photographs by  Charles Gunn, 1954-1955 

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New Haven District, Book C-1 -- Main Line: Stonington to  Rowayton, Connecticut, 1954 

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New Haven District, Book C-2 -- Main Line and Branch Lines (not including Pittsfield Branch): North Haven to  Meriden,  Middletown,  Norwich to  Danielson,  Derby Shelton to  Waterbury,  Thomaston to  Winsted, 1954 

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New Haven District, Book C-3 -- Branch Line: Wall Street in Norwalk, Connecticut, to  Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1954 

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New York District - Book E -- Main Line: Darien, Connecticut, to  Mount Vernon, New York; Branch Line: Glenbrook - New Canaan, 1954-1955 

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Four photographs of the railroad station in New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1960s or 1970s 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   26 105

Photograph of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Police Department, taken after the takeover by  Penn Central, 1969 January 24 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   26 98

Photographs of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad cars taken in  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and  Pueblo, Colorado, 1982, 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   26 108

Trolleys and locomotives 

Photograph of Tommy Lyons, train engineer, being congratulated on his retirement by NHRR President George Alpert 1956 December 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   52 130

Two photographs (undated, ca. 1960s) of scenes on the New Haven Railroad -- commuters standing along tracks with locomotive in foreground (snow scene) and men standing atop passenger cars, presumably repairing electrical wiring undated 


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Graphic materials   59 133

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Series IV: Gift of Gary Carlquist, undated, 1897-1984 

Box
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Materials include a train crew form book (all forms are blank), circa 1907; track plans, possibly for the Boston & Albany Railroad, undated; letters and photographs recognizing the long service of New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad employee Matthew Corrigan, 1950s; Operating rule books for employees of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad,  New York Central Railroad,  PennCentral,  Conrail, and  Metro-North Commuter Railroad, 1950s-1984; an annual report of the  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1897; Hand drawn track plans of  New York, New Haven Hartford Railroad route from  North Haven, Connecticut, to  Springfield, Massachusetts, undated; keys and metal ticket punchers, undated; and three drawings of  New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad trains done by The Hobby Center, Inc. (1975), 

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Series V: Gift of Carl Leaman, 1858-1919 

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Folder
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Timetables, New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 1879-1919 

New York & New Haven Division (Boston and the East), 1879 May 12 

Boston and the East, 1879 November 5 

New York Division, 1882 May 1 

Shore Line Route to New York and all points south and west, 1894 September 22 

New York & New Haven Division (Western district), 1898 December 4 

New York & New Haven Division (East of New London and Willimantic), 1902 July 12 

New York & New Haven Division (Lines West of New London and Willimantic), 1903 May 3 

East of New London and Willimantic, 1904 May 29 

Providence Division, Suburban Service, 1904 October 30 

East of New London and Willimantic, 1905 June 11 

New York and Boston, All Rail Lines, 1906 June 10 

Local time-table between Boston and eastern Connecticut, 1908 June 15 

Lines West of New London and Willimantic, 1910 April 4 

East of New London and Willimantic, 1910 April 4 

Winter schedule, Lines West of New London and Willimantic (2 copies), 1911 October 1 

Winter schedule, Lines East of New London and Willimantic, 1911 October 1 

New England, the Maritime Provinces, Montreal and Quebec, 1915 June 27 

Lines East of New London and Willimantic, 1916 July 23 

Lines West of New London and Willimantic, 1918 August 19 

New York, Stamford, S. Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven (note: timetable indicates that the railroad was being operated by the U.S. Railroad Administration), 1918 October 31 

New York, Stamford, S. Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven (note: timetable indicates that the railroad was being operated by the U.S. Railroad Administration), 1919 January 26 

New York, Stamford, S. Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven (note: timetable indicates that the railroad was being operated by the U.S. Railroad Administration), 1919 June 8 

Lines East of New London and Willimantic, 1919 December 8 

Timetable, Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad, 1874 

Timetable, New York, Providence & Boston Railroad, 1874 June 22 

Timetables, Connecticut Valley Railroad, 1873-1874 

 1873 June 9 

(3"x5" card), 1874 November 30 

Poster, Lowell and Lawrence Railroad Fall Arrangements, On & after Monday, November 1, 1858 (2 copies), 1858 

Timetables, Old Colony Railroad, 1879-1888 

Northern Division, 1879 June 30 

Northern Division, 1884 June 30 

Fall River Line, 1888 September 30 

General Rules for Lowell & Lawrence and  Salem & Lowell Railroads, with Time-Tables and Ruse of  Gorham Smith, 1862 

Other items, 1910-1944 

Electric Lines of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Their Operation in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Reprinted from the Boston Evening Transcript, by  Baxter Sylvester, 1910 June 4 and 15 

New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, Station numbers which must be used in making our Conductors' Passenger Train Reports..., 1944 October 15 

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Series VI: Realia, 1938-1968   0.25 Linear feet

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Box

After-dinner cup and saucer, 1938-1968 

Scope and Content Note

Description courtesy of Marc Frattasio:

[The cup and saucer show a railroad] dining car china pattern that was used on the New Haven Railroad between 1938 and 1968. The pattern name is "Platinum Blue". This was a stock pattern that was commercially available and produced by a number of companies including Lamberton-Scammel and Buffalo Pottery and could be purchased by restaurants, steamship companies, individuals, etc. Early pieces bought by the  New Haven Railroad were customized with the railroad's initials on the back. Later pieces were purchased from shelf stock and did not have a custom backstamp. This china pattern replaced the so-called "Indian Tree" pattern, which likewise was a standard commercial pattern (i.e. not a design made up especially for the railroad) that was (at least with early pieces) custom backstamped with the railroad's initials. The Platinum Blue pattern was introduced when the railroad decided to redecorate its dining cars after the first grill cars were purchased in an effort to make the older dining cars seem to be at least as modern as the new grill cars. [This is is likely] a so-called "after dinner cup" which was used to serve a very strong expresso type coffee after the meal was over.

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Series VII: Accession 2013.0121, undated, 1887-2006 

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Publications, reports, guide books, newspaper clippings, rulebooks, timetables, 1887-2006   0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subject include (unless otherwise noted all materials are associated with the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad):

Issues of Transportation Bulletin, a publication of the Connecticut Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society (numbers 48, 50, 51, 54, 55, 58, 59, 60, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 [1958-1963]

Railroading (magazine), no. 51, third quarter, 1974, with an article about the Providence & Worcester Railroad

Typescript reports -- Providence Roster, Through Baggage Masters' Runs, Train Baggage Masters' Runs, Passenger Trainmen's Runs, in Effect September 24, 1933 and 1935

NYN H&HRR script logo metal advertising sign, measuring 8 1/2"x10"

Printers plate, the cover of timetables, reverse double image

Guide for the New England Explorers, July 24-31, 2006 (excursion train)

Description of Waterbury, Connecticut, Union Station, from the Waterbury Republican, 1964

Booklet -- NYNH&HRR Station numbers, Effective October 15, 1944

Booklet, Uniform Alphabetical Car Reporting Marks, Effective December 1, 1956

Rules Governing Movements under Centralized Traffic Control, 1954

Stem Heat Rules, 1957

Engine Assignment, Radius of Operation, Diesel-electric engines, April 28, 1957

Summary of Equipment, June 30, 1959

Rules for the Government of the Operating Department, 1943, 1956

Operating Instructions for Diesel Electric Locomotives, 0700-0759, 0760-0786

Small (2"x3") timetable for the Boston & Lowell Railroad, June 27, 1887

The Connecticut Company, Local Trolley Time Table, New Haven, July 1936

Providence & Worcestor Railroad, Employee Timetable No. 6, January 5, 1997

Boston and Maine Railroad Summary of Equipment, May 1, 1957

Boston Terminal Corporation Book of Rules, 1956

Rules of the United States Railroad Administration for the  Boston & Albany Railroad, 1919

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Photographic prints, undated, 1898-1954   0.25 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subject include:

Collection of logos of various railroads, including the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, the  Boston & Albany Railroad, the  New York Central System, the  Boston & Maine Railroad, and the  Pennsylvania Railroad, in frame, undated.

Photograph of Cornelius (Neal) Morrissey (donor's father), conductor, standing next to the Comet train, ca. 1936

Three photographs of tracks at South Station, Boston, 1905

Color photographs of signal towers at Providence, Rhode Island (undated),  North Adams, Massachusetts (1953), and "Chick" ["Chick" refers to Chickering tower, Signal Station 185 of the NYNH&H in  Roxbury, Massachusetts. It was named for the nearby  Chickering & Sons' Pianoforte Manufactory. The  Penn Central Railroad renamed the tower Chick. Northeastern University is across the main line tracks from the interlocking tower], undated

Photo of the "Last Steam Engine on the NYNH&HRR," April 27, 1952

Charles Gunn photographs of stations at  Branchville, Connecticut,  Wilton, Connecticut,  Cannondale, Connecticut,  Woodway, Connecticut,  Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and  Springdale Cemetery, Connecticut, undated but likely mid-1950s

Train wreck -- collision at Marlboro Junction, Massachusetts, February 4, 1898

Locomotive 792, undated

Unknown intersection near anchor bridges and catenary wire (along Connecticut shoreline), undated

Aerial photograph of Danbury, Connecticut, with train yard prominent, October 7, 1954]

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Realia, undated, 2006   0.75 Linear feet

Scope and Content Note

[Subjects include: Clear acrylic paperweight "In Recognition of your retirement and in appreciation of your dedicated service, 2006, Amtrak," given to Paul Morrissey;  Pullman Company Bridge Playing Cards (two sets); NYNH&HRR playing cards (two sets); Cloth patch, NYNH&HRR logo; NYNH&HRR ashtray and glass; Employee service buttons]

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Map of the New Haven Railroad system, "Serving New England," undated 

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