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New York Central and South Shore Line railroads photographic slides

 Collection — Folder: SP040
Identifier: SP040

Scope and Contents

This collection includes 33 35mm slides in Indiana circa 1950s of locomotives of the New York Central Railroad, photographed by Dr. S. D. Marty, and the South Shore Line Railroad, photographed by Paul Meyer.


  • circa 1950

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Administrative History

New York Central Railroad was founded in 1853 in New York. The railroad system expanded through purchase of other small railroads and in 1873, connected Buffalo, New York to Chicago, Illinois. Eventually, the system had 10,000 miles of trak linking major cities in the eastern U.S. and Canada, such as New York, Boston, and Montreal to Chicago and St. Louis in the Midwest. After World War II, the railraod began to decline, until it merged with its main competitor, Pennsylvania Railroad Company, to form the Penn Central Transportation Company in 1968.

South Shore Line is an electric interurban commuter train operating between downtown Chicago and South Bend, Indiana. It was built during 1901-1908 and became the Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, which still provides freight service. North Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) assumed passenger operation in 1989.


Hattem, Matt Van. "South Shore Line: The Commuter Railroad Linking Chicago and South Bend, Ind." Trains, July 5, 2006. Accessed June 5, 2019.

NICTD. "About NICTD." 2019. Accessed June 5, 2019.

Pallardy, Richard. "New York Central Railroad Company." Encyclopaedia Britannica. Accessed June 5, 2019.

Wikipedia. "South Shore Line." Last edited May 25, 2019. Accessed June 5, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/06/05 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2019/06/05 by Brittany Kropf.
New York Central and South Shore Line railroads photographic slides
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.