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Railroad industry

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Christian Schrader collection

Identifier: L573
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, pencil drawings, negatives, 35mm slides, and family photographs from Christian Schrader in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from circa 1842 to 1987, regarding Schrader’s family, friends, and early Indianapolis. Schrader includes rough dates for the subjects he depicts in the drawings, but many of them were created from his recollections later in life. There are also oversize drawings (OBE017).Negatives are available for most of the drawings. In...
Dates: 1842-1987

Hoosier Railroad Club collection

Identifier: L716
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs, magazines, manuals, brochures, pamphlets, and advertisements from the Hoosier Railroad Club in Indiana spanning from 1868 to 1992. Items outline the evolution of railways throughout the United States and internationally. There are how-to manuals for learning about trains, learning how to operate trains, and how to tell them apart. There is also a full set of photos from the development of the Union Pacific Railroad up to and including the picture of "The...
Dates: 1868-1992

Midland Railway Company report

 Collection — Folder S2382
Identifier: S2382
Scope and Contents This collection contains a 22-page report on the Midland Railway Company prepared by E. C. M. Rand, an expert railway examiner of Rand's Rating Agency. The report includes an 1889 map of Indiana with a line drawn showing the approximate route of the railroad; a list of the cities, towns and villages the railroad passed through; quotes from affidavits given by people living along the line regarding the condition of the railway; and the estimate by the examiner of the value of the property and...
Dates: 1900

Ohio Falls Car and Locomotive Company collection

 Collection — Folder S2383
Identifier: S2383
Scope and Contents This collection contains items related to the foreclosure sale of the Ohio Falls Car and Locomotive Company of Jeffersonville, Indiana, including a May 15, 1876 "Description and Terms of Sale" document; a June 16, 1876 circular letter to the bondholders of the company; a July 1, 1876 letter written by Joseph W. Sprague and sent to Joseph W. Alsop of New York City; an August 10, 1876 estimate of the value of the property written by Sprague; a copy of a flyer advertising the August 14, 1876 sale...
Dates: 1864-1876

Railroad stock and bond certificates

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2094
Scope and Contents This collection includes a large number of blank stock and bond certificates printed by railroad companies from the 1840s to 1907. Folder 1 contains certificates from the following companies: Cairo, Vincennes and Chicago Railway Company; Chicago, Indiana and Southern Railroad Company; Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Rail Road; Cincinnati and Indiana Railroad Company; Cincinnati, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago Railway Company; Cincinnati, Lafayette, and Chicago Railroad Company;...
Dates: circa 1840-1927

Robert J. Elvin scrapbook on the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad

 Collection — Box L715
Identifier: L715
Scope and Contents This collection includes Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad passenger and freight totals from June 1840-May 1841 and expenditures from March 30, 1842-September 1842. Notably, plats of a proposed railroad depot in Indianapolis, Indiana by engineers A.W. Morris and T.A. Morris dating from March 25, 1825 are included as well as an 1846 survey of railroad approaches to Indianapolis. A Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad broadside with route information, circulars,...
Dates: 1842-1893