Chesapeake Western Railway Co. Records, 1928-1982

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Chesapeake Western Railway Company
Title:
Chesapeake Western Railway Company Records
Collection No.:
SC 0154
Date:
1928-1982
Extent:
34 boxes, 1 rolled storage container, 23.89 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Chespeake Western Railway Company Records, 1928-1982, are comprised of 23.89 cubic feet of records pertaining to the administrative and business activities of a small Shenandoah Valley railroad through the period of America's Great Depression and up to the CW's eventual acquisition by the Norfolk Southern Railway Corporation.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Chesapeake Western Railway Company Records, 1928-1982, SC 0154, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Administrative History

The origins of the Chesapeake Western Railway Company date back at least to 1871, when the Washington, Cincinnati & St. Louis Railroad was chartered in Virginia as a narrow-gauge railroad to run from Washington, D.C., through Elkton, Harrisonburg, and Bridgewater, Virginia to Cincinnati, Ohio. Virginians bought stock in the coporation, including many people in Rockingham County; rights of way were purchased and railbed grading began. Like similar ventures of the time, the goals of the company never bore fruit, and work halted in 1874.

In 1892, a group of promoters including Jedediah Hotchkiss incorporated to build a railway to carry coal from West Virginia mines to Gloucester Point, Virginia. Initially called the Chesapeake, Shendun, and Western Railroad, the name was quickly changed to Chesapeake & Western Railroad. Using part of the old WC&StL right-of-way, and with $150,000 from the city of Harrisonburg to ensure that the railroad would pass through it, a 26-mile single-track, standard-gauge line was completed from Elkton to Bridgewater and began operating on March 23, 1896. In the next few years, substantial C&W stock was purchased by New York investor Thomas Stokes, who hoped to develop the coal mines in western Rockingham County but became mired in financial difficulties. His brother, W.E.D Stokes, purchased control of the C&W and also organized a new railroad, the Tidewater and West Virginia, in 1900. The Tidewater changed its name in 1901 to the Chesapeake Western Railway, leased the CW line for 99 years, and in 1902 completed 13 miles of rail from Bridgewater to the new town of Stokesville in North River Gap. Trains carried passengers as well as freight between Elkton and Stokesville. Plans were drawn up to continue the line into West Virginia but were not implemented.

For just over a decade, Stokesville boomed as timber, tanbark, and to a much more limited extent, coal, in the area were exploited. Stokes operated the CW with offices in Harrisonburg until his death in 1926. His estate continued to operate the railway until 1938. In 1928, thi line from Mount Solon to North River Gap was abandoned for financial reasons. In 1933, the nine miles from Bridgewater to Mount Solon were also dropped. When the Stokes' heirs put the CW up for sale in 1938, Don W. Thomas, a former Norfolk & Western Railroad employee who had been the general manager of the CW since 1926, fought a bid from Japanese scrap metal buyers and bought the line. In 1943, Thomas also bought the Baltimore & Ohio's Valley Road of Virginia line which rean between Harrisonburg and Lexington. The line south of Staunton was taken up and sold for scrap, but the road between Harrisonburg and Staunton was improved and became an important link in the CW system because of the connection with the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad at Staunton. The CW linked with the Norfolk & Western at Elkton.

In 1954, the Norfolk & Western Railroad purchased CW, but the name was retained and was oeprated as a separate corporation. By about 1980, however, little or no rolling stock carried the CW logo any longer. Norfolk & Western and the Southern Railway Company merged as Norfolk Southern Corporation on June 1, 1982. Not long after that merger, a five-alarm fire burned the CW office located at Chesapeake Drive in Harrisonburg on July 28, 1982, and company offices and operations were eventually absorbed by the NS. Five miles of track east of Bridgewater were removed in 1988. The CW under the control of NS serves as the Harrisonburg area's poultry feed supplier passing through the campus of James Madison University daily.

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Scope and Content

The Chesapeake Western Railway Company Records, 1928-1982, consist of 23.89 cubic feet of business records pertaining to the employees, assets, and business transactions of the company. The collection is topically arranged in seven series with the largest series first; then further arranged chronologically . Series consist of Personnel Records, Reports, Account Books, Correspondence, Blueprints and Schematics, Publications, and Miscellaneous Documents.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series with the largest first; then further arranged chronologically:

Series 1: Personnel Records, 1929-1982

Series 2: Reports, 1953-1981

Series 3: Account Books, 1932-1974

Series 4: Correspondence, 1976-1979

Series 5: Miscellaneous Documents, 1928-1976

Series 6: Publications, 1963-1977

Series 7: Blueprints and Schematics, 1951-1979

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collection Library. Privacy protected information may be revealed during use of this collection. Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within this collection, and further agree not to publish or disclose such information for any purpose. Researchers agree to alert Special Collections staff if potentially privacy protected information is found within this collection. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

D.A. Brown, II Superintendent, VA Division of Norfolk Southern in Roanoke gave permission in April 1997 for JMU professors Raymond Hiser and Clarence Geier from the History and Anthropology Departments respectively to salvage records from the CW building on Chesapeake Drive in Harrisonburg, Virginia which suffered a five-alarm fire at the site on July 28, 1982. After the fire, operating records remained in the building in disarray on the floor and suffered damage by fire or water or both. Following their initial cleaning and inventory by students in History and Anthropology, the materials were transferred to Carrier Library in February 1998.

Provenance

Records represent the day to day business operation of the Chesapeake Western Railway Company through 1982. After a fire that year, records were left in the CW building on Chesapeake Drive in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and remained in that facility until 1997.

Processing Information

Due to the unwieldy nature of virtually off the bound ledgers, pages were removed from their covers and parceled into folders as both an aid to researchers and as a practical means to consolidate space. The condition of some boards was also questionable with evidence of mold and pest damage. In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in the spring of 2017. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4010.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Stokes, W. E. D
  • Chesapeake and Western Railroad Company
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Railroads -- Southern States -- History -- Sources
  • Railroads -- Virginia -- History -- Sources
  • Coal -- Transportation -- Southern States -- Sources
  • Bark -- Transportation -- Southern States -- Sources
  • Timber -- Transportation -- Southern States -- Sources
  • Poultry -- Feeding and feeds -- Transportation -- Southern States -- Sources
  • Elkton (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Harrisonburg (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Bridgewater (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Mt. Solon (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Stokesville (Va.) -- History -- Sources
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- Industries -- Sources
  • Augusta County (Va.) -- Industries -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Economic conditions -- History -- Sources
  • Virginia -- Industries -- History -- Sources
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Transportation -- History -- Sources

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Bibliography

Cooper, Mason Y. Norfolk and Western's Shenandoah Line. Forest, Virginia: Norfolk and Western Historical Society, Inc., 1998.

Cooper, Mason Y. Norfolk and Western's Shenandoah Line. Forest, Virginia: Norfolk and Western Historical Society, Inc., 1998.

Hawkins, Leighman. "The Shortline Railroads of Virginia." Virginia and the Virginia County, January 1951.

Murray, Michael S. "Rails Through Rockingham County: The Chesapeake Western Story." Railpace Newsmagazine, January 1985.

"Norfolk and Western to buy Chesapeake Western." Daily News-Record, July 29, 1954.

Price, Charles Grattan Jr. The Crooked and the Weedy: A History of Virginia's Chesapeake Western Railway. Harrisonburg, Virginia: Don Mills, Inc., 1992.

Thompson, Tommy. "Shortline." Daily News-Record, April 3, 1971.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Personnel Records, 1929-1982

Series 1: Personnel Records, 1929-1982, includes payrolls and time sheets with names of employees, occupations, hours, rates, payments, and dates of employment. Also included in this series are Railroad Retirement Board forms primarily from 1930 to 1973, containing employee biographical and genealogical information.

Title/Description Instances
Payroll, 1929 box 1 folder 1
Payroll, 1930 box 1 folder 2
Payroll, 1931 box 1 folder 3
Payroll, 1932 box 1 folder 4
Payroll, 1933 box 1 folder 5
Payroll, 1934 box 1 folder 6
Payroll, 1935 box 2 folder 1
Payroll, 1936 box 2 folder 2
Payroll, 1937 box 2 folder 3
Payroll, 1938 box 2 folder 4
Payroll, 1939 box 3 folder 1
Payroll, 1940 box 3 folder 2
Time reports, January-April 1941 box 3 folder 3
Time reports, May-August 1941 box 3 folder 4
Time reports, September-December 1941 box 3 folder 5
Time reports, January-April 1942 box 3 folder 6
Time reports, May-August 1942 box 4 folder 1
Time reports, September-December 1942 box 4 folder 2
Time reports, January-March 1944 box 4 folder 3
Time reports, April-June 1944 box 4 folder 4
Time reports, July-September 1944 box 4 folder 5
Time reports, October-December 1944 box 5 folder 1
Time reports, January-March 1945 box 5 folder 2
Time reports, April 1945 box 5 folder 3
Time reports, May-June 1945 box 5 folder 4
Time reports, July-September 1945 box 5 folder 5
Time reports, October-December 1945 box 6 folder 1
Time reports, January-April 1947 box 6 folder 2
Time reports, May-August 1947 box 6 folder 3
Time reports, September-December 1947 box 6 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets, 1976 box 7 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), January 1978 box 7 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), January 1978 box 7 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), February 1978 box 7 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), February 1978 box 7 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), February 1978 box 7 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), March 1978 box 7 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), March 1978 box 7 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), April 1978 box 7 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), April 1978 box 7 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), May 1978 box 7 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), May 1978 box 7 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), May 1978 box 7 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), June 1978 box 7 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), June 1978 box 7 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), July 1978 box 7 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), July 1978 box 7 folder 17
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), July 1978 box 8 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), August 1978 box 8 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), August 1978 box 8 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), August 1978 box 8 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), September 1978 box 8 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), September 1978 box 8 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), October 1978 box 8 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), October 1978 box 8 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), November 1978 box 8 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), November 1978 box 8 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), December 1978 box 8 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), December 1978 box 8 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), January 1979 box 8 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), January 1979 box 8 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), February 1979 box 8 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), February 1979 box 8 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), March 1979 box 8 folder 17
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), March 1979 box 8 folder 18
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), March 1979 box 9 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), April 1979 box 9 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), April 1979 box 9 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 3), May 1979 box 9 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 3), May 1979 box 9 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 3 of 3), May 1979 box 9 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), June 1979 box 9 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), June 1979 box 9 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), July 1979 box 9 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), July 1979 box 9 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), August 1979 box 9 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), August 1979 box 9 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), September 1979 box 9 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), September 1979 box 9 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), October 1979 box 9 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), October 1979 box 9 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), November 1979 box 9 folder 17
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), November 1979 box 9 folder 18
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), December 1979 box 9 folder 19
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), December 1979 box 10 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), January 1980 box 10 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), January 1980 box 10 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), February 1980 box 10 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), February 1980 box 10 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), March 1980 box 10 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), March 1980 box 10 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), April 1980 box 10 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), April 1980 box 10 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), May 1980 box 10 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), May 1980 box 10 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), June 1980 box 10 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), June 1980 box 10 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), July 1980 box 10 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), July 1980 box 10 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), August 1980 box 10 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), August 1980 box 11 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), September 1980 box 11 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), September 1980 box 11 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), October 1980 box 11 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), October 1980 box 11 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), November 1980 box 11 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), November 1980 box 11 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), December 1980 box 11 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), December 1980 box 11 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), January 1981 box 11 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), January 1981 box 11 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), February 1981 box 11 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), February 1981 box 11 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), March 1981 box 11 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), March 1981 box 11 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), April 1981 box 11 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), April 1981 box 11 folder 17
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), May 1981 box 12 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), May 1981 box 12 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), June 1981 box 12 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), June 1981 box 12 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), July 1981 box 12 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), July 1981 box 12 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), August 1981 box 12 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), August 1981 box 12 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), September 1981 box 12 folder 9
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), September 1981 box 12 folder 10
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), October 1981 box 12 folder 11
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), October 1981 box 12 folder 12
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), November 1981 box 12 folder 13
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), November 1981 box 12 folder 14
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), December 1981 box 12 folder 15
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), December 1981 box 12 folder 16
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), January 1982 box 12 folder 17
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), January 1982 box 12 folder 18
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), February 1982 box 12 folder 19
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), February 1982 box 13 folder 1
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), March 1982 box 13 folder 2
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), March 1982 box 13 folder 3
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), April 1982 box 13 folder 4
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), April 1982 box 13 folder 5
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), May 1982 box 13 folder 6
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), May 1982 box 13 folder 7
Payroll and timesheets (folder 1 of 2), June 1982 box 13 folder 8
Payroll and timesheets (folder 2 of 2), June 1982 box 13 folder 9
Railroad Retirement Board, Forms, 1930s-1941 box 22 folder 5
Railroad Retirement Board, Employee Personnel Records, 1930s-1943 box 22 folder 6
Railroad Retirement Board, Employee Personnel Records, 1941-1973 box 22 folder 7

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Series 2: Reports, 1953-1981

Series 2: Reports, 1953-1981, primarily is comprised of Dispatcher and Conductor reports, with information about specific trains, routes, departure times, distances and engine numbers. Dispatchers' Record of Movement of Trains, 1973-1979, and Time Return and Delay Reports, 1975-1981, list information such as: engineers' names, train departure times, type of service, etc. Conductor Car Records and tonnage Reports include engine number, weight of trains, cargo, as well as identification of conductors and engineers on each train. Entries for Shipping logs, 1970-1977; Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1973-1981, are followed by Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 1953-1970, which appear to be freight and transfer records written in abbreviated code and organized alphabetically by company name.

Title/Description Instances
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, January-April 1973 box 18 folder 10
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, May-August 1973 box 18 folder 11
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, September-December 1973 box 18 folder 12
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, January-April 1974 box 18 folder 13
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, May-July 1974 box 18 folder 14
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, August-October 1974 box 18 folder 15
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, November-December 1974 box 18 folder 16
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, January-April 1975 box 18 folder 17
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, May-August 1975 box 18 folder 18
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 2, September-December 1975 box 18 folder 19
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, January-April 1976 box 18 folder 20
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, May-August 1976 box 18 folder 21
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, September-December 1976 box 18 folder 22
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, January-June 1977 box 18 folder 23
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, July-December 1977 box 18 folder 24
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, January-March 1978 box 18 folder 25
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, April-June 1978 box 18 folder 26
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, July-October 1978 box 18 folder 27
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, November-December 1978 box 18 folder 28
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, January-June 1979 box 18 folder 29
Dispatcher's Record of Movement of Trains, Vol. 3, July-December 1979 box 18 folder 30
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1975 box 18 folder 31
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1975 box 18 folder 32
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1975 box 18 folder 33
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1975 box 19 folder 1
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1975 box 19 folder 2
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1975 box 19 folder 3
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1975 box 19 folder 4
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1975 box 19 folder 5
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1975 box 19 folder 6
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1975 box 19 folder 7
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1975 box 19 folder 8
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1975 box 19 folder 9
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1976 box 19 folder 10
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1976 box 19 folder 11
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1976 box 19 folder 12
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1976 box 19 folder 13
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1976 box 19 folder 14
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1976 box 19 folder 15
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1976 box 19 folder 16
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1976 box 19 folder 17
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1976 box 19 folder 18
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1976 box 19 folder 19
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1976 box 19 folder 20
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1976 box 19 folder 21
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1977 box 19 folder 22
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1977 box 19 folder 23
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1977 box 19 folder 24
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1977 box 19 folder 25
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1977 box 19 folder 26
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1977 box 19 folder 27
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1977 box 19 folder 28
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1977 box 19 folder 29
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1977 box 19 folder 30
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1977 box 19 folder 31
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1977 box 19 folder 32
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1977 box 19 folder 33
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1978 box 20 folder 1
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1978 box 20 folder 2
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1978 box 20 folder 3
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1978 box 20 folder 4
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1978 box 20 folder 5
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1978 box 20 folder 6
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1978 box 20 folder 7
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1978 box 20 folder 8
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1978 box 20 folder 9
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1978 box 20 folder 10
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1978 box 20 folder 11
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1978 box 20 folder 12
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1979 box 20 folder 13
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1979 box 20 folder 14
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1979 box 20 folder 15
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1979 box 20 folder 16
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1979 box 20 folder 17
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1979 box 20 folder 18
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1979 box 20 folder 19
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1979 box 20 folder 20
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1979 box 20 folder 21
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1979 box 20 folder 22
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1979 box 20 folder 23
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1979 box 20 folder 24
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1980 box 20 folder 25
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1980 box 20 folder 26
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1980 box 20 folder 27
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1980 box 20 folder 28
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1980 box 20 folder 29
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1980 box 20 folder 30
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1980 box 20 folder 31
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1980 box 20 folder 32
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1980 box 20 folder 33
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1980 box 20 folder 34
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1980 box 20 folder 35
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1980 box 20 folder 36
Time Return & Delay Reports, January 1981 box 21 folder 1
Time Return & Delay Reports, February 1981 box 21 folder 2
Time Return & Delay Reports, March 1981 box 21 folder 3
Time Return & Delay Reports, April 1981 box 21 folder 4
Time Return & Delay Reports, May 1981 box 21 folder 5
Time Return & Delay Reports, June 1981 box 21 folder 6
Time Return & Delay Reports, July 1981 box 21 folder 7
Time Return & Delay Reports, August 1981 box 21 folder 8
Time Return & Delay Reports, September 1981 box 21 folder 9
Time Return & Delay Reports, October 1981 box 21 folder 10
Time Return & Delay Reports, November 1981 box 21 folder 11
Time Return & Delay Reports, December 1981 box 21 folder 12
Conductor's Car Records and Tonnage Reports 14A, February-September 1980 box OV 4 folder 1
Conductor's Car Records and Tonnage Reports 14A, October 1980-February 1981 box OV 4 folder 2
Conductor's Car Records and Tonnage Reports 14A, March-July 1981 box OV 4 folder 3
Conductor's Car Records and Tonnage Reports 14A, August-December 1981 box OV 4 folder 4
Conductor's Car Records and Tonnage Reports 14A, January-June 1982 box OV 4 folder 5
Shipping logs, 14B: A-Mc, 1970-1977 box 25 folder 1
Shipping logs, 14B: M-Z, 1970-1977 box 25 folder 2
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1972 box 22 folder 8
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1973 box 22 folder 9
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1974 box 22 folder 10
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1975 box 23 folder 1
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1976 box 23 folder 2
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1977 box 23 folder 3
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1978 box 23 folder 4
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1980 box 23 folder 5
Traffic Analyses and other shipping records, 1981 box 23 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15C (folder 1 of 4), 1953 box 26 folder 1
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15C (folder 2 of 4), 1953 box 26 folder 2
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15C (folder 3 of 4), 1953 box 26 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15C (folder 4 of 4), 1953 box 26 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15D (folder 1 of 4), 1954 box 26 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15D (folder 2 of 4), 1954 box 26 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15D (folder 3 of 4), 1954 box 26 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15D (folder 4 of 4), 1954 box 26 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15E (folder 1 of 4), 1955 box 26 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15E (folder 2 of 4), 1955 box 26 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15E (folder 3 of 4), 1955 box 26 folder 11
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15E (folder 4 of 4), 1955 box 27 folder 1
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15F (folder 1 of 5), 1956 box 27 folder 2
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15F (folder 2 of 5), 1956 box 27 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15F (folder 3 of 5), 1956 box 27 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15F (folder 4 of 5), 1956 box 27 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15F (folder 5 of 5), 1956 box 27 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15G (folder 1 of 4), 1957 box 27 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15G (folder 2 of 4), 1957 box 27 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15G (folder 3 of 4), 1957 box 27 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15G (folder 4 of 4), 1957 box 27 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15H (folder 1 of 4), 1958 box 27 folder 11
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15H (folder 2 of 4), 1958 box 28 folder 1
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15H (folder 3 of 4), 1958 box 28 folder 2
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15H (folder 4 of 4), 1958 box 28 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15I (folder 1 of 5), 1959 box 28 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15I (folder 2 of 5), 1959 box 28 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15I (folder 3 of 5), 1959 box 28 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15I (folder 4 of 5), 1959 box 28 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15I (folder 5 of 5), 1959 box 28 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15J (folder 1 of 4), 1960 box 28 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15J (folder 2 of 4), 1960 box 28 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15J (folder 3 of 4), 1960 box 28 folder 11
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15J (folder 4 of 4), 1960 box 28 folder 12
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15K (folder 1 of 5), 1961 box 29 folder 1
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15K (folder 2 of 5), 1961 box 29 folder 2
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15K (folder 3 of 5), 1961 box 29 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15K (folder 4 of 5), 1961 box 29 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15K (folder 5 of 5), 1961 box 29 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15L (folder 1 of 4), 1962 box 29 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15L (folder 2 of 4), 1962 box 29 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15L (folder 3 of 4), 1962 box 29 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15L (folder 4 of 4), 1962 box 29 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15M (folder 1 of 4), 1963 box 29 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15M (folder 2 of 4), 1963 box 29 folder 11
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15M (folder 3 of 4), 1963 box 30 folder 1
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15M (folder 4 of 4), 1963 box 30 folder 2
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15N (folder 1 of 3), 1964 box 30 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15N (folder 2 of 3), 1964 box 30 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15N (folder 3 of 3), 1964 box 30 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15O (folder 1 of 3), 1966 box 30 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15O (folder 2 of 3), 1966 box 30 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15O (folder 3 of 3), 1966 box 30 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15P (folder 1 of 3), 1967 box 30 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15P (folder 2 of 3), 1967 box 30 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15P (folder 3 of 3), 1967 box 25 folder 3
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15Q (folder 1 of 4), 1968 box 25 folder 4
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15Q (folder 2 of 4), 1968 box 25 folder 5
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15Q (folder 3 of 4), 1968 box 25 folder 6
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15Q (folder 4 of 4), 1968 box 25 folder 7
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15R (folder 1 of 2), 1969 box 25 folder 8
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15R (folder 2 of 2), 1969 box 25 folder 9
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15S (folder 1 of 3), 1970 box 25 folder 10
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15S (folder 2 of 3), 1970 box 25 folder 11
Per Diem/Mileage and Transfer Books, 15S (folder 3 of 3), 1970 box 25 folder 12

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Series 3: Account Books, 1932-1974

Series 3: Account Books, 1932-1974, contains: Interline Freight Balances; Car Services Balances; Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts; Operating Expenses and REvenues and other information including shops, engine house, bridges, agents, conductors, donations, etc.; Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1952-1973; Income Statements, 1968-1971; Records of Vouchers Released, 1955-1967; Freight Car Hires, 1943-1975, summarizing car hire, passenger and freight car mileage; and Miscellaneous accounts, 1934-1951, containing detailed information of topics organized chronologically and categorically under the following headings: Operating Revenues, Freight Revenues, Rent from Locomotives, Miscellaneous Income, Maintenance, Transportation Improvements, and Statements for Depreciation for railway structures. Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, 1932-1935, lists date, items, folio number, and debits with yearly balances, organized alphabetically by account name. Car Services Balance Books, 1944-1971, record balance and payment information for interline car service accounts. Record of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts Journals, 1930-1944, comprise both operating expenses and revenues as well as other information.

Title/Description Instances
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, ACL Ry Co - CS+StL Ry, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 10
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, D+HRR Co - M+G Ry Co, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 11
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, Yahdin - Norfolk+Western, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 12
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, Federal Rds - CRI+P Ry, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 13
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, Chic Rk Isl+Pac - Ill No, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 14
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, Imp Extr - NY Phila+Norfolk, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 15
Balance in Interline Freight Accounts, unbound Volume 9A, Oregon Short - Wisc Central, 1932-1938 box 13 folder 16
Car Services Balance Book, 9B, January 1944-March 1952 box OV 1
Car Services Balance Book, 9C, A-B with Accounts 7113, 752, 759 preceding, 1953-1971 box 13 folder 17
Car Services Balance Book, 9C, C-G, 1953-1972 box 13 folder 18
Car Services Balance Book, 9C, H-P, 1953-1971 box 13 folder 19
Car Services Balance Book, 9C, Q-Z, 1953-1972 box 13 folder 20
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, January 1955-September 1956 box OV 2 folder 1
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, October 1956-November 1958 box OV 2 folder 2
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, December 1958-October 1960 box OV 2 folder 3
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, November 1960-September 1962 box OV 3 folder 1
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, October 1962-September 1964 box OV 3 folder 2
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9D, October 1964-December 1967 box OV 3 folder 3
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9E, January 1968-December 1970 box OV 4 folder 1
Records of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, 9E, January 1971-February 1974 box OV 4 folder 2
Journal 9F [stamped No. 8], pp. 1-140, January 1930-September 1933 box 14 folder 1
Journal 9F [stamped No. 8], pp. 141-260, January 1930-September 1933 box 14 folder 2
Journal 9F [stamped No. 8], pp. 261-380, January 1930-September 1933 box 14 folder 3
Journal 9F [stamped No. 8], pp. 381-500, January 1930-September 1933 box 14 folder 4
Journal 9G [stamped No. 9], pp. 1-120, October 1933-June 1936 box 14 folder 5
Journal 9G [stamped No. 9], pp. 121-240, October 1933-June 1936 box 14 folder 6
Journal 9G [stamped No. 9], pp. 241-360, October 1933-June 1936 box 14 folder 7
Journal 9G [stamped No. 9], pp. 361-480, October 1933-June 1936 box 14 folder 8
Journal 9G [stamped No. 9], pp. 481-600, October 1933-June 1936 box 14 folder 9
Journal 9H [stamped No. 10], pp. 1-116, July 1936 - June 1939 box 15 folder 1
Journal 9H [stamped No. 10], pp. 117-236, July 1936 - June 1939 box 15 folder 2
Journal 9H [stamped No. 10], pp. 237-356, July 1936 - June 1939 box 15 folder 3
Journal 9H [stamped No. 10], pp. 357-500, July 1936 - June 1939 box 15 folder 4
Journal 9I [stamped No. 11], pp. 1-140, July 1936-May 1944 box 15 folder 5
Journal 9I [stamped No. 11], pp. 141-256, July 1936-May 1944 box 15 folder 6
Journal 9I [stamped No. 11], pp. 257-376, July 1936-May 1944 box 15 folder 7
Journal 9I [stamped No. 11], pp. 377-500, July 1936-May 1944 box 15 folder 8
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-September 1952 box 16 folder 1
Per Diem Reclaim Records, October 1952-August 1953 box 16 folder 2
Per Diem Reclaim Records, September 1953-June 1954 box 16 folder 3
Per Diem Reclaim Records, July 1954-March 1955 box 16 folder 4
Per Diem Reclaim Records, April-December 1955 box 16 folder 5
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-August 1956 box 16 folder 6
Per Diem Reclaim Records, September 1956-May 1957 box 16 folder 7
Per Diem Reclaim Records, June-December 1957 box 16 folder 8
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-July 1958 box 16 folder 9
Per Diem Reclaim Records, August 1958-March 1959 box 16 folder 10
Per Diem Reclaim Records, April-December 1959 box 16 folder 11
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-June 1960 box 16 folder 12
Per Diem Reclaim Records, July-December 1960 box 16 folder 13
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-June 1961 box 16 folder 14
Per Diem Reclaim Records, July-December 1961 box 16 folder 15
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-August 1962 box 16 folder 16
Per Diem Reclaim Records, September 1962-April 1963 box 16 folder 17
Per Diem Reclaim Records, May-August 1963 box 16 folder 18
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1964 box 16 folder 19
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1965 box 16 folder 20
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1966 box 16 folder 21
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-July 1967 box 16 folder 22
Per Diem Reclaim Records, January-July 1967 box 16 folder 23
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1968 box 16 folder 24
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1969 box 16 folder 25
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1970 box 17 folder 1
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1971 box 17 folder 2
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1972 box 17 folder 3
Per Diem Reclaim Records, 1973 box 17 folder 4
Income Statement, January 1968-November 1971 box 17 folder 5
Records of Vouchers Released, May 1955-December 1967 box 17 folder 6
Freight Car Hire, 11A, 1943-1975 box OV 1 folder 1
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 1 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 1
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 2 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 2
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 3 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 3
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 4 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 4
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 5 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 5
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 6 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 6
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 7 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 7
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 8 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 8
Miscellaneous Accounts, 11B (folder 9 of 9), 1934-1951 box 18 folder 9

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Series 4: Correspondence, 1976-1979

Series 4: Correspondence, 1976-1979, is comprised of a variety of topics which include land leases, shipments, track upgrades, expense reports, and business agreements in chronological order.

Title/Description Instances
Correspondence, January 1976 box 21 folder 13
Correspondence, February 1976 box 21 folder 14
Correspondence, March 1976 box 21 folder 15
Correspondence, April 1976 box 21 folder 16
Correspondence, May 1976 box 21 folder 17
Correspondence, June 1976 box 21 folder 18
Correspondence, July 1976 box 21 folder 19
Correspondence, August 1976 box 21 folder 20
Correspondence, September 1976 box 21 folder 21
Correspondence, October 1976 box 21 folder 22
Correspondence, November 1976 box 21 folder 23
Correspondence, December 1976 box 21 folder 24
Correspondence, January-February 1977 box 21 folder 25
Correspondence, March-April 1977 box 21 folder 26
Correspondence, May-June 1977 box 21 folder 27
Correspondence, July-August 1977 box 21 folder 28
Correspondence, September-October 1977 box 21 folder 29
Correspondence, November-December 1977 box 21 folder 30
Correspondence, January 1979 box 21 folder 31
Correspondence, February 1979 box 21 folder 32
Correspondence, March 1979 box 21 folder 33
Correspondence, April 1979 box 21 folder 34
Correspondence, May 1979 box 21 folder 35
Correspondence, June 1979 box 21 folder 36
Correspondence, July 1979 box 21 folder 37
Correspondence, August 1979 box 21 folder 38
Correspondence, September 1979 box 21 folder 39
Correspondence, October 1979 box 21 folder 40
Correspondence, November 1979 box 21 folder 41
Correspondence, December 1979 box 21 folder 42

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Series 5: Miscellaneous Documents, 1928-1982

Series 5: Miscellaneous Documents, 1928-1982, is comprised of eclectic pieces--many relating to previous series that would be lost among more substantial predecessors. Headings under Miscellaneous include: Financial notes and documents, many handwritten, 1935-1938 and undated; a conductor's balance sheet from September 1935; Operating expenses, undated; Per Diem Reclaim Mileage Records and Record of Amounts Due From and To Foreign Companies on Interline Freight Accounts, September 1935; Reports of Interline Passenger Traffic, August 1935 [one of which contains a note in the "Remarks" column stating "CCC" perhaps indicating a one way trip to Bridgewater Station for members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.]; Documents and invoices for parts and repair, indemnity releases, etc., 1955-1976; Forms from printing companies, 1928-1968; Records of purchase for forms from local printers; Receipt books, Carload Traffic Received, Automobile Expenses Records, Forecast Statement, N&W strike letter, 3.5 acre lease letter to Virginia Electric and Power Company, 1975-1980; Staunton Textile Corporation and Celanese Corporation, 1934-1955; Miscellaneous Correspondence, freight bills, account information, etc. and Exxon records, 1974-1976.

Title/Description Instances
Financial notes and documents, 1928-1980 box 22 folder 1
Invoices, 1928-1980 box 22 folder 2
Forms from printing companies, 1928-1980 box 22 folder 3
Miscellany, 1928-1980 box 22 folder 4
Receipt books, 1928-1980 box 24 folder 1
Staunton Textile Corp. and Celanese Corp. Documents, 1928-1980 box 24 folder 2
Exxon Records, 1928-1980 box 24 folder 3

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Series 6: Publications, 1963-1977

Series 6: Publications, 1963-1977, include copies of Bullinger's Postal and Shipper's Guide for the US and Canada, 1963, which lists shipping rates, distances, etc. and Standard Transportation Commodity Code Tariff No. 1-E, November 15, 1977.

Title/Description Instances
Bullinger's Postal and Shipper's Guide for the US and Canada, 1963 box 21 folder 43
Standard Transportation Commodity Code Tariff Bo. 1-E, November 15, 1977 box 21 folder 44

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Series 7: Blueprints and Schematics, 1951-1979

Series 7: Blueprints and Schematics, 1951-1979, contains the oversize materials: a blueprint of the railway line from 1951 and diagrams of electircal gates and signal wiring, 1961-1979.

Title/Description Instances
Blueprint of railroad between two stations, 15A, 1951 Storage 1
Diagrams of electrical gates of signal wiring, 15B, 1961-1979 Storage 1

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