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Series II. Mahoning State Line Railroad, 1895-1980

Scope and Content Notes:

Incorporated on August 10, 1891, the Mahoning State Line Railroad was opened January 1, 1895. The line was built by the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company under agreement with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Company and the New York, Lake Erie & Western Railroad Company in order to reach the limestone district of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Starting on November 26, 1895, the line was leased to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company for a 99-year term.

This series contains a small number of documents mixed in with other railroad documents, such as studies, journal entries, annual reports, and agreements. The information stretches from 1895 to 1980.

Box 148 Mahoning State Line Journal Entries (1925-79), Mahoning State Line General Ledger (1895-1944), ICC Annual reports (1972-77), 1895-1977
Box 371 Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909
Box 377 Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour railroads, 1949-1979
Box 454b Ohio and Pennsylvania new legislation concerning P&LE, engineering dept.; B&O's use of tracks-McKeesport to Port Vue; correspondence on grade crossings and right of way with Lake Erie Limestone Co.; agreements with Republic Steel Company and Mahoning State Line Railroad, 1923-1955
Box 476 Pittsburgh & Lake Erie and Monongahela Connecting Railroad: Office of industrial engineering operations; iron ore movements; hopper and gondola studies; correspondence concerning Montour Junction auto ramp; Mahoning State Line Railroad study; Dravo Stone proposal, 1968-1980