Scope and Content Notes:
The New York Central Railroad operated in the northeastern United States. Headquartered in New York, the railroad served most of the Northeast, including extensive trackage in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts, plus additional trackage in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. The railroad primarily connected greater New York and Boston in the east with Chicago and St. Louis in the midwest along with the intermediate cities of Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Detroit. The New York Central's Grand Central Terminal in New York City is one of its best known extant landmarks. In 1968 the New York Central merged with its former rival, the Pennsylvania Railroad, to form Penn Central. The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad was operated by both the New York Central Railroad and Penn Central during their years of existence.
The series is completely comprised of boxes containing bound annual reports of the New York Central Railroad. The reports include New York Central & Hudson River Railroad Co.; Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Co.; Michigan Central Railroad Co.; Lake Erie & Western Railroad Co.; Indiana Illinois & Iowa Railroad Co.; Indiana Harbor Railroad Co.; Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Co.; Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Co.; Rutland Railroad Co.; New York Central Railroad Co.; Mahoning Coal Railroad Co.; Toronto Hamilton & Buffalo Railway Co.; Peoria & Eastern Railway Co.; Central Union Depot & Railway Co. of Cincinnati. Not all of these railroads appear in every book, but they will appear somewhere in the books in this series. In addition, the reports list leased and controlled lines together with additional statistical financial and corporate information for the use of their officers.