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Series X. Youngstown & Southern Railroad, 1900-1956

Scope and Content Notes:

The Youngstown & Southern (Y&S) Railroad was a subsidiary of the Montour Railroad until December 31, 1946 when the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad and Pennsylvania Railroad bought it jointly. In 1970, the Penn Central Transportation Company (successor to the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad) declared bankruptcy and the newly-independent P&LE acquired full control of the Montour and with it the Y&S. After P&LE's decline, the newly-created PL&W Railroad began operating the Y&S under lease on May 1, 1993, and transferred the lease to the Ohio and Pennsylvania Railroad, a part of the Ohio Central Railroad System, on June 14, 1995.

Although its history spans 1904 to 1993, the materials in this series are scant and leave large gaps. What is present are meeting minutes, annual reports, the merger proposal for Montour and Y&S, and litigation involving the closing of Montour and Y&S.

Box 218 Engineering Department - 1956 Zoning Ordinance; files on Montour Railroad and Youngstown & Southern Railroad acquisitions; main line switch; City Planning reports; crossings; property purchases; articles of agreement, 1898-1958
Box 350 Youngstown Suburban Railroad Co. minutes and record books, 1903-1925
Box 377 Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour railroads, 1949-1979
Box 379 Maintenance of Way agreements; P&LE news bureau releases; stockholder meetings; vendor brochures; published annual reports; Montour agreements; irregularities and disciplines; Youngstown Superintendent Association meeting notes and correspondence, 1960s-1970s
Box 385a Laws and litigation of Montour and Y&S closings; filed complaints; police commissions, 1942-1968
Box 516a Building costs booklet; daily locomotive performance records; valuation docket of Montour; train statistics of Interstate Commerce Commission; contracts; Y&S merger proposal; Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad correspondence; policeman commissions; numerous loose blueprints, 1914-1994
Box 524 Chief Engineer's Office correspondence concerning equipment and purchase orders, employee age limits; publication information; Youngstown & Southern Railroad Transfer Contract; physical requirements; matters of signals, transportation, and storage; test equipment; microfiches of interchange, 1932-1989
Box 531b Locomotive school study books and review questions; annual proceedings for various rail associations; port authority commuter rail study; authority for expenditure of Y&S Railway, AAR bulletins concerning claim work; "facts about featherbedding;" Montour expense book (1960); Montour balance sheets (1921-23); annual reports of P&LE, Mahoning, Beaver & Ellwood (1920s), 1940-1970
Box 547b Youngstown Sheet & Tube general notices and switch agreements; Republic Steel general notices and switch agreements; USS general notices; car reclaims; Penn Central correspondence, 1970-1975
Box 552a Freight car ownership logs; maintenance of equipment and freight cars; sale orders; leased car file; terminal building development; re- stenciled cars; car retirement sheets. Montour Railroad and Youngstown & Southern Railroad monthly reports of revenue freight cars, 1970-1990
Oversize 575 Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1944-1979