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Subseries 3. Administrative Records, 1905-1916

Scope and Content Notes:

The records in this subseries reflect the administrative functions of the Clairton Street Railway Company. The materials include municipal records, circulars, bills, inventories, schedules, correspondence, contracts, resolutions, agreements and newspaper clippings. The municipal records contain proceedings of the Council of the City of Pittsburgh, including presentations, reports of committees, and information on ordinances passed concerning railway systems in Pittsburgh. A memorandum from Karl F. Overholt of the Carnegie Steel Company to E.M. Biles, President of the Council of Clairton, documents the agreement to provide power to the company’s railway cars. In the note, Overholt summarizes statements made by Biles, including his feelings about one of the company’s motormen, car schedules, and sanitation on the cars. This agreement goes along with other materials relating to a resolution passed by the Council of Clairton in 1912. The Schedules were produced by Pittsburgh Railways Company and include “Points of Interest,” “Views of the City,” and “Interesting Sightseeing Trips” that can be reached by the railway in 1916. Brief descriptions are provided which include some attractions that no longer exist and others that continue to thrive today, including Allegheny Observatory, Phipps Conservatory, and the Pittsburgh view from Mt. Washington. The material in this subseries dates from 1905 to 1916.

Box 49
Folder 1 Municipal Records, December 14, 1915-January 24, 1916
Folder 2 City of Pittsburgh, Bills No. 4457-4477, 4494, December 17-21, 1915
Folder 3 Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh, Reports, January 18-26, 1916
Folder 4 Interstate Commerce Commission Circular, January 10-March 14, 1908
Folder 5 Pennsylvania State Railroad Commission Circular, 1908
Folder 6 Brill’s Magazine, October 15, 1908
Folder 7 Carnegie Steel Company Power Agreement, November 1, 1911- November 5, 1912
Folder 8 Council of Clairton Resolution, July 8-12, 1912
Folder 9 Car Inspection Reports, undated
Folder 10 Inventory, June 28, 1912
Folder 11 Daily Passenger Average, April-October, 1905
Folder 12 Motormen Instructions, July 10-20, 1912
Folder 13 Contract for Sale of Road, November 13, 1909
Folder 14 Newspaper Clippings, July 6, 1912-February 24, 1916
Folder 15 Pittsburgh Railways Company, Schedules, 1916
Folder 16 Railway Notes, 1911-1919