Summary Information
Title: Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records
Collection Number: AIS.1982.23
Creator: Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company.

Collection Dates: 1860-1999
Extent: 924.0 linear feet (688 records boxes, 14 manuscript boxes, 5 tubes, 1 flat file folder, 16 oversized items, 28 oversized map folders, 31 map rolls and 18 filing cabinet drawers)

Language: English

Abstract:
The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records document the many facets of the management and operation of the railroad company throughout its long history, mainly from the 1860s through 1999. Digital reproductions of selected photographic images are available online.
Publisher:

ULS Archives Service Center
University of Pittsburgh Library System
7500 Thomas Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA, 15260
412-648-3232
archives-ref@mail.pitt.edu
Date Published:

January 2011
Author:

Finding aid prepared by Emily Hikes.
Revision Description:
May 2014:
Added Series XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans

History

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) began operation in 1879 after the 1878 consolidation with the Youngstown & Pittsburgh Railroad Company. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., the P&LE line began as a single track railroad connecting Pittsburgh to Youngstown, Ohio. The railroad began its affiliation with the New York Central System in 1883 and, by 1890, was one of the principle rail routes in the eastern United States. Financed in part by the Harmony Society, a communal religious sect located just north of Pittsburgh in Economy, Pa., and in part by William Henry Vanderbilt’s Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway, the P&LE had extended south to Connellsville, Pa., and handled six times the amount of freight it had in 1880, earning its nickname, the “Little Giant.”

The P&LE continued to progress into the twentieth century thanks, in part, to the advances in railroad technology. The development of all-steel cars made it possible to carry a load of up to 50-tons. Additionally, advancements made in train brakes through the Westinghouse air brake system and automatic couplers, allowed P&LE trains to run safely at faster speeds and carry heavier coal loads.

The P&LE also operated as a passenger line. Beginning with its first passenger train in February 1879, the railroad became a heavily used line by travelers and commuters. Although passenger trips were relatively small, the average trip was around 20 miles. Until 1941, the passenger trains accounted for one-half the miles of the freight trains. However, the rise of popularity of motor trucks, private cars, and buses led to the eventual decline of train travel. By the mid-1970s, only one commuter train remained on the P&LE line.

While the early 1970s brought a decline in passenger travel, the freight lines continued to grow. In 1976, following the 1970 bankruptcy of the Penn Central System, the railroad obtained trackage rights over former Penn Central lines to Ashtabula Harbor, Oh., located on Lake Erie and through Sharon to Shenango, Pa. The railroad was purchased by CSX Transportation in 1993.


Collection Scope and Content Notes

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records document the management and operation of the company throughout its long history, from around 1850 to 1999. These materials contain information about Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE), as well as the various branch lines that, along with P&LE, were controlled by the New York Central Railroad System from 1883 until 1968, and later by Penn Central from 1968 until 1970. Regardless of the large number of materials, this is not a complete record of P&LE history, or of its subsidiaries.

The manuscript material includes a large number of bound ledgers of meeting minutes, statistics, operational logs, and reports. Many ledgers contain letter or telegraph correspondence between personnel, external companies, subsidiaries, and employees. Employee records comprise card indexes, files, and folders of terminated, retired, furloughed, and deceased employees as well as applications, recommendations, rates of pay, sick and vacation time, and union agreements. Legal documents consist of claims and grievances against P&LE by employees, companies, cities, and citizens; articles of agreement concerning the lease of equipment, land, and tracks; and contracts between P&LE, its subsidiaries and associate companies. Publications scattered throughout the collection include federal regulations (many of the Interstate Commerce Commission), company safety policy and handbooks, national railroad magazines, and multi-railroad agreements. Bulletins and notices were distributed within the company and sometimes are referred to as ‘pink sheets.’ There is also a substantial presence of blueprints of buildings and tracks and schematics for equipment and machinery.

The collection contains over two thousand feet of 16mm motion picture film depicting railroad work crews in the 1930s, various construction projects, a parade of boats on the Monongahela River, and safety and training procedures. Audio cassettes relate to personal safety of employees and the operation of certain railroad equipment. Slides depict safety training exercises and methods, hazardous materials, and other standard safety practices. The film, cassettes, and slides are noted in the Training Materials series. Only the Photographs series in this collection has been processed. The remaining materials have been housed in records boxes, manuscript boxes, filing cabinets, or paper wrappings and still comprise their original folders or none at all. All materials are available for on-site review.


Arrangement

The collection was inventoried by several graduate students in the fall of 2010 which produced a box-level inventory. An intellectual arrangement was then created based on each individual railroad line that comprised the P&LE. The corresponding box information is included, but note that the material is loosely arranged in the boxes and in no significant order. The physical arrangement is imprecise and uncontrolled because up to this point, no processing has been done to any part of this collection other than the photographs. Considering that a number of people worked to create this box inventory and the scale of this collection is so large, the contents may not be exactly what the finding aid claims them to be.

Each series represents the various railroad lines found within the overall company records of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, followed by non-manuscript materials. Five subseries exist within the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad series, giving a rough outline of the large amount of materials generated by the operation of the railroad.

Series I. Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, 1908-1980s

Series II. Mahoning State Line Railroad, 1895-1980

Series III. Monongahela Connecting Railroad, 1864-1989

Series IV. Montour Railroad, 1900-1956

Series V. New York Central System, 1905-1965

Series VI. Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1898-1995

Series VII. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, 1860-1994

Subseries 1. Engineering, 1850-1944

Subseries 2. Financial, 1850-1994

Subseries 3. General Operations, 1883-1982

Subseries 4. Labor, 1850-1994

Subseries 5. Legal, 1850-1994

Series VIII. Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad, 1925-1945

Series IX. Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1870-1960

Series X. Youngstown & Southern Railroad, 1900-1956

Series XI. Training Material, 1970s-1980s

Series XII. Audio-Visual Materials

Series XIII. Oversize, 1913-1981

Series XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans, 1872-1990


Subject Terms

Topics
  • Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania
  • Coal trade -- Pennsylvania
  • Coke industry -- Pennsylvania
  • Collective labor agreements -- Transport workers -- United States
  • Engineering drawings -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County.
  • Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal (Ohio and Pa. : Proposed)
  • Legal documents -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh.
  • Locomotive industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History
  • Railroad accidents -- Investigation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Railroad companies -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Records and correspondence
  • Railroad engineering
  • Railroad equipment industry -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Railroads -- Employees -- Labor unions -- United States
  • Transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History

Corporate Names
  • Aliquippa & Southern Railroad Company..
  • ConRail.
  • Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation.
  • Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad Company..
  • Little Kanawha Syndicate.
  • Mahoning State Line Railroad Company.
  • Mahoning, Beaver and Ellwood Railroad Company.
  • Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company.
  • Montour Railroad Company.
  • New York Central Railroad Company.
  • Penn Central Transportation Company.
  • Pennsylvania Railroad.
  • Pittsburgh Lisbon & Western Railroad.
  • Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny Railway Company.
  • United States. Interstate Commerce Commission.
  • Waynesburg Southern Railroad.
  • Youngstown & Southern Railway.

Personal Names
  • MCCune, Frank

Locations
  • Ashtabula (Ohio)
  • Gateway Yard (Youngstown, Ohio)
  • McKees Rocks (Pa.)
  • McKeesport (Pa.)
  • Neville Island (Pa.)
  • Pittsburgh (Pa.)
  • Youngstown (Ohio)

Genres/Forms
  • Accident reports
  • Ledgers (Account books)
  • Photographs

Category
  • Business and Industry
  • Labor
  • Transportation

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Due to some records that contain private information (e.g., employee cards), access to portions of the collection requires a signed confidentiality agreement. Please contact the Archives Service Center for more information.

Acquisition Information:

The first accession was a gift of Martha E. Ecton in 1982; the second accession was a gift of Jack Polaritz in 1998.

Preferred Citation:

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records, 1850-1999, AIS.1982.23, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Processing Information:

This collection was box-inventoried by University of Pittsburgh graduate students Emily Hikes, Jennifer Needham, and Bryan Moll in Fall 2010; previously, Matthew Elder, an undergraduate History intern, began the inventory in Fall 2009. Emily was responsible for arranging the contents of the inventory to use in this finding aid. The initial collection of photographs and materials form the New York Central System were processed by Frank J. Kurtik in 1982. In Spring 2010, an updated finding aid was written and published by Miriam Meislik and Renee Ziemann. It is now subsumed into this finding aid. Series XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans was processed by Debbie Rougeux in Spring 2014. Items in this series were sorted into categories based on the other series in the collection. In addition to the information in the finding aid, additonal data on each item was entered into a spreadsheet.

Copyright:

The University of Pittsburgh holds the property rights to the material in this collection, but the copyright may still be held by the original creator/author. Researchers are therefore advised to follow the regulations set forth in the U.S. Copyright Code when publishing, quoting, or reproducing material from this collection without the consent of the creator/author or that go beyond what is allowed by fair use.

Location of Original Documents:

Digital reproductions of portions of the photographic images are available electronically at http://digital.library.pitt.edu/images/pittsburgh/plerr.html.

Related Material:

Jack Polaritz Collection of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, AIS.1998.41, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jack Polaritz Railroad Collection, AIS.1998.42, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Jack Polartiz Collection of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Photographs, AIS.1998.54, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Separated Material:
Boxes containing photographs are located in the Media Storage Room at the Archives Service Center. A number of employee and train indexes are housed in filing cabinets in the West Wing of the Archives Service Center.

Bibliography:

  • McLean, Harold H. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie R.R. San Marino, CA: Golden West Books, 1980.


Collection Inventory

Series I. Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, 1908-1980s

Scope and Content Notes:

On December 14, 1907, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad purchased one-half interest in the Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, a Youngstown switching line.

This series has a number of documents related to this railroad line that show Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad's daily operations from its purchase date in 1907 through 1979. The Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad series, dating 1908-1980s, contains reports, blueprints, employee records, and contracts. The information is by no means a complete record of this particular line.

Box 162 Crossings, bridges, and arches, 1908
Box 199 Engineering Department - Information pertaining to the construction of the Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, 1950s
Box 221 Engineering Department - Connellsville Western Maryland abandonments, Detroit Edison Trains, Montour Railroad champion terminal study, Penn Central use of Lake Erie & Eastern, Walford Branch, Ohio River Branch, 1980s
Box 230 Engineering Department - Bids regarding contracts for roadside structures, special file on Duquesne contracting co., Right of Way Lake Erie & Eastern, 1910-1950s
Box 235 Engineering Department - Information Pertaining to the construction of the LE&E RR: 1662 (Special File - Duquesne Contr. Co and bids on grading and concrete between Cedar St and Division Streets), 1662 (LE&E RR main file surveying tracks), 1662-A-2-5 (LE&E roadbed and track), 1662-B (Vacation of streets and crossings from 1905), Early 1900s
Box 374 Microfilmed minute books, 1912-1959
Box 377 Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour Railroads, 1949-1979
Box 421 Information pertaining to the construction of the LE&E railroad; connection to Ohio Works, Carnegie Steel; accounts and payroll of LE&E railroad, 1914-1944
Box 540 Personal injury summary cards of Montour Railroad employees; LE&E records book; notes on cross sections; LE&E and PL&E crossing agreements, 1922-1965

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

Series III. Monongahela Connecting Railroad, 1864-1919

Scope and Content Notes:

The Monongahela Connecting Railroad was a small industrial railroad and subsidiary of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company. Much of its work was for its parent company, but it also served other industries along the line. It may be best known by its hot metal bridge, which was used to carry molten iron across the Monongahela River from J&L's Eliza Furnaces to the Bessemer converters and rolling mills at J&L's South Side facility. The railroad was also a dieselization pioneer, buying many early diesel locomotives from Alco, General Electric and other manufacturers.

The Monongahela Connecting Railroad series includes litigation, reports, correspondence, and daily operational materials from 1870 to 1991. Documentation in this collection is the most complete of any of the subsidiaries and provides a complete picture of the operations of this line from its beginning with only some overlap with other railroads. Many of the ledgers pertaining to this railroad contains correspondence between Frank McCune, the General Superintendent of the Monongahela Connecting Railroad (early 1900s), and other companies and employees. Unlike some of the other material found in this collection, this series offers an important perspective because it documents railroad communications from the top down.

Box 110 Law Dept - Delaware & Hudson Railway Bankruptcy, CSX vs. Monongahela Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. vs. P&LE, Norfolk Western vs. P&LE, 1970s-1980s
Box 158 Abandonment of Track in Marion W. Va, Acquisition of Trackage rights; Pennsylvania Railroad correspondence, 1960s
Box 261 Correspondence of General Manager concerning general railroad operations, 1909-1917
Box 262 Correspondence, engine coal consumption statistics, orders, financial statements of monthly savings, 1909-1917
Box 263 Correspondence, Semi-Annual Report ending Dec 18 1918, orders, National Safety Contest and Accidents on Steam Railroads in Pa., 1905-1918
Box 264 Correspondence and other files, 1905-1918
Box 265 All matters pertaining to : File 2 (Slag, Refuse, Rubbish, Ashes), File 3 (Limestone, Ore, Coke, Scrap), File 8 (Per Diem, Demurrage, Coal, Police Department), File 9 (Applications, Dismissals, Promotions, Pittsburgh Mercantile Order, Salaries), 1912-1914
Box 266 Semi-annual report, correspondence, matters pertaining to Car Dept. (cars of all descriptions, ladles, new equipment, repairs, improper loadings, overloading), matters pertaining to Buildings (office, shops, yard offices, doctor's offices, watchmen's shanties, towers, switchmen's buildings), matters pertaining to limestone, ore, coke, scrap, 1905-1918
Box 267 Correspondence regarding car weight data, expense reports, General Superintendent's ledgers, 1905-1918
Box 268-269 General Superintendent McCune's correspondence concerning crew hour notices, general operations, 1908-1917
Box 270 General Superintendent McCune's correspondence; engineering files concerning payrolls, hospital reports, fatalities, liability, accident reports, safety reports of Jones & Laughlin; Pennsylvania Railroad freight tariff books, 1908-1917
Box 271-273 Operating department - correspondence, annual reports, accounts with other railroads, trackage payments, bills and statements, situation reports and special reports, 1917-1918
Box 274 Train Orders Ledgers, Henderson Coal Company, Citizens Water Company, Law Department Correspondence, 1925-1975
Box 275 Law Department Correspondence, Agreement between Coraopolis and MCRR to add tracks and re-route road, Law office files, 1925-1950s
Box 276 Train and Engineers Daily Call Sheets, Late 1970s
Box 277 Train Clerks correspondence (half sheets), General Manager Letters, Record of Crews Called, cars ledgers; all files pertaining to limestone ore, coke, and scrap, 1914-1990s
Box 278 Correspondence of John L. Moore, purchasing, paymaster, assistant secretary, 1905-1915
Box 279a-280 Correspondence pertaining to engines, roundhouses, sand house, pan stocks, coal situations, ash pits. Store room department : supplies, material of all description, water, 1914
Box 281 Correspondence; motive power dept (engines, roundhouse, sandhouse, etc) Store Room Dept., 1918
Box 282 Correspondence, records of locomotive maintenance, American Railway Circulars, Bulletins, letters pertaining to safety, employee matters, safety inspections, dumps and scrap, utilities, photograph, 1926-1931
Box 283a-283b Correspondence, construction and maintenance, accident reports, blueprints, Nordberg, Adzing, machine, parts catalogue, purchase orders, 1898-1955
Box 284 Correspondence of maintenance, payment records, 1913-1918
Box 290 Internal memos, steam crane use, product brochures, safety signs, vendor correspondence, daily gondola interchange log, 1906-1914
Box 291 Frank McCune regarding repairs, accident reports, labor, vendor brochures. Two indexes (07/08): bills, deliveries, job assignments, construction, internal memos. Yearly reports (1907-08), 1906-1923
Box 292a Correspondence on car maintenance, damages, rentals, and inspections, coal analyses, records of water and waste treatment, and expense reports, 1910-1931
Box 292b Correspondence of Frank McCune, matters of motive power department, store room department, and of connecting companies, 1908-1910
Box 293 Frank McCune's correspondence concerning repairs, bill, employee affairs, 1905-1913
Box 294a Correspondence on committee of Unloading Cars reports, reports on empty cars, data, inventory; Pittsburgh Car Service Association correspondence on budgets, expenses, steel company, 1905-1907
Box 294b-294c Crane and engine, pilot changes, expenses, account books, medical department; steel company reports and correspondence; employee passes, car reports, data and budgets; steel storage; repairs and engineering; A&L correspondence of purchasing agent, auditor, paymaster regarding inventory and budgeting, 1912-1915
Box 295a-295b McCune correspondence: cargo, derailments, general business, cars, labor, building maintenance, track repairs, 1903-1912
Box 337a Correspondence regarding freight movement, electrical department, notices, passes, telephones, material inventory monthly reports, material orders, railway publications, 1908-1930
Box 337b Track scale records, matters pertaining to slag (granulated & hot), refuse, rubbish, ashes; correspondence concerning locomotives, parts, other matters; miscellaneous correspondence of Frank McCune, superintendent; payment records, 1907-1918
Box 339a Frank McCune correspondence with employees regarding applications, dismissals, promotions, salaries, accidents; matters of tracks, bridges, trestles, right of way, and supplies; transportation department matters, 1900-1930
Box 339b Matters of car department (ladles, new equipment, repairs, improper loadings, overloading) and buildings; various correspondence of Frank McCune, General Manager, 1910-1920
Box 340a Matters of motive power department (engines, round house, sand house, pen stocks, coal stations, ash pits), store room department (supplies, materials, water); M. of W. department (tracks, bridges trestles, right of way, M. of W. supplies); reports on bills, statements, situation reports; matters of per diem, demurrage, coal, police department; blank forms, 1913-1914
Box 340b Matters of transportation department (movement of cars, etc); matters of car department and buildings; transportation matters involving Allegheny Regional Association advisory board; blank forms, 1907-1930
Box 341 Indexes which contain notices to general manager Frank McCune concerning scales tested, contents of cars, shipping notices, and train delay notices, 1908-1918
Box 343-344a Correspondence pertaining to coal, ore, and slag, car movements, matters of employees (applications, dismissal, promotions, salaries, accidents, bonds), transportation, movement of cars, letters to yardmasters, trainmen, 1904-1921
Box 344b Circulars, bulletins; correspondence pertaining to coal, cars (movements, damages, cleanings, inspections), connecting lines, and J&L Steel; Code of Rules; employee files; reports on yardmasters and relief crews, 1907-1931
Box 345a-345b Indexes containing notices to GM McCune concerning new car construction, car deliveries, cargo reports from the Southside Department, car delays, labor distribution reports, 1905-1909
Box 346a Matters pertaining to limestone, coke, ore, scrap; bills, statements, and other reports; correspondence of transportation employees (yardmasters, trainmen, etc) and of electrical department, 1909-1911
Box 347a Indexes containing bills, statements, notices pertaining new equipment, repairs, inspection reports, delivery notices, coal delivery reports -- most directed to McCune, 1912-1914
Box 347b-347c Indexes containing notices concerning construction, transportation, engine use, maintenance, and repairs. Reports of cargo loaded in cars, movement of cars, delays, notices to yardmasters and trainmen, directed toward McCune, 1909-1914
Box 348a J&L shipment statements; matters of electrical department; correspondence about employees; matters of crane and engine service, medical department, employees (applications, dismissals, promotions salaries); correspondence to and from J.L. Moore, purchasing agent, 1910-1918
Box 348b Bills, statements; matters of smoke abatement; scales, buildings, and testing; limestone, ore, coke, and scrap; track matters and repairs; material orders; monthly inventory reports, 1910-1925
Box 349a Correspondence pertaining to employee matters, embargoes, coal reports, information on coal run between Verta Mines and J&L Steel Co., car movements, and various of Frank McCune, General Superintendent, 1907-1918
Box 349b Correspondence of Frank McCune, general superintendent, regarding all manner of railroad activity; Pittsburgh Textile Company bills; yardmaster, trainmen, and engine men meeting reports; Depression-era bulletins and advertisements, 1908-1931
Box 370 Reports of coal reserves, recoverable coal at mines, freight survey (1931-34); Ashtabula and Shenango trackage rights agreements, contracts, and reports (1976-84); Union mediation agreements (90s), 1931-44; 1976-91
Box 371 Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909
Box 444a 'Pink Sheets' generally Car Department, mostly written by H.C. Christie; Reports of Examination of MCRR and PC&Y; bound operation reports, income accounts, and general balance sheets, 1936-1985
Box 476 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
Box 529b Monongahela Connecting Railroad 100th Anniversary collection of pen and ink drawings; report book for Pittsburgh, McKeesport, & Youghiogheny Railroad; right of way deeds, 1870-1925
Box 568 Project envelopes for railroad improvements, 1966-1970

Series IV. Montour Railroad, 1900-1995

Scope and Content Notes:

The Montour Railroad was chartered in 1877 as a short line railroad to haul coal from rural western Pennsylvania to the steel industry of Pittsburgh and beyond. The first segment constructed extended southward from Montour Junction (near Coraopolis, Pa.) to the town of Imperial, Pa. In 1912 the railroad underwent a major expansion, and by 1917 reached West Mifflin by way of McDonald, Cecil, and Bethel Park. It became an important link in the rail transportation system serving Pittsburgh, Youngstown, Oh., and Cleveland because it connected to all five of the trunk railroads serving the area. The Montour served 27 mines and carried almost seven million tons of coal annually by its peak in 1930. Other freight was virtually incidental, and passenger service was abandoned in the 1920s. In 1946 the Montour Railroad was sold jointly to the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad. The P&LE acquired sole ownership in 1975. As costs continued to rise and revenues decrease, operations ceased entirely in 1984.

This series is another which contains a wide breath of information for the understanding of how the company functioned on a day-to-day basis through its different departments and how it dealt with problems that arose. Included materials span from 1898 to 1995 and are related to general operations of the railroad, such as employee records and wages, annual reports, bulletins, equipment logs, litigation, and engineering records. There are also some case files and hearings relating to the Lake Erie and Ohio Canal in this series.

Box 77 Engineering (Montour Railroad): Bridges, Bridge Inspection Under grade Reports (1968-78), McDonald Viaduct, Weed Program (1961-68), Mileage of Tracks Change in Track Reports (1961-76), Track Renewal and maintenance reports (1975-79), 1961-1979
Box 30 Research, publications, etc. concerning Coal and Coke Context in Pennsylvania, Early 1900s, 1950s, 1970s
Box 77 Engineering (Montour Railroad): Bridges, Bridge Inspection Under grade Reports (1968-78), McDonald Viaduct, Weed Program (1961-68), Mileage of Tracks Change in Track Reports (1961-76), Track Renewal and maintenance reports (1975-79), 1961-1979
Box 131 Workers agreements - Clerks, Shop Crafts, Steelworkers, Engineers, Yardmasters, Trainmen, Engineers. Rules Governing Employees, 1981
Box 134 P&LE and Eastern Railroad Companies agreement, Engineering Files - Damage to Roadway During Flood (1937), Blueprints and Estimate of Cost and Correspondence (Airport Parkway), Engine logs Montour Railroad, 1930s-1940s
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 221 Engineering Department - Connellsville Western Maryland abandonments, Detroit Edison Trains, Montour Railroad champion terminal study, Penn Central use of Lake Erie & Eastern, Walford Branch, Ohio River Branch, 1980s
Box 288a-288b Employee records--out of service, 1917-1979
Box 288c Employee records--out of service, correspondence to Youngstown & Southern, Operating Revenues and costs, 1937-1987
Box 297a Employees out of service, record index employee numbers for 1-1700 index of names, 1937-1974
Box 297b Employees out of service; wage reports, 1899-1983
Box 297c Employees out of service; post operation sales of railroad equipment; reports to Railroad retirement service; special account payroll (SPA numbers), 1938-1990
Box 300b State road crossings, changes in grade crossings, properties secured, correspondence with other railroads, engineator wiring diagrams, parts including joints, transfers, and track fastenings, and matters of Montour Railroad and engineering department, 1913-1951
Box 326 Tax Return Information, Gas Meter Readings, Automobile Insurance Records for Montour Railroad Company, Correspondence concerning scale tests, crossing gates, 1931-1985
Box 338 Legal matters: property titles, court hearings, payments, rental agreements, contracts etc., 1900-1959
Box 355 General Notice Index; Falcon Club Auction log (1999); Employment Procedures (1950s); meeting minutes; Montour Railroad Annual Reports to Interstate Commerce Commission; Management Employee Handbook of P≤ railroad company agreement books for P&LE, Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, and United Transportation Union, 1934-1999
Box 368 Annual Reports, 1920-1939
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 380 Locomotive study; cabin and caboose car information; freight car classifications; abandonments; equipment and building requirements; leases; rentals; sales; authorizations, 1965-1991
Box 384a-384b Land deeds between railroad and private land owners, 1913-1916
Box 385a Laws and litigation of Montour and Y&S closings; filed complaints; police commissions, 1942-1968
Box 386 Board meeting, property inventory of worth, correspondence, Board of Directors meetings, Stockholder's meeting, 1965-1976
Box 388 Employee benefits files (health, dental, off-track vehicle accident); mines rating and production; Consol Energy vs. Montour docket; correspondence with Association of American Railroad, various federal agencies, and other railroads; company appointments; property permits; general orders and rule book changes, 1960-1983
Box 389 Stenographer's minutes for valuation of Montour Railroad, recovery and payment of excess operating income; waybills; legal matters of Montour Railroad such as agreements with Pittsburgh Coal Company and Union Trust Company of Pittsburgh and others, 1905-1950
Box 390 Matters of materials (such as coal, scrap, cars, etc.), 1980-1983
Box 391a Articles of agreement between Montour Railroad and various companies and contractors; work authorizations; multi-railroad agreement book on rules and rates of pay for trainmen and yardmen, 1904-1955
Box 391b Notices and bulletins; correspondence with Consolidation Coal Company; locomotive inspection reports; demurrage sheets; locomotive and car repair sheets; P&L statements; bridge maintenance data; destruction of records, 1911-1980
Box 392a Employee Social Security Registration Applications, 1900-1960s
Box 392b Montour car record cards; P&LE Office of Local Treasurer Corporate Cash Books microfilms, 1900-1983
Box 393a Articles of agreement between Montour Railroad and various companies and contractors; track layouts on Neville Island; correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1955
Box 393b Correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1995
Box 394a Correspondence of Chief Engineer; construction contract for bridge, 1913-1914
Box 394b Correspondence of Chief Engineer, to and from Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, regarding US government dam construction proposal, 1913-1940s
Box 395 Blueprints and engineering plans, 1950s
Box 396 Records of employees from P&LE, 1950-1981
Box 397 Correspondence concerning notice of abandonment; various agreements; call sheets; coal mine reports, 1900-1982
Box 399a Deeds, 1900-1915
Box 399b Annual Reports; miscellaneous papers and blueprints, 1884-1918
Box 400a Rules and Rates of Pay; Railway Labor Act papers; case files of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal project hearings, 1936-1975
Box 400b Case files of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal project hearings, 1926-1939
Box 401 Maintenance of way department bulletins; correspondence of engineering department; labor issues, 1964-1980
Box 402 New York Central Railway blueprints (1950s); agreements with Consolidation Coal Co (1935-47); correspondence concerning issues of the West Pittsburgh Station (1946-61), 1935-1961
Box 424 Correspondence concerning Flood Committee; sidetracks; maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives; study of Montour Railroad coal movements; joint facilities; flat car conversion design; centralized crew dispatching; cost analyses; Detroit-Edison train; hot slab trains; Aliquippa & Southern Railroad, 1897-1973
Box 444b Bound reports of operations, general balance sheets, and expenditure statements; Montour changes in equipment (1960-66); Carrier's Review of and comments concerning reports for property of PC&Y, 1920-1966
Box 448 Crossing accidents, 1946-1982
Box 467 Reports and correspondence of CSX; P&LE phone directory; employee General Notices (1980s); union information; Montour and PC&Y, car service rules; Connellsville machinery, passenger cars, environmental concerns and correspondence; radios (1981-91); contract services provided by P≤ agreements with CIO; TWU correspondence and reports; Employee Assistance Program booklet; claims against Montour Railroad, 1981-1992
Box 484 Meeting minutes, resolutions, government correspondence, leases, dockets, blueprints, etc., reporting the establishment of the Northern Montour Railroad Company; accident reports; application of Mingo Valley Railroad; articles of agreement between Montour Railroad Company and other railroads for consolidation and mergers; contracts between Montour and various companies, 1912-1920
Box 513 Deed from Pittsburgh Terminal Railroad Company to Montour (1919); locomotive replacement (1979); Interstate Commerce Commission briefs concerning valuations and construction (1927-29); construction agreements (1920s); Smith's Ferry Loading Boom construction (1920s); book of balance sheets (1914-17), 1920-1979
Box 515 Cars under obligation, gondola end modification; paperwork, pamphlets, catalogs, and instructions for various equipment and parts, 1976-1989
Box 516a Building costs booklet; daily locomotive performance records; valuation docket of Montour; train statistics of Interstate Commerce Commission; contracts; Montour - Y&S merger proposal; Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad correspondence; policeman commissions; numerous loose blueprints, 1914-1994
Box 516b Pricing schedule for track laying and surfacing; Pittsburgh - Chicago Dist. Cost Data Committee reports on Ballasts (1920); track laying and surfacing cost comparison; booklets on costs of: building, development, freight cars, grading, obtaining money, bridges; ICC valuation dockets; record of property changes, 1920s
Box 517 Shop maintenance standards (1986); multi-railroad agreements on car men, their helpers, and apprentices (1963); agreement between PA railroads and American Railway Supervisors Association (1957); master agreement for restructuring of obligations of P&LE (1985); various other multi-railroad agreements; Montour Railroad railway operating revenues (1927-1941), 1927-1986
Box 528 Court testimonies; railway operating revenues and statements of operations, 1899-1960
Box 530 Land purchase authorizations; deeds, 1910-1931
Box 537 Sale of Montour to Pittsburgh Coal; Montour pipe line crossings; construction blueprints; death investigation reports; legal issues; financial issues; applications for crossings and construction; land deeds; land trusts; requests among railroads for car returns; 1965 budget; job postings, 1913-1930
Box 539 Reports of coal weighed and stop off charges for Champion, Pa., 1965
Box 539 Personal injury summary cards of Montour Railroad employees; LE&E records book; notes on cross sections; LE&E and PL&E crossing agreements, 1922-1965
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 and Youngstown & Southern Railroad monthly reports of revenue freight cars, 1970-1990
Box 571 Log of detailed traffic statistics, 1940-1943
Box 572 ICC Bureau of Valuation land and engineering reports, including blueprints, 1917-1926
Box 573 Reports of waybills received from various companies, 1955
Oversize 574 Bound ledger of financial data, 1913-1928

Series V. New York Central System, 1905-1965

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.

Box 137 New York Central Lines Athletic Associations Sixth Annual Track Meet to be Held At Pitt Stadium Sept. 18th 1929 (3586 FF8-1), Freight House Office Building Floor Plan (1785 JA3), The Monongahela Railway Showing Coal and Coke Operations (14193 - KF -12 and 209 - K - 393) 1929
Box 402 New York Central Railway blueprints (1950s) MCRR: Agreements with Consolidation Coal Co (1935-47); correspondence concerning issues of the West Pittsburgh Station (1946-61), 1935-1961
Box 600-613 New York Central Railroad System Annual Reports, 1905-1965

Series VI. Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1898-1995

Scope and Content Notes:

On May 26, 1892, the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company purchased one-half interest in the Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad Company. They negotiated a contract with the Pittsburgh Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, which had also purchased one-half interest, for the operation of the road.

The series holds a small amount of records for this railroad and its dealings with other companies as well as functioning of its engineering department. There is also mention of the Neville Island freight and the McKees Rocks station.

Box 213 Pittsburgh Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Co. Damage papers McKees Rocks, Freight Car Shop McKees Rocks, etc., 1910-1950s
Box 240 Old and Cancelled PC&Y 349-H to 349-N (Various sidetrack agreements), 1950s
Box 241 Old and Cancelled PC&Y 312.22-D to 312.22-W (Duquesne Light Crossings at Chestnut Street, Kennedy and Guthrie Station, and Railroad Street), 1940s-1950s
Box 296a Records of 1981 'Great Train Ride', contracts and agreements with Pennsylvania Railroad Company, study of Jones & Laughlin Steel Company, General Notices, track changes, matters of Pittsburgh, Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railroad Company and Gateway Yard, 1927-1984
Box 392c Reports on purchases of Little Kanawha Syndicate Lines (1919-20); closing of PC&Y (1970s-80s); correspondence and reports of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1983
Box 393b Correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1995
Box 398b Correspondence concerning PC&Y; property issues, 1902-1960
Box 406 Engineering issues of PC&Y and McKeesport station and Neville Island freight, 1933-1949
Box 409a Correspondence concerning McKees Rocks station: construction, maintenance; PC&Y railroad company papers concerning Neville Island freight, 1903-1956
Box 416 Track construction and maintenance, 1909-1935
Box 440a Superintendent agreements (regarding sidetracks, wages, etc.); car records; J&L Steel contract on equipment transfer services; railroad company agreements; studies of billing, switching, and future procedures; various bills; changes in operating facilities at East Youngstown, OH; car sales records; contracts with PC&Y, 1939-1983
Box 444a 'Pink Sheets' generally Car Department, mostly written by H.C. Christie; Reports of Examination of MCRR and PC&Y; bound operation reports, income accounts, and general balance sheets, 1936-1985
Box 444b Bound reports of operations, general balance sheets, and expenditure statements; Montour changes in equipment (1960-66); Carrier's Review of and comments concerning reports for property of PC&Y, 1920-1966
Box 488 Reports to the office of Chief Engineer from the American Railway Association, Interstate Commerce Commission, Pennsylvania Railroad Association, Eastern Railway Association, General Managers Association; information regarding industrial supplies and equipment; PC&Y: Employee medical reports, 1960-1991
Box 534 PC&Y annual reports of maintenance of way (1925-30); O.S. reports (1898-1943); Allegheny County record book; book of right of way deeds; train orders; flood planning information; Penn Central procedures for Capital Projects (1968); testimony of PLW President and Director, 1898-1968
Oversize 576 Log of project reports, accounts, and expenditures, 1916-1981

Series VII. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, 1860-1999

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) began operation in 1879 after the 1878 consolidation with the Youngstown & Pittsburgh Railroad Company. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., the P&LE line began as a single track railroad connecting Pittsburgh to Youngstown, Ohio. The railroad began its affiliation with the New York Central System in 1883 and, by 1890, was one of the principle rail routes in the eastern United States. As it grew, it became able to handle six times the amount of freight it had in 1880, earning its nickname, the “Little Giant.” In 1879 the railroad became heavily used line by travelers and commuters. Eventually, the rise of motor trucks, private cars, and buses led to the decline of train travel, and by the mid-1970s, only one commuter train remained on the P&LE line.

While the early 1970s brought a decline in passenger travel, the freight lines continued to grow. In 1976, following the 1970 bankruptcy of the Penn Central System, the railroad obtained trackage rights over former Penn Central lines to Ashtabula Harbor, Oh., located on Lake Erie and through Sharon to Shenango, Pennsylvania. The railroad was purchased by CSX Transportation in 1993.

The materials in this series are further divided into subseries to give an outline of the functions and operations of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.

Subseries 1. Engineering, 1850-1944

Scope and Content Notes:

Records in the collection pertaining to engineering are often explicitly labeled as such by the railroad. A large amount of these will be correspondence to and from the Chief Mechanical Engineer in addressing certain blueprints, as well as records of machinery, bridges, buildings, equipment, locomotives, and railroad cars.

It should be noted that a significant number of boxes in this subseries contain information regarding the Ohio River and Lake Erie Canal, from the mouth of the Beaver River at Rochester, Pa., to a point near Ashtabula, Oh., on Lake Erie and came under discussion in 1930. Blueprints, studies, and many newspaper clippings create a record of this canal and highlight the interest Pittsburgh and its railroad industry had in this project which never took place.

Box 2 Trainmen rosters (1980s), Bulletin Orders (1980s), Tax Assessments (1930), blueprints and work orders to Bethlehem Steel for rail cars and 250-ton steel wreck crane, 1930-1986
Box 5 Locomotive serial numbers and information files, 1930-1970
Box 6 Parts diagrams and blueprints and information, 1970s
Box 8 Legal documents (land transfers, etc); Office of Engineer building specs for various equipment and implementation (ex. switches), 1915-1946
Box 20 Rail purchase, Robins Car Shakeout Installation/ Blueprints, Scale house and track scales construction, Dravosburg Bridge and Blue prints, flashing light RR crossing system, 1940s
Box 25 Office of Chief Engineer legal files (suits, laws, and government acts), 1975-1980
Box 28 Car information files (cars damaged on foreign lines, cars sent home for repairs), 1980s
Box 75 5931 Rajah Oil Co. lease of property and side track, Lansingville and Youngstown Gas and Oil Co. lease of land and sidetrack (1919), 5931 Holub Iron & Steel Co. lease of land at Lansingville (1936), 5951 Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Connellsville (1919), 5995 Combustion Engineering Sidetrack-drainage a/c Combustion Engineering Company (1902), 5997-A Lease of Property at Groveton to William Duffy for camping (1924), 6030-A Pittsburgh Knife and Forge Company Siding Coraopolis (1919), 1902-1936
Box 76 Colona River Rail Transfer Plant (1932), Colona River Rail Transfer Plant Track Scale (1931), Colona River Rail Transfer Plant (1896-1927), Colona River Rail Transfer Plant (1930), Colona River Rail Transfer Plant Electric (1931), Colona River Rail Transfer Plant - Fixed Charges, reconditioning, dredging (1933) 1896-1933
Box 78 Proposals for New Telephone Switch P&LE, Pittsburgh Telephone Co. Bell Telephone Co. F/S Communications Corp. North Pittsburgh Telephone Co. , Gray Communications, 1981-1982
Box 79 Files 3177- 3283 (Elimination of grade crossing Neville Island, M.C.B. Building at McKees Rocks, etc), 1920s
Box 80 New Storehouse and Oil House near Roundhouse, Haselton, Brotherhood of railway and steamship clerks, 1920-1950
Box 81 Seamon Co. Diesel Servicing Facility KS, Pgh. Des-Moines Steel Fab. Steel for Locomotive Repair Shop KS, Track layout Diesel Shop KS, Diesel Shop Cranes, Overhead Bridges Diesel Shop KS, Diesel Shop KS, Coach Shop KS, Right of way for Aliquippa and Parke Station 1983
Box 82 Elizabeth Highway Bridge (1939), dismantling old and new and abandoned tracks and buildings (1953), requisition for ties from purchasing agent and number needed for 1955, requisition for ties from purchasing agent and number needed for 1951, requisition for ties from purchasing agent for 1956, budgets from 1952-54, reports of weekly maintenance situation rail, ties, ballast, and tamping (1953-54), capital expenditures quarterly statements, ICC reports "Circulars 31-7 and Circular" (1955), 1939-1955
Box 83 13-G Youngstown Sheet & Tube Bridge, 13-F Youngstown Sheet & Tube Bridge, 16-A Hazelton Interlocking Plant, 18-A Hazelton to Lake Shore Branch (1901), 18-B Hazelton to Lake Shore Branch (1901), 18-D Hazelton to Lake Shore Branch (1901), 18-E Hazelton to Lake Shore Branch including Center St. Crossing with B&O and 205, 1901
Box 89 Additions and necessities (gate crossings, buildings, etc),
Box 93-98 Right of way, tracks, crossings, grades, some blueprints, leases, derailment, 1897-1965
Box 99-100 Sidetrack, American Chemsol Co. Standard Oil- 1947, study of term. of agreements with Erie RR Youngstown Territory, New Erie Station and office building, Youngstown (1921), P&LE-NYC percentages passenger Sta. and Switching (1925), Freight Warehouse, Belmont Ave. Youngstown (1925), Erie Railroad signals (1931), Siding Crucible Steel Co. KS (1902), Kendall Coal and Coke, Tyrone Branch, Broadford (1930), Building at Haselton (1905), R of W at Lynch (1905), R of W at Beaver Falls(1902), retaining wall, Republic Iron PGH (1905), R of W Robinson (1909), Xing watchman (1944), Siding New Castle Asphalt Block Co (1901), Commercial Sash and Door Co, Beaver Falls (1905), R of W Ohio Connecting Bridge West End Pgh (1913), Hartman Dam, R of W, retaining walls and bridges (1890), 1900-1955
Box 101 Engineering Files: (43) KS Power House- 1902, (55) Sand House, Marchand -1915, (57) FCC Radio Licence, (60) Station at Marchland- 1903, (61) Newell Yard -1947, (63) Drinking Water, Yard Office, Newell -1943, (63) Newell Water Plant - 1929, (67) Monessen Yard -1902, (69) Sidetrack A and P Monessen- 1947, (70A) Monessen Freight Sta. -1947, (72) -1903, (79A) Glassport Yard- 1897, (85) Boiler Washing -1903, (96) Gardner Ave. Yd. New Castle (1900), 1900-1960s
Box 102 Engineering Files: 3rd St. Coraopolis (1904), R of W, Lucas, Lockhart Iron and Steel, KS, R of W Braddock (1904), 34th St. Yard Pgh, Hays, Keystone Iron and Metal, Terminal Coal Co., New Glenwood Bridge, Hays, American Oil Co., Lucas (1935), Reiber St. Footbridge, New Castle (1896), Sidetrack, Ellwood Stone Co. (1899), 1909-1959
Box 105 Track switches, etc. (blueprints), 1900-1980
Box 130 Station and rail shops (1938), Pennsylvania RR Freight Terminal and Facilities, Diagram of P&LE RR (1945), Montour RR connection with P&LE (1937), Plan of Station Grounds (1909), Neville Interlocking Plant (1918), P&LE Truck Repair Shop (1927), P&LE Pittsburgh to Youngstown Location of Vacant Land Available for Lease (1930), Reconditioning Room Freight House Pittsburgh (1927), Pittsburgh Terminal Train Shed Design for Platform (1898), Plans Showing Location and details of Drinking Water Lines and Fountains in Freight House and Central Warehouse (1917), Location of Monongahela Connecting RR (1895), Pittsburgh Terminal Station Proposed Concrete Platform (1935), Organization of Department Slides, Early 1900s
Box 134 P&LE and Eastern Railroad Companies agreement, Engineering Files - Damage to Roadway During Flood (1937), Blueprints and Estimate of Cost and Correspondence (Airport Parkway), Engine logs Montour Railroad, 1930s-1940s
Tube 135 Floor Plans Of Modernization Layout for Central Warehouse, Table of Contents: 1) Plot plan, 2) elevation plan, 3) First Floor Plan Existing and Proposed, 4) Existing Basement Plan, 5) Proposed Basement Plan, 6) Existing Second Floor Plan, 7) Proposed Second Floor Plan, 8) Existing Typical Floor Plan, 9) Proposed Typical Floor Plan, 10) Existing Third Floor Plan, 11) Proposed Third Floor Plan, 12) Existing fourth floor plan, 13) Proposed fourth floor plan, 14) Existing fifth floor plan, 15) Proposed fifth floor plan, 16) Existing sixth floor plan, 17) Proposed sixth floor plan, 18) Existing seventh floor plan, 19) Proposed seventh floor plan, 1952
Tube 136 Floor Layout for Mechanized Material Handling, Table of Contents: First floor plan existing and proposed, First floor proposed, 1952
Tube 137 New York Central Lines Athletic Associations Sixths Annual Track Meet to be Held At Pitt Stadium Sept. 18th 1929 (3586 FF8-1), Freight House Office Building Floor Plan (1785 JA3), The Monongahela Railway Showing Coal and Coke Operations (14193 - KF -12 and 209 - K - 393), 1929
Tube 138 Plan of Defense Plant Corporation Area Situate in The Boroughs of Homestead and West Homestead Made for Carnegie Illinois Steel Corp ( LP- 706 and 1026), West Wing of Pittsburgh Terminal Station ( 6141 EK5), Duquesne Slag Products Company Pittsburgh Plant Layout Sheet Number 1 (133), West Wing of the Pittsburgh Terminal Station (6141 EK5), 1906-1942
Box 139 Bridges Replacing Moon Run Railroad Replacing Numbers 1 and 3 (G22), West Wing of Pittsburgh Terminal Station 4th floor (6141 EK5), West Wing of Pittsburgh Terminal Station showing part of glass roof and steel work over glass dome (6141 EK5), West Wing of Pittsburgh Terminal Station Cross section (6141 EK5), Montour Railroad Plan for Plate Girders of Proposed Bridge over Montour Run (G23), Plan Showing Tunnel and Retaining Wall (22), New Terminal (98 B), 1902
Box 144 Retirement of track sidings, retirement of flat cars, purchases of equipment, sale of systems, etc., 1970s
Box 145 McKeesport Bridge / Repairs, blueprints; Boro of Davidson Slag; airlines at Hazelton Yard; Carbon Limestone Co. Hillsville; Freight Agents Office Building, 1948
Box 161 Standard siding agreements; construction of sidetracks, etc.; standard siding agreements; construction of sidetracks; etc., standard siding agreements; construction of sidetracks, etc.; Allegheny County Light Company; Glassport; Widening River Avenue; West End; Widening River Avenue, West End; Widening River Avenue; West End), 1902
Box 175 Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1932
Box 192 Contracts with other companies; blueprints, 1920s
Box 193 General Files - 547 (Meehan Boiler & Construction Co. & J.F. Cantrwell - S.J. Quinn - Sidetrack at Lowellville), 508 (Right of Way - McKees Rocks Pa), 554 (South 22nd Street Yard), 554-1 (South 22nd Street Yard), 451-4 (Diesel Repair Shop - McKees Rocks Pa), 451-4-A (Diesel Repair Shop - McKees Rocks Pa), 451-8 (Diesel Repair Shop - McKees Rocks Pa), 1950s
Box 194 Old and Cancelled - 323 (Bridge Inspections), 335.1 (Pittsburgh Builders Supply KS), 336 (Lease West Newton Fr. Ste to Westmorland County Farm Bureau Coop), 367 (American Tin Plate Co. S.S. Pgh), 392 (Right of Way at Lowellville M.S.L), 399 (Photos of PUC Hearing on Lowellville crossings), 399-1 (Prop. Highway Bridge over Mahoning River, Lowellville), 403 (Pgh Coal West Newton), 413 (Road Crossing Lewis Foundry and Machine Groveton), 416 (Right of Way Sunnyside), 438 (Glenwood Bridge, Hays), 445 (Right of Way Montour Junction), 451-1 (Prop Sewers, Diesel Shop KS), 451-2 (Excavation for Diesel Shop), 451-3 (Diesel Shop KS),
Box 195 Property Correspondence, Contract #3 - 67 Vipond and Vipond Inc, Contract 206-66 Aerial Map Service, 1966-1968
Box 196 Colona River Rail Transfer Plant; Colona River Rail Transfer Plant operating expenses), 1934-1936
Box 197 File Nos. 7110 - 7169-A; land leases, sidetrack agreements, bridges, tracks, grade crossings, 1925-1960
Box 198 Historical Data of the Waynesburg Southern Railroad Company - See records storage inventory sheet, 1966-1968
Box 200 File Nos. 6967 - 7104 (Standard Slag Co. Permit for Roadway on Cedar Street, Mahoning Valley Sand Co. Track Siding), 1940s-1950s
Box 201 File Nos. 2758 - 2867 (Approx Cost of Pittsburgh Terminal, Matthews Run Arch at Sheppler, 1950s
Box 202 File Nos. 8205 - 8365 - grade crossings; sidetrack agreements, etc., 1940s-1950s
Box 203 Information pertaining to the construction of the L.E & E. RR (Files 1662-L to 1662-27-A), 1950s-1960s
Box 204 Budgets 1958-61, files regarding Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1950s
Box 205 Wreck Investigation File, Alcoa, 1970s
Box 206 General Files - 1166 (Abolition grade crossing on New Castle to Chawton Hwy at Taylor twp), 1182 (Market St. Crossing McKeesport), 1235 (Crossings at McKeesport, Erie, Huey, Mary, Martin, Riverton, Walnut, Dale and Agreement w/ B&O for 4th Ave), 1786-48-A (40 Hour week from 1945), 1276 (Republic Iron and Steel Co. of Haselton) 1278-A-4 (Co. Telephone employees residences), 1897-1950s
Box 207 File Nos. 5105 - 5208-A-3 (Penna. Power Co., Extension of old turntable tracks at Beaver Falls, Duquesne Light Co., Controversy with the Pullman co.), 1930-1950
Box 208 Pittsburgh Steel Foundry (1795), Lake Carriers Oil Co.; Passenger Coach Tracks (1843); College Round House (1916), College Round House coal and ash plant (1916), Youngstown Sheet and Tube (1936), 1901-1907
Box 209 General Files - 7677 (Motor Trucks- Engineering Departments), 7721 (Third and Fourth Tracks Fallston to College), 7723 (Survey Along P&LE RR Permission to Enter Property), 7736 (J.P Ensing & F.G Brisbin -Personal Correspondence), 7762 (Proposed relocation of tracks through Homestead and Braddock territory), 1903-1957
Box 210 National Industrial Reclamation Act, 1930-1950
Box 211 Change crossing protection at 1st street Braddock; 2196 East Carson Street Yard, 1901-1931
Box 212 File Nos. 8513-3 to 8605 (New Car Repair Shop McKees Rocks, Lease of Property, etc), 1950s
Box 213 Pittsburgh Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Co Damage papers McKees Rocks, Freight Car Shop McKees Rocks, etc., 1910-1950s
Box 214 File Nos. 3816-4 to 3986 Lease of Land sidetrack agreement, Railroad Accident investigation reports, 1910-1960s
Box 215 File Nos. 3996 to 4176; sidetrack agreements; right of way; crossings; transfers; etc. with other companies, 1900-1960
Box 216 General Files - 6777 (Colona River Rail Transfer Plant operating expenses), 6851 (YMCA general correspondence), 6891 (misc. maps and blueprints), 6927 (Electric flash butt welding for continuous rail), 6964 (Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen), 6965 (American Federation of Labor), 7040 (Wampum-Chewton Bridge over P&LE), 7074 (New River Bridge at West Street), 7114 (Pittsburgh Coal Co. constructing grade crossing over township roads), 1920-1950
Box 217 Lease of Cars, Freight Equipment files, 1980s
Box 218 1956 Zoning Ordinance; Montour Railroad and Youngstown & Southern Railroad acquisitions; main line switch; City Planning reports; crossings; property purchases; articles of agreement, 1898-1958
Box 219 Committee on valuation of railroads; inspection by ICC's Bureau of Valuation; telephone circuit locations; maintenance of way; signals; sidings in Monessen; sidetrack agreements, 1913-1959
Box 220 Youngstown Branch Bridge over Mahoning River, Car Heaters, Explosives Handling, Discontinuance Passenger Trains, Handling Investigations, 1940s
Box 221 Connellsville Western Maryland abandonments, Detroit Edison Trains, Montour Railroad champion terminal study, Penn Central use of Lake Erie &Eastern, Walford Branch, Ohio River Branch, 1980s
Box 222 File Nos. 5467 to 5713, 1950s-1960s
Box 223 312 (New Central Warehouse), 349 (Superior Paper Products - McKees Rocks), 1950s
Box 224 General Files - 2846 (B&O crossover tracks at McKeesport connection at MK tower, switching for National Tub Co., 2833 (Rostraver storage yard re-adjustment Pgh Steel), 2874 (Reports, accounts, statements - ICC & misc. subjects), 2875 (McKeesport Freight Office), 2884 (BG Interlocking Plant), 2887 (Phoenix Glass Co.), 1909-1940
Box 225 General Files - 2495 (Crossings/ application for construction), 2499 (Mayor Pottery, Beaver Falls), 2510 (Ferrona and Sharon Branch), 1896-1907
Box 226 General Files - 5765 (Equipment Budget), 5765 (Work cars - retired, new equipment cars, pay loader, maitenance program), 5801 (Webster Fuel Supply Co Sidetrack and Lease), 5810 (Gov't Ordinance Plant), 5826 (Neville Island Branch), 5836 (United Coal Co.), 5894 (Ellwood Jct), 5904 (American Railroad Association), 1899-1953
Box 227 Old and Cancelled - 528 (West Side Belt RR), 531 (West Pittsburgh), 543 (Sherman St. Track), 547 (Falcon Foundry Co), 549 (R of W Webster), 554 (Track through J&L Property), 554 (J&L, Pittsburgh), 554-1-A (Monongahela Conn RR), 1902-1950
Box 228 File Nos. 5713-A-2 to 5931-1-A-1 (Holub Iron and Steel, Consolidation and Rearrangement of Signal Maintenance Sectors, Douglass Grade Crossings, United Coal Co Ella Mine), 1930s-1950s
Box 229 File Nos. 4762-A to 4851 (Changing of Location of Highway East of Millersville, Sidetrack Agreement with Standard Steel, Exchange of R of W with B&O), 1930s-1950s
Box 230 Bids regarding contracts for roadside structures, Special file on Duquesne contracting co., Right of Way Lake Erie and Eastern, 1910-1950s
Box 231 Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees; sidetrack agreements; articles of agreement, 1922-1959
Box 232 General Files - 2414 (Little Redstone Creek Branch), 2441 (Permits for pipe and wire crossings and making charges for same), 2445 (Townsend Company Fallston, 2495 (Crossings at Homestead), 1906
Box 233 Old and Cancelled - 1-B to 18-C (Temporary Diesel Facilities, Water Supply E. Youngstown, Hazelton Yard Masters Office), 1950s
Box 234 File Nos. 4607 H to 4745-A-7 (Cherry Street Crossing, Lease of Property at Ellwood City, Grade Crossing at Ellwood City, Fence around McKees Rocks Yard), 1940s-1950s
Box 235 Information on construction of the LE&E RR: 1662 (Special File - Duquesne Contr. Co and bids on grading and concrete between Cedar St and Division Streets), 1662 (LE&E RR main file surveying tracks), 1662-A-2-5 (LE&E roadbed and track), 1662-B (Vacation of streets and crossings from 1905), Early 1900s
Box 236 Reports, surveys, newspaper articles, reports on costs and reports of congressional hearing of the canal, Meramec Basin Research Project 1961-1962, 1930s-1960s
Box 237 Sidetrack and land leases; abandonment; changes in tracks at Elwell Branch, 1936-1966
Box 238 General Files - 1475 (Pittsburgh Tube Co siding at Monaca), 1544 (J&L siding at Aliquippa), 1544-A (Woodlawn to West Economy Highway), 1581-G-8 (Speed of trains hauling cranes on the main track), 1581-C-9 (Additions to main line and sidings, timetables, etc.), 1950s
Box 239 General Files - 6107 (Cheseborough Mfg. Co. McKees Rocks), 6112 (Federal Spring Company and Standard Steel Spring), 6124 (Office Building -NYC Freight Station), 6271 (Duquesne Light Company Wire Crossing at 21st Street), 6335 (Improved and heavier weight of rail, dudley section), 6354 (Eliminating grade crossing at 21st Street), 6412 (Widening Jerome Street), 6632 (Russell Burdsall and Ward B&N Co), 6759 (Retirement costs and schedules), 6759 (Depreciation and fixed costs ICC), 1912-1945
Box 240 Old and Cancelled PC&Y 349-H to 349-N (various sidetrack agreements), 1950s
Box 241 Old and Cancelled PC&Y 312.22-D to 312.22-W (Duquesne Light Crossings at Chestnut Street, Kennedy and Guthrie Station, and Railroad Street), 1940s-1950s
Box 242 General Files - 3997 (Matthew's Gravity Carrier Co. Ellwood City / Matthew's Conveyor Co.), 1911
Box 243 File Nos. 1371 - 1621 (Under crossings, Oil house at college, Right of Way at North Webster, etc), 1910-1930
Box 244 File Nos. 5022 - 5104 (Lease of Land, Report on the Development of Water Resources at the Mahoning River, Upper Ohio Valley Association, 1910-1950
Box 245 File Nos. 2279 - 2387 (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Aliquippa Yard, etc.), 1910-1950
Box 246 Books, studies, and surveys for Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1940-1960
Box 247 Train Accidents, 1965
Box 248 General Files - 1064 (Universal Sanitary Mfg. Co reconstruction of trestle property conveyance, private roadway), 1064 - A (Universal Rundle 12" water line), 1064-1 (Grade Crossing), 1068-1 (Kelsy-Hayes Development Port Vue), 1068-A (McKeesport Tin Plate and J&L sidetrack), 1076 (American Steel and Wire Co. track changes), 1902-1947
Box 249 Old and Cancelled - 573 (Fire at Newell coal mine), 577 (Mesta Machine Co. discharge into Streets Run), 582 (Monaca Freight Station), 588 (Mon River Coal and Coke), 590-B-1 (Pittsburgh Steel Co.), 607 (Mon River Coal and Coke), 623 (Right of Way South Side), 661 (Commercial Sash and Door), 669 (Right of Way Edenburg), 680 (Pittsburgh Railways wire crossings), 732 (A. Hayden Elizabeth Siding), 733 (Right of Way J. Sinnott Gibsonton), 757 (Pvt. grade crossing, Whitsett Junction), 769 (4th Street crossing Pittsburgh), 775 (Right of Way Rostraver), 791 (Right of Way Demler), 802 (General Yard office KS), 1898-1958
Box 250 File Nos. 2621-4 to 2745-A (3rd Street undercrossing Glassport, Co Interlocking Plant, Drainage Monessen, RK Interlocking), 1950s
Box 251 Federal Long housemen's and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act; Whirler Crane; sidetrack agreements; snow removal; grade crossings; track proposals, 1922-1958
Box 252 Old and Cancelled - 805 (Valley Electric, Fallston), 806 (Ohio Valley Supply), 809 (Struthers Highway Bridge), 810 (Raising P&W Tracks at Struthers Bridge), 829 (Water Station Port Vue), 832 (Jacobs Creek Scale), 833 (Speers Run Branch), 839 (O'Neil and Patterson Tipple), 841 (Right of way Homestead), 859 (Right of Way American Window Glass), 868 (Right of way Layton), 885 (Continental Can Co.), 886 (Electric Power Lines), 887 (Overhead crossing, J&L Tunnel north end), 889 (Right of way Becks Run), 890 (New Committee on Slag), 903 (Right of Way, Bridgewater), 943A (Jepco of Pa.), 1899-1953
Box 253 General Files - 2517 (Woodlawn Passenger Station), 2565 (Western Union Telephone Co. contract), 2621 (Various changes including street crossings or bridges at 2nd and 3rd streets at Beaver Leopard and Lion lane at Bridgewater), 2621 (Snyder's record on steel work for bridges), 2631 (Wire crossings- Youngstown consolidated gas and electric at Lowellville and Bentley, MSL, also wires from N. Castle Jct.), 2636 (Grade crossings at West Newton -Hwy. Rt. 118), 1908-1942
Box 254 General Files - 595 (Sewers, McKees Rocks), 653 (J&L Tunnel), 714 (Lightweight freight cars-same for clearances reports freight cars cleaned), 1920s-1950s
Box 255 8255 (Defense Plant Corp foot walk, alcohol lines, steam lines, gas line on Raccoon Creek), 8261 (United Engineering and foundry contract to serve plant at Sherman and New Castle), 8288 (New passenger and freight layout at Homestead), 8375 (Amper Iron and Metal Company, proposed lease of land and tracks and Southwest Compressed Steel Corp), 1940s
Box 256 1662-33 (Coal and ash handling, LE&E RR/ Lansingville), 1662-43 (Investments as per agreement), 1662-42-A (General File, Mahoning Valley Agreements), 1662-70 (Yard Office, train men and car mens buildings), 1940s-1960s
Box 257 Surveys, studies, reports, maps, and geological reports of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1950s
Box 258 399-A (Proposed Sewers at Lowellville), 418 (Brownville Junction Yard), 434 (McKeesport Freight House), 451-1 (Diesel Repair Shop, McKees Rocks), 1950s
Box 259 Car shops and buildings; agreements with companies; sidetrack agreements; siding; connections; grade crossings, 1890-1958
Box 260 Personal Injury Record Cards, Car and Locomotive, 1943-1974
Box 285a-285b Correspondence on thefts and vandalism, maintenance, construction, 1899-1957
Box 286b Expense reports, track change proposals, and correspondence between PL&E and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on use of tracks, 1940s
Box 287a Railroad and terminal maintenance and construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public notices, correspondence with chief of engineers, 1900-1950
Box 287b Maintenance and construction, 1940s
Box 296a Records of 1981 'Great Train Ride', contracts and agreements with Pennsylvania Railroad Company, study of Jones & Laughlin Steel Company, General Notices, track changes, matters of Pittsburgh, Chartiers, and Youghiogheny Railroad Company and Gateway Yard, 1927-1984
Box 296b Correspondence on car movements, track changes, legal issues, 1983 Weed and Bush Control Program, and "5,000,000th Freight Car"/Gateway Yard Celebration (1966); rosters and seniority lists, notices and bulletins, 1924-1983
Box 298b Daily locomotive reports, freight car inspections, Express Truck Maintenance Manual, Waukesha Engines Manual (1951), freight car and work equipment records, and purchasers of Little Kanawha Syndicate and Buckhannon & Northern Railroads, 1914-1986
Box 300b State road crossings, changes in grade crossings, properties secured, correspondence with other railroads, engineator wiring diagrams, parts including joints, transfers, and track fastenings, and matters of Montour Railroad Company and their engineering department, 1913-1951
Box 329b City of Pittsburgh granted authorizations for building projects; Frank Virant's personal items, 1905-1940
Box 334a Correspondence concerning Lake Erie & Ohio River Ship Canal and proposed improvement of Beaver and Mahoning Rivers, change of rails through "SI" Interlocking Plant; accounts and payrolls, 1933-1949
Box 342b Records of 40-hour work week decision; correspondence concerning Pennsylvania Railroad bridge at Beaver Falls and New Brighton, bridge in Homestead, train accidents, and locomotive parts, 1898-1960
Box 352-353 Newspaper clippings by Burrelles Clipping Service, 1965-1967
Box 354 Correspondence of Industrial Engineering dept. to the office of the president regarding Upper Ohio River Canal, 1936-1941
Box 356 Construction of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal papers: correspondence, plans, legal matters, hearings, 1960s
Box 358 Papers concerning construction of upper Ohio River Canal, 1930s
Box 360-361 Papers pertaining to Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1941-1945, 1960s
Box 362 Reports and correspondence regarding construction of dam and reservoir in The Mahoning River Basin, OH; West Branch Reservoir; Upper Ohio Valley Assoc. Reports and correspondence, U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works sessions, 1935-1965
Box 363a-363b Official documents of Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal Project, and Beaver River/Mahoning Canal; includes correspondence, reports, radio, magazines, U.S. Congressional Committee reports; Upper Ohio Vallery Assoc., Board of Army Engineers for Rivers & Harbors; protests and resolutions; Ohio Railroad Assoc., chambers of commerce outside of Pittsburgh; opponents--West Branch, 1935-1963
Box 364 Bound newspaper clippings of the Ohio River and Lake Erie Canal Project, 1967-1969
Box 366-367 Newspaper clippings, 1965-1967
Box 370 Reports of coal reserves, recoverable coal at mines, freight survey (1931-34); Ashtabula and Shenango trackage rights agreements, contracts, and reports (1976-84); Union mediation agreements (90s), 1931-44; 1976-91
Box 375 Burelles clippings on Lake Erie and Ohio River canal, 1962-1965
Box 378 Burelles clippings on Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1960s
Box 382 Train movement reports (1973-77), radio and wireless communication (1987); bow train, cabin, and caboose, 1973-1987
Box 387 Correspondence concerning Steel Car Shop of McKees Rocks; route at Presto, PA; track, bridge, and grade crossing construction agreements; Neville Island road crossings, 1924-1961
Box 394b Chief Engineer correspondence to and from Pittsburgh & Lake Erie regarding US government dam construction proposal, 1913-1940
Box 398a-398b Correspondence and notices concerning Interstate Commerce Commission; signals inspections; sidetrack agreements; lease agreements; protection of grade crossings within Pittsburgh city limits; employee matters; PC&Y; property issues, 1902-1960
Box 403 Correspondence on repairs to tracks (1970s); North Star transfer station operations (1950s); proposed dock transfer plant in Corona (1932-55); issues dealing with various crossings and properties (1933-46), 1933-1976
Box 404 Chief Engineer's signed agreements: leases, licenses, etc., 1921-1956
Box 405 Chief Engineer's files: Upper Ohio River Valley Project; St. Lawrence Seaway; large bound report (Railroad Committee for the Study of Transportation--Subcommittee on Water Transport Assoc. of American Railroads--Transportation on the Mississippi River System) and U.S. Congressional correspondence, 1941-1950
Box 406 Engineering issues pertaining to PC&Y and McKeesport station and Neville Island freight, 1933-1949
Box 407a Correspondence regarding land agreements; sidetrack agreements; McKees Rocks; various companies; right of way, 1902-1960
Box 407b Correspondence concerning regarding land and sidetrack agreements; McKees Rocks; right of way; harbor lines; Convention of the National Rivers & Harbors Congress; Norway Furnace Trestle and Tracks; sidetrack agreements; retaining walls at Port Perry; Scott Haven Yard; proposed new bridge over Youghiogheny River at McKeesport; elevators, Annex Building, Pittsburgh, 1914-1957
Box 407c Clearances; crossings at New Castle; property leases; harbor lines, 1914-1957
Box 408a Correspondence with PC&Y; sidetrack agreements; lease agreements; grade crossings; properties; National Industrial Recovery Act; accident report, 1910-1940
Box 408b Reports of material removed and applied to locomotives; locomotive final reports; locomotives formerly of Conrail, 1940-1987
Box 409b Correspondence concerning Neville Island bridges; track elevations at McKees Rocks; National Tube Company, 1910-1945
Box 410 Train accident reports (1970s) from the office of the Chief Engineer; correspondence concerning Barret Co tracks; IRS records (1915-46); issues concerning Thorn Run Bridge, 1915-1970
Box 412 Correspondence and papers concerning construction and maintenance from department of engineering - East Youngstown Turntable, Hazelton Overhead Bridge, Vernacular Bridge, P&LE tracks, Youngstown Sheet and Tube Bridge, 1930-1940
Box 413 Railroad and highway intersections; sidetrack agreements; right of way; Connellsville Station improvements; Connellsville Station in connection with Western Maryland, 1905-1948
Box 414 Certificates of insurance; elevator construction at main terminal; construction of Monongahela River Bridge; maintenance and construction of terminal building roof, 1937-1952
Box 417 Association of American Railroads operations and maintenance; department of mechanics, 1955-1988
Box 418-419 Track construction, installations, maintenance; property issues; building construction along tracks, 1926-1940
Box 420 Company vehicles and insurance of, freight maintenance, employee training, accounting, employee bulletin, 1970-1980
Box 422 Repair, maintenance, and construction pertaining to Monongahela River Bridge; various track and maintenance repairs, property issues, 1911-1941
Box 423 Construction of Blue Bridge at Freeport; main passenger terminal in Pittsburgh to compete with Pennsylvania Railroad originals, blueprints, and expansions (1904-44), numerous projects of Chief Engineer, 1899-1904
Box 424 Correspondence concerning Flood Committee; sidetracks; maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives; study of Montour Railroad coal movements; joint facilities; flat car conversion design; centralized crew dispatching; cost analyses; Detroit-Edison train; hot slab trains; Aliquippa & Southern Railroad, 1897-1973
Box 425 Right of way; grade crossings; Anderson Road station; bridge repairs; highway construction; sidings; drainage at Blacks Run; land leases; agreement with other railroads, 1905-1965
Box 426 Signal failures and inspections; various improvements to Beaver Falls area; tracks at New Castle; property and automobile damages; land leases; company agreements; sidetracks; right of way, 1900-1960
Box 427 Correspondence regarding U.S. Geological Survey Maps; siding agreement; operation and maintenance of Youngstown, OH YMCA; grade crossings; contracts and leases, 1900-1971
Box 428 Correspondence relating to authorization of Ferrona Branch; elimination of grade crossings; defective rails; car repairs; sidings in Coraopolis and Johnstown; Woodlawn track scales; rail tests; highway crossings; inspections of pressure vessels, 1910-1956
Box 429 Construction of new Riverton yard office; U.S. Senate bills; Aliquippa - Colona slag track; issues of Pittsburgh Coal Co.; sidetrack agreements; Crow and Hog Island affairs, 1902-1950S
Box 430 Change of highways; right of ways; property leases; pollution of streams in Allegheny County; various agreements and contracts; shop buildings at Davis Island Repair Yard, 1905-1948
Box 431 Sidetrack agreements; regulations of Destruction of Records of Steam Railroads and McKees Rocks storage; sidings; pymatuning and draining of swamp; YMCA facilities; widening of East Carson Street; statistics of Youngstown, Oh YMCA, 1901-1958
Box 433 Recapitulation of engine hours in East Youngstown District; yardmaster dismissals; statements of trackage, cars handled through various yards, car, engine, and caboose mileage; weight and motion scales; Fourth Avenue Project in McKeesport; yardmaster promotions; matters of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal; memberships in organizations, 1966-1992
Box 434 Personal Injuries; company vehicles; repairs to and information on freight equipment, 1969-1987
Box 436a Photocopies of aerial photographs of Pennsylvania Railroad Miracle Run and Brave to Waynesburg, 1966
Box 436b Assortment of small ledgers containing field notes, final cross sections, anchoring records, field grades, excavation quantities, etc., of Waynesburg Southern Railroad, 1966-1968
Box 438 Electrical requisitions of Mechanical Department; Arbitration Committee minutes and decisions; purchase orders; freight car inventories; Association of American Railroad Manual of Standards and Practices; AAR special reports; vehicles file; card index of railroads; gas receipts, 1980-1990
Box 439 Water pipelines and construction blueprints; worker payrolls and estimates of expenses, 1914-1946
Box 440a Superintendent agreements (regarding sidetracks, wages, etc); car records; J&L Steel contract on equipment transfer services; railroad company agreements; studies of billing, switching, and future procedures; various bills; changes in operating facilities at East Youngstown, Oh.; car sales records; contracts with PC&Y, 1939-1983
Box 449 Vacuum cleaners; boilers; elevators; weigh stations; equipment tests; lubrication; engineering; machinery, 1976
Box 450 Visual and hearing exams; Metals Recycling; car cleaning services; inspections; Intra-Industry Claims Agreement; Track Torpedoes specifications and use; Fire and Trainmen Exams; expense accounts; Mechanized Info System; medical exams, 1926-1989
Box 453 Equipment and appliance catalogs, service and installation manuals, instruction diagrams for equipment installation, 1952-1970
Box 454a-454c Ohio and Pennsylvania new legislation concerning P≤ B&O's use of tracks-McKeesport to Port Vue; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers notice; Norway trestle and track, sidings; grade crossings and right of way with Lake Erie Limestone Co.; agreements with Republic Steel Company and Mahoning State Line Railroad; sale of land and tracks at New Castle, PA; right of way and power wire crossings, 1923-1955
Box 468a-468b Comprehensive compilation of official reports (NGO and government) concerning all waterway projects; emphasis on Ohio River and Lake Erie Canal project, 1921-1965
Box 469 TWU Agreements and working agreements; Machinery & Airbrakes exam series; 1990 Joint Inspection--B&LE and P≤ seniority rosters; mechanical dept. locomotives, College, PA (1981); engineering mileage chart logs, 1967-1990
Box 476 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
Box 478 Correspondence of Chief Mechanical Officers regarding wheel gauges, welding, Magnaflux program, tools and machinery, air brake testing devices, wheel truing machine, contracts and agreements, Wisconsin electric train, Norfolk Southern track acquisition, 1904-1986
Box 488 Reports to the office of Chief Engineer from the American Railway Association, Interstate Commerce Commission, Pennsylvania Railroad Association, Eastern Railway Association, General Managers Association; information regarding industrial supplies and equipment; PC&Y Employee medical reports, 1960-1991
Box 496 Car Department cards of out of service employees prior to 1950, 1880s-1950
Box 512 Injury and illness reports and statements (1977-92); authorized positions (1984-86); freight car repairs and mechanical department requests for appropriation (1986-89); sale of cars to Chessie system (1986-89); pollution notices (1981-86); Mass Transit Clean Air Act (1974); caboose safety complaints (1968-85); power plants (1963-79); electricity (1968-86); AAR committees, correspondence and reports (1979-91); employee travel and business expenses (1985-92); utility contracts and agreements, 1963-1991
Box 514 Tread temperature tests (1966); notices (1955-67); sidetrack agreements; documents and plans for rebuilding of caboose; construction plans for Neville Island (1920s); sand cars, track construction Robinson (1940s); Woodland Passenger Station and Subway construction (1909-11), 1920-1980
Box 515 Cars under obligation, gondola end modification; paperwork, pamphlets, catalogs, and instructions for various equipment and parts, 1976-1989
Box 520a-520b Matters of importance to Mechanical Engineer Dept. including: Wheel Truing Machine plans; information on Ready-Power Electrical Industrial Truck; locomotive speed indicators and recorders; locomotive brake equipment; locomotive combustion catalyst; D.I. Gantry Crane; various equipment blueprints, track extension plans for Struthers, Oh.; equipment blueprints, 1952-1980
Box 521a-521b Dept. of Transportation Training Catalog (1985); other manuals and guides to machinery and procedure; GM Replacement Parts Catalog, Master Parts Catalog; PC- Conrail Standard Maintenance Regulations for Locomotives; locomotive service manual; P&LE Annual Reports (1963-78); Pocket List of Railroad Officials (1989), 1963-1989
Box 522 The Public Service Company Law (1925); P&LE Annual Report to Railroad Commission of Ohio (1906); Transportation Law booklet (1960); Rail Planning Procedures Report (1975); 1920s engineer's field books; contracts and agreements between Montour Railroad and other companies; Montour Railroad maintenance reports; general notices from 1991-92, 1906-1992
Box 524 Chief Engineer's Office 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 525 Department of Highways Construction agreements; West End Bridge construction; railroad repairs and construction; project estimates; construction contracts; personal injuries (1981); locomotive construction; McKees Rocks construction, 1930-1950; 1981
Box 531a Vehicle, machine, and rail equipment brochures; instruction manuals, 1940-1970
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 531c Consolidated Rail Corporation Bulletins; flat car improvements, 1980-1992
Box 535 Chief Engineer's CL-1 reports; ICC Plans on Abandonment; correspondence with Dept. of Defense; purchase of power; bridge repair program; dept. of commerce & labor - permit applications; OSHA; EPA regulations; dept. of transportation records; Transportation Research Board; rates of pay, 1949-1989
Box 540 Personal injury summary cards of Montour Railroad employees; LE&E records book; notes on cross sections; LE&E and PL&E crossing agreements, 1922-1965
Box 541 Duquesne Light construction agreements, "new and relayer rail" status reports, maintenance reports; request for authority; 1956 budget; proposed exterior to central warehouse and annex building, 1940-1959
Box 542a Reports concerning cars (inspections, delays, maintenance); track routes and maintenance, 1979-1988
Box 544a Bulletins and general notices concerning cargo, cars, shipment instructions, transferred loads; correspondence regarding claims and "safety first", 1979
Box 545b Trackage and interchange agreements; joint-use agreement between P&LE and New York Central Railroad; agreements with Youngstown rail yard; 1977 investigation into incorrect handling of car, 1928-1989
Box 546b Movement of cars; car inventory; coal; janitorial; office supplies; time claims; sidetrack agreements; cargo, careful handling, 1973
Box 548a-548b Locomotives: purchased, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; locomotive department shop orders; freight cars: owned, sold, maintenance, leased; passenger cars, 1966-1984
Box 549a Locomotives: purchased, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; gondolas; General Electric equipment installation instructions and diagrams, 1970-1984
Box 549b Equipment and parts sales brochures, equipment and part installation instructions and manuals with diagrams, 1970-1984
Box 550a-550b Locomotives: bought, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; freight car inventory and leases, 1950-1971
Box 551 Catalogs and information for various railway parts manufacturers (i.e. GE, Portec, Stanrail); freight car ownership logs, 1978-1986
Box 552b Sales orders; equipment maintenance monthly reports; shipping notices of cars sold; light weighs; car acceptance certificates; car leases, 1974-1986
Box 553a-556b Blueprints, schematics, pamphlets, and correspondence pertaining to equipment and systems for trains and buildings, 1950s-1980s
Box 557 Car file individual updates; bundles of daily report of employees working punitive times, 1986-1988
Box 559 Monthly safety meeting; accident reports, lost time, handwritten call directory file book (R.I.Z.), benefits, monthly time book ledger, 1957-1990
Box 560 Car reports and records of time, cars not suitable for service list, maintenance inspections for buildings etc., 1985-1992
Oversize 578 Documents of planning for a Passenger Station at Woodlawn, PA (with correspondence, time estimates, materials inventories, general estimates, blueprints, cost analyses, etc., mostly concerning heating), 1917-1919
Oversize 579 Inventories of furniture and equipment; heating system valuations, 1913-1920
File-cabinet 586 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 100 to 2999 and 3000 to 4999, 1945-1985
File-cabinet 587 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 35000 to 36499 and 39000 to 40999, 1945-1986
File-cabinet 588 Reports of initial or number changes; general repair record, 1980s-1990s
File-cabinet 589 Index of auto, truck, locomotives, company work cars, and active leased cars, 1940-1990
File-cabinet 590 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 73000 to 80299 and 80500 to 20450, 1940-1990
File-cabinet 591 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 5000 to 2499 and 9000 to 10999, 1949-1990
File-cabinet 592 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 67000 to 69999 and 70000 to 72999, 1957-1990
File-cabinet 593 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 11000 to 12999 and 13000 to 17599, 1941-1990
File-cabinet 594 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 62500 to 63699 and 63700 to 64869, 1957-1990
File-cabinet 595 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 50000 to 51999 and 60000 to 62499, 1950-1990
File-cabinet 596 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 41000 to 42249 and 43000 to 49499, 1940-1990
File-cabinet 597 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 18000 to 19199 and 20000 to 24549, 1949-1990
File-cabinet 598 Blank Cards Description; Retired Company Work Cars, 1888-1990s
File-cabinet 599 Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 24550 to 30499 and 30500 to 32699, 1949-1986

Subseries 2. Financial, 1850-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

These records relate to leases, loans, and accounts with other companies, railroads, or banks; payment or receipt of bills, equipment, and services; railroad valuations; budgets; and tax documents.

Box 1 Purchase of land documents, 1910-1920
Box 3 Tax Assessment Montour Railroad (1946-50), material proposals for equipment (1966), inspections and permits (1970), other tax documents and audits, 1940-1970
Box 19 Financial statements, 1979-1988
Box 23 Board of directors meeting minutes, Finance Committee Documents, 1980s
Box 32 Stock information, Lease Information (Station Square), P&LE real estate dept., 1970s
Box 132 Freight Overcharge financials, Late 1980s - 1990s
Box 133 Acquisition of capital stock of P&LE from Penn Central, Financing Acquisition under Credit Agreement through First National Bank of Boston, 1979
Box 140 Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Properties (documents concerning property buying and selling, etc), Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Properties (files concerning selling off of land holdings, Engineering Files (Pittsburgh Coal company, agreements), 1912 and 1993
Box 177 Leases, tax assessments, requisitions, Pittsburgh Coal royalty reports, agreements to leave coal in place, 1960s
Box 285b Expense reports, track change proposals, and correspondence between PL&E and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on track use, 1940s
Box 326 Tax Return Information, Gas Meter Readings, Automobile Insurance Records for Montour Railroad Company, Correspondence concerning scale tests, crossing gates, 1931-1985
Box 357 Early American Express delivery ledgers, reports of operations account, balance sheets, general finance plans, 1897-1900, 1983
Box 372 Banking records (1987); state and federal taxes, 1956-1958
Box 443 Check invoices; company work vehicles; gas and steel corporations, 1980-1990
Box 444a 'Pink Sheets' of Car Department by H.C. Christie; reports of Examination of MCRR and PC&Y; bound operation reports, income accounts, and general balance sheets, 1936-1985
Box 444b Bound reports of operations, general balance sheets, and expenditure statements; Montour changes in equipment (1960-66); Carrier's Review of and comments concerning reports for property of PC&Y, 1920-1966
Box 457 Paperwork concerning stocks and investments, 1977-1985
Box 464 Finance; account book (1980s); Chief Engineers' office files on The Nation Supply Co, formerly Union Tool Company, Taulor Forge and Pipe Works, inc. (1910-46), photographs; PC&Y Railroad file on Scott Twp, 1910-1980s
Box 472 Equipment and service orders and requests; bills; estimates; blanket authorizations and authority for expenditure; accident reports; powerhouse reports, 1974-1986
Box 480 Closing of monthly accounting reports; budgetary procedures for improvements; TWU agreement on meal allowances; responsibility accounting system; monthly forecast statement from auditor and internal audits; bad order reports; Interstate Commerce Commission accounting matters; Controller's bulletins, 1966-1990
Box 503 Working, e.g., functioning contracts for lien agreements, lease, and loan with various companies and banks, 1939-1969
Box 505 Legal dept. agreements, contracts, leases, General Electric, local Delaware court case (Bertram Field v. Henry G. Allym, Jr. et al -class action claim); Coal Ventures inc., pre-acquisitions meetings and reports; Mellon Branch account activity, 1978-1993
Box 512 Injury and illness reports and statements (1977-92); authorized positions (1984-86); freight car repairs and mechanical department requests for appropriation (1986-89); sale of cars to Chessie system (1986-89); pollution notices (1981-86); Mass Transit Clean Air Act (1974); caboose safety complaints (1968-85); power plants (1963-79); electricity (1968-86); AAR committees, correspondence and reports (1979-91); employee travel and business expenses (1985-92); utility contracts and agreements, 1963-1991
Box 518a R.F.A. and A.F.E. Instructions and Budget Procedures; information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc., 1959-1972
Box 518b Information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc; Consol Coal railroad spur; equipment sales exchange, 1965-1981
Box 523 Working Papers; Audit Committee Reports; stock options acquisitions; pension committee and plans; interlocking directorates; stock option or stock purchase plans; reports of holdings; executive committee resolution, 1956-1990
Box 529a Annual reports, financial statements for PLECO Inc. and subsidiaries; valuation book; locomotive replacement report; field notes; 'Pink Sheet' book, 1880s-1990
Box 533 Bertram Field and Edward L. Franucchi v. Henry G. Allyn, Jr.; Finance Auditors report; Wheeling Dollar Coal leases and valuation; stock buying reports; securities firms, 1979-1985
Oversize 569-570 ICC Hearing for B&O and P&LE featuring exhibits of employees, departmental duties, switching studies, tax and capital stock information, proposed usage payments, explanation of valuation figures, routes, statistics, land valuations, rehabilitation, costs, savings, 1963

Subseries 3. General Operations, 1883-1982

Scope and Content Notes:

This series represents records that do not fall exclusively under the other more specific categories. Boxes marked with this subseries name may contain a wide-ranging mix of records from different departments and have no clear distinction other than that they are examples of railroad operations, such as meeting minutes, personnel correspondence, and reports. All material formats may appear in this subseries.

Box 2 Trainmen rosters (1980s), Bulletin Orders (1980s), Tax Assessments (1930), blueprints and work orders to Bethlehem Steel for rail cars and 250-ton steel wreck crane, 1930-1986
Box 7 Retirement roster; dinner information; disciplinary forms, passenger train service (1983), freight claim forms, 1980s
Box 9 Youghiogheny Bridge Manteca files, Pittsburgh Train Shed files, insurance inquiry files and modification for compliance, 1940s
Box 10 Air brake implementation, land lease, road crossing construction file, 1950-1980
Box 17 Land leases, power plant branch extension WV (blueprints) River-Lake belt conveyor study, 1940s
Box 21 Photographs (Boiler Tube Company of America, Employees, Black Lung, Negatives Yard Photos, Scrapbook), telephone directory, blueprints (Montour Junction), Break Assembly Packet, Radio Procedure Cards, 1950-1980
Box 22 Correspondence, Dental Plan, Freight Shipment Claims, 1980s
Box 23 Board of directors meeting minutes, Finance Committee Documents, 1980s
Box 24 Trainmen seniority rosters, engineer investigations, accident reports, clerks roster, Conrail Qualifications, 1990s
Box 26 Information on insurance company, parts/materials, fire losses, 1978-1988
Box 27 Passenger Service, Freight Operations, Security Files (order for new police vehicles - Ford Fairmonts, Dodge Aspens), 1970s
Box 31 Facilities Information (McKee's Rocks; Homestead), 1960-1970
Box 33 Police dept. reports, leases and track agreements, rules and rates of pay agreement, 1980s
Box 35 Microfilm records, safety rules, operating statistics and overhead expenses, Pocket Directory of Railroad Officials, change of employee status, disability files, 1980s
Box 74 Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees, Re: Sale of P&LE (1977), Maintenance Chart, Equipment Lease Agreements, Lease Documents, Labor relations report, Bank Credit Agreement, 1970s
Box 84 Report of Operations books (1921-25, 1934-35,1938-39, 1949), 1921-1949
Box 86 Annual Reports (1961-66), Sale of Land and Property, Lease of Land and Property, Phone and Wire Crossing files, Track Mileage and Grade Changes, 1960s
Box 92 Business Orders (1988), Destruction of Records form (1965), blueprints for turntable, crane, etc., 1950-1980s
Box 147 Community Relations Committee of the Pittsburgh Railroads Files - Countdown for America's Railroads, 1950-1980s
Box 155 Reg. Files - Entire Road - Up to current files, American Railway Supervisors Association, 1960s
Box 160 Various Letters (1960-74), 1120 Crossing Watchmen, Seniority Roster (1993), Brady Street Bridge (1970 - 1975), Store House at McKees Rocks (1986), Report on P&LE fueling facility at McKees Rocks, 1960s-1970s
Box 176 Mgr. Business Planning & Analysis - Monongahela Through Power; Connellsville Coal Transfer; Smith's Ferry Branch; Brownsville Area Coal Transfer; Locomotive Sand; Utilization of Hoppers; Dickerson Run Coal Transfer; Southwest Steel Property; Lykes Resources - Emerald Mine - WSRR, 1970s
Box 296b Correspondence on car movements, track changes, legal issues, 1983 Weed and Bush Control Program, and "5,000,000th Freight Car"/Gateway Yard Celebration (1966); rosters and seniority lists, notices and bulletins, 1924-1983
Box 298a Correspondence of Chief Mechanical Officer regarding matters of the mechanical department such as railroad billing, employees, inspections, and announcements, 1982-1985
Box 329a Frank Virant's school books, correspondence and records regarding labor discipline and investigation of civil suits and other legal matters, locomotive and other maintenance purchases, "dieselization" of College Station, contracts with North Star Coal Dock, weigh station sanctions,
Box 330 Financial World Magazines 1930s-40s; Ads; American Railroad Car Institute Publication 1950s; correspondence, contracts regarding agreements between regional railroads; T&T publications-the American resistance movement; employee records; P&LE case against J.F. Kepler, 1909-1958
Box 333 NYC system instructions for operation of diesel-electric locomotives; files pertaining to ads on cars, station record of movements, wreck trucks; Newell accident report; card file of widows, pensioners, deceased, 1952-1988
Box 342a Statements and notices, financial correspondence and dockets, railroad publications, Electric Equipment and Wire Connections books, Short-Range Development Plan, and passenger questionnaires, statistics, 1932-1980
Box 342b Records of 40-hour work week decision; correspondence concerning Pennsylvania Railroad bridge at Beaver Falls and New Brighton, bridge in Homestead, train accidents, and locomotive parts, 1898-1960
Box 350 Youngstown Suburban Railroad Company minutes and record books, 1903-1925
Box 351 3 large bound books of meeting minutes, 1918-1931
Box 355 General Notice Index; Falcon Club Auction log (1999); Employment Procedures (1950s); meeting minutes; Montour Railroad Annual Reports to Interstate Commerce Commission; Management Employee Handbook of P≤ railroad company agreement books for P&LE, Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, and United Transportation Union, 1934-1999
Box 359a-359b Bound minutes, 1964-1987
Box 366 Numerous scrapbooks of the Upper Ohio River Valley Association which contain newspaper clippings, photos, resolutions, news releases, letters of opposition from local associations, 1939-1946
Box 369 Credit cards of vehicles assigned to equipment department; firemen's, engineer's, and clerk's agreements; Railroad Yardmasters of America and American Train Dispatchers agreements; Transportation-Communication Employees Union; general notices; 'pink sheets', 1956-1988
Box 371 Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909
Box 373 Large bound minute books, 1956-1964
Box 376 Large bound minute books, 1932-1965
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 380 Locomotive study; cabin and caboose car information; freight car classifications; abandonments; equipment and building requirements; leases; rentals; sales; authorizations, 1965-1991
Box 381 Road switcher service; contracts with other railroads; locomotive requirements; Union Railroad Interchanges; caboose equipment list; Pittsburgh Landmark Foundation, 1953-1972
Box 382 Train movement reports (1973-77), radio and wireless communication (1987). Bow train, cabin, and caboose, 1973-1987
Box 385b Files include RRR Intersection, Y&ST, Brier Hill, revision; Committee of Youngstown; Joint Yard access; Mahoning Valley Region, 1924-1985
Box 411 Correspondence and historical data of Waynesburg Southern Railroad Company, 1960s
Box 415b Paperwork and correspondence between railroad and various labor unions, including strikes; disposal of hazardous waste and refuse; scrapped cars; office supply orders; news releases and articles concerning labor issues, accidents, and other company issues, 1969-1990
Box 424 Flood Committee; sidetracks; maintenance and repair of diesel locomotives; study of Montour Railroad coal movements; joint facilities; flat car conversion design; centralized crew dispatching; cost analyses; Detroit-Edison train; hot slab trains; Aliquippa & Southern Railroad, 1897-1973
Box 425 Right of way; grade crossings; Anderson Road station; bridge repairs; highway construction; sidings; drainage at Blacks Run; land leases; agreement with other railroads, 1905-1965
Box 426 Signal failures and inspections; various improvements to Beaver Falls area; tracks at New Castle; property and automobile damages; land leases; company agreements; sidetracks; right of way, 1900-1960
Box 430 Change of highways; right of ways; property leases; pollution of streams in Allegheny County; various agreements and contracts; shop buildings at Davis Island Repair Yard, 1905-1948
Box 431 Sidetrack agreements; regulations of Destruction of Records of Steam Railroads and McKees Rocks storage; sidings; pymatuning and draining of swamp; YMCA facilities; widening of East Carson Street; statistics of Youngstown, Oh. YMCA, 1901-1958
Box 432 Correspondence concerning highway between Monaca and Aliquippa; right of way at Monaca; scrap plant shipments; Beaver River bridge repairs; Port Perry Yard extensions; Ambridge highway bridge, 1900-1956
Box 433 Recapitulation of engine hours in East Youngstown District; yardmaster dismissals; statements of trackage, cars handled through various yards, car, engine, and caboose mileage; weight and motion scales; Fourth Avenue Project in McKeesport; yardmaster promotions; matters of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal; memberships in organizations, 1966-1992
Box 434 Personal Injuries; company vehicles; repairs to and information on freight equipment, information regarding freight equipment, 1969-1987
Box 437 Lazarri land purchase; sign placement and construction at numerous stations; construction of utility wires along rail line; construction and maintenance of crossings; advanced rate case; employee sight and hearing exams; P&LE YMCA building construction and maintenance; north pole ice company land, death of trespasser and improvements due to, 1912-1959
Box 438 Electrical requisitions of Mechanical Department; Arbitration Committee minutes and decisions; purchase orders; freight car inventories; Association of American Railroad Manual of Standards and Practices; AAR special reports; vehicles file; card index of railroads; gas receipts, 1980-1990
Box 440b Bulletin Order Book, 1989
Box 441 Contracts on Youngstown area for joint use of rails, cars, fuel; liability contracts, correspondence; Mon Valley Newspaper, 1923-1992
Box 442a PL&W Railroad accounting, Association of American Railroads bulletins; audits; social security; retirement; correspondence with oil companies; wage increases; state highway department, 1925-1945
Box 442b War Production Board forms and correspondence, Office of Defense Transportation notices and correspondence, American Railway Express bulletins, invoices, annual returns, 1925-1945
Box 443 Check invoices; company work vehicles; gas and steel corporations, 1980-1990
Box 445 Instructions for Materials Requisitions; joint car records; reports to Interstate Commerce Commission; instructions for interchanges; Hours of Service Law; Track-Train Dynamics; freight car safety standards; car utilization program; patents; occupation taxes, 1929-1990
Box 447a Cars assigned to special service; weekly man counts; Morning Situation Reports; Daily Yard Crew Reports; General Superintendent 'Pink Sheets', 1981-1992
Box 447b General Superintendent 'Pink Sheets', 1982-1987
Box 450 Visual and hearing exams; Metals Recycling; car cleaning services; inspections; Intra-Industry Claims Agreement; Track Torpedoes specs and use; Fire and Trainmen Exams; expense accounts; Mechanized Information System; medical exams, 1926-1989
Box 451 Various publications on industry research; publications from conference proceedings and workshops; P&LE employee handbook; Carnegie Steel publication on "rails and angle bars;" worker safety pamphlets, 1920-1982
Box 455 Records, agreements, and plans regarding the restructuring of railroad, 1985
Box 458 Physical condition of property reports; air brake testing devices; shop inspections; vehicle bills; Machine & Tool Program; permits to visit yards and shops, 1960-1981
Box 459 Accident reports, mostly derailments, 1967-1978
Box 464 Finance; account book (1980s); Chief Engineers' office files on The Nation Supply Company, formerly Union Tool Company, Taulor Forge and Pipe Works, Inc. (1910-46), photographs; PC&Y Railroad file on Scott Twp, 1910-1980s
Box 467 Reports and correspondence of CSX; P&LE phone directory; employee General Notices (1980s); union information; Montour and PC&Y, car service rules; Connellsville machinery, passenger cars, environmental concerns and correspondence; radios (1981-91); contract services provided by P≤ agreements with CIO; TWU correspondence and reports; Employee Assistance Program booklet; claims against Montour Railroad, 1981-1992
Box 472 Equipment and service orders and requests; bills; estimates; blanket authorizations and authority for expenditure; accident reports; powerhouse reports, 1974-1986
Box 479 Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation hot slab movement; postage meter machine bills; supplementary pension-funded contributory retirement plan; allowances account for sick or dead employees; hot metal movements (McKeesport, Neville Island, etc), 1936-1985
Box 482 Program of Cooperative Research prospectus; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company application and finance dockets, statistics, weather records, track maintenance, proposals, 1962-1963
Box 483 Regulations of Public Utility Commission; vending machine services contracts; organization of officials charts; contracts and agreements with Consolidated Rail Corp. and P&LE-Ashtabula Harbor Agreement; ICC locomotive inspections; relations with Dept. of US Government Presidential Advisory Committee on Railroads, 1928-1989
Box 485 Railroad toilet facilities reports; various train reports; time tables and schedules; operation of B&O trains over P&LE railroads; contracts and agreements with B&O; contracts and agreements with various companies and railroads; P&LE and PC&Y joint inspection and equipment maintenance; line service to Erie, PL&E, B&O, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, 1928-1982
Box 486 Board of Directors meeting minutes; Penn Central Transportation Company reorganization proceedings; Mary Crowell et. al vs. P&LE Railroad Company litigation records (court reports and bills, etc.), 1969-1974
Box 493 Annual reports to Ohio Department of Taxation (1991); Interstate Commerce Commission applications for construction approval; Who's Who In America lawyer directory; submissions for RR execs; Oliver Iron and Steel Corp purchase of riverfront property legal documents; inspection trips; file of Alfred E. Perlman speech to Newcomen Society; National Association Railroad and Utility Commission; grade crossings; land purchases; Conrail agreements; increased freight rates and charges (1957); LE&E files, 1970-1991
Box 499 Personal injury and relative insurance paperwork, Association of American Railroads efficiency research program, AAR manual of standards and records practices, vendor offers, 1972-1984
Box 517 Shop maintenance standards (1986); multi-railroad agreements on car men, their helpers, and apprentices (1963); agreement between PA railroads and American Railway Supervisors Association (1957); master agreement for restructuring of obligations of P&LE (1985); various other multi-railroad agreements; Montour Railroad railway operating revenues (1927-1941), 1927-1986
Box 518a R.F.A. and A.F.E. Instructions and Budget Procedures; information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc., 1959-1972
Box 518b Information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc; Consol Coal railroad spur; equipment sales exchange, 1965-1981
Box 521b P&LE Annual Reports (1963-78); GM Master Parts Catalogs; Pocket List of Railroad Officials (1989), 1963-1989
Box 524 Correspondence from Chief Engineer's Office: 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 526 Property exchanges and agreements; Electrical Workers Organization correspondence; side track agreements; land leases; track crossings, 1899-1960
Box 527 New York Central Improvement Program; employee cards; presentation to creditors; union agreements; coal deliveries; land contracts, 1923-1986
Box 529a Annual reports, financial statements for PLECO Inc. and subsidiaries; valuation book; locomotive replacement report; field notes; 'Pink Sheet' book, 1880s-1990
Box 532 Report and recommendations of United Transportation Union study committee; various publications including testimony transcripts; report on trends of railroad construction costs; shipment conditions; research reports of Federal Railroad Administration; Annual Reports of National Mediation Board; Railway Accounting Rules; ICC Amendments, Rules, and Dockets; Constitution and annual report of American Short Line Railroad Association; Public Utility Law, etc., 1923-1992
Box 534 PC&Y annual reports of maintenance of way (1925-30); O.S. reports (1898-1943); Allegheny County record book; book of right of way deeds; train orders; flood planning information; Penn Central procedures for Capital Projects (1968); testimony of PLW President and Director, 1898-1968
Box 543a Various departmental agreements; employee pensions retirement, and hiring; interchange agreements and car reports, 1982-1988
Box 544a Bulletins and general notices concerning cargo, cars, shipment instructions, transferred loads; correspondence regarding claims and "safety first", 1979
Box 544b Bulletins and general notices regarding P&LE, Conrail, YS&T; bills; correspondence with numerous steel yards, 1978-1979
Box 545a Pilot write-ups; Conrail and Chessie car reclaims; qualifications, 1985-1989
Box 545b Trackage and interchange agreements; joint-use agreement between P&LE and New York Central Railroad; agreements with Youngstown rail yard; 1977 investigation into the incorrect handling of car, 1928-1989
Box 546b Movement of cars; car inventory; coal; janitorial; office supplies; time claims; sidetrack agreements; cargo, careful handling, 1973
Box 547a Time claims, "safety first" correspondence; personal injury; car accidents; general notices and bulletins; bills; cost operations, 1973-1979
Box 547b Youngstown & Southern 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
Box 558 Schedules of rates and surcharges for billing railroads for use of facilities, services, and equipment; office manual of Association of American Railroads Interchange Rules, 1980s
Box 564 Various documents including Ohio Legislature; booklet on wrought iron (1960); equipment department file index; cassette tapes on Air Brakes; packet of color photographs from Aliquippa Southern Railroad (1981); aperture card; folder containing selection of blank P&LE and Montour Railroad forms and cards; photograph of railroad personnel; copy of P&LE patent, 1913-1980
Box 567 Index cards of companies, transactions, and contracts, 1900-1960
Oversize 577 Daily reports of materials received, used, shipped, and released by P&LE lines, 1963
Box 614-619 Monthly Report of Operations and Statistics, 1920-1978

Subseries 4. Labor, 1850-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

The Labor series covers most employee matters, including but not limited to, applications, interviews, pay rates, injuries, illness, vacation, employee information, grievances, and any manner of documentation that relates to the life of a P&LE Railroad employee.

Box 11 Out of service employee records A-I, 1880-1950
Box 12 Out of service employee records J-R, 1880-1950
Box 13 Out of service employee records S-Z, 1880-1950
Box 14 Military Leave employee records A-Z, In service electricians A-Z, 1880-1950
Box 15 Powerhouse furloughed A-Z, 1880-1950
Box 18 Requirements for employees, College Recruitment Program, rules governing employees, age limits, Pension Plan, safety meetings, safety eye glasses, 1970s
Box 24 Trainmen seniority rosters, engineer investigations, accident reports, clerks roster, Conrail Qualifications, 1990s
Box 29 Employee Accounts and Wages, Method of Paying Employees, General Employee Operations Files, 1970s
Box 34 Employees not returning from military leave, job ads, rates of pay (1965), CAB report, Seniority District, Forecasts and expenditure reports (1985), 1962-1985
Box 35 Microfilm records, Safety Rules, Operating Statistics and Overhead Expenses, Pocket Directory of Railroad Officials, Change of Employee Status- Disability Files, 1980s
Box 52-56 Employee Record Cards, 1880s-1950
Box 72 Personal injury files from Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 1970s
Box 73 Trainmen's and clerks rosters, time sheets and books, P&LE Phone Directory, position changes, time disagreement files, 1992 Morning Situation Report, 1960-1970
Box 74 Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees, Re: Sale of P&LE (1977), Maintenance Chart, Equipment Lease Agreements, Lease Documents, Labor relations report, Bank Credit Agreement, 1970s
Box 87-88 Personal injury Files, Mechanical Department, 1949-1950
Box 90 Union Shop Agreement files, 1960
Box 91 General Files - Discipline of Employee's - Mechanical Department, 1960s-1970s
Box 103 Employment of Women, Penn Central Merger, Clerks and Foremen Agreements, 1970-1980
Box 104 Employee Records (leave of absence documents, furloughed, etc), Union Rosters, Car Dept Roster (1988), 1950-1990
Box 146 Mechanical Dept. - Transport Workers of America Cases ( MY -1 to My - 61 - A and G - 2 to G - 75), 1960s
Box 149 Labor Relations and Personnel Department - Agreements (Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, United Transportation Union, Train Dispatchers Agreement, Wage Stabilization Agreement Protected Clerks), monthly displacement allowance, Pink Sheet Copies, 1970s-1980s
Box 150 Telephone directory, Police Officer Instruction files (duties, training material), Accident Prevention training material, 1930-1960
Box 151 Crew assignments sheets, accident reports (1989-92), personal Injury reports (1989-92), Brake Information / Training, Pink Sheets (May 1982 - July 82), mechanical division annual reports and Pink Sheets, 1980-1990s
Box 152 Instruction Files - Handling Messages, Bonner Cards, Tender Notices, Crew Callers, Crew Dispatchers, etc., 1970s
Box 153 Yardmaster sick time, Master list regular and extra employees, extension on activity report, labor representatives, request for verification of employment, wage stabilization agreement, 1980s
Box 154 Janitors Instructions and Correspondence, messengers handling mail, YS&T Yard Movement Card Bills, Ore Report, End of Month Report, Company fuel cars - heavy repair cars, Company coal, sand, and oil, 1970s
Box 159 Time book, Chief Clerk Duties, Mediation Agreements Shop Crafts, Vacations Car Dept., Loco Diesel Shop, engineer and reserve engineer sheets, 1980s
Box 164 Time claims or Grievances, 1970s
Box 165 Time Claims or Grievances (6476 thru 6672 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6628 thru 6639 - 1st Div. NRAB see file E502, 6640 thru 6641 - Time claims or Grievances, 6642 - See Board File A3T2, 6643 thru 6646 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6647 - 1st Div. NRAB et al, 6648 thru 6652 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6653 - 1st Div. NRAB, 6654 thru 6675 - Time Claims or Grievances, 1950s
Box 166-168 Time claims or Grievances (18876 - 2nd Div. NRAB see A15 V117, 18877 thru 19025), 1957-1960s
Box 170 Agreement between P&LE and Yardmasters, Labor Agreements Effective 4/1/91, Mediation Agreements (UTU, BLE,ATDA,RYA,TCU & Telegraphers, Allied Services), P&LE Union Agreements, 1990s
Box 173 Time Claims Clerks, Clerical Rosters, Bonding Service Clerks, Vacation Clerks, Office Machines, Taxi Cabs charges, Payroll Information Clerks, Wages working conditions advertisement district, clerks agreements holidays vacations wages etc, Grievances of Employers, etc., 1980s
Box 174 Personal injuries starting January 1966, 1966-1977
Box 178 3rd Division Awards (NRAB), A12E16A1, A14B4, A14B5, A14B6, A171, A172, 1950s
Box 179 2nd Division Awards (NRAB), A15V114 thru A15V118, 1960s
Box 180 3rd Division Awards (NRAB), 1960s
Box 182 2nd Division Awards (NRAB) A15V70 thru A15V91 1980s
Box 183-185 Employee Records Cards, 1870s-1950
Box 186 11551 thru 11599 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11600 (2nd Div NRAB A15V22), 11601 to 11602 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11603 (2nd Div NRAB A15V25), 11604 thru 11718 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11719 thru 11725 (Time Claims or Grievances), 1960s
Box 187 Matters of employees including five day work week, union shop agreements, vacations, requisitions, sight & hearing exams, insurance, sick time, etc.; files on Conrail, trackage rights, right of way, 1970s-1980s
Box 188 Employee Records Files, includes some who participated in National Defense Program, 1960s-1980s
Box 189 3rd Division Awards A17-3 through A17-8, 1970s
Box 190 Discipline of Employees Instructions; P&LE General Instructions; TWU Working Agreements and Public Law Board Cases; Monthly Safety Meetings; Brotherhood of Railway, Airline and Steamship Clerks; Leave of Absence, 1928-1990
Box 191 Employee Records Files, 1960s-1980s
Box 260 Mechanical Department - Personal Injury Record Cards, Car and Locomotive, 1943-1974
Box 289 Index cards of employee's information, 1969-1983
Box 301 Transportation Department out of service prior to 1950, Wia to Zoll; eng contracts-cards, 1870s-1950
Box 302a-302b Transportation Department employees out of service prior to 1950, Rei to Sow, 1870s-1950
Box 303a-303b Transportation Department employees out of service prior to 1950, McD to Rei, 1870s-1950
Box 304a-304b Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, Ge to Hr, 1870s-1950
Box 305a-305b Transportation Department 80-50-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, Bu to Day, 1870s-1950
Box 306a-306b Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, A to Brz, 1870s-1950
Box 307 Out of service employees, Stores Department, Ke to Miller, 1870s-1950
Box 308 Out of service storehouse department employees - Aa to Cloh, 1870s-1950
Box 309 Out of service employees, Stores Department,G to Ka, 1870s-1950
Box 310 Out of service storehouse department employees - Cloo to F, 1870s-1950
Box 311a Out of service engineering department 10 employees - saake to zwo, 1870s-1950
Box 311b Out of service car department 40 employees - abar to bizz, 1870s-1950
Box 312a Out of service employees Locomotive Department prior to 1959 Wim to Zzif and out of service engine department prior to 1950 Aar-Brk, 1870s-1950
Box 312b Out of service employees engine department prior to 1950 Bro - Dj, 1870s-1950
Box 313a-313b Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Cop to Goz, 1870s-1950
Box 314a-314b Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Kr to Myz, 1870s-1950
Box 315a Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Dobb to Harr, 1870s-1950
Box 315b Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Has to L'Henseux, 1870s-1950
Box 316a Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Millert to P, 1870s-1950
Box 316b Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Stol to Z, 1870s-1950
Box 317 Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Q to STOR, 1870s-1950
Box 318a-318b Transportation Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Lo to McCu, 1870s-1950
Box 319a-319b Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, De to Gb, 1870s-1950
Box 320a Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Naa to Pyl, 1870s-1950
Box 320b Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Qou to Sfer 1870s-1950
Box 321a-321b Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Sha to Whit, 1870s-1950
Box 322a-322b Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Lib to Ryn, 1870s-1950
Box 323a Locomotive department out of service employees prior to 1950 Aa-Bozz, 1870s-1950
Box 323b Locomotive department out of service employees prior to 1950 Bra-Coo, 1870s-1950
Box 324a Transportation department out of service employees prior to 1950 Sp-Tra, 1870s-1950
Box 324b Transportation department out of service employees prior to 1950 Trac-Why, 1870s-1950
Box 325 Employee Personal Records Vensel-Wehrer, 1927-1964
Box 327a-327b Locomotives Dept. out of service employees prior to 1950; GR to KOZ, 1870s-1950
Box 328a-328c Locomotives Dept. out of service employee records, 1870s-1950
Box 331a-332c Employee records, 1870s-1950
Box 333 NYC system instructions for operation of diesel-electric locomotives; files pertaining to ads on cars, station record of movements, wreck trucks; Newell accident report; card file of widows, pensioners, deceased, 1952-1988
Box 335a Employee files A through D; register of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Co. employees, 1900-1980
Box 335b Employee files E through J and R, 1900-1980
Box 335c Employee files S through Z, 1900-1980
Box 336a-336d Employee out of service record cards (trainmen, engineers, clerks, yardmasters, etc), 1900-1980
Box 369 Credit cards of vehicles assigned to equipment dept.; firemen's, engineer's, and clerk's agreements; Railroad Yardmasters of America and American Train Dispatchers agreements; Transportation-Communication Employees Union; general notices; 'pink sheets', 1956-1988
Box 370 Reports of coal reserves, recoverable coal at mines, freight survey (1931-34); Ashtabula and Shenango trackage rights agreements, contracts, and reports (1976-84); Union mediation agreements (90s), 1931-44; 1976-91
Box 396 Records of employees from P&LE at Montour, 1950-1981
Box 415a Paperwork and correspondence between the railroad and various labor unions (Sheet Metal Workers, International Association of Machinists, etc.); employee vacation agreements, time lost, furlough, 1969-1990
Box 415b Paperwork and correspondence between railroad and various labor unions, including strikes; disposal of hazardous waste and refuse; scrapped cars; office supply orders; news releases and articles concerning labor issues, accidents, and other company issues, 1969-1990
Box 420 Company vehicles and insurance of, freight maintenance, employee training, accounting, employee bulletin, 1970-1980
Box 435 General notices; car men's agreements; 1967 Strike time claims; jurisdiction disputes; conference and grievances of Transport Workers Union of America, 1944-1972
Box 439 Water pipelines and construction blueprints; worker payrolls and estimates of expenses, 1914-1946
Box 446 Mechanical department employee rosters, 1980-1988
Box 451 Various publications on industry research; publications from conference proceedings and workshops; P&LE employee handbook; Carnegie Steel publication on "rails and angle bars;" worker safety pamphlets, 1920-1982
Box 452 Car department holidays and jury duties; matters of National Railroad Adjustment Board; complaints of cabooses; Working Agreements with C.I.O., 1934-1979
Box 456 Daily Coal Sheets; trainmen's weekly vacation assignments; clerical advertisements; railroad agreement on standards; contractor card index, 1900-1988
Box 460-461 L.E.S.A.D.F.employee records cards (1860-1920), rates of pay agreements (1972-73); insurance and decrease of forced furloughed employees and employees recalled; monthly report of employee movements; car dept. and painters and carpenters twice a month report; TWU of A new employees and out of service, 1860-1980
Box 462 Employee records cards; occupation description and pay; office of freight car utilization agent's of P&LE business and activities; management positions; performance; middle management; clerks; vacations, 1967-1982
Box 463 Employees paid to attend court; public relations instruction; USDT ads for cars and dynamite; 14th annual RR conference; GE employee education; operations stats; Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Meeting minutes; Brotherhood of Railroad (1990); signed worker agreements; teamsters; labor relations, 1971-1990
Box 465 Union agreements (International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oiler, Sheet metal Workers International, International Association of Machinists, Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers); grievances, 1970s
Box 469 TWU Agreements and working agreements; Machinery & Airbrakes exam series; 1990 Joint Inspection--B&LE and P≤ seniority rosters; mechanical dept. locomotives, College, PA (1981); engineering mileage chart logs, 1967-1990
Box 470 Labor agreements, working agreements, cases of investigation with TWU; agreements with CIO & TWU, 1969-1975
Box 471 Various records of employee matters including: seniority district records of employment, advertisements, and awards; resumes; clerks in military service (40s); suspensions; leave of absence, 1948-1988
Box 473 Correspondence regarding employee orientation programs; college graduate training programs and courses; strikes; P&LE anniversaries and other employee events; safety equipment and programs; holidays and vacations; labor agreements; labor organizations, 1950-1992
Box 474 Medical forms; employment rates; applications; employment status updates; discipline reports; retirement, 1980s
Box 475 Applications for employment; agreement for machinists, sheet metal and electrical workers, and blacksmiths; employee job protection; affirmative action compliance program monthly report to personnel department, 1966-1990
Box 477 Locomotive and Car Department accident and personal injury reports, 1957-1960
Box 479 Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation hot slab movement; postage meter machine bills; supplementary pension-funded contributory retirement plan; allowances account for sick or dead employees; hot metal movements (McKeesport, Neville Island, etc), 1936-1985
Box 481 Transport Workers Union of American claims, 1965-1968
Box 490 Correspondence concerning Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel rail rolling mill - Monessen, PA; pension agreement; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; personal injury payments; Employee Protective Fund; bargaining proposals to non-operating unions, 1966-1992
Box 492 Claims awaiting appeal; files of various railroad and transportation organizations; organization claims; district group advertisements and awards; vacation agreements for mechanical dept. and Maintenance of Way, 1980s
Box 495 Equal opportunity; labor allowances; employee files, Union Agreements and correspondence, 1986-1992
Box 497 Transport Workers Union of American claims case files, 1958-1961
Box 498 Car and Engineering dept cards of employees out of service prior to 1950, 1880s-1950
Box 499 Personal injury and relative insurance paperwork, Association of American Railroads efficiency research program, AAR manual of standards and records practices, vendor offers, 1972-1984
Box 500 Employees and seniority rosters 1931, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1982-1987, 1931-1987
Box 501 Legal notes to CSX regarding agreements with ARASA; pay; health services; 1990 review of labor and union agreements, 1990-1992
Box 502 Personnel records dealing with retirement & out of service; employee card index (1880s-1950) deceased, furloughed, etc., 1880s-1982
Box 504 Director of Labor Relations and Personnel, employee time claims and grievances, 1959-1960
Box 507 Employee personnel records, 1970s
Box 508 Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1959-1965
Box 509 Car department out of service employee cards Slaab - Zrytka, 1903-1940
Box 510-511 Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1950-1970
Box 512 Injury and illness reports and statements (1977-92); authorized positions (1984-86); freight car repairs and mechanical department requests for appropriation (1986-89); sale of cars to Chessie system (1986-89); pollution notices (1981-86); Mass Transit Clean Air Act (1974); caboose safety complaints (1968-85); power plants (1963-79); electricity (1968-86); AAR committees, correspondence and reports (1979-91); employee travel and business expenses (1985-92); utility contracts and agreements, 1963-1991
Box 538 Out of service employee cards AC-ZY, 1910-1950
Box 542b Operations; seniority rosters; department agreements; employment, 1979-1988
Box 543a Various departmental agreements; employee pensions retirement, and hiring; interchange agreements and car reports, 1982-1988
Box 543b Human resources; payroll; instructions to yard masters and clerks; office equipment, 1982-1988
Box 546a Human resources, trainmen agreements, interchange agreements and instructions, movement of cars, tender notices, 1970-1979
Box 547a Time claims, "safety first" correspondence; personal injury; car accidents; general notices and bulletins; bills; cost operations, 1973-1979
Box 557 Car file individual updates; bundles of daily report of employees working punitive times, 1986-1988
Box 559 Monthly safety meeting; accident reports, lost time, handwritten call directory file book (R.I.Z.), benefits, monthly time book ledger, 1957-1990
Box 561 Employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, Ba-Mc, 1880-1960s
Box 562 Employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, Na - Var, 1880-1960s
Box 563 Out of service employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, A - Wo, 1880-1960s
File-cabinet 582 Index of out of service employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990
File-cabinet 583 Index of out of service, retired employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990
File-cabinet 584 Index of working & furloughed employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications); small binders of employee addresses and emergency data, 1900-1990
File-cabinet 585 Index of deceased employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990
Box 620-626 Employee (Crew) Records, 2-20, 24-28, 54-72,   1873-1961
Box 627 Employee (Crew) Records, 73-74 [1905-1940]; Record of Telegraphers [1882-1924]; P&LE Division Records Books [1926-1927], 1882-1940
Box 628 Engineers Record Book [1936-1961]; Index to Suspended Discipline Record [1957-1962]; Foreign Record Book [1955-1965], 1936-1965
Box 629 B&O Employee Records Book [1934-1961]; Employee (Crew) Records [1883-1916]; Employee (telephone and telegraph operators) Records [1910-1919], 1883-1961
Box 630 Engineers and Firemen, Books 29, 30, 33 [1938-1961]; Clerks, Book 31 [1941-1959]; Trainmen, Book 32 [1941-1961]; Firemen, Book 34 [1944-1961], 1938-1961
Box 631 Clerks and Operators, Book 35 [1943-1960]; Rejections, Book 36 [1947-1960]; Employee (Crew) Record Books, Books 51-53 [1900-1936], 1900-1960

Subseries 5. Legal, 1850-1994

Scope and Content Notes:

Legal records appear in this collection in the form of leases with other railroads, companies, or banks; claims and grievances made by employees, other companies, or the public; related litigation; and government regulatory documents, such as by the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Box 4 Annual Reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1964-1984
Box 8 Legal documents (land transfers, etc); Office of Engineer building specs for various equipment and implementation (ex. switches), 1915-1946
Box 16 Cases-United Railroad Workers of America M-1 to M-245, 1950-1959
Box 37 Documents delivered to Justice Department, Iron Ore/Great Lakes Antitrust Case, 1985
Box 38 Documents, Anti-Trust files, 1980s
Box 39 Financial Standing 1977 Report, calendar andplanners, 1970s
Box 40 Regional Rail Reorganization Act Files, 1970s
Box 41 B&O Trackage Agreement, Maps, 1982
Box 42 Dart Trucking v. Baltimore & Ohio RR, Discovery (P&LE documents selected by Plaintiff), 1982
Box 43 Pinney Dock v. Penn Central, 1989
Box 44 P. 7 Flagging Case - Rule 99, 1982
Box 45 Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1982
Box 46 Miscellaneous Ex Parte Proceedings, 1982
Box 47 1978 BRAC Strike, 1982
Box 48 Law Dept case files, 1980s
Box 49, 51 Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1982
Box 50 Ex Parte 252 law file, 1982
Box 57 Willis Trucking v. Balt. & Ohio RR, et al., 1957
Box 58 Ex Parte 334, 1982
Box 59 P&LE/LKS Coal Files; leases; case files, 1970s-1980s
Box 60 Case files; Law 375-C to 379-1, 1969-1988
Box 61 Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees RE: Sale of P&LE (April 1977), 1977
Box 62 P&LE/LKS Coal Files, 1982
Box 63 Documents Filed by R. L. Banks & Associates with U.S. Department of Justice in Response to Order of Special Court, 1977
Box 64 P&LE/LKS Coal Files, 1982
Box 65 Pinney Dock v. Penn Central, et al. No. C80-1733, U.S.D.C., N.D., Ohio, 1989
Box 66 Case files, 1980s
Box 67 Penn Central Merger F.D. 21989-90, Recording of interview of attorney Brandon By Jim Westover on Program "PM" radio station KDKA, 1974
Box 68 F.D. 29430 - Norfolk Western/ Southern, trackage rights, 1981
Box 69 Ex Parte Proceedings, Investigation of Railroad Freight Rate, 1982
Box 72 Ex Parte 241, Investigation of Adequacy of Railroad Freight Car Ownership, 1982
Box 71 Potomac Electric Power v, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Comm. F.D. 37872, 1983
Box 85 Reports before the Interstate Commerce Commission (1928, 1927, 1967), Supreme Court Regional Rail Reorganization Act Cases, Agreement for Railroad consolidation (1914), Circuit Court Case Lemley v. Morgantown and Wheeling Railway Co (1920), Various Papers/ newspaper clippings, Booklet of Miscellaneous trivia from Chicago papers about excursion fares, 3 centavo Stamp from Nicaragua (1911 mint condition), 1921-1949
Box 106 Fields v. P&LE, minority stockholder litigation, 1979
Box 107 Investigation of adequacy of railroad freight car ownership, car utilization, distribution, rules and practices, 1979
Box 108 Passenger train abandonment of services - discontinuance, 1960s
Box 109 Duane Koontz v. P&LE, Pierce v. P&LE, Miller v. P&LE, Farone v. P&LE, West v. P&LE, Graham v. P&LE, Sekelik v. P&LE, Ledford v. P&LE, Hines v. P&LE, 1980s
Box 110 Delaware and Hudson Railway Bankruptcy, CSX vs. Monongahela Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. vs. P&LE, Norfolk Western vs. P&LE, 1970s-1980s
Box 111 Files for Grand Jury Subpoena of October 27, 1980, has a file log, 1980
Box 112 Pinney Dock vs. Penn Central, 1980s
Box 113 Baltimore and Ohio Statements, B & O Interstate Commerce Commission reports with P&LE, 1960s
Box 114 Files for Grand Jury Subpoena of Oct 27, 1980, 1980
Box 115 Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1980
Box 116 B&O/C&O Control, 1980
Box 117 Pinney Dock vs. Penn Central, 1980
Box 118 ICC Proceedings - Penn Central Bankruptcy (1973), 1973
Box 119 EEOC Matters, facilities information etc., 1973
Box 120 Case files: 299-326 a (George Vennebush v. P&LE), 299-362 (Lafrankie v. P&LE), 299-378 (Wagner v. P&LE), 299-391 (Coates v. P&LE and City of Pittsburgh), 299-392 a (Coates v. P&LE and City of Pittsburgh), 299-394 (Blumling v. P&LE, Monal Construction, Jones-Krall, and C.A. Muer Corp), 299-395 (Schrey v. P&LE), 1980s
Box 121 Martin Marietta Aluminum Inc. v AT&SF, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical, 1980s
Box 122 Case files: 299-126 (Becker v. P&LE), 299-140 (Mannas v. P&LE), 299-137 (Brandstadter v. P&LE), 299-131 (Fisher v. P&LE), 299-151 (Vennebush v. P&LE), 299-151 a (Vennebush v. P&LE), 299-216 (Slonchka v. P&LE), 299-167 ( Holfelder Jr. v. P&LE), 299-179 (Rosko v. P&LE), 299-187 (Smetanka v. Vesche and P&LE, 299-188 (Bacha v. P&LE), 299-189 (Zollinger v. P&LE), 299-292 (Zitcovich v. P&LE), 299-195 (Malloy v. P&LE), 299-199 (McCabe v. P&LE), 299-202 (Buerkle v. P&LE), 299-205 ( Grumbling v. P&LE), 1970s
Box 123 Pinney Dock Litigation (Republic Steel, Tauro, HG Allyn- Unkovic files), 1989
Box 124 Documents delivered to Justice Department, Iron Ore/ Great Lakes Antitrust Case, 1980
Box 125 299-387 ( Yohman v. P&LE), 299-415 (Donofrio v. P&LE), 299-429 (Bethune v. P&LE), 299-498 (Bethune v. P&LE), 299-435 (Winston v. P&LE), 299-446 ( Sovern v. P&LE), 299-448 ( Feinaugle v. P&LE), 299-452 ( Iudiciani v. P&LE), 299-461 ( Davis v. P&LE), 1980s
Box 126 Stagers Acts, Section 229 Complaints, 1985
Box 127 Montour Land Co. File 182, Delinquent Accounts File 190, Library File 381, Workmen's Compensation File 592, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 1967-1981
Box 128 Merger of Norfolk and Western Railway Company and the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Company, 1962
Box 129 US v. B&ORR, Grand jury investigation, 1980
Box 140 Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Properties (documents concerning property buying and selling, etc), Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Properties (files concerning selling off of land holdings, Engineering Files (Pittsburgh Coal company, agreements), 1912; 1993
Box 146 Mechanical Dept. - Transport Workers of America Cases ( MY -1 to My - 61 - A and G - 2 to G - 75), 1960s
Box 163 Ex Parte 252, Incentive Per Diem Charges - Gondolas, 1970s
Box 164 Time claims or Grievances, 1970s
Box 165 Time Claims or Grievances (6476 thru 6672 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6628 thru 6639 - 1st Div. NRAB see file E502, 6640 thru 6641 - Time claims or Grievances, 6642 - See Board File A3T2, 6643 thru 6646 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6647 - 1st Div. NRAB et al, 6648 thru 6652 - Time Claims or Grievances, 6653 - 1st Div. NRAB, 6654 thru 6675 - Time Claims or Grievances, 1950s
Box 166 Time claims or Grievances (18876 - 2nd Div. NRAB see A15 V117, 18877 thru 19025 - Time Claims or Grievances, 1960s
Box 167-168 Time Claims or Grievances, 1957-1960s
Box 169 2nd Division Awards (NRAB), AV15V92 thru A16V113, 1960s
Box 170 Agreement between P&LE and Yardmasters, Labor Agreements Effective 4/1/91, Mediation Agreements (UTU, BLE,ATDA,RYA,TCU & Telegraphers, Allied Services), P&LE Union Agreements, 1990s
Box 171 P&LE legal case files including: 2373 (T. Sember), 2864, 6504, 5726 (Jas.Dugas), 4323, 3666,6294 (Roy E. Swagger), 4719 (Robert A. Blumling, 5619 (Russell C. Coates), 5710, M-969 (City of Pittsburgh Coates), 5711 (Pasq. DiRommaso), 5710 (Phillip Cheswick), 1980s
Box 172 P&LE Files 6388 (J. A. Oliver), 6816 (Stan Lee Popinski), 5169 (Gary E. Harper), 5685, 5648, 5452, 6313, 5459 (Howard Humphries), 4815, 5633, 4130, 1980s
Box 173 Time Claims Clerks, Clerical Rosters, Bonding Service Clerks, Vacation Clerks, Office Machines, Taxi Cabs charges, Payroll Information Clerks, Wages working conditions advertisement district, clerks agreements holidays vacations wages etc, Grievances of Employers, etc., 1980s
Box 181 P&LE files: 8017 (R. A. Boyd), 7168 (J. Antovich), 7676 (C. J. Edowski), 7492, 6765 (H. E. Bethune), 6945 (Anthony Janocha), 7649 (Kenneth Gasparovich), 6944 (W. E. Gewin), 7885 (Charles R. Gooden), 6943 (Robert Dye), 1980s
Box 186 11551 thru 11599 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11600 (2nd Div NRAB A15V22), 11601 to 11602 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11603 (2nd Div NRAB A15V25), 11604 thru 11718 (Time Claims or Grievances), 11719 thru 11725 (Time Claims or Grievances), 1960s
Box 286a Correspondence on railroad contracts, a bound report on elimination of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad crossing, 1934-1952
Box 299 Index of early railroad contracts, 1875-1914
Box 330 Financial World Magazines 1930s-40s; Ads; American Railroad Car Institute Publication 1950s; correspondence, contracts regarding agreements between regional railroads; T&T publications--the American resistance movement; employee records; P&LE case against J.F. Kepler, 1909-1958
Box 334b Contracts between P&LE and other parties, 1877-1991
Box 383 Records of securities and anti-trust litigation against P&LE, 1970s
Box 408a Correspondence with PC&Y; sidetrack agreements; lease agreements; grade crossings; properties; National Industrial Recovery Act; accident report, 1910-1940
Box 435 General notices; car men's agreements; 1967 Strike time claims; jurisdiction disputes; conference and grievances of Transport Workers Union of America, 1944-1972
Box 466 Political Action Committee files on accounting and expenses; lobby, and state rules and regulations; specific focus on Thornburgh administration, 1980
Box 481 Transport Workers Union of American claims, 1965-1968
Box 483 Regulations of Public Utility Commission; vending machine services contracts; organization of officials charts; contracts and agreements with Consolidated Rail Corp. and P&LE-Ashtabula Harbor Agreement; ICC locomotive inspections; relations with Dept. of US Government Presidential Advisory Committee on Railroads, 1928-1989
Box 485 Railroad toilet facilities reports; various train reports; time tables and schedules; operation of B&O trains over P&LE railroads; contracts and agreements with B&O; contracts and agreements with various companies and railroads; P&LE and PC&Y joint inspection and equipment maintenance; line service to Erie, PL&E, B&O, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, 1928-1982
Box 486 Board of Directors meeting minutes; Penn Central Transportation Company reorganization proceedings; Mary Crowell et. al vs. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company litigation records (court reports and bills, etc.), 1969-1974
Box 487 Damage suits and claims; injury cases handled by claims dept.; federal and state safety regulations (OSHA); taxes, assessments, and W-2s; inventions and patents; Federal Railway Administration safety standards; police reports; W-4s; increase and decrease of furloughs; blue flag reports; equipment dept. monthly accident reports, 1964-1989
Box 488 Reports to the office of Chief Engineer from the American Railway Association, Interstate Commerce Commission, Pennsylvania Railroad Association, Eastern Railway Association, General Managers Association; information regarding industrial supplies and equipment; PC&Y: Employee medical reports, 1960-1991
Box 489 Paperwork concerning restructuring (legal agreements, master agreement, creditor relations, investments, legal requirements), 1985
Box 491 Sale of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie to Bank of Mellon; standing agreements and contracts, reports of net worth based on property, past formal agreements relating to selling the company, 1976-1987
Box 492 Claims awaiting appeal; files of various railroad and transportation organizations; organization claims; district group advertisements and awards; vacation agreements for mechanical dept. and Maintenance of Way, 1980s
Box 493 Annual reports to Ohio Department of Taxation (1991); Interstate Commerce Commission applications for construction approval; Who's Who In America lawyer directory; submissions for RR execs; Oliver Iron and Steel Corp purchase of riverfront property legal documents; inspection trips; file of Alfred E. Perlman speech to Newcomen Society; National Assoc. Railroad and Utility Commission; grade crossings; land purchases; Conrail agreements; increased freight rates and charges (1957); LE&E files, 1970-1991
Box 494 Claims, 1949-1973
Box 501 Legal notes to CSX regarding agreements with ARASA; pay; health services; 1990 review of labor and union agreements, 1990-1992
Box 503 Working, e.g., functioning contracts for lien agreements, lease, and loan with various companies and banks, 1938-1969
Box 504 Director of Labor Relations and Personnel, employee time claims and grievances, 1959-1960
Box 505 Legal dept. agreements, contracts, leases, General Electric, local Delaware court case (Bertram Field v. Henry G. Allyn, Jr. et al -class action claim); Coal Ventures inc., pre-acquisitions meetings and reports; Mellon Branch account activity, 1978-1993
Box 506 Employee legal documents and correspondence; debts, safety, service, violations, activities, discipline, 1986-1989
Box 508, 510-511 Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1950-1970
Box 517 Shop maintenance standards (1986); multi-railroad agreements on car men, their helpers, and apprentices (1963); agreement between PA railroads and American Railway Supervisors Association (1957); master agreement for restructuring of obligations of P&LE (1985); various other multi-railroad agreements; Montour Railroad railway operating revenues (1927-1941), 1927-1986
Box 532 Report and recommendations of United Transportation Union study committee; various publications including testimony transcripts; report on trends of railroad construction costs; shipment conditions; research reports of Federal Railroad Administration; Annual Reports of National Mediation Board; Railway Accounting Rules; ICC Amendments, Rules, and Dockets; Constitution and annual report of American Short Line Railroad Association; Public Utility Law, etc., 1923-1992
Box 533 Bertram Field and Edward L. Franucchi v. Henry G. Allyn, Jr.; Finance Auditors report; Wheeling Dollar Coal leases and valuation; stock buying reports; securities firms, 1979-1985
Box 536a-536b Articles of Agreement for P&LE, PC&Y, Y&S, and MCRR, 1920-1975
Box 565-566 Contract cards; A - G, 1880-1980
Oversize 569-570 ICC Hearing for B&O and P&LE featuring exhibits of routes, statistics, land valuations, rehabilitation, costs, savings, employees, departmental duties, switching studies, tax and capital stock information, proposed usage payments, explanation of valuation figures, etc., 1963
Oversize 580 Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land report with carrier's review, objections, and revisions, 1923-1926
Oversize 581 Report to ICC Bureau of Valuation by Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley Railroad, 1940-1952

Series VIII. Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad, 1925-1945

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western (PLW) Railroad was a short line that worked under the Youngstown & Southern Railroad until January 1, 1945 when it was absorbed into the smaller line.

This series contains a small span of records from 1925 to 1945. They touch on financial and labor topics as well as the use of the railroad in the War Production Board under the Office of Defense Transportation.

Box 442a Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad accounting, Association of American Railroads bulletins; audits; social security; retirement; correspondence with oil companies; wage increases; state highway department, 1925-1945
Box 442b Pittsburgh, Lisbon & Western Railroad; war production board forms and correspondence, Office of Defense Transportation notices and correspondence, American Railway Express bulletins, invoices, annual returns, 1925-1945

Series IX. Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1870-1960

Scope and Content Notes:

The Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny (PM&Y) Railroad ran from 24th Street in Pittsburgh to Connellsvile, Pa., in 1882. The PM&Y followed the Monongahela River to McKeesport, Pa., then the Youghiogheny River to Connellsville, Pa.

Within this series are reports and miscellaneous files for this subsidiary of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad.

Box 204 Engineering Department - Budgets 1958-61, files regarding Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1950s
Box 529b Monongahela Connecting Railroad 100th Anniversary collection of pen and ink drawings; report book for Pittsburgh, McKeesport, & Youghiogheny Railroad; right of way deeds, 1870-1925

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 & Southern 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

Series XI. Training Material, 1970s-1980s

Scope and Content Notes:

Part of the railroad record consists of training material in the form of audio or visual media, such as 16mm motion picture, 35 mm slides, 8 mm film, VHS, and audio cassettes.

Box 141-142 Slides with audio: Blue Flag instructions, Car Inspector Cartoon, Box Car Doors, The Disablers, Maintenance of Way Safety, Tools of a Carman; Film: Personal safety, Coupling and Air hose, "Those vital ten minutes",
Box 143 Slides with script (Burning Torch), Slides with no audio cassette (Trainmen Orientation), 8 mm film rolls 6,
Box 156 Slides with audio (Hand tool safety, Signals #2, They Can't Stop, Air Brake), 1970s
Box 157 Film (Couplers and Coupling), Slides without audio (Blue Flag), Slides (Hazardous Materials), 1970s
Box 519a-519b Carousel Transvue 80 slide trays and film reels pertaining to safety and training, 1980s
Box 564 Various documents including Ohio Legislature; booklet on wrought iron (1960); equipment department file index; cassette tapes on Air Brakes; packet of color photographs from Aliquippa Southern Railroad (1981); aperture card; folder containing selection of blank P&LE and Montour Railroad forms and cards; photograph of railroad personnel, 1913-1980

Series XII. Audio-Visual Materials

Subseries 1. Photographs, 1886-1972

Scope and Content Notes:

The photographic images provide visual documentation of P&LE railroad activities during the early- to mid-twentieth century. Included is the work of nationally known photo-documentarian David Plowden. These photographs contain information not only about the P&LE, but also the various branch lines that, along with P&LE, were controlled by the New York Central Railroad System (1883-1968), and later by Penn Central (1968-1970). Besides railroad information, many of the photographs are devoted to non-railroad activities and scenes. This sometimes incidental information is found in urban rural scenes predominantly in western Pennsylvania’s Fayette, Washington, Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence counties, as well as in some of the bordering counties of West Virginia and Ohio.

The photographic formats represented in the collection are dry gelatin glass plate negatives, cellulose nitrate negatives, cellulose acetate, and 4x5 safety negatives. The images are universally of high quality both in terms of physical condition and aesthetic composition documenting industrial scenes along the railroad’s rights of way as well as railroad facilities and equipment. The western Pennsylvania countryside is also featured in images taken for the proposed Lake Erie-Ohio River Canal in the 1940s. Also well represented are events such as river parades, celebrations in downtown Pittsburgh, as well as disaster such as wrecks and floods.

The Archives Service Center maintains an item level inventory of the photographic portion of the collection that is available for on-site review. The photographic images are arranged by date and image number assigned by the photographers. Portions of the photographs have been made available online: http://digital.library.pitt.edu/images/pittsburgh/plerr.html.

Subseries 2. Film

Rail Repair, 1933
  • Digitization in progress.
Rail Repair, 1933
  • Digitization in progress.
Test Shot by C. S. Zollinger Westinghouse Plant, East Pittsburgh, August 1946
  • Digitization in progress.
Ashtabula; Foot of 23rd Street; W. Bridgewater, January 7-8, 1940
  • Digitization in progress.
Extra Rail Laying, June 1937
  • Digitization in progress.
Ballast Cleaner, July 20, 1931
  • Digitization in progress.
Pittsburgh Power House, July 20, 1938
  • Digitization in progress.

Series XIII. Oversize, 1913-1981

Scope and Content Notes:

These items are housed in flat files or wrapped in brown paper and tied. Generally, they consist of large ledgers, spreadsheets, meeting minutes, or blueprints.

Oversize 1 Monongahela Connecting Railroad: Project envelopes for railroad improvements, 1966-1970
Oversize 2 ICC Hearing for B&O and P&LE featuring exhibits of routes, statistics, land valuations, rehabilitation, costs, savings, etc., 1963
Oversize 3 ICC Hearing for B&O and P&LE featuring exhibits of employees, departmental duties, switching studies, tax and capital stock information, proposed usage payments, explanation of valuation figures, etc., 1963
Oversize 4 Montour Railroad: Log of detailed traffic statistics, 1940-1943
Oversize 5 Montour Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land reports and engineering reports, including blueprints, 1917-1926
Oversize 6 Montour Railroad: Reports of waybills received from various companies, 1955
Oversize 7 Montour Railroad: Bound ledger of financial data, 1913-1928
Oversize 8 Youngstown & Southern Railroad: Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1944-1979
Oversize 9 Pittsburgh, Chartiers, & Youghiogheny: Log of project reports, accounts, and expenditures, 1916-1981
Oversize 10 Daily reports of materials received, used, shipped, and released by P&LE lines, 1963
Oversize 11 Documents of planning for a Passenger Station at Woodlawn, PA (with correspondence, time estimates, materials inventories, general estimates, blueprints, cost analyses, etc., mostly concerning heating), 1917-1919
Oversize 12 Inventories of furniture and equipment; heating system valuations, 1913-1920
Oversize 13 Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land report with carrier's review, objections, and revisions, 1923-1926
Oversize 14 Report to ICC Bureau of Valuation by Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley Railroad, 1940-1952
Oversize 15 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and magazine cutouts,
Oversize 16 Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and magazine cutouts,

Map-case 30-3
Folder 1 PLERR Train Yard, 1930 (1.0 photographs)

Gelatin Silver Panorama Print ca. 1930 taken from East Carson Street looking across the Monongahela River to Downtown Pittsburgh showing the PLERR trainyard and surrounding building.

Folder 2 Railroad scenes art prints, 1958-1959

Series XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans, 1872-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains technical drawings, building plans and maps related to the activities of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company and its associates. The items in this series are housed either in map tubes or in oversized folders in map case drawers. Item level descriptions for materials in this series are available in a spreadsheet accessible in the Archives Service Center.

Subseries 1. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Technical Drawings and Plans, 1889-1978

Roll 1 General drawings and plans

Map-case 30-4
Folder 1 General drawings and plans
Folder 2 Aliquippa
Folder 3 Beaver County
Folder 4 Beaver Falls
Folder 5 Beaver Falls/New Brighton
Folder 6 Connellsville
Folder 7 Fallston
Folder 8 Homestead Bridge, sheets 101-109AB
Folder 9 Homestead Bridge, sheets 109B-120
Folder 10 Homestead Bridge, sheets 121-128, 201AB-205
Folder 11 Homestead Bridge, sheets 206-218

Map-case 30-5
Folder 1 McKees Rocks
Folder 2 Newell
Folder 3 Pittsburgh
Folder 4 Pittsburgh Express Building
Folder 5 Pittsburgh Terminal Station
Folder 6 West Homestead
Folder 7 Other Pennsylvania Locations, A-Z
Roll 2 Other Pennsylvania Locations, A-Z

Map-case 30-5
Folder 8 Ohio

Subseries 2. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Property Maps, 1890-1971


Map-case 30-5
Folder 9 By Location, A-Z
Rolls 3-18 Right of way and track maps

Subseries 3. Other Railroad Companies, 1882-1990

Roll 19 Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad Company
Roll 20 Lake Erie and Eastern Railroad Company

Map-case 30-6
Folder 1 Lewis Run Railway Company
Rolls 21-23 Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company

Map-case 30-6
Folder 2 Monongahela Railways Company
Roll 24 Monongahela Railways Company

Map-case 30-6
Folder 3 Montour Railroad Company
Rolls 25-27 Montour Railroad Company
Roll 28 New Castle Northern Railway Company
Roll 29 Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Company

Map-case 30-6
Folder 4 Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad Company
Folder 5 Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Company
Roll 30 Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Company

Map-case 30-6
Folder 6 Youngstown and Suburban Railroad Company
Folder 7 Other Railroad Companies, A-Z

Subseries 4. Geographic Maps, 1872-1965


Map-case 30-6
Folder 8 By Location, A-O
Folder 9 By Location, P-Z
Roll 31 By Location, A-Z