Guide to the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records, 1860-1999 AIS.1982.23

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records
Creator
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company.
Collection Number
AIS.1982.23
Date
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)
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.

Preferred Citation

Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Records, 1850-1999, AIS.1982.23, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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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.

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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.

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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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, January 2011

University of Pittsburgh Library System
Archives & Special Collections
Website: library.pitt.edu/archives-special-collections
412-648-3232 (ASC) | 412-648-8190 (Hillman)
Contact Us: www.library.pitt.edu/ask-archivist

Revision Description

 Added Series XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans May 2014

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.

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.

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.

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.

Existence and Location of Originals

Digital reproductions of portions of the photographic images are available electronically at http://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/pittsburgh-lake-erie-railroad-company-records.

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Related Materials

Related Material

Jack Polaritz Collection of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad, AIS.1998.41, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Jack Polaritz Railroad Collection, AIS.1998.42, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

Jack Polartiz Collection of Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Photographs, AIS.1998.54, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • 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.

Genre(s)

  • Accident reports
  • Ledgers (Account books)
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • MCCune, Frank

Subject(s)

  • Business and Industry
  • Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania
  • Coal trade -- Pennsylvania
  • Coke industry -- Pennsylvania
  • Collective labor agreements -- Transport workers -- United States
  • Engineering drawings -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County.
  • Labor
  • 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
  • Transportation -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- History

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Previous Citation

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

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Bibliography

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

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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
Crossings, bridges, and arches, 1908 162
  Box
Engineering Department - Information pertaining to the construction of the Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad, 1950s 199
  Box
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 221
  Box
Engineering Department - Bids regarding contracts for roadside structures, special file on Duquesne contracting co., Right of Way Lake Erie & Eastern, 1910-1950s 230
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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 235
  Box
Microfilmed minute books, 1912-1959 374
  Box
Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour Railroads, 1949-1979 377
  Box
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 421
  Box
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 540

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Series  II. Mahoning State Line Railroad, 1895-1980 

Scope and Content Notes

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

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

  Box
Mahoning State Line Journal Entries (1925-79), Mahoning State Line General Ledger (1895-1944), ICC Annual reports (1972-77), 1895-1977 148
  Box
Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909 371
  Box
Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour railroads, 1949-1979 377
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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 454b
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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 476

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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.

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Law Dept - Delaware & Hudson Railway Bankruptcy, CSX vs. Monongahela Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. vs. P&LE, Norfolk Western vs. P&LE, 1970s-1980s 110
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Abandonment of Track in Marion W. Va, Acquisition of Trackage rights; Pennsylvania Railroad correspondence, 1960s 158
  Box
Correspondence of General Manager concerning general railroad operations, 1909-1917 261
  Box
Correspondence, engine coal consumption statistics, orders, financial statements of monthly savings, 1909-1917 262
  Box
Correspondence, Semi-Annual Report ending Dec 18 1918, orders, National Safety Contest and Accidents on Steam Railroads in Pa., 1905-1918 263
  Box
Correspondence and other files, 1905-1918 264
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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 265
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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 266
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Correspondence regarding car weight data, expense reports, General Superintendent's ledgers, 1905-1918 267
  Box
General Superintendent McCune's correspondence concerning crew hour notices, general operations, 1908-1917 268-269
  Box
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 270
  Box
Operating department - correspondence, annual reports, accounts with other railroads, trackage payments, bills and statements, situation reports and special reports, 1917-1918 271-273
  Box
Train Orders Ledgers, Henderson Coal Company, Citizens Water Company, Law Department Correspondence, 1925-1975 274
  Box
Law Department Correspondence, Agreement between Coraopolis and MCRR to add tracks and re-route road, Law office files, 1925-1950s 275
  Box
Train and Engineers Daily Call Sheets, Late 1970s 276
  Box
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 277
  Box
Correspondence of John L. Moore, purchasing, paymaster, assistant secretary, 1905-1915 278
  Box
Correspondence pertaining to engines, roundhouses, sand house, pan stocks, coal situations, ash pits. Store room department : supplies, material of all description, water, 1914 279a-280
  Box
Correspondence; motive power dept (engines, roundhouse, sandhouse, etc) Store Room Dept., 1918 281
  Box
Correspondence, records of locomotive maintenance, American Railway Circulars, Bulletins, letters pertaining to safety, employee matters, safety inspections, dumps and scrap, utilities, photograph, 1926-1931 282
  Box
Correspondence, construction and maintenance, accident reports, blueprints, Nordberg, Adzing, machine, parts catalogue, purchase orders, 1898-1955 283a-283b
  Box
Correspondence of maintenance, payment records, 1913-1918 284
  Box
Internal memos, steam crane use, product brochures, safety signs, vendor correspondence, daily gondola interchange log, 1906-1914 290
  Box
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 291
  Box
Correspondence on car maintenance, damages, rentals, and inspections, coal analyses, records of water and waste treatment, and expense reports, 1910-1931 292a
  Box
Correspondence of Frank McCune, matters of motive power department, store room department, and of connecting companies, 1908-1910 292b
  Box
Frank McCune's correspondence concerning repairs, bill, employee affairs, 1905-1913 293
  Box
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 294a
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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 294b-294c
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McCune correspondence: cargo, derailments, general business, cars, labor, building maintenance, track repairs, 1903-1912 295a-295b
  Box
Correspondence regarding freight movement, electrical department, notices, passes, telephones, material inventory monthly reports, material orders, railway publications, 1908-1930 337a
  Box
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 337b
  Box
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 339a
  Box
Matters of car department (ladles, new equipment, repairs, improper loadings, overloading) and buildings; various correspondence of Frank McCune, General Manager, 1910-1920 339b
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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 340a
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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 340b
  Box
Indexes which contain notices to general manager Frank McCune concerning scales tested, contents of cars, shipping notices, and train delay notices, 1908-1918 341
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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 343-344a
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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 344b
  Box
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 345a-345b
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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 346a
  Box
Indexes containing bills, statements, notices pertaining new equipment, repairs, inspection reports, delivery notices, coal delivery reports -- most directed to McCune, 1912-1914 347a
  Box
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 347b-347c
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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 348a
  Box
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 348b
  Box
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 349a
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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 349b
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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  370
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Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909 371
  Box
'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 444a
  Box
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 476
  Box
Monongahela Connecting Railroad 100th Anniversary collection of pen and ink drawings; report book for Pittsburgh, McKeesport, & Youghiogheny Railroad; right of way deeds, 1870-1925 529b
  Box
Project envelopes for railroad improvements, 1966-1970 568

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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.

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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 77
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Research, publications, etc. concerning Coal and Coke Context in Pennsylvania, Early 1900s, 1950s, 1970s 30
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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 77
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Workers agreements - Clerks, Shop Crafts, Steelworkers, Engineers, Yardmasters, Trainmen, Engineers. Rules Governing Employees, 1981 131
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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 134
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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 218
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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 221
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Employee records--out of service, 1917-1979 288a-288b
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Employee records--out of service, correspondence to Youngstown & Southern, Operating Revenues and costs, 1937-1987 288c
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Employees out of service, record index employee numbers for 1-1700 index of names, 1937-1974 297a
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Employees out of service; wage reports, 1899-1983 297b
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Employees out of service; post operation sales of railroad equipment; reports to Railroad retirement service; special account payroll (SPA numbers), 1938-1990 297c
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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 300b
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Tax Return Information, Gas Meter Readings, Automobile Insurance Records for Montour Railroad Company, Correspondence concerning scale tests, crossing gates, 1931-1985 326
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Legal matters: property titles, court hearings, payments, rental agreements, contracts etc., 1900-1959 338
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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 355
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Annual Reports, 1920-1939 368
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Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour railroads, 1949-1979 377
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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 379
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Locomotive study; cabin and caboose car information; freight car classifications; abandonments; equipment and building requirements; leases; rentals; sales; authorizations, 1965-1991 380
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Land deeds between railroad and private land owners, 1913-1916 384a-384b
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Laws and litigation of Montour and Y&S closings; filed complaints; police commissions, 1942-1968 385a
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Board meeting, property inventory of worth, correspondence, Board of Directors meetings, Stockholder's meeting, 1965-1976 386
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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 388
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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 389
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Matters of materials (such as coal, scrap, cars, etc.), 1980-1983 390
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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 391a
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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 391b
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Employee Social Security Registration Applications, 1900-1960s 392a
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Montour car record cards; P&LE Office of Local Treasurer Corporate Cash Books microfilms, 1900-1983 392b
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Articles of agreement between Montour Railroad and various companies and contractors; track layouts on Neville Island; correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1955 393a
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Correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1995 393b
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Correspondence of Chief Engineer; construction contract for bridge, 1913-1914 394a
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Correspondence of Chief Engineer, to and from Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, regarding US government dam construction proposal, 1913-1940s 394b
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Blueprints and engineering plans, 1950s 395
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Records of employees from P&LE, 1950-1981 396
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Correspondence concerning notice of abandonment; various agreements; call sheets; coal mine reports, 1900-1982 397
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Deeds, 1900-1915 399a
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Annual Reports; miscellaneous papers and blueprints, 1884-1918 399b
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Rules and Rates of Pay; Railway Labor Act papers; case files of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal project hearings, 1936-1975 400a
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Case files of Lake Erie & Ohio River Canal project hearings, 1926-1939 400b
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Maintenance of way department bulletins; correspondence of engineering department; labor issues, 1964-1980 401
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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 402
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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 424
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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 444b
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Crossing accidents, 1946-1982 448
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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 467
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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 484
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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 513
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Cars under obligation, gondola end modification; paperwork, pamphlets, catalogs, and instructions for various equipment and parts, 1976-1989 515
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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 516a
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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 516b
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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 517
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Court testimonies; railway operating revenues and statements of operations, 1899-1960 528
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Land purchase authorizations; deeds, 1910-1931 530
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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 537
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Reports of coal weighed and stop off charges for Champion, Pa., 1965 539
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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 539
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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 552a
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Log of detailed traffic statistics, 1940-1943 571
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ICC Bureau of Valuation land and engineering reports, including blueprints, 1917-1926 572
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Reports of waybills received from various companies, 1955 573
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Bound ledger of financial data, 1913-1928 574

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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.

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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 137
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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 402
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New York Central Railroad System Annual Reports, 1905-1965 600-613

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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.

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Pittsburgh Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Co. Damage papers McKees Rocks, Freight Car Shop McKees Rocks, etc., 1910-1950s 213
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Old and Cancelled PC&Y 349-H to 349-N (Various sidetrack agreements), 1950s 240
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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 241
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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 296a
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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 392c
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Correspondence of PC&Y Railroad, 1900-1995 393b
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Correspondence concerning PC&Y; property issues, 1902-1960 398b
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Engineering issues of PC&Y and McKeesport station and Neville Island freight, 1933-1949 406
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Correspondence concerning McKees Rocks station: construction, maintenance; PC&Y railroad company papers concerning Neville Island freight, 1903-1956 409a
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Track construction and maintenance, 1909-1935 416
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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 440a
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'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 444a
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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 444b
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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 488
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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 534
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Log of project reports, accounts, and expenditures, 1916-1981 576

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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.

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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 2
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Locomotive serial numbers and information files, 1930-1970 5
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Parts diagrams and blueprints and information, 1970s 6
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Legal documents (land transfers, etc); Office of Engineer building specs for various equipment and implementation (ex. switches), 1915-1946 8
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Rail purchase, Robins Car Shakeout Installation/ Blueprints, Scale house and track scales construction, Dravosburg Bridge and Blue prints, flashing light RR crossing system, 1940s 20
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Office of Chief Engineer legal files (suits, laws, and government acts), 1975-1980 25
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Car information files (cars damaged on foreign lines, cars sent home for repairs), 1980s 28
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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 75
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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 76
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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 78
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Files 3177- 3283 (Elimination of grade crossing Neville Island, M.C.B. Building at McKees Rocks, etc), 1920s 79
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New Storehouse and Oil House near Roundhouse, Haselton, Brotherhood of railway and steamship clerks, 1920-1950 80
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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 81
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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 82
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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 83
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Additions and necessities (gate crossings, buildings, etc), 89
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Right of way, tracks, crossings, grades, some blueprints, leases, derailment, 1897-1965 93-98
("Right of way, tracks, crossings, grades, some blueprints, leases, derailment," online pending)
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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 99-100
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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 101
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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 102
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Track switches, etc. (blueprints), 1900-1980 105
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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 130
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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 134
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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 135
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Floor Layout for Mechanized Material Handling, Table of Contents: First floor plan existing and proposed, First floor proposed, 1952 136
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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 137
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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 138
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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 139
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Retirement of track sidings, retirement of flat cars, purchases of equipment, sale of systems, etc., 1970s 144
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McKeesport Bridge / Repairs, blueprints; Boro of Davidson Slag; airlines at Hazelton Yard; Carbon Limestone Co. Hillsville; Freight Agents Office Building, 1948 145
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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 161
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Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1932 175
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Contracts with other companies; blueprints, 1920s 192
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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 193
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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), 194
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Property Correspondence, Contract #3 - 67 Vipond and Vipond Inc, Contract 206-66 Aerial Map Service, 1966-1968 195
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Colona River Rail Transfer Plant; Colona River Rail Transfer Plant operating expenses), 1934-1936 196
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File Nos. 7110 - 7169-A; land leases, sidetrack agreements, bridges, tracks, grade crossings, 1925-1960 197
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Historical Data of the Waynesburg Southern Railroad Company - See records storage inventory sheet, 1966-1968 198
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File Nos. 6967 - 7104 (Standard Slag Co. Permit for Roadway on Cedar Street, Mahoning Valley Sand Co. Track Siding), 1940s-1950s 200
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File Nos. 2758 - 2867 (Approx Cost of Pittsburgh Terminal, Matthews Run Arch at Sheppler, 1950s 201
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File Nos. 8205 - 8365 - grade crossings; sidetrack agreements, etc., 1940s-1950s 202
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Information pertaining to the construction of the L.E & E. RR (Files 1662-L to 1662-27-A), 1950s-1960s 203
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Budgets 1958-61, files regarding Pittsburgh, McKeesport & Youghiogheny Railroad, 1950s 204
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Wreck Investigation File, Alcoa, 1970s 205
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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 206
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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 207
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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 208
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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 209
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National Industrial Reclamation Act, 1930-1950 210
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Change crossing protection at 1st street Braddock; 2196 East Carson Street Yard, 1901-1931 211
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File Nos. 8513-3 to 8605 (New Car Repair Shop McKees Rocks, Lease of Property, etc), 1950s 212
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Pittsburgh Chartiers & Youghiogheny Railway Co Damage papers McKees Rocks, Freight Car Shop McKees Rocks, etc., 1910-1950s 213
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File Nos. 3816-4 to 3986 Lease of Land sidetrack agreement, Railroad Accident investigation reports, 1910-1960s 214
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File Nos. 3996 to 4176; sidetrack agreements; right of way; crossings; transfers; etc. with other companies, 1900-1960 215
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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 216
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Lease of Cars, Freight Equipment files, 1980s 217
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1956 Zoning Ordinance; Montour Railroad and Youngstown & Southern Railroad acquisitions; main line switch; City Planning reports; crossings; property purchases; articles of agreement, 1898-1958 218
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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 219
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Youngstown Branch Bridge over Mahoning River, Car Heaters, Explosives Handling, Discontinuance Passenger Trains, Handling Investigations, 1940s 220
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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 221
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File Nos. 5467 to 5713, 1950s-1960s 222
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312 (New Central Warehouse), 349 (Superior Paper Products - McKees Rocks), 1950s 223
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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 224
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General Files - 2495 (Crossings/ application for construction), 2499 (Mayor Pottery, Beaver Falls), 2510 (Ferrona and Sharon Branch), 1896-1907 225
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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 226
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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 227
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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 228
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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 229
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Bids regarding contracts for roadside structures, Special file on Duquesne contracting co., Right of Way Lake Erie and Eastern, 1910-1950s 230
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Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees; sidetrack agreements; articles of agreement, 1922-1959 231
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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 232
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Old and Cancelled - 1-B to 18-C (Temporary Diesel Facilities, Water Supply E. Youngstown, Hazelton Yard Masters Office), 1950s 233
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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 234
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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 235
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Reports, surveys, newspaper articles, reports on costs and reports of congressional hearing of the canal, Meramec Basin Research Project 1961-1962, 1930s-1960s 236
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Sidetrack and land leases; abandonment; changes in tracks at Elwell Branch, 1936-1966 237
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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 238
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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 239
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Old and Cancelled PC&Y 349-H to 349-N (various sidetrack agreements), 1950s 240
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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 241
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General Files - 3997 (Matthew's Gravity Carrier Co. Ellwood City / Matthew's Conveyor Co.), 1911 242
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File Nos. 1371 - 1621 (Under crossings, Oil house at college, Right of Way at North Webster, etc), 1910-1930 243
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File Nos. 5022 - 5104 (Lease of Land, Report on the Development of Water Resources at the Mahoning River, Upper Ohio Valley Association, 1910-1950 244
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File Nos. 2279 - 2387 (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Aliquippa Yard, etc.), 1910-1950 245
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Books, studies, and surveys for Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1940-1960 246
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Train Accidents, 1965 247
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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 248
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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 249
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File Nos. 2621-4 to 2745-A (3rd Street undercrossing Glassport, Co Interlocking Plant, Drainage Monessen, RK Interlocking), 1950s 250
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Federal Long housemen's and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act; Whirler Crane; sidetrack agreements; snow removal; grade crossings; track proposals, 1922-1958 251
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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 252
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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 253
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General Files - 595 (Sewers, McKees Rocks), 653 (J&L Tunnel), 714 (Lightweight freight cars-same for clearances reports freight cars cleaned), 1920s-1950s 254
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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 255
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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 256
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Surveys, studies, reports, maps, and geological reports of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1950s 257
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399-A (Proposed Sewers at Lowellville), 418 (Brownville Junction Yard), 434 (McKeesport Freight House), 451-1 (Diesel Repair Shop, McKees Rocks), 1950s 258
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Car shops and buildings; agreements with companies; sidetrack agreements; siding; connections; grade crossings, 1890-1958 259
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Personal Injury Record Cards, Car and Locomotive, 1943-1974 260
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Correspondence on thefts and vandalism, maintenance, construction, 1899-1957 285a-285b
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Expense reports, track change proposals, and correspondence between PL&E and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on use of tracks, 1940s 286b
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Railroad and terminal maintenance and construction, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers public notices, correspondence with chief of engineers, 1900-1950 287a
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Maintenance and construction, 1940s 287b
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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 296a
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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 296b
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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 298b
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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 300b
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City of Pittsburgh granted authorizations for building projects; Frank Virant's personal items, 1905-1940 329b
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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 334a
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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 342b
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Newspaper clippings by Burrelles Clipping Service, 1965-1967 352-353
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Correspondence of Industrial Engineering dept. to the office of the president regarding Upper Ohio River Canal, 1936-1941 354
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Construction of the Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal papers: correspondence, plans, legal matters, hearings, 1960s 356
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Papers concerning construction of upper Ohio River Canal, 1930s 358
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Papers pertaining to Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1941-1945, 1960s 360-361
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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 362
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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 363a-363b
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Bound newspaper clippings of the Ohio River and Lake Erie Canal Project, 1967-1969 364
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Newspaper clippings, 1965-1967 366-367
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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  370
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Burelles clippings on Lake Erie and Ohio River canal, 1962-1965 375
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Burelles clippings on Lake Erie and Ohio River Canal, 1960s 378
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Train movement reports (1973-77), radio and wireless communication (1987); bow train, cabin, and caboose, 1973-1987 382
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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 387
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Chief Engineer correspondence to and from Pittsburgh & Lake Erie regarding US government dam construction proposal, 1913-1940 394b
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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 398a-398b
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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 403
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Chief Engineer's signed agreements: leases, licenses, etc., 1921-1956 404
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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 405
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Engineering issues pertaining to PC&Y and McKeesport station and Neville Island freight, 1933-1949 406
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Correspondence regarding land agreements; sidetrack agreements; McKees Rocks; various companies; right of way, 1902-1960 407a
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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 407b
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Clearances; crossings at New Castle; property leases; harbor lines, 1914-1957 407c
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Correspondence with PC&Y; sidetrack agreements; lease agreements; grade crossings; properties; National Industrial Recovery Act; accident report, 1910-1940 408a
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Reports of material removed and applied to locomotives; locomotive final reports; locomotives formerly of Conrail, 1940-1987 408b
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Correspondence concerning Neville Island bridges; track elevations at McKees Rocks; National Tube Company, 1910-1945 409b
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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 410
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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 412
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Railroad and highway intersections; sidetrack agreements; right of way; Connellsville Station improvements; Connellsville Station in connection with Western Maryland, 1905-1948 413
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Certificates of insurance; elevator construction at main terminal; construction of Monongahela River Bridge; maintenance and construction of terminal building roof, 1937-1952 414
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Association of American Railroads operations and maintenance; department of mechanics, 1955-1988 417
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Track construction, installations, maintenance; property issues; building construction along tracks, 1926-1940 418-419
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Company vehicles and insurance of, freight maintenance, employee training, accounting, employee bulletin, 1970-1980 420
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Repair, maintenance, and construction pertaining to Monongahela River Bridge; various track and maintenance repairs, property issues, 1911-1941 422
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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 423
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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 424
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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 425
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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 426
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Correspondence regarding U.S. Geological Survey Maps; siding agreement; operation and maintenance of Youngstown, OH YMCA; grade crossings; contracts and leases, 1900-1971 427
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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 428
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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 429
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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 430
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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 431
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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 433
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Personal Injuries; company vehicles; repairs to and information on freight equipment, 1969-1987 434
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Photocopies of aerial photographs of Pennsylvania Railroad Miracle Run and Brave to Waynesburg, 1966 436a
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Assortment of small ledgers containing field notes, final cross sections, anchoring records, field grades, excavation quantities, etc., of Waynesburg Southern Railroad, 1966-1968 436b
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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 438
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Water pipelines and construction blueprints; worker payrolls and estimates of expenses, 1914-1946 439
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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 440a
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Vacuum cleaners; boilers; elevators; weigh stations; equipment tests; lubrication; engineering; machinery, 1976 449
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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 450
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Equipment and appliance catalogs, service and installation manuals, instruction diagrams for equipment installation, 1952-1970 453
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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 454a-454c
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Comprehensive compilation of official reports (NGO and government) concerning all waterway projects; emphasis on Ohio River and Lake Erie Canal project, 1921-1965 468a-468b
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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 469
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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 476
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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 478
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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 488
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Car Department cards of out of service employees prior to 1950, 1880s-1950 496
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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 512
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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 514
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Cars under obligation, gondola end modification; paperwork, pamphlets, catalogs, and instructions for various equipment and parts, 1976-1989 515
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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 520a-520b
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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 521a-521b
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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 522
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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 524
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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 525
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Vehicle, machine, and rail equipment brochures; instruction manuals, 1940-1970 531a
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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 531b
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Consolidated Rail Corporation Bulletins; flat car improvements, 1980-1992 531c
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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 535
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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 540
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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 541
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Reports concerning cars (inspections, delays, maintenance); track routes and maintenance, 1979-1988 542a
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Bulletins and general notices concerning cargo, cars, shipment instructions, transferred loads; correspondence regarding claims and "safety first", 1979 544a
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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 545b
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Movement of cars; car inventory; coal; janitorial; office supplies; time claims; sidetrack agreements; cargo, careful handling, 1973 546b
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Locomotives: purchased, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; locomotive department shop orders; freight cars: owned, sold, maintenance, leased; passenger cars, 1966-1984 548a-548b
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Locomotives: purchased, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; gondolas; General Electric equipment installation instructions and diagrams, 1970-1984 549a
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Equipment and parts sales brochures, equipment and part installation instructions and manuals with diagrams, 1970-1984 549b
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Locomotives: bought, sold, retired, inspections, maintenance; freight car inventory and leases, 1950-1971 550a-550b
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Catalogs and information for various railway parts manufacturers (i.e. GE, Portec, Stanrail); freight car ownership logs, 1978-1986 551
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Sales orders; equipment maintenance monthly reports; shipping notices of cars sold; light weighs; car acceptance certificates; car leases, 1974-1986 552b
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Blueprints, schematics, pamphlets, and correspondence pertaining to equipment and systems for trains and buildings, 1950s-1980s 553a-556b
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Car file individual updates; bundles of daily report of employees working punitive times, 1986-1988 557
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Monthly safety meeting; accident reports, lost time, handwritten call directory file book (R.I.Z.), benefits, monthly time book ledger, 1957-1990 559
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Car reports and records of time, cars not suitable for service list, maintenance inspections for buildings etc., 1985-1992 560
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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 578
  Oversize
Inventories of furniture and equipment; heating system valuations, 1913-1920 579
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 100 to 2999 and 3000 to 4999, 1945-1985 586
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Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 35000 to 36499 and 39000 to 40999, 1945-1986 587
  File-cabinet
Reports of initial or number changes; general repair record, 1980s-1990s 588
  File-cabinet
Index of auto, truck, locomotives, company work cars, and active leased cars, 1940-1990 589
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 73000 to 80299 and 80500 to 20450, 1940-1990 590
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 5000 to 2499 and 9000 to 10999, 1949-1990 591
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 67000 to 69999 and 70000 to 72999, 1957-1990 592
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 11000 to 12999 and 13000 to 17599, 1941-1990 593
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 62500 to 63699 and 63700 to 64869, 1957-1990 594
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 50000 to 51999 and 60000 to 62499, 1950-1990 595
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 41000 to 42249 and 43000 to 49499, 1940-1990 596
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 18000 to 19199 and 20000 to 24549, 1949-1990 597
  File-cabinet
Blank Cards Description; Retired Company Work Cars, 1888-1990s 598
  File-cabinet
Index of gondola cars-retirement, sale, rebuilding: 24550 to 30499 and 30500 to 32699, 1949-1986 599

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.

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Purchase of land documents, 1910-1920 1
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Tax Assessment Montour Railroad (1946-50), material proposals for equipment (1966), inspections and permits (1970), other tax documents and audits, 1940-1970 3
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Financial statements, 1979-1988 19
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Board of directors meeting minutes, Finance Committee Documents, 1980s 23
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Stock information, Lease Information (Station Square), P&LE real estate dept., 1970s 32
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Freight Overcharge financials, Late 1980s - 1990s 132
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Acquisition of capital stock of P&LE from Penn Central, Financing Acquisition under Credit Agreement through First National Bank of Boston, 1979 133
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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 140
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Leases, tax assessments, requisitions, Pittsburgh Coal royalty reports, agreements to leave coal in place, 1960s 177
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Expense reports, track change proposals, and correspondence between PL&E and Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on track use, 1940s 285b
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Tax Return Information, Gas Meter Readings, Automobile Insurance Records for Montour Railroad Company, Correspondence concerning scale tests, crossing gates, 1931-1985 326
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Early American Express delivery ledgers, reports of operations account, balance sheets, general finance plans, 1897-1900, 1983 357
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Banking records (1987); state and federal taxes, 1956-1958 372
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Check invoices; company work vehicles; gas and steel corporations, 1980-1990 443
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'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 444a
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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 444b
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Paperwork concerning stocks and investments, 1977-1985 457
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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 464
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Equipment and service orders and requests; bills; estimates; blanket authorizations and authority for expenditure; accident reports; powerhouse reports, 1974-1986 472
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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 480
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Working, e.g., functioning contracts for lien agreements, lease, and loan with various companies and banks, 1939-1969 503
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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 505
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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 512
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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 518a
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Information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc; Consol Coal railroad spur; equipment sales exchange, 1965-1981 518b
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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 523
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Annual reports, financial statements for PLECO Inc. and subsidiaries; valuation book; locomotive replacement report; field notes; 'Pink Sheet' book, 1880s-1990 529a
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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 533
  Oversize
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 569-570

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.

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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 2
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Retirement roster; dinner information; disciplinary forms, passenger train service (1983), freight claim forms, 1980s 7
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Youghiogheny Bridge Manteca files, Pittsburgh Train Shed files, insurance inquiry files and modification for compliance, 1940s 9
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Air brake implementation, land lease, road crossing construction file, 1950-1980 10
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Land leases, power plant branch extension WV (blueprints) River-Lake belt conveyor study, 1940s 17
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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 21
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Correspondence, Dental Plan, Freight Shipment Claims, 1980s 22
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Board of directors meeting minutes, Finance Committee Documents, 1980s 23
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Trainmen seniority rosters, engineer investigations, accident reports, clerks roster, Conrail Qualifications, 1990s 24
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Information on insurance company, parts/materials, fire losses, 1978-1988 26
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Passenger Service, Freight Operations, Security Files (order for new police vehicles - Ford Fairmonts, Dodge Aspens), 1970s 27
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Facilities Information (McKee's Rocks; Homestead), 1960-1970 31
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Police dept. reports, leases and track agreements, rules and rates of pay agreement, 1980s 33
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Microfilm records, safety rules, operating statistics and overhead expenses, Pocket Directory of Railroad Officials, change of employee status, disability files, 1980s 35
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Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees, Re: Sale of P&LE (1977), Maintenance Chart, Equipment Lease Agreements, Lease Documents, Labor relations report, Bank Credit Agreement, 1970s 74
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Report of Operations books (1921-25, 1934-35,1938-39, 1949), 1921-1949 84
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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 86
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Business Orders (1988), Destruction of Records form (1965), blueprints for turntable, crane, etc., 1950-1980s 92
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Community Relations Committee of the Pittsburgh Railroads Files - Countdown for America's Railroads, 1950-1980s 147
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Reg. Files - Entire Road - Up to current files, American Railway Supervisors Association, 1960s 155
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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 160
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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 176
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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 296b
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Correspondence of Chief Mechanical Officer regarding matters of the mechanical department such as railroad billing, employees, inspections, and announcements, 1982-1985 298a
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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, 329a
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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 330
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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 333
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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 342a
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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 342b
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Youngstown Suburban Railroad Company minutes and record books, 1903-1925 350
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3 large bound books of meeting minutes, 1918-1931 351
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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 355
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Bound minutes, 1964-1987  359a-359b
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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 366
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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 369
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Annual reports of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Mahoning State Line, Monongahela Connecting, and Beaver & Ellwood railroads, 1901-1909 371
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Large bound minute books, 1956-1964 373
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Large bound minute books, 1932-1965 376
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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 379
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Locomotive study; cabin and caboose car information; freight car classifications; abandonments; equipment and building requirements; leases; rentals; sales; authorizations, 1965-1991 380
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Road switcher service; contracts with other railroads; locomotive requirements; Union Railroad Interchanges; caboose equipment list; Pittsburgh Landmark Foundation, 1953-1972 381
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Train movement reports (1973-77), radio and wireless communication (1987). Bow train, cabin, and caboose, 1973-1987 382
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Files include RRR Intersection, Y&ST, Brier Hill, revision; Committee of Youngstown; Joint Yard access; Mahoning Valley Region, 1924-1985 385b
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Correspondence and historical data of Waynesburg Southern Railroad Company, 1960s 411
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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 415b
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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 424
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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 425
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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 426
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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 430
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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 431
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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 432
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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 433
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Personal Injuries; company vehicles; repairs to and information on freight equipment, information regarding freight equipment, 1969-1987 434
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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 437
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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 438
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Bulletin Order Book, 1989 440b
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Contracts on Youngstown area for joint use of rails, cars, fuel; liability contracts, correspondence; Mon Valley Newspaper, 1923-1992 441
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PL&W Railroad accounting, Association of American Railroads bulletins; audits; social security; retirement; correspondence with oil companies; wage increases; state highway department, 1925-1945 442a
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War Production Board forms and correspondence, Office of Defense Transportation notices and correspondence, American Railway Express bulletins, invoices, annual returns, 1925-1945 442b
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Check invoices; company work vehicles; gas and steel corporations, 1980-1990 443
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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 445
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Cars assigned to special service; weekly man counts; Morning Situation Reports; Daily Yard Crew Reports; General Superintendent 'Pink Sheets', 1981-1992 447a
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General Superintendent 'Pink Sheets', 1982-1987 447b
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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 450
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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 451
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Records, agreements, and plans regarding the restructuring of railroad, 1985 455
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Physical condition of property reports; air brake testing devices; shop inspections; vehicle bills; Machine & Tool Program; permits to visit yards and shops, 1960-1981 458
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Accident reports, mostly derailments, 1967-1978 459
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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 464
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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 467
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Equipment and service orders and requests; bills; estimates; blanket authorizations and authority for expenditure; accident reports; powerhouse reports, 1974-1986 472
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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 479
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Program of Cooperative Research prospectus; Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company application and finance dockets, statistics, weather records, track maintenance, proposals, 1962-1963 482
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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 483
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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 485
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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 486
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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 493
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Personal injury and relative insurance paperwork, Association of American Railroads efficiency research program, AAR manual of standards and records practices, vendor offers, 1972-1984 499
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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 517
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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 518a
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Information and correspondence concerning budgeting for hot water boiling, conditioning systems, furnace, water softener, etc; Consol Coal railroad spur; equipment sales exchange, 1965-1981 518b
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P&LE Annual Reports (1963-78); GM Master Parts Catalogs; Pocket List of Railroad Officials (1989), 1963-1989 521b
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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 524
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Property exchanges and agreements; Electrical Workers Organization correspondence; side track agreements; land leases; track crossings, 1899-1960 526
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New York Central Improvement Program; employee cards; presentation to creditors; union agreements; coal deliveries; land contracts, 1923-1986 527
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Annual reports, financial statements for PLECO Inc. and subsidiaries; valuation book; locomotive replacement report; field notes; 'Pink Sheet' book, 1880s-1990 529a
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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 532
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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 534
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Various departmental agreements; employee pensions retirement, and hiring; interchange agreements and car reports, 1982-1988 543a
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Bulletins and general notices concerning cargo, cars, shipment instructions, transferred loads; correspondence regarding claims and "safety first", 1979 544a
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Bulletins and general notices regarding P&LE, Conrail, YS&T; bills; correspondence with numerous steel yards, 1978-1979 544b
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Pilot write-ups; Conrail and Chessie car reclaims; qualifications, 1985-1989 545a
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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 545b
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Movement of cars; car inventory; coal; janitorial; office supplies; time claims; sidetrack agreements; cargo, careful handling, 1973 546b
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Time claims, "safety first" correspondence; personal injury; car accidents; general notices and bulletins; bills; cost operations, 1973-1979 547a
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Youngstown & Southern general notices and switch agreements; Republic Steel general notices and switch agreements; USS general notices; car reclaims; Penn Central correspondence, 1970-1975 547b
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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 552a
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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 558
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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 564
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Index cards of companies, transactions, and contracts, 1900-1960 567
  Oversize
Daily reports of materials received, used, shipped, and released by P&LE lines, 1963 577
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Monthly Report of Operations and Statistics, 1920-1978 614-619

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.

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Out of service employee records A-I, 1880-1950 11
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Out of service employee records J-R, 1880-1950 12
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Out of service employee records S-Z, 1880-1950 13
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Military Leave employee records A-Z, In service electricians A-Z, 1880-1950 14
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Powerhouse furloughed A-Z, 1880-1950 15
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Requirements for employees, College Recruitment Program, rules governing employees, age limits, Pension Plan, safety meetings, safety eye glasses, 1970s 18
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Trainmen seniority rosters, engineer investigations, accident reports, clerks roster, Conrail Qualifications, 1990s 24
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Employee Accounts and Wages, Method of Paying Employees, General Employee Operations Files, 1970s 29
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Employees not returning from military leave, job ads, rates of pay (1965), CAB report, Seniority District, Forecasts and expenditure reports (1985), 1962-1985 34
  Box
Microfilm records, Safety Rules, Operating Statistics and Overhead Expenses, Pocket Directory of Railroad Officials, Change of Employee Status- Disability Files, 1980s 35
  Box
Employee Record Cards, 1880s-1950 52-56
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Personal injury files from Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, 1970s 72
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Trainmen's and clerks rosters, time sheets and books, P&LE Phone Directory, position changes, time disagreement files, 1992 Morning Situation Report, 1960-1970 73
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Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees, Re: Sale of P&LE (1977), Maintenance Chart, Equipment Lease Agreements, Lease Documents, Labor relations report, Bank Credit Agreement, 1970s 74
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Personal injury Files, Mechanical Department, 1949-1950 87-88
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Union Shop Agreement files, 1960 90
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General Files - Discipline of Employee's - Mechanical Department, 1960s-1970s 91
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Employment of Women, Penn Central Merger, Clerks and Foremen Agreements, 1970-1980 103
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Employee Records (leave of absence documents, furloughed, etc), Union Rosters, Car Dept Roster (1988), 1950-1990 104
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Mechanical Dept. - Transport Workers of America Cases ( MY -1 to My - 61 - A and G - 2 to G - 75), 1960s 146
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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 149
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Telephone directory, Police Officer Instruction files (duties, training material), Accident Prevention training material, 1930-1960 150
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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 151
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Instruction Files - Handling Messages, Bonner Cards, Tender Notices, Crew Callers, Crew Dispatchers, etc., 1970s 152
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Yardmaster sick time, Master list regular and extra employees, extension on activity report, labor representatives, request for verification of employment, wage stabilization agreement, 1980s 153
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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 154
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Time book, Chief Clerk Duties, Mediation Agreements Shop Crafts, Vacations Car Dept., Loco Diesel Shop, engineer and reserve engineer sheets, 1980s 159
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Time claims or Grievances, 1970s 164
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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 165
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Time claims or Grievances (18876 - 2nd Div. NRAB see A15 V117, 18877 thru 19025), 1957-1960s 166-168
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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 170
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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 173
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Personal injuries starting January 1966, 1966-1977 174
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3rd Division Awards (NRAB), A12E16A1, A14B4, A14B5, A14B6, A171, A172, 1950s 178
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2nd Division Awards (NRAB), A15V114 thru A15V118, 1960s 179
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3rd Division Awards (NRAB), 1960s 180
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2nd Division Awards (NRAB) A15V70 thru A15V91 1980s 182
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Employee Records Cards, 1870s-1950 183-185
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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 186
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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 187
  Box
Employee Records Files, includes some who participated in National Defense Program, 1960s-1980s 188
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3rd Division Awards A17-3 through A17-8, 1970s 189
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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 190
  Box
Employee Records Files, 1960s-1980s 191
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Mechanical Department - Personal Injury Record Cards, Car and Locomotive, 1943-1974 260
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Index cards of employee's information, 1969-1983 289
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Transportation Department out of service prior to 1950, Wia to Zoll; eng contracts-cards, 1870s-1950 301
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Transportation Department employees out of service prior to 1950, Rei to Sow, 1870s-1950 302a-302b
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Transportation Department employees out of service prior to 1950, McD to Rei, 1870s-1950 303a-303b
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Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, Ge to Hr, 1870s-1950 304a-304b
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Transportation Department 80-50-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, Bu to Day, 1870s-1950 305a-305b
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Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, A to Brz, 1870s-1950 306a-306b
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Out of service employees, Stores Department, Ke to Miller, 1870s-1950 307
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Out of service storehouse department employees - Aa to Cloh, 1870s-1950 308
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Out of service employees, Stores Department,G to Ka, 1870s-1950 309
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Out of service storehouse department employees - Cloo to F, 1870s-1950 310
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Out of service engineering department 10 employees - saake to zwo, 1870s-1950 311a
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Out of service car department 40 employees - abar to bizz, 1870s-1950 311b
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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 312a
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Out of service employees engine department prior to 1950 Bro - Dj, 1870s-1950 312b
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Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Cop to Goz, 1870s-1950 313a-313b
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Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Kr to Myz, 1870s-1950 314a-314b
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Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Dobb to Harr, 1870s-1950 315a
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Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Has to L'Henseux, 1870s-1950 315b
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Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Millert to P, 1870s-1950 316a
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Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Stol to Z, 1870s-1950 316b
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Stores Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Q to STOR, 1870s-1950 317
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Transportation Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Lo to McCu, 1870s-1950 318a-318b
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Transportation Department 50-80-20 out of service employees prior to 1950, De to Gb, 1870s-1950 319a-319b
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Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Naa to Pyl, 1870s-1950 320a
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Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Qou to Sfer 1870s-1950 320b
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Locomotive Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Sha to Whit, 1870s-1950 321a-321b
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Engine Department out of service employees prior to 1950, Lib to Ryn, 1870s-1950 322a-322b
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Locomotive department out of service employees prior to 1950 Aa-Bozz, 1870s-1950 323a
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Locomotive department out of service employees prior to 1950 Bra-Coo, 1870s-1950 323b
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Transportation department out of service employees prior to 1950 Sp-Tra, 1870s-1950 324a
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Transportation department out of service employees prior to 1950 Trac-Why, 1870s-1950 324b
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Employee Personal Records Vensel-Wehrer, 1927-1964 325
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Locomotives Dept. out of service employees prior to 1950; GR to KOZ, 1870s-1950 327a-327b
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Locomotives Dept. out of service employee records, 1870s-1950 328a-328c
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Employee records, 1870s-1950 331a-332c
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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 333
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Employee files A through D; register of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway Co. employees, 1900-1980 335a
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Employee files E through J and R, 1900-1980 335b
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Employee files S through Z, 1900-1980 335c
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Employee out of service record cards (trainmen, engineers, clerks, yardmasters, etc), 1900-1980 336a-336d
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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 369
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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; 1976-91 370
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Records of employees from P&LE at Montour, 1950-1981 396
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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 415a
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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 415b
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Company vehicles and insurance of, freight maintenance, employee training, accounting, employee bulletin, 1970-1980 420
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General notices; car men's agreements; 1967 Strike time claims; jurisdiction disputes; conference and grievances of Transport Workers Union of America, 1944-1972 435
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Water pipelines and construction blueprints; worker payrolls and estimates of expenses, 1914-1946 439
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Mechanical department employee rosters, 1980-1988 446
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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 451
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Car department holidays and jury duties; matters of National Railroad Adjustment Board; complaints of cabooses; Working Agreements with C.I.O., 1934-1979 452
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Daily Coal Sheets; trainmen's weekly vacation assignments; clerical advertisements; railroad agreement on standards; contractor card index, 1900-1988 456
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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 460-461
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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 462
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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 463
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Union agreements (International Brotherhood of Firemen and Oiler, Sheet metal Workers International, International Association of Machinists, Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers); grievances, 1970s 465
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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 469
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Labor agreements, working agreements, cases of investigation with TWU; agreements with CIO & TWU, 1969-1975 470
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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 471
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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 473
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Medical forms; employment rates; applications; employment status updates; discipline reports; retirement, 1980s 474
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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 475
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Locomotive and Car Department accident and personal injury reports, 1957-1960 477
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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 479
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Transport Workers Union of American claims, 1965-1968 481
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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 490
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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 492
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Equal opportunity; labor allowances; employee files, Union Agreements and correspondence, 1986-1992 495
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Transport Workers Union of American claims case files, 1958-1961 497
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Car and Engineering dept cards of employees out of service prior to 1950, 1880s-1950 498
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Personal injury and relative insurance paperwork, Association of American Railroads efficiency research program, AAR manual of standards and records practices, vendor offers, 1972-1984 499
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Employees and seniority rosters 1931, 1937, 1940, 1943, 1982-1987, 1931-1987 500
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Legal notes to CSX regarding agreements with ARASA; pay; health services; 1990 review of labor and union agreements, 1990-1992 501
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Personnel records dealing with retirement & out of service; employee card index (1880s-1950) deceased, furloughed, etc., 1880s-1982 502
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Director of Labor Relations and Personnel, employee time claims and grievances, 1959-1960 504
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Employee personnel records, 1970s 507
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Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1959-1965 508
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Car department out of service employee cards Slaab - Zrytka, 1903-1940 509
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Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1950-1970 510-511
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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 512
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Out of service employee cards AC-ZY, 1910-1950 538
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Operations; seniority rosters; department agreements; employment, 1979-1988 542b
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Various departmental agreements; employee pensions retirement, and hiring; interchange agreements and car reports, 1982-1988 543a
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Human resources; payroll; instructions to yard masters and clerks; office equipment, 1982-1988 543b
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Human resources, trainmen agreements, interchange agreements and instructions, movement of cars, tender notices, 1970-1979 546a
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Time claims, "safety first" correspondence; personal injury; car accidents; general notices and bulletins; bills; cost operations, 1973-1979 547a
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Car file individual updates; bundles of daily report of employees working punitive times, 1986-1988 557
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Monthly safety meeting; accident reports, lost time, handwritten call directory file book (R.I.Z.), benefits, monthly time book ledger, 1957-1990 559
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Employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, Ba-Mc, 1880-1960s 561
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Employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, Na - Var, 1880-1960s 562
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Out of service employee record cards including disciplinary action, carols, furloughs, returns, A - Wo, 1880-1960s 563
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Index of out of service employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990 582
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Index of out of service, retired employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990 583
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Index of working & furloughed employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications); small binders of employee addresses and emergency data, 1900-1990 584
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Index of deceased employees from all divisions (track, bridges, buildings, signal, and communications), 1900-1990 585
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Employee (Crew) Records, 2-20, 24-28, 54-72,   1873-1961 620-626
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Employee (Crew) Records, 73-74 [1905-1940]; Record of Telegraphers [1882-1924]; P&LE Division Records Books [1926-1927], 1882-1940 627
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Engineers Record Book [1936-1961]; Index to Suspended Discipline Record [1957-1962]; Foreign Record Book [1955-1965], 1936-1965 628
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B&O Employee Records Book [1934-1961]; Employee (Crew) Records [1883-1916]; Employee (telephone and telegraph operators) Records [1910-1919], 1883-1961 629
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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 630
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Clerks and Operators, Book 35 [1943-1960]; Rejections, Book 36 [1947-1960]; Employee (Crew) Record Books, Books 51-53 [1900-1936], 1900-1960 631

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.

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Annual Reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1964-1984 4
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Legal documents (land transfers, etc); Office of Engineer building specs for various equipment and implementation (ex. switches), 1915-1946 8
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Cases-United Railroad Workers of America M-1 to M-245, 1950-1959 16
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Documents delivered to Justice Department, Iron Ore/Great Lakes Antitrust Case, 1985 37
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Documents, Anti-Trust files, 1980s 38
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Financial Standing 1977 Report, calendar andplanners, 1970s 39
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Regional Rail Reorganization Act Files, 1970s 40
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B&O Trackage Agreement, Maps, 1982 41
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Dart Trucking v. Baltimore & Ohio RR, Discovery (P&LE documents selected by Plaintiff), 1982 42
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Pinney Dock v. Penn Central, 1989 43
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P. 7 Flagging Case - Rule 99, 1982 44
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Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1982 45
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Miscellaneous Ex Parte Proceedings, 1982 46
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1978 BRAC Strike, 1982 47
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Law Dept case files, 1980s 48
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Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1982 49, 51
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Ex Parte 252 law file, 1982 50
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Willis Trucking v. Balt. & Ohio RR, et al., 1957 57
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Ex Parte 334, 1982 58
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P&LE/LKS Coal Files; leases; case files, 1970s-1980s 59
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Case files; Law 375-C to 379-1, 1969-1988 60
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Documents Furnished PCTC Trustees RE: Sale of P&LE (April 1977), 1977 61
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P&LE/LKS Coal Files, 1982 62
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Documents Filed by R. L. Banks & Associates with U.S. Department of Justice in Response to Order of Special Court, 1977 63
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P&LE/LKS Coal Files, 1982 64
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Pinney Dock v. Penn Central, et al. No. C80-1733, U.S.D.C., N.D., Ohio, 1989 65
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Case files, 1980s 66
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Penn Central Merger F.D. 21989-90, Recording of interview of attorney Brandon By Jim Westover on Program "PM" radio station KDKA, 1974 67
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F.D. 29430 - Norfolk Western/ Southern, trackage rights, 1981 68
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Ex Parte Proceedings, Investigation of Railroad Freight Rate, 1982 69
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Ex Parte 241, Investigation of Adequacy of Railroad Freight Car Ownership, 1982 72
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Potomac Electric Power v, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Comm. F.D. 37872, 1983 71
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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 85
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Fields v. P&LE, minority stockholder litigation, 1979 106
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Investigation of adequacy of railroad freight car ownership, car utilization, distribution, rules and practices, 1979 107
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Passenger train abandonment of services - discontinuance, 1960s 108
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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 109
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Delaware and Hudson Railway Bankruptcy, CSX vs. Monongahela Railroad, Burlington Northern Railroad Co. vs. P&LE, Norfolk Western vs. P&LE, 1970s-1980s 110
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Files for Grand Jury Subpoena of October 27, 1980, has a file log, 1980 111
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Pinney Dock vs. Penn Central, 1980s 112
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Baltimore and Ohio Statements, B & O Interstate Commerce Commission reports with P&LE, 1960s 113
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Files for Grand Jury Subpoena of Oct 27, 1980, 1980 114
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Crowell/ Bristol Litigation, 1980 115
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B&O/C&O Control, 1980 116
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Pinney Dock vs. Penn Central, 1980 117
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ICC Proceedings - Penn Central Bankruptcy (1973), 1973 118
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EEOC Matters, facilities information etc., 1973 119
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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 120
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Martin Marietta Aluminum Inc. v AT&SF, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical, 1980s 121
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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 122
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Pinney Dock Litigation (Republic Steel, Tauro, HG Allyn- Unkovic files), 1989 123
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Documents delivered to Justice Department, Iron Ore/ Great Lakes Antitrust Case, 1980 124
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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 125
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Stagers Acts, Section 229 Complaints, 1985 126
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Montour Land Co. File 182, Delinquent Accounts File 190, Library File 381, Workmen's Compensation File 592, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, 1967-1981 127
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Merger of Norfolk and Western Railway Company and the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad Company, 1962 128
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US v. B&ORR, Grand jury investigation, 1980 129
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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 140
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Mechanical Dept. - Transport Workers of America Cases ( MY -1 to My - 61 - A and G - 2 to G - 75), 1960s 146
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Ex Parte 252, Incentive Per Diem Charges - Gondolas, 1970s 163
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Time claims or Grievances, 1970s 164
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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 165
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Time claims or Grievances (18876 - 2nd Div. NRAB see A15 V117, 18877 thru 19025 - Time Claims or Grievances, 1960s 166
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Time Claims or Grievances, 1957-1960s 167-168
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2nd Division Awards (NRAB), AV15V92 thru A16V113, 1960s 169
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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 170
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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 171
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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 172
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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 173
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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 181
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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 186
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Correspondence on railroad contracts, a bound report on elimination of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad crossing, 1934-1952 286a
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Index of early railroad contracts, 1875-1914 299
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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 330
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Contracts between P&LE and other parties, 1877-1991 334b
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Records of securities and anti-trust litigation against P&LE, 1970s 383
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Correspondence with PC&Y; sidetrack agreements; lease agreements; grade crossings; properties; National Industrial Recovery Act; accident report, 1910-1940 408a
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General notices; car men's agreements; 1967 Strike time claims; jurisdiction disputes; conference and grievances of Transport Workers Union of America, 1944-1972 435
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Political Action Committee files on accounting and expenses; lobby, and state rules and regulations; specific focus on Thornburgh administration, 1980 466
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Transport Workers Union of American claims, 1965-1968 481
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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 483
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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 485
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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 486
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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 487
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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 488
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Paperwork concerning restructuring (legal agreements, master agreement, creditor relations, investments, legal requirements), 1985 489
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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 491
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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 492
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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 493
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Claims, 1949-1973 494
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Legal notes to CSX regarding agreements with ARASA; pay; health services; 1990 review of labor and union agreements, 1990-1992 501
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Working, e.g., functioning contracts for lien agreements, lease, and loan with various companies and banks, 1938-1969 503
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Director of Labor Relations and Personnel, employee time claims and grievances, 1959-1960 504
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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 505
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Employee legal documents and correspondence; debts, safety, service, violations, activities, discipline, 1986-1989 506
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Time claims and grievances (P&LE vs. various unions), 1950-1970 508, 510-511
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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 517
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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 532
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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 533
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Articles of Agreement for P&LE, PC&Y, Y&S, and MCRR, 1920-1975 536a-536b
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Contract cards; A - G, 1880-1980 565-566
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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 569-570
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Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land report with carrier's review, objections, and revisions, 1923-1926 580
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Report to ICC Bureau of Valuation by Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley Railroad, 1940-1952 581

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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.

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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 442a
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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 442b

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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.

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

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Series  X. Youngstown & Southern Railroad, 1900-1956 

Scope and Content Notes

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

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

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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 218
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Youngstown Suburban Railroad Co. minutes and record books, 1903-1925 350
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Annual reports of Lake Erie & Eastern, Youngstown & Southern, Mahoning State Line, and Montour railroads, 1949-1979 377
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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 379
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Laws and litigation of Montour and Y&S closings; filed complaints; police commissions, 1942-1968 385a
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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 516a
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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 524
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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 531b
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Youngstown Sheet & Tube general notices and switch agreements; Republic Steel general notices and switch agreements; USS general notices; car reclaims; Penn Central correspondence, 1970-1975 547b
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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 552a
  Oversize
Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1944-1979 575

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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.

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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", 141-142
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Slides with script (Burning Torch), Slides with no audio cassette (Trainmen Orientation), 8 mm film rolls 6, 143
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Slides with audio (Hand tool safety, Signals #2, They Can't Stop, Air Brake), 1970s 156
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Film (Couplers and Coupling), Slides without audio (Blue Flag), Slides (Hazardous Materials), 1970s 157
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Carousel Transvue 80 slide trays and film reels pertaining to safety and training, 1980s 519a-519b
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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 564

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Series  XII. Audio-Visual Materials 

Subseries  1. Photographs, 1886-1972 

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://historicpittsburgh.org/collection/pittsburgh-lake-erie-railroad-company-records.

Subseries  2. Film 

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

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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.

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Monongahela Connecting Railroad: Project envelopes for railroad improvements, 1966-1970 1
  Oversize
ICC Hearing for B&O and P&LE featuring exhibits of routes, statistics, land valuations, rehabilitation, costs, savings, etc., 1963 2
  Oversize
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 3
  Oversize
Montour Railroad: Log of detailed traffic statistics, 1940-1943 4
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Montour Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land reports and engineering reports, including blueprints, 1917-1926 5
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Montour Railroad: Reports of waybills received from various companies, 1955 6
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Montour Railroad: Bound ledger of financial data, 1913-1928 7
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Youngstown & Southern Railroad: Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1944-1979 8
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Pittsburgh, Chartiers, & Youghiogheny: Log of project reports, accounts, and expenditures, 1916-1981 9
  Oversize
Daily reports of materials received, used, shipped, and released by P&LE lines, 1963 10
  Oversize
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 11
  Oversize
Inventories of furniture and equipment; heating system valuations, 1913-1920 12
  Oversize
Lake Erie & Eastern Railroad: ICC Bureau of Valuation land report with carrier's review, objections, and revisions, 1923-1926 13
  Oversize
Report to ICC Bureau of Valuation by Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley Railroad, 1940-1952 14
  Oversize
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and magazine cutouts, 15
  Oversize
Scrapbook of newspaper clippings and magazine cutouts, 16
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PLERR Train Yard, 1930    1.0 photographs 30-31

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.

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Railroad scenes art prints, 1958-1959 2

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Series  XIV. Maps, Drawings and Plans, 1872-1990    593.0 items

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
General drawings and plans 1
  Map-caseFolder
General drawings and plans 30-41
  Folder
Aliquippa 2
  Folder
Beaver County 3
Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 1, September 30, 1941 ("Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 1, " online pending)
Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 2, September 30, 1941 ("Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 2," online pending)
Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 3, September 30, 1941 ("Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 3," online pending)
Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 4, September 30, 1941 ("Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 4," online pending)
Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 5, September 30, 1941 ("Jones & Laughlin Steel Mesh Fence, sheet 5," online pending)
  Folder
Beaver Falls 4
  Folder
Beaver Falls/New Brighton 5
  Folder
Connellsville 6
  Folder
Fallston 7
  Folder
Homestead Bridge, sheets 101-109AB 8
  Folder
Homestead Bridge, sheets 109B-120 9
  Folder
Homestead Bridge, sheets 121-128, 201AB-205 10
  Folder
Homestead Bridge, sheets 206-218 11
  Map-caseFolder
McKees Rocks 30-51
  Folder
Newell 2
  Folder
Pittsburgh 3
  Folder
Pittsburgh Express Building 4
  Folder
Pittsburgh Terminal Station, undated 5
("Pittsburgh Terminal Station," online pending)
  Folder
West Homestead 6
  Folder
Other Pennsylvania Locations, A-Z 7
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Other Pennsylvania Locations, A-Z 2
  Map-caseFolder
Ohio 30-58

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

  Map-caseFolder
By Location, A-Z 30-59
Aliquippa, April 26, 1923 ("Aliquippa," online pending)
Downer Branch Abandonment, November 19, 1946 ("Downer Branch Abandonment," online pending)
Land for Union Railroad Company, December 3, 1968 ("Land for Union Railroad Company," online pending)
Monaca Property, undated 
National Tube Company, undated ("National Tube Company," online pending)
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, January 21, 1971 ("Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad," online pending)
Pittsburgh District Industries, November 16, 1929 ("Pittsburgh District Industries," online pending)
Pittsburgh Steel Hoop Company, April, 15, 1901 ("Pittsburgh Steel Hoop Company," online pending)
Schoen Steel Wheel Company, February 10, 1904 ("Schoen Steel Wheel Company," online pending)
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Right of way and track maps 3-18

Subseries  3. Other Railroad Companies, 1882-1990 

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Cleveland and Pittsburgh Railroad Company 19
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Lake Erie and Eastern Railroad Company 20
  Map-caseFolder
Lewis Run Railway Company 30-61
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Monongahela Connecting Railroad Company 21
 1. Blueprint map of tracks from the Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston Railway to the Hot Metal Bridge, including location of buildings of Jones & Laughlin's Pittsburgh Works, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from the Pittsburgh, Virginia and Charleston Railway to the Hot Metal Bridge, including location of buildings of Jones & Laughlin's Pittsburgh Works," online pending)
 2. Blueprint map of South Yard, including location of buildings of Jones & Laughlin's Pittsburgh Works, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of South Yard, including location of buildings of Jones & Laughlin's Pittsburgh Works," online pending)
 3. Blueprint map of Twenty-second Street Yard, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of Twenty-second Street Yard," online pending)
 4. Blueprint map of tracks from the bridge to Thirty-fourth Street, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from the bridge to Thirty-fourth Street," online pending)
 5. Blueprint map of tracks from Thirty-fourth Street to the end, including location of oil storage tanks and other Jones & Laughlin buildings, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from Thirty-fourth Street to the end, including location of oil storage tanks and other Jones & Laughlin buildings," online pending)
 6. Blueprint map of high and low grade tracks along Furnace Alley at Jones & Laughlin's Hazelwood Works, showing locations of blast furnaces and shops, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of high and low grade tracks along Furnace Alley at Jones & Laughlin's Hazelwood Works, showing locations of blast furnaces and shops," online pending)
 7. Map of tracks from cupolas to No. 5 furnace along Furnace Alley at Jones & Laughlin's Hazelwood Works, showing locations of blast furnaces and shops, September 30, 1924 ("Map of tracks from cupolas to No. 5 furnace along Furnace Alley at Jones & Laughlin's Hazelwood Works, showing locations of blast furnaces and shops," online pending)
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 8. Blueprint general index map of Monongahela Connecting Railroad tracks, including Eastern Railroad tracks and showing location of Jones & Laughlin steel-works and other plants on both sides of the Monongahela River, January 1, 1929 22
("Blueprint general index map of Monongahela Connecting Railroad tracks, including Eastern Railroad tracks and showing location of Jones & Laughlin steel-works and other plants on both sides of the Monongahela River," online pending)
 9. Blueprint map of tracks from Jones & Laughlin's Keystone Works to the Hot Metal Bridge, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from Jones & Laughlin's Keystone Works to the Hot Metal Bridge," online pending)
 10. Blueprint map of tracks from Jones & Laughlin's Soho Works to its Keystone Works, showing location of various mills and other buildings, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from Jones & Laughlin's Soho Works to its Keystone Works, showing location of various mills and other buildings," online pending)
 11. Blueprint map of tracks from Elba Junction to and through the roundhouse, showing location of National Tube Company's Continental Works and several old Jones & Laughlin coke ovens, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of tracks from Elba Junction to and through the roundhouse, showing location of National Tube Company's Continental Works and several old Jones & Laughlin coke ovens," online pending)
 12. Blueprint map of East Branch tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin coke ovens and other J & L buildings, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of East Branch tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin coke ovens and other J & L buildings," online pending)
 13. Blueprint map of East Branch and Eastern Railroad tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin buildings, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of East Branch and Eastern Railroad tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin buildings" online pending)
 14. Blueprint map of Eastern Railroad tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin buildings, January 1, 1929 ("Blueprint map of Eastern Railroad tracks, showing location of several Jones & Laughlin buildings, " online pending)
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 15. Map of proposed changes to the Eastern Yard from Station 138+50 to Station 142+64, December 31, 1960 23
("Map of proposed changes to the Eastern Yard from Station 138+50 to Station 142+64," online pending)
 16. General plan for No. 4 Open Hearth Furnace Plant, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh Works; Swindell-Dressler Corporation, Engineers; Includes Lyford Committee Recommended Switching Practices; Accompanied by 4 page report on operation and track ownership in No. 4 Open Hearth area, June 1, 1951 ("General plan for No. 4 Open Hearth Furnace Plant, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh Works; Swindell-Dressler Corporation, Engineers; Includes Lyford Committee Recommended Switching Practices; Accompanied by 4 page report on operation and track ownership in No. 4 Open Hearth area," online pending)
 17. Map of the Monongahela Connecting Railroad tracks, including Jones & Laughlin steel-works on both side of the Monongahela River, with "Interstate Commerce Map" on verso, March 27, 1919 ("Map of the Monongahela Connecting Railroad tracks, including Jones & Laughlin steel-works on both side of the Monongahela River, with "Interstate Commerce Map" on verso," online pending)
 18. Map of the Eastern Yard, showing the location of a proposed diesel shop at the southern end, December 31, 1960 ("Map of the Eastern Yard, showing the location of a proposed diesel shop at the southern end," online pending)
 19. Map of the southern portion of the Eastern Yard, showing the locations of a proposed diesel shop and car repair yard, December 31, 1960 ("Map of the southern portion of the Eastern Yard, showing the locations of a proposed diesel shop and car repair yard," online pending)
 20. Right of way and track map of the Eastern Yard from Station 138+50 to Station 142+64, December 31, 1960 ("Right of way and track map of the Eastern Yard from Station 138+50 to Station 142+64," online pending)
  Map-caseFolder
Monongahela Railways Company 30-62
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Monongahela Railways Company 24
  Map-caseFolder
Montour Railroad Company 30-63
National Mining Company Property, Jume 14, 1920 ("National Mining Company Property," online pending)
North Star Junction, undated ("North Star Junction," online pending)
Right of Way and Track Map, August 20, 1990 ("Right of Way and Track Map," online pending)
Route Map, September 14, 1976 ("Route Map," online pending)
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Montour Railroad Company 25-27
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New Castle Northern Railway Company 28
  Roll
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway Company 29
  Map-caseFolder
Pittsburgh, Lisbon and Western Railroad Company 30-64
  Folder
Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Company 5
Right of Way and Track Map, Sheet 6 December 13, 1969 ("Right of Way and Track Map, Sheet 6" online pending)
Right of Way and Track Map, Sheet 7, December 13, 1969 ("Right of Way and Track Map, Sheet 7," online pending)
  Roll
Pittsburgh, McKeesport and Youghiogheny Railroad Company 30
  Map-caseFolder
Youngstown and Suburban Railroad Company 30-66
Concrete Stone and Sand Company, April 13, 1931 ("Concrete Stone and Sand Company," online pending)
  Folder
Other Railroad Companies, A-Z 7
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Station Map, undated ("Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company Station Map," online pending)
Western Maryland Railroad Map, undated ("Western Maryland Railroad Map," online pending)

Subseries  4. Geographic Maps, 1872-1965 

  Map-caseFolder
By Location, A-O 30-68
Road map of Beaver County, June 1946 ("Road map of Beaver County," online pending)
Donora Works, 1965 ("Donora Works," online pending)
Freedom Oil Works Property, 1893 ("Freedom Oil Works Property," online pending)
Community of Moon Township and Monaca Borough, 1933 ("Community of Moon Township and Monaca Borough," online pending)
Roads and Groves in North Park, 1935 ("Roads and Groves in North Park," online pending)
  Folder
By Location, P-Z 9
Coursin Heights Plan of Lots, Situate in 10th Ward, McKeesport, Pennsylvania, December 1900 ("Coursin Heights Plan of Lots, Situate in 10th Ward, McKeesport, Pennsylvania," online pending)
Lot Plan of North Webster, 1872 ("Lot Plan of North Webster," online pending)
Rochester Tumbler Company, 1895 ("Rochester Tumbler Company," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 1 of 6, 1936 ("Map of the Borough of Rochester water lines, section 1 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 2 of 6, undated ("Borough of Rochester water lines, section 2 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 3 of 6, 1936 ("Borough of Rochester water lines, section 3 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 4 of 6, 1936 ("Borough of Rochester water lines, section 4 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 5 of 6, 1936 ("Borough of Rochester water lines, section 5 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester water lines, section 6 of 6, 1936 ("Borough of Rochester water lines, section 6 of 6," online pending)
Borough of Rochester deed layout, 1936 ("Borough of Rochester deed layout," online pending)
Ward No. 2, Rochester (Pa.), undated ("Ward No. 2, Rochester (Pa.)," online pending)
Plan of Olive Stove Works in Rochester, 1911 ("Plan of Olive Stove Works," online pending)
Village of Webster and Gilmore's Farm, 1936 ("Village of Webster and Gilmore's Farm," online pending)
Principal Inland Waterways, Including Proposed Ohio River-Lake Erie Canal, 1936 ("Principal Inland Waterways, Including Proposed Ohio River-Lake Erie Canal," online pending)
Youngstown, Ohio, undated ("Youngstown, Ohio," online pending)
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By Location, A-Z 31

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