MG 051 - Railroad Collection

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Scope and Content

Contains news report about the opening of the Rockville Bridge in 1902; publications of the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1876 to 1981, concerning the centennial exhibition; a handbook of the Pennsylvania Lines; Amtrak Special, 1981, "Farewell to the GI's," a memorial program to men and women of the Pennsylvania railroad who gave their lives in World War II, and a pictorial review of progress; schedules for 1850, 1865, excursion routes for summer of 1872, and a trip pass for 1893; publications by R. W. Brown, President of the Reading Railroad, 1946-1950; publications concerning the history and progress of the Reading Railroad with annual report for 1947; a bond of the Midland Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1910; a publication celebrating the centennial of the Lehigh Valley Railroad, 1946; a stock certificate form for the Manufacturer's Railroad Company from the 1800's, and two stock certificates for the Gettysburg and Harrisburg Railroad Company, 1883 and 1891; a certificate of payment due from the Harrisburg, Portsmouth, Mount Joy and Lancaster Railroad Company; correspondence concerning the removal of a building in Halifax, 1853; bills for materials and work in Halifax, 1853; list of names of landholders in Halifax, undated; articles of agreement with contractors for building the Susquehanna Railroad with prices; a petition from the citizens of Halifax Township for a road, undated; construction estimates for the Susquehanna Railroad, 1853-1854; trigonometrical rules for right-angled triangles, undated; the "Last Lykens Valley Passenger Train," 1957 with a special excursion ticket between Lykens and Tower City by the Lykens and Williams Valley Street Railway Company, undated; a poster from the Pennsylvania Railroad Sesquicentennial, 1996; a $500 bond for South Mountain Railroad Company; and a Rotogravure Section of the Evening News issued on January 29, 1938 that reports on the arrival of the first electric train in Harrisburg and contains photos of the scene in Harrisburg Station.

Date(s): 1853-1996

Extent: 1 box, 1 cylindrical container, 20 folders, 45 enclosures

Creator: Railroads of Pennsylvania