Quincy University -- TPS -- Primary Source Sets -- Railroad [May 2010]

Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources at Quincy University

 

The following are resources selected from the Library of Congress on a specific topic.

A Look at
the Railroad

 

Beam, George L., photographer. Quincy Western #1 (1909). from Library of Congress, American Memory Collections, History of the American West, 1860 - 1920: Photographs from the Collection of the Denver Public Library.  http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?ammem/hawp:@field(NUMBER+@band(codhawp+00137798))

Golden Spike Day/1st Transcontinental Railroad(May 10th):

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Golden Spike, Monument, State or County Road 504, Brigham City vicinity, Box Elder County, UT

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Golden Spike, Visitor Center, State or County Road 504, Brigham City vicinity, Box Elder County, UT

 

Illinois Central Railroad:

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Farm lands for sale. The Illinois central railroad company is now prepared to sell over two millions of acres of prairie farm lands, in tracts of 40 acres or upward, on long credit and at low rates of interest! ... Chicago Democratic Press Print (1855)

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Wreck on I.C.R.R., near Farmer City, Ill., Oct. 6, '09.

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[Illinois Central Railroad strikers on a railroad platform in Burnside]. (1911)

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[Drawing of the proposed Illinois Central Station]. (1916)

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[Old type of locomotive moving on train tracks at the Illinois Central railroad]. (1924)

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[President of the Illinois Central Railroad, C. H. Markham, sitting at a desk in an office]. (1926)

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[Illinois Central Railroad electric train sitting on tracks next to a steam locomotive in a train station]. (1926)

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Chicago, Illinois. Southbound freight train leaving an Illinois Central Railroad yard. (1942)

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Chicago, Illinois. Giant diesel electric engine of the Illinois Central Railroad. (1942)

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Chicago, Illinois. Locomotive repair in roundhouse at an Illinois Central Railroad yard. (1942)

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Illinois Central Railroad, Passenger Depot No. 1, North of First Street, east of Union Street, La Salle, La Salle County, IL

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Illinois Central Railroad Station, Michigan & Roosevelt Streets, Chicago, Cook County, IL

Santa Fe Railway:

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Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railway Underpass, Spanning East Rosedale Avenue at Atchison, Topeka , Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX

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Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Control Tower 19, Santa Fe Railway Milepost 51, Dallas, Dallas County, TX

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Kansas City, Missouri. Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway "trailways" trucks at the freight depot

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Loading platforms at an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway freight depot

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An Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway train carriying stock cars and leaving for the east.

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A Deluxe overland limited train

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Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. Otis Johnson, machinist's helper in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway roundhouse

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A correct map of the United States of America showing the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe R.R. and Connections

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Argentine, near Kansa City, Kansas. Flyod C. McKillip, switchman in the Atchison, Topeka and Sante Fe Railway yards. The paper stuck in his cap is a switch list.

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The New Sante [sic] Fe R.R. station on Broadway and Arctic Sts., N.W., San Diego, Calif, U.S.A.

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Topeka, Kansas. Homer Brandon, boilermaker's helper, crawling out of engine firebox door, in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway lococmotive shops

Union Pacific:

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William B. Ogden to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, October 10, 1863 (Recommendation for Union Pacific Railroad)

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Central branch Union Pacific land grant ... Dudley M. Steele. President Saint Joseph & Denver City railroad company. Washington, February 6, 1871.

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Map showing the Union Pacific Railway and branch lines. (1888)

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A correct map of the United States showing the Union Pacific, the overland route and connections. (1892)

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John A. Dix to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, October 04, 1864 (Appointment of commissioners for Union Pacific Railroad)

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Union Pacific railroad yards looking east, Kearney, Nebraska.

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Utah - trains of cars of the Union Pacific Railroad snow-bound in a drift near Ogden

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Union Pacific Railroad Depot, Intersection of Kelbaker & Kelso Cima Roads, Kelso, San Bernardino County, CA

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Northwest Entry - Union Pacific Railroad Warehouse 1711-1735 Ninteenth Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

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Union Pacific Railroad Depot, North Platte, Nebraska.

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Cheyenne Indians attacking a working party on the Union Pacific Railroad, August 4

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Two men standing by Union Pacific Engine number 1826, Kearney, Nebraska

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Union Pacific Railroad Bridge, Spanning Santa Anna River, west of Riverside, Riverside vicinity, Riverside County, CA

Pennsylvania Railroad:

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Pennsylvania Railroad

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[Men standing on and around three Pennsylvania Railroad cars that are part of the Liberty Loan campaign, stopped in a train yard].

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General map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections.

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Rail passenger service via Pennsylvania railroad in connection with rail passenger service between Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul effective September 1, 1928. Northwest airways, Inc. and transcontinental air transport, Inc. in connection with

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Pennsylvania rail road and its connections. Office of the Pennsylvania railroad company Philadelphia, November 3d, 1857.

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Pennsylvania Railroad, Loyalhanna Creek Bridge, Spanning Loyalhanna Creek, Latrobe, Westmoreland County, PA

Western Pacific Railroad:

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Western Pacific Railroad Station

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San Bernardino, California. An emblem on a car of the Western Pacific Railroad.

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Steam shovel doing construction work for the Western Pacific Railroad

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Long distance view of highway bridge with Western Pacific Railroad bridge in the foreground

Great Northern Railway:

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[Scenic, WA on Great Northern Railway].

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Great Northern Railroad coal sheds and water tower : Park River, North Dakota 1924.

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Great Northern train, four miles west of Minot, North Dakota : picture taken about 1912.

 

Norfolk Southern:

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Norfolk & Southern Steam Locomotive No. 1218, Norris Yards, East of Ruffner Road, Irondale, Jefferson County, AL

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Norfolk & Southern Steam Locomotive No. 611, Norris Yards, East of Ruffner Road, Irondale, Jefferson County, AL

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Map showing the Norfolk and Cincinnati Railroad, and its connections. (1882)

Frisco Railway:

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San Bernardino, California. A symbol on a freight car of the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railway (Frisco Lines).

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Aberdeen Station, U.S. Route 45, Aberdeen, Monroe County, MS

 

Burlington Northern:

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Burlington Northern Railroad Bridge, Spanning Willamette River at River Mile 6.9, Portland, Multnomah County, OR

Trains:

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Mikado type. [between 1910 and 1920]

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Consolidation type [between 1910 and 1920]

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Train

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Long coal train, South Dakota (2009)

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Chicago and North Western passenger train no. 687, Dallas, South Dakota, February 17, 1915.

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Chautauqua train, Devils Lake, North Dakota.

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Great Northern train, four miles west of Minot, North Dakota : picture taken about 1912.

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Duluth & Iron Range Railway, Three-spot Locomotive, D & IR Railroad Depot, Sixth Street, Two Harbors, Lake County, MN

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[Old type of locomotive moving on train tracks at the Illinois Central railroad].

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[Locomotive blowing steam through its smokestack, stopped at a railroad station].

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Train

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Train

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Train, California

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Log Train

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[Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway locomotive].

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San Bernardino, California. Locomotive under repair in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad locomotive shops.

Depot:

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Texas & Pacific Railway Depot, Seventh Street, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA

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Missouri Pacific Railway Depot, Natches Street (State Highway 15) & Pine Street in, Wisner, Franklin Parish, LA

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Salem Passenger Station & Freight Depot, 500 Thirteenth Street Southeast, Salem, Marion County, OR

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Rock Island Railroad, LaSalle Passenger Depot, First Street, East of Creve Coeur Street, La Salle, La Salle County, IL

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Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railroad, Joliet Passenger Depot, 101 East Clinton Street, Joliet, Will County, IL

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Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Illinois Central Railroad Passenger Depot, Iowa & Jones Streets, Dubuque, Dubuque County, IA

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Rock Island Railroad, Marseilles Passenger Depot, East of Main Street, Marseilles, La Salle County, IL

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Texas & Pacific Railway Depot, Seventh Street, Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, LA

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Union Pacific Railroad Depot, Intersection of Kelbaker & Kelso Cima Roads, Kelso, San Bernardino County, CA

Maps:

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Railroad Maps Collection 1828-1900

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Correct map of the Burlington and Missouri River R.R., the Burlington Route and its connections.

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The Santa Fé Route and connections, 1888.

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Map of the Pennsylvania, Reading, and Lehigh Valley Railroads, and their connections. (1894)

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General map of the Pennsylvania Railroad and its connections. 1893

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American Central Railway, 1866.

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R.R. and intersecting lines, 1883.

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Map of Texas, showing the line of the Texas and New Orleans Rail Road, and its connections in the U.S. and adjacent territories.

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Map showing the Toledo, Peoria, & Warsaw Railway and its connections, 1867.

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Map and profile of first 40 miles of Union Pacific Rail Road Eastern Division extending west from boundary between states of Missouri and Kansas, accompanying report of commissioners submitted to Hon. James Harlan, Secretary of the Interior, October 26th, 1865; compiled from map, submitted by U.P.R.R. Co. E.D., and records in Gen. Land Office.

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The Union Pacific system of railroad and steamship lines, 1900.

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Maps showing the Southern Pacific Railroad and its connections.

Others:

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Great northern and eastern railroad route, Rutland, Burlington, Montreal and Ogdensburg. Fare as low as by any other route! ... New York, April 1856.

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Great reduction. Northern passenger and freight express by Troy line of steamers, via Troy, Saragota, Whitehall, Burlington, Plattsburgh and Rouse's point. Montreal & Orgensburgh ... New York, April 1856.

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A new pioneering job in the railroad world (1923)

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Great Northern and western railroad and steamboat route, from Boston to Ogdensburgh, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, Cleaveland, Detroit, Chicago, and other ports, via Rutland & Burlington and Ogdensburgh railroads and American mail steamers on Lake Ont

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History of Railroads and Maps

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Train with Indians in the Background

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World's Fair, railroad pageant. Promontory Point, driving the golden spike.

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Southern Pacific Mole & Pier, Seventh Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

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[Chicago, Ill., C. & N.W. R.R. station, the Pacific Express]

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Thomas A. Scott to Simon Cameron, Friday, January 04, 1861 (Railroad car can be used by Lincoln)

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Central of Georgia Railway, Savannah Repair Shops & Terminal Facilities, Roundhouse, Site Bounded by West Broad, Jones, West Boundary &, Savannah, Chatham County, GA