New York, Ontario, & Western Railway Co. Records,1868-1956

Collection Number: 1949

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
New York, Ontario, & Western Railway Co. records, 1868-1956.
Collection Number:
1949
Creator:
William Floyd, Helmer 1926-,
Quantity:
4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Bound volumes, maps, papers.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes volumes of copies of deeds showing trackage locations; volumes of dispatchers' diaries; volumes of engineers' survey books; one volume of official notices of schedule and route changes; map and survey; timetable; map and profile of the Pecksport Loop line.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes 7 volumes of copies of deeds showing trackage locations (1868-1912); 48 volumes of dispatchers' diaries used at Norwich and noting the weather, accidents, and unusual occurrences on the Northern Division (1890-1893, 1896, 1898-1940); 19 volumes of engineers' survey books (c. 1910), which give specifications for improvements in track and structures; official notices of schedule and route changes (1948-1956); map and survey; timetable (1954); map and profile of the Pecksport Loop line. Chenango County, Madison County, Oneida County, Oswego County.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Helmer, William Floyd,1926-,
New York, Ontario, and Western Railway Co.

Subjects:
Railroads--New York (State)--Chenango County.
Railroads--New York (State)--Madison County.
Railroads--New York (State)--Oneida County.
Railroads--New York (State)--Oswego County.
Railroads--New York (State)--Maintenance and repair.
Railroads--New York (State)--Design and construction.
Railroads--New York (State)--Management.
Railroads--New York (State)--Surveying.
Railroads--New York (State)--Timetables.

Form and Genre Terms:
Diaries.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
New York, Ontario, & Western Railway Co. records, #1949. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Deed Books - 7 loose leaf volumes (that show trackage locations)
Box 1
Chenango County
1868-1895
Box 1
Chenango County
1868-1912
Box 1
Madison County
1868-1910
Box 1
Oneida County
1868-1896
Box 1
Oswego County
1868-1882
Box 1
Oswego County
1868-1882
Box 1
Chenango County
1869-1882
Box 2
Diaries, 14 volumes 1890-1893 , 1896 , 1898-1906
Daily entries include brief weather report and any unusual occurence along the right of way (e.g. man killed by engine, wreckers working at some particular spot, etc.) Note: These and ones listed below used by dispatchers at Norwich controlling Northern Division trains.
Box 2
19 notebooks used as engineer's survey books.
Notebooks contain varied information - abutment descriptions, location sites photographed, surveying information, etc. Note: c. 1910, when line was being improved ...locates exactly and gives specifications for track and structures.
Box 3
Notices - 2-12, 14-16.
1948-1956
Official notices pertaining to schedule changes, changes in routing, etc. Also General Order #387, Rev. no. 1, July 1, 1952
Box 3
Timetable - N. 75 effective Sunday Apr. 25, 1954 Eastern Standard Time.
1954
Box 3
"Analysis of Operations of the Rutland Railway Corporation as compared with the New York, Ontario, and Western Railway prepared by Lewis D. Freeman, trustee, N.Y., O. & W. Railway." 21 pp. Middletown, N.Y.
May 14, 1956
Box 3
Diaries, 23 volumes.
1907-1929
Box 4
Diaries, 11 volumes.
1930-1940
Box 4
Map and profile of the Pecksport Loop Line.
Box 4
Survey BR. 52, Utica, N.Y. (Proposed construction in Red)
Aug. 1913