Guide to the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Company papers,
1872-1960

Collection Number: 2161

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library

Contact Information:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Fax: (607) 255-9524
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http://rmc.library.cornell.edu
Compiled by:
S. Goodman
Date completed:
Aug. 1975
EAD encoding:
Peter Martinez, Mar. 27, 2002

© 2002 Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title
Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Company papers, 1872-1960
Collection Number:
2161
Creator:
C.F.H. Allen, 1895-
Quantity:
2.5 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Letters, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, newspapers, and photographs.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Allen's history of the railroad, with research notes and correspondence; a corporate history. Railroad material includes correspondence, reports, financial records, employee records, timetables, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, maps, blueprints, charts, and photographs. Also records of predecessor, affiliated, or otherwise connected railroads.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Allen's history of the railroad, with research notes and correspondence; a corporate history. Railroad material includes correspondence, reports, financial records, employee records, timetables, pamphlets, newspapers, broadsides, maps, blueprints, charts, and photographs. Also records of predecessor, affiliated, or otherwise connected railroads.

SUBJECTS

Names:
Allen, C. F. H. (Charles Francis Hitchcock), 1895- , collector.
Pittsburg, Shawmut and Northern Railroad Company.

Subjects:
Railroads--United States.
Railroads--Employees.
Railroads--History.

Form and Genre Terms:
Blueprints.
Broadsides.
Maps.
Photographs.
Timetables.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad Company papers, #2161. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

Description
Container
Timetables
Original timetable printed on red cardboard of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad Co. effective June 15, 1896. This is an oversize file.
Photocopy of the Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad Co. effective June 15, 1896.
Loose-leaf notebooks
A count of all the photographs and material other than actual text in these volumes follows. THESE PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER MATERIAL MUST BE COUNTED EACH TIME ANY OF THESE VOLUMES IS REMOVED FROM THE STACKS AND RECOUNTED BEFORE THEY ARE RETURNED TO THE STACKS (see note signed by E.M.F. in box with books).
1. Contains material relating to the predecessor roads and subsequent affiliated roads to the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad; incl. 156 pp. typescript of text by Mr. Allen and other items as noted below.
2. Contains a complete history of the Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern R.R. itself. pp. 157-254 + illustrations, etc. as noted below.
3. Contains clippings and miscellaneous railroad ephemera - passes, etc. pp. 255-265 + unnumbered pp. of photos, etc. Additions, KJ, 5/62.
Book No. 1
Frontispiece - 2 photostats: 4 passes (on one sheet) to travel on various lines (issued to different individuals); map of Allegany County, N.Y. (1929) showing railroad lines.
Between pp.: 13 & 14 2 photos (1949) New York & Pennsylvania old roadbed near Swains
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29 & 30 1 photo, Allegany Central #4 at Bolivar
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35 & 36 1 photostat - map showing Rail lines in western New York State
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42 & 43 2 pp. (3 photos) Piers of old bridge over Genesee River, Lackawanna & Pittsburgh RR.
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49 & 50 1 photo - The "Cannonball", Rochester, Hornellsville & Lackawanna # 34 engine and crew
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56 & 57 1 photo - Engine #201 (no other identification)
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57 & 58 2 photos - Lackawanna & Pittsburgh engines #308, 310 that were transferred to Central Railway of New Brunswick.
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Between pp.: 58 & 59 1 photo - Engine #43 and crew (no other identification)
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64 & 65 1 photostat - Letter dated December 21, 1889 to M.S. Blair from George Chapman re settlement of debt owed to U.S. Rolling Stock Co. by Lackawanna & Southwestern RR. Co.
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66 & 67 Photostat and original newspaper clipping of Lackawanna & Southwestern timetables for November 4, 1889 and June 24, 1890
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pp. 86 Photostat - map of route of Clarion River Ry.
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91 & 92 2 photos: "A mixed train near Arrozo August 1941"; "C.R.#17 formerly T.V. [Tionesta Valley] #17 at Carman 1941 "
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92 & 93 2 photos: (one is slight enlargement of the other) engine #2 2-4-4T Baldwin 1892
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93 & 94 1 photo - Engine #119 4-6-0 (Clarion River Ry.)
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94 & 95 3 photos - Engine House at Hallton, Pa.; C. R. Caboose #108; C.R. #55 at Carman
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95 & 96 2 photos - Engine #19 of T.V. [Tionesta Valley] Ry.
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96 & 97 1 photo - "Caboose and a car of Acetic acid"
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98 & 99 1 photo - "The Doodle Bug" (truck fitted with train wheels)
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p. 99 1 photo - #55 at Hallton
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100 & 101 1 photostat - Map of route of Mt. Jewett and Smethport RR
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106 & 107 1 photo - Of Mitchell S. Blair
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129 & 130 1 photo - "Filling trestle #51 (the famous horseshoe) at Swains, 1898 "
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130 & 131 1 photo - "Horseshoe at Swains, 1945 "
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132 & 133 1 photo - "Hornell to Nunda train Engine #12"
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135 & 136 1 photo - "Trestle ready to be filled"
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137 &138 1 photo "Stony Brook Bridge, winter 1899
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1 photostat - Central N.Y. & Western RR. timetable #17, April 24, 1899
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138 & 139 1 photo - Central N.Y. & W. Engine #32
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Between pp.: p. 140 1 photo - Engine #26 (no other identification)
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141 & 142 2 photos Hall & Kaul #70, First Engine Overhauled; Kaul & Hall #71
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142 & 143 1 photo, Hall & Kaul Shay engines, St. Marys 1910
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143 & 144 1 photo #7 St. Marys & South Western RR.
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148 & 149 2 photos #5 St. M. & S.W. RR.; # 11 St.M. & S.W. RR.
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Book No. 2
Frontispiece (facing P. 157) - 1 photostat, map of The Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern RR. route.
Between pp.: p. 160 1 photo - Shawmut line trestle crossing Penn. RR. track and Allegheny River
Box 1 Volume 2
169 & 170 2 photos - North and south views of West Notch, P.S. & N. RR.
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176 & 177 1 photo - A work train on the P.S. & N. locomotive #1
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1 photo - P.S. & N. engine #9
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181 & 182 Map of P.S. & N. section of Main Line showing Palmerville Loop
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182 & 183 4 photos: Kasson Loop before grown up
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Rear end of freight train on the loop, 10/12/42
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A double-headed freight northbound engine #51-74
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Northern, lower end of loop in Oct. 1942
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183 & 184 1 photo - "An excursion train at the loop"
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1 photostat advertising excursion to St. Marys for the Shawmut opening
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184 & 185 1 photo - "First train into Smethport 1902 #13"
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185 & 186 1 photo - "Building the new bridge at Stony Brook"
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186 & 187 5 photos: Test train crossing new bridge at Stony Brook
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New bridge
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Both old and new bridges
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New bridge in 1946
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Close up of new bridge
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Between pp.: 187 & 188 1 photo - Unidentified (probably of Stony Brook bridge)
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189 & 190 10 photos: The Y bridge at Olean over Haskell brook about 1908
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Same as above, 1945
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Track to Prosser
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Passenger train at Olean
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Old style switch
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Bridge over Angelica Creek at County House
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South of County House
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Unidentified bridge
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Bridge over Genesee River at Belvidere
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Unidentified low bridge
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192 & 193 1 photo - Shawmut engine #3
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193 & 194 2 photos - Engine #8 on a train
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Engine #9 at Olean
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195 & 196 22 photos: Engine #12
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(2 photos)
#13 on train
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Engine #14
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Wreck
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Enlargement of derailed train #15
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Second #15
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(2 photos)
Engine #16
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Engine #17
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Builder's photo, engine #15
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Builders photo, engine #16
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Engine #20
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(2 photos)
Electric headlight, Ray Lacy in cab
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Engine #22
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(2 photos)
Engine #23
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(2 photos)
Engine #41
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Engine #43 with first coal train arriving in Brookville
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Engine #41 and caboose at Brookville, Pa.
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196 & 197 Letter, dated Oct. 8, 1942, signed P.B. McBride granting Dr. Allen permission to photograph locomotives
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197 & 198 29 photos: Engine #51
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Engine #50
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Engine #51
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Engine #52
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Engine #53
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Engine #55
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Engine #58
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Engine #59
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(2 photos)
Engine #60
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Engine #61
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Engine #62
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Engine #63
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Engine #67
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Engine #68
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Engine #69
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Engine #70
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Engine #68 with electric headlight
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Engine #70
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A Shawmut caboose at Olean
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Engine #71
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Engine #72
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Engine #73
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Engine #74
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Engine #75
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Engine #76
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Engine #98
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Engine #98
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Engine #81
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p. 198 1 photo - Engine #119, Buffalo & Susquehanna, used on P.S.&N. in 1905
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198 & 199 2 photos -- gas-electric #91; Unidentified crane on flat car
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205 & 206 2 photos -- shipment of five new engines nos. 62, 63, 64, 65, 66; telegraph crew, 1918, old wooden box car showing big letters
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206 & 207 5 photos: Car #291
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Passenger car open end #277
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Combination car #290
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Business car #299 "Janelyn" at Olean
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#99 private car of Frank Sullivan Smith
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210 & 211 27 photos: Smethport, Pa. station
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Olean station
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P.S. & N. station at Angelica
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First, wooden station
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After the fire
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Brick station and old handcar
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After abandonment
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Little Genesee
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Birdsall
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Station at Friendship
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(2 photos)
Station at Belvidere
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Factory on the Shawmut
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Coaling facilities at Angelica
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(2 photos)
Car shop at Angelica, engines nos. 61, 63
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Car shop yard engines #15, 16 or 17 & 14
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Car shop at Angelica, engine #40
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Shawmut boxcars by shops, engine of the #40-[UNK] series
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Water tank at Angelica
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Angelica shops after abandonment
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Angelica shops before and after fire, May 15, 1917
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(2 photos)
After Angelica shops fire, engines 56 and 20 or 21 burned
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(2 photos)
Engine #56
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Boilers from #1
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p. 211 1 photo - Angelica office (9 people, all identified, in front)
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211 & 212 1 photo - Engine #58 after St. Marys engine house burned
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212 & 213 1 photo - Frank Sullivan Smith
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215 & 216 3 photos - "An early freight near Belvidere;
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At Bennett's, N. Y.
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Locomotive #10 on train #7 southbound
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216 & 217 2 photos - "Engine #71, Car #286 near Ceres;
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Car #132"
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217 & 218 2 photos - Engine #59 on train near Hornell;
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Engine #68 on train near Richburg
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218 & 219 Telegram dated 10/6/12 from J.A.B. to B. Moulton re removal of calf being pastured on right of way
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219 & 220 Photostat of last timetable before Angelica-Bolivar link completed.
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Photostat of P.S.&N. timetable (probably June 1902 )
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Photostat of covers of three P.S.&N. timetables (Dec. 1903, Nov. 1906 and June 1935)
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221 & 222 3 photos - #69 on freight approaching Angelica
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# 71 and local freight along Allegheny River
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A freight on the Shawmut view from the North [UNK]
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222 & 222a 1 photo - A freight on the Portville bridge, engine #71
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222a & 223 3 photos -- cabooses; a wooden coal car; a gondola
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231 & 232 2 photos - Engine #72 and Car #290 salvaging rails near St. Marys
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Near Weedsville
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Between pp.: 232 & 233 2 photos - Engine #71 salvaging rails, leaving for Olean with a load of scrap
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At West Eldred
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235 & 236 Photostat - map of portion of line with location of Nile Wreck indicated
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238 & 239 6 photos: Nile Wreck, Sept. 22, 1912,
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What was left of #11.
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#11
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#68 with #63 in back
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Tender of #68
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Tender of #11
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Scene of wreck (unidentified)
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239 & 240 7 photos: [Nile Wreck cont.]
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3 photos of #68 and right of way
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Coach #107 was next to engine and casualties were in this car
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Engine #68
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2 photos, interior of wrecked coach #107
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4 pcs. Mss. - inspection certificates for #11, last one prior to accident, and withdrawal from service.
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240 & 241 Train order #20 P.S.&N. for train #9 (Mar. 17, 1931)
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241 & 242 Train order #5 P.S.&N. for engines # 51 & 74 (Apr.4, [UNK]
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10 photos: [Wreck at County House]
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2 photos - #65 at left, #226 in ditch
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#226 at left and #65
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#226
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Crane #244 working on wreck
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#63 clearing up #41 at right
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2 photos - clearing up #72 on work train
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#65 at Angelica after wreck
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#226 at Angelica
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(John L. Smith and Isaac B. Irwin in front of engine in above picture of #226)
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Accident report of County House Wreck
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(1 sheet)
Report of wreck; caboose jumped track and burned
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(1 [UNK]
p. 248 1 photo, #71 picking up scrap after abandonment
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248 & 249 1 photo - Dismantling Stony Brook Bridge, 1948
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Book No. 3
frontispiece (preceding P. 255) - map of P.S. RR. and connections
Between pp.: 259 & 260 1 photo - P. & S. (Pittsburg & Shawmut) crossing over the highway and B. & O. near Brockway
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p. 265 2 photos - Engine #577
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p. 265 Text and page numbers end with this page. The balance of this book consists of photographs, railroad ephemera and letters. The following page numbers are, therefore, my own and serve only to locate the material listed. The pages bear no numbers or other means of identification. (The page numbers used indicate the number of the page following p. 265).
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p. 1 3 photos - Engine #206
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Engine #214
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Engine #202
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p. 2 3 photos - Engine #208
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Engine #210
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Engine #208
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p. 3 3 photos - Engine #573
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Engine #226
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Engine #228
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p. 4 2 photos - An early train (Shawmut RR. Station at West Kittanning, Pa.)
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Engine #104, Schenectady
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p. 5 3 photos - Engine #200
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Engine #201 lettered Allegheny River Mining Co.
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Engine #202
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p. 6 2 photos - Train #17 (crew standing in front)
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N.Y.C. #1669 became P. &S. #102
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p. 7 2 photos - A caboose
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P. & S. switch
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p. 8 1 photo - Viaduct at Brookville, Pa., P. & S.
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p. 9 1 photo - P. & S. viaduct at Brookville, Pa.
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p. 10 1 photo - Sugar Camp viaduct
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p. 11 1 photo - Mill Creek viaduct (north view)
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p. 12 1 photo - Mill Creek viaduct (south view)
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p. 13 1 photo - Viaduct at Sprankels Mills, Pa., P. & S.
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p. 14 1 photo - Crossing the Allegheny river at Mahoning, Pa., P. & S.
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p. 15 2 photo - Construction work at Mahoning by P.S.&N., now P. & S.
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p. 16 1 photo - Mauk Tunnel, southend, P. & S.
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p. 17 1 photo - Stock certificate for 3,992 shares P.S.&N. to A.G.McComb, July 1899, stock certificate for 125 shares P.S.&N. to Henry Marquand & Co., Dec. 1900.
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p. 18 3 employees' passes issued to R. Soranson for year 1908 (nos. 107, 381, 946), P.S.&N. RR. Co.
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p. 19 3 employees' passes issued to R. Soranson for year 1909 (nos. 96, 433, 729) P.S. & N. RR. Co.
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p. 20 3 employees' passes: Central N.Y.&Western RR. Co. to E. C. Lapey (?) 1897; P. & S. RR. Co. to R. Soranson 1918 and 1919.
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p. 21 1 employees' pass, P.S. & N. RR. Co. to R. Soranson, 1909 (for one trip only)
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p. 22 P.S. & N. RR. Co. first timetable after Bolivar-Angelica linked Dec. 27, 1903.
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p. 23 P.S. & N. RR. Co. timetable Nov. 25, 1906
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p. 24 P.S. & N. RR. Co. timetable, June 16, 1935 (last timetable of line); clipping from St. Mary's Daily Press, Dec. 24, 1947 re approval of fees awarded to Shawmut receivers and trustees, and legal counsel
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p. 25 P.S. & N. RR. Co. timetable #22 Dec. 15, 1940 (last timetable before Angelica-Bolivar linked)
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p. 26 Page #287 of a record book indicating scrap salvage value of engine #2 (photostat of this sheet is in book #2 marked as P. 195 -- this was apparently the original P. 195)
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p. 27 Letter dated April 27, 1912 to I. B. Irvin (foreman, Angelica Shops) from H. S. Wilgus (Engineer, Maintenance of way) re disposition of surplus boiler tubes
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p. 28 Letter dated May 7, 1912 to H. S. Wilgus from J.A.B. indicates no use in Shops for boiler tubes
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p. 29 Photostat of letter dated Jan. 28, 1919 to J. L. Smith (Sup't. Motive Power & Equipment) from (name illegible) re insurance on boilers damaged in Angelica Shops fire.
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p. 30 Order dated April 30, 1912 signed J.A.B. for work train to load & distribute gravel
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p. 31 & 32 2 page letter dated June 18, 1912 to H. S. Wilgus from Tait & Tait (attorneys) re responsibility of railroad for maintaining all highway crossings in good condition.
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p. 33 Letter dated July 2, 1912 to J.A. Benson, roadmaster, from H.S. Wilgus notifying roadmaster of letter from Tait & Tait re crossings
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p. 34 Letter dated July 13, 1912 to J. A. Benson from H.S. Wilgus asking about responsibility for large rock that cannot be extricated from car 4338; (also pencilled notes from Benson to Krebs and Krebs' reply)
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p. 35 P.S.&N. RR. Co. Steam Shovel Report for July 25, 1912
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p. 36 Letter dated August 26, 1912 from H. S. Wilgus to J. A. Benson re fences from Canaseraga to Hornell knocked down by sideplow.
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p. 37 Letter dated August 27, 1912 from Wilgus to Benson re faulty construction of sideplow
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p. 38 P.S.&N. RR. Co. Daily Steam Shovel Report, Sept. 9, 1912
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p. 39 P.S. & N. RR. Co. gravel loading resume, Nov. 22, 1911-Oct. 8, 1912
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p. 40 Message dated Nov. 11, 1912 to Benson asking for advice as steam shovel is burying itself in quicksand - initialed W.W.N. (?)
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p. 41 Photocopy of letter dated April 23, 1915 from B.C. Mulhern P.S.&N. General Superintendent) to I.B. Irvin (General Foreman) re payment to W.P. Cannon for services performed during last half of March
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p. 42 Photocopy of letter dated June 9, 1919 from Frank Sullivan Smith (receiver) to I.B. Irvin (General Foreman, Angelica Shops) asking for specific reasons for resignation of several of the shop's employees.
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p. 43 Letter dated Oct. 8, 1942 from F.H. Wells (general freight and passenger agent) to C.F.H. Allen re permission to photograph locomotives
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p. 44 Letter dated Oct. 30, 1942 from F. E. Berg (Sup't. Motive Power & Equip.) to C.F.H. Allen referring Allen to W.W. Robinson of Batavia for information and supplying some information about specific cars & engines.
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p. 45 & 46 Two page letter dated Nov. 5, 1943 from F.H. Wells to C.F.H. Allen - answers to specific questions re P.S. & N. developement
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p. 47 Letter dated May 27, 1947 from Thomas C. Buchanan (trustee of P.S.&N.) to C.F.H. Allen - reply to letter asking for map of line, corporate history and annual reports.
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p. 48 Letter dated June 13, 1947 from Thomas C. Buchanan to C.F.H. Allen -- reply to request for information.
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p. 48 & 49 Letter and sheet of information dated April 4, 1944 from Allen G. Geertz (fuel engineer) to C.F.H. Allen re information about specific engines
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p. 50 - 61 Newspaper clippings from several papers (1939-1945) covering coal mining operations of P.S. & N. and the subsequent labor and financial difficulties leading to the road going into receivership
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p. 62 Personal letter dated Dec. 20, 1945 from Soranson to Allen re information about mismanagement of road by former officials
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p. 63 - 70 Typescript copies of newspaper articles from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Press Sept.-Dec. 1945 supplied to Allen by Soranson
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p. 71 Letter dated Jan. 23, 1946 from Soranson to Allen (and three newspaper clippings) concerning period of coal miners' strike and appointment of new management for the line.
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p. 72 - 92 Series of 21 letters from Soranson to Allen (and newspaper clippings) Jan. 23, 1946-Dec. 7, 1947 concerning post receivership period of the P.S.&N.
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p. 93 Letter dated Jan. 14, 1946 from J. Taney Willcox (secretary, Pennsylvania RR.) to C.F.H. Allen re extent of Rochester, N.Y. & Pa. RR. owned lines.
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p. 94 Letter dated May 7, 1947 from F. H. Wells to C.F.H. Allen re disposition of records of P.S. & N.
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p. 95 Letter dated May 20, 1947 from Thomas C. Buchanan to C.F.H. Allen re possibility of obtaining railroad records that would otherwise be destroyed.
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p. 96 Letter dated June 2, 1947 from J. N. Thompson (General Manager) to C.F.H. Allen-cover letter for items sent (map, corporate history & Timetables)
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p. 97 Letter dated June 5, 1947 from F. M. Opel (General Auditor) to C.F.H. Allen re request for certain railroad records.
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p. 98 Chart showing development of P.S. & N. from parent and subsidiary companies
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p. 99 (no. 8 at top of page) Notes re Soranson's comments on early mining attempts in Pa. by railroads
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p. 100 Titled "Notes from Mr. Lathrop, call of 2-19-49 " re people connected with P.S. &N.
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p. 101 Letter dated Feb. 13, 1949 from Fred C. Hill to Allen re pictures of old locomotives
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p. 102 Letter dated Jan. 18, 1949 from R. J. Finch (Chief Mechanical Engineer, American Locomotive Co.) to Allen re information and photographs of old locomotives
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p. 103 Letter dated Feb. 1, 1949 Finch to Allen - similar to letter of Jan. 18.
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p. 104 Letter Dated Feb. 4, 1949 Finch to Allen - similar to previous two letters
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p. 105 Letter dated Feb. 11, 1949 from Gerald M. Best (vice-president, Ry. & Locomotive Hist. Soc.) to Allen in answer to questions about locomotives built at the Cooke Works
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p. 106 Letter dated April 12, 1949 from J. D. Dickinson (M'gr. Locomotive Sales, Lima-Hamilton Corp.) to Allen re locomotives built by the company for the Buffalo, St. Marys & Southwestern line
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p. 107 Letter dated Mar. 4, 1949 from Luria Bros. & Co. to Allen in answer to query on final disposition of certain locomotives
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p. 108 & 109 Letter dated Feb. 8, 1952 from Interstate Commerce Commission to Allen re locomotive numbers and disposition of these (P.S.&N. locomotives)
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p. 110 - 112 Letter dated April 23, 1950 from Roscoe Davis to Allen providing information about the Marvin Creek operations (lumbering)
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p. 113 Chart - titled "Engineering Dept. Blueprint" dated Oct. 24, 1909
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This is a copy (made with blue ink on ordinary white paper showing the names, mileage of various predecessors, and subsidiary lines to the P.S.&N. and also indicating dates of construction and mergers. [This page is loose-not punched and on rings].
Miscellaneous Envelopes
This box contains material that is separated as to subject matter. The material is, for the most part, in manila envelopes. Each envelope bears a legend as to its contents. The following list includes the legend on each envelope and a physical inventory of the contents.
1. Shay Locomotives (Railroads in Western N.Y. & Pa. for Goodyear roads - B. & S. component parts - Kaul & Hall, St. Mary's, Pa.)
Box 2
12 Mss. pcs.; 9 photographs
2. Letters from S. R. Wood (mostly on pertinent engines), 1950-1957
Box 2
46 Mss. pcs.
3. Map P.S.&N. (Large, accurate)
Box 2
2 maps.
4. Shawmut notes of C.F.H. Allen (correspondence on C. N.Y.&W. locomotive #43. Probably it was the repair engine "Danbury"), 1950.
Box 2
2 Mss. pcs.
5. Loose note re Jones, pres. of Buffalo, N.Y.&Pa. etc.)
Box 2
1 Mss. pc.
6. W.N.Y.&Pa. (old engines [photos] - several negatives B&S.-Erie [maps]), 1951.
Box 2
1 Mss. pc., 12 photographs.
7. Photo of Prattsburgh Ry. No. 2 (ex-Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburg No. 126)
Box 2
1 photo.
8. Loose-letter dated Nov. 30, 1951 to Allen from S.R. Wood (and list of engines) re engines built by Brooks Locomotive Works.
Box 2
2 Mss. pcs.
9. Original copy (and 2 copies) of news clippings on P.S.&N. from Mr. Lathrop's books.
Box 2
60 Mss. pcs.
10. Derailment Reports, Boiler Inspections, Records showing lines and ownership (valuable for tracing back) 1908-1914.
Box 2
193 Mss. pcs.
11. Miscellaneous Shawmut (1899, narrow gauge receipts; 1900 local T.T.; 1919 about boilers of 2 locomotives 11 and 18 and one narrow gauge; 1908 "paper"; Nugent's bridge list [published]; 1903 T.T.
Box 2
15 Mss. pcs.; 1 pamphlet (timetable)
12. Shawmut 8 × 10 enlargements:
Box 2
19 photos
13. C.N.Y.&W. timetable, April 24, 1899, #17
Box 2
3 Mss. pcs. (photostats)
14. Shawmut Stock Certificates (correspondence 1953, photostats and stock certificates). 30 Mss. pcs. (includes 9 photostats of certificates and 12 original certificates).
Box 2
15. Evidence that there was a No. 2 (not on the Clarion River) 7 Mss. pcs. (all photostats - duplicates of p. 195 in notebook).
Box 2
16. Clarion River (photos of engines & map (4 copies) of line
Box 2
16 photos.
17. P.S.&N. original of circular on Stony Brook Bridge. 6 Mss. pcs. (Circular 1907; 4 sheets of specifications for Lord & Lady Baltimore engines; B. & O. loaded car certification card - blank).
Box 2
18. Latest used notes - last P.S.&N. typing - R.Wy & P. and early parts;
Box 2
89 Mss. pcs.
19. P.S.&N. "paper" misc. notes from junk. 46 Mss. pcs. (includes 2 Blueprints of bridge masonry foundations).
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20. P.S.&N. rolling stock pages sent to S.R. Wood - Parts omitted from P.S.&N. bulletins 92, 93, 96 -- largely personal items which should have been used. 115 Mss. pcs. (included 2 photostats of sections of line).
Box 2
21. Part 3 P.S.&N. (published) correspondence on locomotives included (1955-1956).
Box 2
17 Mss. pcs.
22. 2 maps (includes 3 blank pass request forms, Pittsburgh Press, June 1, 1947 article on P.&S. attempt to attract industry along line, maps of P.S.&N. and Lehigh and New England routes).
Box 2
2 maps; 3 Mss. pcs.; 1 newspaper clipping.
23. Loose material (seniority roster of enginemen of P.S.&N. and three typescript memos, 2 copies of descriptive pamphlet welcoming visitors of Nat. Ry. Hist. Soc. May 30, 1954 P.&S. RR.; 15 page typescript of minutes of 20th executive staff meeting, Jan. 29, 1908 P.S.&N.).
Box 2
19 Mss. pcs.; 2 pamphlets
24. C.N.Y.&W. "paper" (historically valuable), 1899-1923.
Box 2
5 Mss. pcs.
25. A lot of Chapman letters, L. & S.W. 1889-1890 (vice-president Lackawanna & Southwestern RR.).
Box 2
38 Mss. pcs.
26. Allegany Central "paper" - L. & S.W. train orders from file of F.S. Hammond.
Box 2
5 Mss. pcs. 1885 and 1890.
27. L. & P. paper 1886-8 (valuable, especially the payroll draft). 3 Mss. pcs. (payroll draft dated Oct. 15, 1886 on Chatham National Bank of N.Y. pay to order of Dan'l. McCartey $11.63).
Box 2
28. Soranson's letters - mostly Shawmut (but he mixes subjects, so some may be B.&S., etc.). Some about people living and could not be published with other parts of P.S.&N. articles (e.g. - John B. Dickson, et al.) 1942-1948. 54 Mss. pcs. (attached to letter, Oct. 19, 1942, between pp. 2 & 3, is a playing card, the joker, sent to Allen because of the lithograph on the back. The card is not counted as part of the 54 pcs.)
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29. "to give away [?]" - Boiler inspection, etc. 1909-1935.
Box 2
33 mss. pcs.
30. P.S.&N. original picture - new shipment of engines arrives at Angelica from Mott's (probably only one extant).
Box 2
1 photo.
31. Inspections, Stationary Boiler #5889 (or #1-3) Shay gear #693 (#11, 14, 18, old locomotives) 1913&1917.
Box 2
14 Mss. pcs.
32. P.S.&N. Corporate History - Old timetables - Blueprint of P.S.&N. (very large - folded). 1 Mss. vol. (typescript of corporate history, blueprint bound in with this, as of the date of valuation June 30, 1919 - Office of Auditor May 31, 1923 ).
Box 2
1 pamphlet (P.S.&N. timetable #2, Nov. 15, 1903 - this has been folded as it is rather large. The edges are torn in several places and it is in generally fragile condition.)
Box 2
33. P.S.&N. - extra copy of roster - I.C.C. 3 pp, of 2nd copy - C.N.Y.&W. earlydrafts.
Box 2
39 Mss. pcs.
34. Used notes - L.&P., L.&S.W., C.N.Y.&W., P.S.&N., R.N.Y. & P.
Box 2
90 Mss. pcs.
36. P.S.&N. mostly enlargements - one original and rare print.
Box 2
67 photos (not all identified)
37. Nile Wreck - extra pictures from Mott's negatives.
Box 2
16 photos.
38. Allegany County Advocate, Jan. 9, 1902, Angelica, N.Y.
Box 2
1 newspaper - single issue.
39. Simpsons' Daily Leader, August 22, 1913, Kittanning, Pa. (story on first train run on Pittsburg & Shawmut line). 1 newspaper - single issue [in very poor condition].
Box 2
40. R.R. maps - Allegany Cty. L.&S.W. -- N.Y. State 1894, 1900 - P.S.&N. 1900, photo copies. 23 photos (includes maps, timetables and correspondence).
Box 2
41. Bullis letters - McKean County and Western N.Y. railroads 1948-1957.
Box 2
9 Mss. pcs.
42. Mostly about the Kanes Mt. Jewett K.&R. RR. (Kushequa Line); also Kane & Elk RR. (Elk City, McKean County), 1909-1950.
Box 2
72 Mss. pcs.; 14 photos.
43. Nugent's letters - mostly Shawmut, 1948-1952.
Box 2
122 Mss. pcs.
44. P.S.&N. - list of negatives of C.F.H. Allen and Mott collections -- class numbers of Shawmut locomotives.
Box 2
7 Mss. pcs.
45. Clarion River, 1905, 1947-1951.
Box 2
28 Mss. pcs.
46. P.S.&N. - older locomotives (2. L.&P.; 1. P.&S.).
Box 2
5 photos.
47. Buffalo & Susquehanna (Wellsville & Buffalo?), Soranson's letters, etc., 1943-1947.
Box 2
29 Mss. pcs.; 1 T.C., 12 photos, 17 maps.
48. A few of P.S.&N. negatives from C.F.H. Allen's collection (there are copies of timetables, stock certificates, maps, passes).
Box 2
13 photos.
50. 2 maps of N.Y. RR's. 1894 and 1900.
Box 2
4 photos.
51. P.S.&N. "Janelyn" business car and subsequently in use in Mexico.
Box 2
7 photos.
52. Erie Narrow Gauge System - also Pennsy narrow gauge system and miscellaneous small roads, Penna. RR. maps, 1930-1950.
Box 2
42 Mss. pcs., 24 photos, 16 maps, 1 newspaper clipping.
Box #3
35. Shawmut correspondence (all sources) 1942-1960.
Box 3
161 Mss. pcs.
1. Envelope marked "Shawmut Real Estate"
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-- charts indicating physical description of road (# of bridges, lengths, etc.) and other information (such as annual labor outlay, etc.)
Box 3
19 Mss. pcs.
- 1920-1947, Lease of Edward B. Simmons, Angelica, N.Y. - for pasture lands.
Box 3
20 Mss. pcs., 5 maps
- abstracts of title for land owned by Linus Graham and apparently sold for railroad right-of-way, Allegany County, N.Y., 1893, 1901
Box 3
32 Mss. pcs.
- photostatic copies of pp. 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 173 of a (unknown) deed book, indenture conveying lands of - the Rochester, Nunda & Penna. RR. Co. to the Allegany Central RR. Co. by sale forced by foreclosure of mortgage (p. 173 is a sketch showing the stretch of track near Swain, N.Y., part of which was a horseshoe curve), 1881.
Box 3
85 Mss. pcs.
- deed conveying lands held in trust by Frank Sullivan Smith to the Shawmut Holding Corporation (executed by Clara A.H.H. Smith, executrix of F.S. Smith estate).
Box 3
38 Mss. pcs.
2. 4 Mss. pcs. - agreement between P.S.&N. and Belvidere Block Corp. for construction and maintenance of spur track (p. 1 of agreement is missing).
Box 3
3. Envelope marked "copy of P.S.&N. map, with connecting lines inked in by C.F.H. Allen.
Box 3
4 photos.
4. Envelope marked #35 mm. negatives"
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Old RR's. N.Y. Comm. map 1884
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Nile Wreck map by Nugent
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Mt. J.K.&R. timetables 1912
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P.S.&N. 1902 map and timetables
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Stony Brook Glen new bridge
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Sketch maps - Clarion River RR, Mt. J. & S. RR.
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P.S.&N. flyer "loop de loop" 1903 timetable
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C.N.Y.&W. inspections
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Lathrops P.S.&N. clippings,
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24 pp.
Copies L.&S.W. timetable - L.&S.W. letter of George Chapman
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One strip unidentified
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5. Envelope marked all P.S.&N. from J. W. Brauner 33 photos, 1 Mss. pc. (Aug. 17, 1952 cover letter for photos)
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6. Blueprint of Main Line of B.&S. - Sagamore to VanHusen only.
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Track chart, Alignment & Profile 1 map (rolled as it is very long)
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7. Loose-leaf cover filled with photographs
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45 photos (Shawmut shops and engines)
8. 3 × 5 file cards, arranged alphabetically, -- information consists of name of individual, to which road or line he was connected and position or positions held.
Box 3
Approximately 400 cards.
9. Two iron spikes from
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a. Kane & Elk RR., James City, Pa. abondoned Jan. 1946
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b. Clarion River RR., Pa. abandoned 1948
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