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JOHN P. VANDER MASS RAILROADIANA COLLECTION
SERIES V: TRAIN ORDERS, 1886- 1978

MsC 468

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Scope and Contents

The materials in this series consist of carbon copies of orders sent by railroad administrators and personnel to individual stations or trains. These orders deal with individual day-to-day railroad operations, such as reporting on train or track conditions, providing needed information on stations, ordering changes in routes or tracks, or simply responding to current conditions (i.e. ordering a reduction in speed due to poor track conditions along a certain stretch of a route). Orders contain information such as: order number, date and time of order issuance, addressee and addressee's location, and the text of the order itself.

 

Box Contents List

Series V: Train orders

Box 30

Folder 1
Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad Company, 1949. 1.
Akron Canton and Youngstown. Railway Company, 1942-1948. 28.
Alaska Railroad, 1929-1949. 12.
Algoma Central and Hudson Bay Railway Company, 1945-1954. 5.
Alton Railroad Company, 1932-1945. 24.
Ann Arbor Railroad Company, 1929-1953. 31.
Arcata and Mad River Railroad Company, n.d. 3.
Arkansas and Louisiana Missouri Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Ashley, Drew and Northern Railway Company, 1944-1946. 5.
Assam-Bengal Railway Company, Ld., 1945. 5. 

Folder 2

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 1906-1943. 200.
Folder 3
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company, 1944-1962. 206.
Folder 4
Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast Railroad Company, 1938-1947. 26.
Atlanta and Saint Andrews Bay Railway Company, 1945-1961. 8.
Atlanta and West Point Rail Road Company, 1940-1960. 17.
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company, 1930-1961. 177.
Atlantic and East Carolina Railway Company, n.d. 3.
Atlantic and Yadkin Railway Company, 1937.1.
Atlas Power Company, 1944. 1.
Folder 5
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 146.
Folder 6
Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company, 1947-1958. 6.
Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company, 1913-1961. 80.
Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad Company, 1934-1935. 4.
Belgrano Railroad (Ferrocarril Nacional General Belgrano), n.d. 1.
Folder 7
Bengal and Assam Railway, 1945. 27.
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company, n.d. 10.
Blue Ridge Railway Company, 1948. 3.
Bonhomie and Hattiesburg Southern Railroad Company, 1936. 2.
Boston and Albany Railroad, 1936-1937. 7.
Boston and Maine Railroad, 1913-1956. 122.
Botwood Railway, 1949. 1.
Bridgton and Saco River Railroad, n.d. 1.
British Columbia Electric Railway, 1944-1960. 15.
British Columbia Railway, 1978. 4.
Folder 8
Buchans Railway, 1951. 1.
Buffalo and Lake Erie Traction Company, n.d. 1.
Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad, 1917. 3.
Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad Corporation, n.d. 1.
Burlington, Cedar Rapids and Northern Railway Company, 1896-1897. 6.
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska, n.d. 1.
Burlington Northern, Inc., 1974-1978. 10.
Butte, Anaconda and Pacific Railroad, 1945. 1.
California Western Railroad and Navigation Company, 1930. 3.
Camas Prairie Railroad Company, 1948-1959. 3.
Cambria and Indiana Railroad Company, 1945-1961. 4.
Folder 9
Canadian National Railways, 1931-1977. 335.
Folder 10
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 1931-1959. 243.
Folder 11
Canadian Pacific Railway Company, 1960-1978. 87.

Box 31

Folder 1
Carlotta Consolidated Traction Company, 1938. 3.
Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway, 1938-1939. 4.
Central California Traction Company, 1940. 1.
Central of Georgia Railway, 1937-1962. 46.
Central Indiana Railway Company, 1947. 4.
Central New England Railway Company, 1924-1925. 6.
Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, 1909-1966. 49.
Central Peru Railroad (Ferrocarril Central del Peru), 1933-1945. 2.
Central Vermont Railroad, 1894-1961. 43.
Charleston and Western Carolina Railway Company, 1943-1949. 19.
Chehalis Western Railroad Company, 1942. 2.
Chesapeake Beach Railway Company, n. d. 1.
Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company, 1936-1960. 42.
Chesapeake Western Railway, 1939. 1.
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, 1933. 1.
Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railway Company, n.d. 2.

Folder 2

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, 1890­-1974. 310.

Folder 3

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway Company, 1931-1958. 45.
Chicago Great Western Railroad Company, 1926-1969. 106.
Chicago and Illinois Midland Railway Company, 1947. 6.
Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway, 1934­-1947. 10.
Chicago, Milwaukee and Saint Paul Railway, 1900-1932. 8.

Folder 4

Chicago, Milwaukee, Saint Paul and Pacific Railroad Company, 1930-1974. 301.

Folder 5
Chicago, North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad Company, nd. 1.
Chicago and North-Western Railway Company, 1891-1970. 106.
Folder 6
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, 1893-1947. 267.
Folder 7
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway, 1948-1978. 167.
Folder 8
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Company/Chicago, Rock Island and Gulf Railway Company, 1922-1948. 113.

Box 32

Folder 1
Chicago, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway Company, 1915-1947. 44.
Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, 1947­-1950. 28.
Chicago, Springfield and Saint Louis Railway Company, 1938. 1.
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company, 1947-1951. 7.
Chicago and Western Michigan Railway, n.d. 1.
Cincinnati and Lake Erie Railroad Company, 1934. 2.
Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Cincinnati Northern Railroad Company, 1932. 2.
Cincinnati Union Terminal, 1947. 5.
Claiborne-Polk Military Railway Service, 1943-1945. 5.
Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and Saint Louis Railway Company, 1924-1944. 19.
Clinchfield Railroad Company, 1932-1951. 40.
Coahuila and Zacatecase Railroad (Ferrocarril de Coahuila Y Zacatecas, A.G.), 1961. 1.
Folder 2
Colorado Midland Railroad Company, n.d. 4.
Colorado and Southern Railway, 1901-1945. 53.
Columbia, Newberry and Laurens Railroad Company, 1961. 1.
Columbus, Delaware and Marion Electric Company, n.d. 1.
Columbus and Greenville Railway Company, n.d. 2.
Condon, Kinzua and Southern Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Coos Bay Lumber, 1951. 3.
Copper Range Railroad Company, 1912-1935. 33.
Costa Rica Railroad, n.d. 1.
Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Cumberland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1944. 4.
Danville and Western Railway Company, 1947-1949. 4.
Davenport, Rock Island and North Western Railway Company, 1946-1977. 12.
Dearborn Station, 1940-1947. 2.
Delaware and Hudson Railroad, 1933-1954. 26.
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, 1936-1958. 118.
Folder 3
Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company, 1906-1945. 84.
Denver and Salt Lake Railway Company, 1945. 2.
Des Moines and Central Iowa Railroad, n.d. 1.
Detroit and Mackinac Railway Company, 1939. 1.
Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad Company, 1938-1961. 16.
Detroit and Toledo Shore Line Railroad Company, 1946. 4.
Dominion Atlantic Railway Company, 1937-1950. 10.
Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company, 1946-1952. 8.
Duluth, South Shore and Atlantic Railway Company/Mineral Range Railroad Company, 1927-1932. 14.
Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railways, 1944. 2.
Durham and Southern Railway Company, 1944-1957. 3.
Folder 4
East Broad Top Railroad and C. Company, 1941-1949. 5.
East Tennessee and Western North Carolina Railroad Company, 1944. 2.
Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway Company, 1945-1958. 5.
Elmira, Cortland and Northern Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Erie Railroad Company, 1932-1960. 47.
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company, 1962-1974. 9.
Escanaba and Lake Superior Railroad Company, 1933-1934. 6.
Esquimault and Nanaimo Railway, 1936-1947. 23.
Folder 5
Fairport, Painesville, and Eastern Railroad Company, 1941. 1.
Ferrocarriles Consolidados de Cuba, 1947-1949. 23.
Ferrocarriles Nationales de Mexico, 1939-1950. 33.
Fitchburg Railroad, 1877. 1.
Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Company, 1892-1899. 5.
Florida East Coast Railway Company, 1925-1975. 60.
Fonda, Johnstown and Gloversville Railroad Company, 1949. 4.
Fort Dodge, Des Moines and Southern Railway Company, 1946. 2.
Fort Eustis Military Railroad, 1947. 7.
Fort Smith and Western Railway Company, 1938-1939. 8.
Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company/The Wichita Valley Railway Company, 1927-1948. 16.
Frankfort and Cincinnati Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Folder 6
Galveston, Houston and Henderson Railroad Company, 1937-1949. 5.
Genesee and Wyoming Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Georgia Railroad, 1930-1962. 17.
Georgia and Florida Railroad, 1939-1949. 4.
Georgia Northern Railway Company/Georgia, Ashburn, Sylvester and Camilla Railway Company, 1951. 1.
Grand River Railway, 1946-1947. 7.
Grand Trunk Railway System, 1902-1945. 11.
Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company, 1934-1956. 26.
Folder 7
Great Northern Railway Company, 1926-1962. 171.
Folder 8
Great Western Railway Company, 1936-1945. 3.
Green Bay and Western Lines, 1948-1953. 11.
Green Mountain Railroad, 1970. 2.
Greenwich and Johnsonville Railway Company, n.d. 2.
Guantanamo and Western Railroad Company, 1949. 2.
Gulf Coast Lines/International-Great Northern, 1930. 1.
Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad Company, 1939. 3.
Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company; 1945-1960. 58.
Hershey Central, 1945. 2.
Hetch Hetchy Railroad, 1934. 1.
High Point, Thomasville and Denton .Railroad Company, 1960-1961. 2.
Hocking Valley Railway Company, n.d. 2.
Hoosac Tunnel and Wilmington Railroad, n.d. 1.
Houston and Brazos Valley Railway Company, 1926. 2.
Hudson Bay Railroad, 1948. 2.
Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Company, 1915-1951. 5.
Folder 9
Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1930-1961. 203.
Folder 10
Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, 1978. 6.
Illinois Terminal Railroad Company, 1945-1961. 17.
Indiana Railroad System, 1940. 3.
Indianapolis Union Station, 1944. 2.
Inter-California Railway, 1947-1950. 13.
International and Great Northern Railroad Company, 1905. 1.
Interoceanico de Mexico/Ferrocarril Mexicano del Sur, 1927. 1.
Interstate Railroad Company, 1961. 3.
Irish State Railroad, n.d. 2.
Italian State Railroad, 1943. 1.
Jamestown Westfield and. Northwestern Railroad, 1916-1944. 6.
Java State Railways, 1940. 1.
Kansas City Southern Railway Company, 1929-1965. 68.
Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, 1946-1947. 2.
Kansas, Oklahoma and Gulf Railway Company, 1939-1961. 17.
Kentucky and Tennessee, 1949. 3.
Folder 11
Lake Erie, Franklin and Clarion Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Lake Erie and Northern Railway, 1946-1947. 7.
Lake Superior and Ishpeming Railroad Company, 1930-1931. 6.
Lancaster and Chester Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Lehigh and Hudson River Railway Company, 1945-1961. 12.
Lehigh and New England Railroad Company, 1942-1961. 17.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, 1894--1961. 31.
Lehigh Valley Transit Company, 1941. 1.
Ligonier Valley Railroad Company, n.d. 2.
Litchfield and Madison Railway Company, 1945-1948. 8.
Live Oak, Perry and Gulf Railroad Company, 1946. 1.
London and North Eastern Railway, n.d. 1.
London and Port Stanley Railway, 1949-1950. 22.
Folder 12
Long Island Railroad, 1917-1959. 17.
Louisiana and Arkansas Railway Company, 1902-1944. 12.
Louisiana and North West Railroad Company, 1947. 2.
Louisiana Railway and Navigation Company of Texas, 1929. 2.
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company, 1930-1962. 87.
Luzon Military Railway Service, 1945. 4.
Box 33
Folder 1
Macon, Dublin and Savannah Railroad Company, 1949. 2.
Maine Central Railroad Company, 1935-1949. 103.
Manila Railroad Company, 1942. 1.
Manistee and North-Eastern .Railroad Company, 1923. 3.
Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Maryland and Delaware Coast Railway Company, 1926. 1.
Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1935-1941. 6.
McCloud River Railroad Company, 1947-1950. 4.
Mexican Railroad (Ferrocarril Mexicano), 1906. 4.
Mexico Northwestern Railroad (Ferrocarril Nor-Oeste de Mexico), 1947. 2.
Michigan Central Railroad Company, 1897-1943. 9.
Midland Terminal Railway Company, 1942-1944. 5.
Midland Valley Railroad Company, 1939-1949. 17.
Military Railway Service, 1946-1947. 5.
Folder 2
Mineral Range Railroad Company, 1922-1929. 17.
Minneapolis, Northfield and Southern Railway, 1939-1949. 11.
Minneapolis and Saint Louis Railroad Company, 1907-1960. 94.
Folder 3
Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Sault Sainte Marie,     1923-1973. 122.
Folder 4
Mississippi Central Railroad Company, 1931-1936. 7.
Mississippi Export Railroad, n.d. 2.
Missouri and Arkansas Railway Company, 1932. 1.
Missouri-Illinois Railroad Company, 1932. 1.
Missouri Kansas and Texas Railway Company/Missouri Kansas and Texas Railway Company of Texas, 1913-1961. 89.
Missouri and North Arkansas Railway Company, 1915-1924. 4.
Folder 5
Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, 1932-1972. 260.
Folder 6
Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company, 1936-1939. 5.
Monessen Southwestern Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Monongahela Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Nacozari Railroad (Ferrocarril de Nacozar), 1947. 1.
Napierville Junction Railway Company, 1961-1962. 5.
Nashville, Chattanooga and Saint Louis Railway, 1926-1954. 52.
Netherlands Railroad, 1949. 8.
Nevada Northern Railway Company, 1948. 4.
Newfoundland Railway, 1942-1953. 23.
New South Wales Government Railways, 1947-1948. 6.
Folder 7
New York Central Railroad Company, 1916-1963. 273.
Folder 8
New York Central and Hudson River Railroad, 1900-1911. 8.
New York, Chicago and Saint Louis Railroad Company, 1914-1961. 57.
New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, 1891-1959. 158.
Folder 9
New York, Ontario and Western Railway Company, 1941-1953. 26.
New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, Company, n.d. 1.
New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Company, 1941-1961. 20.
New Zealand Railroad, 1945-1950. 4.
Newton and North-Western Railroad Company, 1906. 1.
Niagara, Saint Catharines and Toronto Railway, n.d. 1.
Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1945-1961. 8.
Norfolk and Western Railway Company, 1932-1977. 49.
North British Railway, n.d. 1.
North Coast Transportation Company, n.d. 1.
Northeast Oklahoma Railroad, n.d. 1.
Northern Railroad, 1888. 1.
Northern Alberta Railways Company, 1944-1960. 30.
Folder 10
Northern Pacific Railway Company, 1910-1961. 122.
Folder 11
Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company, 1922-1945. 24.
Norway Railroad (Norges Statsbaner), 1939. 2.
Oahu Railway and Land Company, 1942-1947. 11.
Ohio Southern Railroad, 1895. 1.
Oklahoma City, Ada-Atoka Railway Company, 1939. 4.
Ontario Northland Railway, 1947-1958. 4.
Oregon, California and Eastern Railway Company, 1951. 2.
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, 1930-1934. 2.
Pacific Coast Railroad Company, 1936-1947. 15.
Pacific Coast Railway Company, 1923-1930. 3.
Pacific Electric Railway Company, 1933-1962. 17.
Pacific Great Eastern Railway Company, 1945-1959. 24.
Pacific and Idaho Northern Railway Company, 1936. 1.
Panama Railroad Company, 1932-1947. 12.

Box 34

Folder 1
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1916-1975. 150.
Folder 2
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines, 1955. 3.
Peoria Terminal Company, 1936-1959. 9.
Pere Marquette Railroad Company, 1901-1950. 63.
Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Philadelphia and Western Railway Company, 1949. 1.
Pickering Lumber Corporation, 1941-1955. 3.
Piedmont and Northern Railway Company, 1945-1962. 7.
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company, 1932-1939. 2.
Pittsburg and Shawmut Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Pittsburg Shawmut and Northern Railroad Company, 1925-1932. 5.
Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railway Company, 1935-1961. 8.
Potomac Edison Company, 1946-1952. 2.
Puerto Rico Railroad and Transport Company, 1952. 1.
Puget Sound Electric Railway, n.d. 1.
Quanah, Acme and Pacific Railroad Company, 1945-1946. 14.
Quebec North Shore and Labrador Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Quebec Railway, Light and Power Company, 1946. 1.
Queen and Crescent Route, 1902-1903. 3.
Folder 3
Rapid City, Black Hills and Western Railroad, n.d. 2.
Raritan River Rail Road Company, 1943-1945. 5.
Folder 4
Reading Company/Atlantic City Railroad Company, 1932-1962. 107.
Folder 5
Reading Company/Central Railroad Company of New Jersey, 1937-1941. 40.
Folder 6
Red River Lumber Company, 1930. 11.
Rhodesian Railways of Africa, 1950. 2.
Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company, 1935-1950. 14.
Rock Island Southern Railway Company, 1937. 4.
Rutland Railroad Company, 1930-1961. 46.­
Folder 7
Sacramento Northern Railway, 1937-1945. 26.
Saint Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company, 1947. 2.
Saint Johnsbury and Lake Champlain Railroad Company/Montpelier and Wells River Railroad/Barre and Chelsea Railroad Company, 1942-1946. 6.
Saint Joseph and Grand Island Railway Company, 1926. 7.
Saint Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern Railroad Company, 1900. 1.
Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company, 1910-1965. 216.
Folder 8
Saint Louis Southwestern Railway Company/Saint Louis     Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, 19 1-1961. 78.
Folder 9
Salt Lake and Utah Railroad Corporation, 1941. 2.
San Francisco, Napa and Calistoga Railway, 1933-1937. 7.
San Francisco and Napa Valley Railroad, 1934. 2.
Savannah and Atlanta Railway Company, n.d. 3.
Seaboard Air Line Railway Company, 1930-1962. 25.
Seaboard Air Line Railway, 1934-1948. 143.
Folder 10
Sierra Railway Company of California, 1936-1955. 5.
Sonora-Lower California Railroad (Ferrocarril Sonora Baja California), 1950. 1.
South African Railways and Harbours, 1945-1948. 8.
South Australian Railways, 1943-1960. 12.
Folder 11
Southern Railway System, 1930-1962. 215.
Folder 12
Southern Central Rail Road, 1886. 2.
Southern New Jersey Railroad Company, 1939. 1.
Folder 13
Southern Pacific Company, 1901-1945. 277.
Folder 14
Southern Pacific Company, 1946-1961. 362.

Box 35

Folder 1
Southern Pacific of Mexico, 1945-1952. 10.
Spokane International Railroad Company, 1942-1978. 12.
Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company, 1929-1961. 64.
Sydney and Louisburg Railway Company, n.d. 2.
Folder 2
Temiscouata Railway, 1949. 2.
Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway, 1947. 1.
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway Company, 1948. 3.
Tennessee Central Railway Company, 1943-1958. 13.
Terminal Railroad Association of Saint Louis, 1942-1952. 7.
Texas and Pacific Railway Company, 1932-1963. 82.
Folder 3
Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company, 1919. 6.
Toledo and Ohio Central Railway Company/Zanesville and Western Railway Company, 1919. 1.
Toledo, Peoria and Western Railroad, 1937-1959. 43.
Toledo Terminal, Railroad Company, 1944-1945. 6.
Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company, 1943-1947. 6.
Tucson, Cornelia and Gila Bend Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Folder 4
Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1904-1978. 330.
Folder 5
Utah Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Valley and Siletz Railroad Company, 1938. 2.
Virginia and Carolina Southern Railroad Company, n.d. 1.
Virginia and Truckee Railway, 1896-1922. 5.
Virginian Railway Company, 1938-1948. 42.
Folder 6
Wabash Railway Company, 1933-1962. 152.
Folder 7
Warren and Ouachita Valley Railway Company, n.d. 1.
Washington, Idaho and Montana Railway Company, 1929. 2.
Washington and Old Dominion Railroad, 1949. 2.
Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway Company, 1939. 2.
Western Maryland Railway Company, 1932-1959. 82.
Western Pacific Railway Company, 1912-1959. 127.
Folder 8
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Company, 1933-1947. 49.
White Pass and Yukon Route, 1938-1962. 9.
Wichita Falls and Southern Railway, n.d. 1.
Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company, 1944. 4.
Yosemite Valley Railway Company, 1932-1943. 9.
Youngstown and Northern Railroad Company, 1917-1946. 11.
Youngstown and Southern Railway Company, n.d. 1.

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