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BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD COMPANY
Accident Reports, 1889–1899, 1903–04, 4 vols. (MSS–043)
Reports of injuries to passengers and employees, which were submitted to the superintendent of the Concord Division, Concord, New Hampshire.

BRIDGE LINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Records, 1870-ongoing, 3.5 cubic ft. + maps and blueprints (MSS–129)
The Bridge Line Historical Society was founded in 1990 to document the history of the Delaware & Hudson Railway. The collection includes the BLHS's newsletter, The Bulletin, as well as maps, drawings, and related material.

CLOVE BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY
Records, 1869–1893, .25 ft. (MSS–053)
Includes correspondence, balance sheets, and other records of a railroad company based in Dutchess County, New York.

DUXBURY AND COHASSET RAILROAD COMPANY
Freight Receipts, 1871–1872, .25 ft. (MSS–063)
Includes ticket reports and freight receipts for this southeastern Massachusetts railroad company.

EAST FREETOWN, NEW YORK
Railroad Freight Records, 1891–1901, 1 vol. (MSS-133)
 Includes date of shipment, destination (place and individual), description of articles, weight, rate, and cost from the East Freetown, New York station.

EDWIN ADAMS et al. v. WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER et al.
Records, 1889–1921, 2.75 ft. (MSS–067)
Includes trial evidence, topical indexes to testimony, transcriptions of business records, legal briefs, and other materials compiled by V. N. Roadstrum of New York City, attorney for the J. P. Morgan Estate, in a 1915–18 lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York against William Rockefeller, the Executors of the J. P. Morgan Estate, and the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company for "conspiracy to monopolize" railroad, streetcar, and water transportation of the "common–carrier business of transporting passengers and property" in New York, New Jersey, and New England.

GARDNER, CHARLES K., public servant
Correspondence, 1835–1860, 35 items (MSS–073)
Correspondence of Charles K. Gardner, a U.S. Post Office Department auditor in Washington, D.C.; Absalom Bull, Black Rock, New York; and John T. Butterworth, New York City. Concerns a dispute over land, taxes, and railroad damages in Black Rock, Erie County, New York.

GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
Registers, undated, 6 vols. (MSS–075)
Records railroad locomotive engines built in the 1861–1921 period and used in Great Britain by the Great Western Railway.  Owned or compiled in part by William L. Kenning, Lodge Hill, Sussex, Great Britain.

NEW HAVEN AND WEST HAVEN HORSE RAILROAD COMPANY
Minute Book, 1865–1894, 1 vol. (MSS–092)
Records minutes of stockholders meetings of a railroad company based in West Haven, Connecticut.

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD COMPANY
Inventory, ca. 1894-1926, .25 ft. (MSS–094)
Records names, builders, repairs, renumbering, and dates of service of New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company locomotive engines since 1845.

NEW YORK, NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD RAILROAD. OLD COLONY SYSTEM
Records, 1882–1890, 1 ft. (MSS–095)
Includes a register for the South Duxbury Station, 1882–1883; four freight registers, 1883–1890; and a record book with description of locomotive engines and a register of employees, undated, for this Massachusetts railroad company.

NEWBURGH, DUTCHESS AND CONNECTICUT RAILROAD
Records, 1887–1890, 32 items (MSS–097)
Monthly statements of passengers and tons of freight carried over the railroad by the New York and New England Railroad. Kept by W. H. Moore, the railroad's general passenger agent, in Matteawan, New York.

RAND, E.C.M., railroad writer
Report, 1909, 1 vol. (MSS–104)
"Report on Investigation of Books and Records of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company from 1870 to 1899 inclusive Showing Value to it of the Leases of the Albany & Susquehanna and Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroads," a 510–page typescript report, including a 22–page subject index and numerous manuscript corrections and emendations. The author was a New York City authority on the railroad business.

REYNOLDS, THOMAS, businessman
Manuscript, 1858, 1 vol. (MSS–105)
An account addressed to Robert Gill, president of the Great Western Railway Company of Canada (London, Ontario), dated September 20, 1858, from Hamilton, Ontario. A PDF file of a transcript of the hand-written manuscript is available for viewing online using Adobe Reader. It is unclear who created the transcript.

ROCHESTER CENTRAL POWER CORPORATION
Record Book, 1928, 1 vol. (MSS–107)
Includes bylaws, stock certificates, and other documents pertaining to the Rochester Central Power Corporation. The New York Central Railroad is described in the volume as the principal owner of the Mohawk Valley Company, which in turn owned all "outstanding common stock" of the Rochester Gas and Electric Company.

SCHULTZE, JOHN S. (b. 1837), businessman
Papers, 1872–1901, .5 ft. items (MSS–111)
Business correspondence, 1875–1901; financial accounts of the Sylvan Lake Ore and Iron Company, 1881–1884; and printed materials, 1872–1873. Schultze had a New York City office and was secretary of the New York, Boston, and Montreal Railway Company and president of the Sylvan Lake Ore and Iron Company, the Freehold and New York Railway Company, and the Clove Branch Railroad Company.

TROY AND RUTLAND RAILROAD COMPANY
Records, 1849–1860, 1 ft. (MSS–122)
Letters, financial statements, proxies, and other business records retained by William Law of Troy, New York, as secretary of the Troy and Rutland Railroad Company, 1849–1860; and engineering drawings for four Troy and Rutland Railroad bridges in northeastern New York State, 1850–1851.


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