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Non-Governmental Records - Railroad Company Records


See the pages linked below for holdings of corporate filings and taxation records relating to railroad companies.

Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about the State Archives' accessioning guidelines.


See also:
Secretary of State - Corporate Filings
Department of the Treasury - Taxation Records (including railroad and canal taxation)

Series:
Bay Shore Connecting Railroad Company
Annual Reports to the Board of Public Utility Commissioners, 1936-1939
Control #:
PBAYS001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (4 reports)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Bergen Neck Railway Company
Ledger and Day-Book, 1885-1894
Control #:
PBERG001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Camden and Amboy Railroad/Delaware and Raritan Canal Companies
Minutes of the Joint Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, 1831-1872
Control #:
PCAMD001
Format:
3 c.f. (15 vols.); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Pennsylvania Central Corporation deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company
Photographic Souvenir of Engineers' Inspection of Hopatcong-Slateford Cut-Off, 1911
Control #:
PDELL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (10 photographs, etc.)
Arrangement:
By original order
Notes:
The set was distrubuted as a bound booklet, but has been disbound for preservation purposes. Dated 21 December 1911.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Delaware, Lackawana and Western Railroad Company
Aerial Survey of the Morristown Main Line, Montclair Branch, Gladstone Branch & Greenwood Lake-Boonton Line, 1949
Control #:
PDELL002
Format:
1.5 c.f. (160 13"x17" B&W photographs)
Arrangement:
By railroad line
Notes:
Most of the photographs in this series have corresponding negatives in the series: Fairchild Survey Inc./ Aerial Negatives & Prints.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Easton and Amboy Railroad Company
Journals and Ledgers, 1871-1903
Control #:
PEAST001
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Hudson Terminal Railway Company
Ledger and Day-Book/Journal, 1883-1886
Control #:
PHUDS001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Irvington Railroad Company
Journal, Ledger and Balance Sheets, 1904-1906
Control #:
PIRVI001
Format:
1 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Jersey City Belt Line Railway Company
Journal, Ledger and Balance Sheets, 1891-1912
Control #:
PJERC001
Format:
1 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Jersey City, Newark and Western Railway Company
Journal and Ledger, 1889-1891
Control #:
PJERN001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Jersey City Terminal Railway/Edgewater Railway Company
Journal and Ledger, 1888-1891
Control #:
PJERT001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Kill-Von-Kull Railway Company
Ledger and Day Book, 1885-1898
Control #:
PKILV001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Lehigh Valley Harbor Terminal Railway Company
Annual Reports to the Board of Public Utility Commissioners, 1936-1939
Control #:
PLEHH001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (4 reports)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Annual Reports to the Board of Public Utility Commissioners, 1935-1939
Control #:
PLEHI001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (5 reports)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Maps and Drawings, 1902-1960
Control #:
PLEHI002
Format:
8 c.f. (254 map folders, 31 boxes)
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Ledgers, 1867-1904
Control #:
PLEHM001
Format:
5 c.f. (10 vols.); 7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm is incomplete.
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Journals, 1868-1922
Control #:
PLEHM002
Format:
2 c.f. (6 vols.); 6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Cash Books, 1871-1898
Control #:
PLEHM003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Balance Sheets, 1890-1922
Control #:
PLEHM004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.); 0.5 reel (part of 1 reel, 35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Blotters, 1896-1910
Control #:
PLEHM005
Format:
0.5 c.f. (4 vols.); 1.5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Record of drafts and vouchers.
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Book of Clearances of Reuben W. Messinger, Collector at Lake Hopatcong, 1899-1905
Control #:
PLEHM006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company
Morris Canal Division
Maps and Drawings, 1916-1922
Control #:
PLEHM007
Format:
7.5 c.f. (3 map boxes and 1 map folder)
Notes:
H and O maps were filmed as part of the series Morris Canal and Banking Company/ Maps and Drawings.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company of New Jersey
Records, ca. 1872-1954
Control #:
PLEHN001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (5 vols. & 5 reports)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Terminal Railway Company
Records, 1891-1943
Control #:
PLEHT001
Format:
1 c.f. (5 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Lehigh Valley Transportation Company
Records, 1881-1921
Control #:
PLEHV001
Format:
8 c.f. (32 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
National Docks Railway Company
Records, 1879-1912
Control #:
PNATI001
Format:
5 c.f. (16 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit. Two volumes include National Storage Company accounts, 1903 & 1912.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
National Docks and New Jersey Junction Connecting Railway Company
Journal and Ledger, 1894-1898
Control #:
PNATJ001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
National Storage Company
Records, 1882-1950
Control #:
PNATS001
Format:
2 c.f. (8 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit. See also National Docks Railway Company Records.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
New Jersey and New York Abattoir Company
Journal, Ledger, and Cash Book, 1891-1893
Control #:
PNEJA001
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
New York Lighterage and Transportation Company
Records, 1887-1900
Control #:
PNELI001
Format:
1.5 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Newark and Roselle Railway Company
Journal and Ledger, 1889-1891
Control #:
PNEWA001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Newark Bay Railway Company
Journal, Ledger and Balance Sheets, 1890-1912
Control #:
PNEWB001
Format:
1 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Newark Railway Company/Newark and Passaic Railway Company
Ledger, 1889-1891
Control #:
PNEWR001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company deposit.

Series:
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Delaware and Raritan Canal Agreements, 1874-1940
Control #:
PPENN001
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By region, party, then date
Notes:
Majority of agreements include site plans (usually blueprints).
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines
Right-of-Way and Track Maps, ca. 1916-1971
Control #:
PPENR001
Format:
27 c.f. (27 map boxes)
Arrangement:
Roughly by railroad line/sheet number
Notes:
Includes revisions (as late as 1971) to maps dating from as early as ca. 1916. PRSL was later acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Public Service Corporation
Annual Reports, 1907-1947
Control #:
PPU00001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)

Series:
Public Service Corporation
Law Department
Legal Briefs, 1926-1933
Control #:
PPUBC001
Format:
2 c.f. (8 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by plaintiff
Notes:
The majority of cases involve appeals to judgments in bodily injury suits.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Public Service Railway Company
Miscellaneous Drawings [Reprinted], 1909-1914
Control #:
PPUBL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (6 drawings)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Related records:


Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Railroad Damage Petitions, 1880
Control #:
CBUCL026
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Notes:
All relate to the Philadelphia, Marlton and Medford Railroad.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Railroad Damage Petitions, 1860-1889
Control #:
CCUCL011
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By railroad company, then by year

Series:
Highway Department
Division of Railroad Transportation
Miscellaneous Reports, 1960-1962
Control #:
SHIRR001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (2 vols.)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 91.2 c.f. of paper records and 22 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006