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The collection also contains numerous views of similar facilities and equipment on other railroads, of nearby buildings and properties, or of standardized equipment and accessories that were collected by the PRR for reference. The negatives were digitized to positives for online access. Most of the digital images seen here are black-and-white, low resolution copies produced from the original negatives.

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Include Finding Aids. About this collection Incorporated in , the Pennsylvania Railroad Company became the largest railroad in the United States in terms of corporate assets and traffic from the last quarter of the nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century. Frank E. Schoonover negatives Frank R.

Zebley photograph albums Frederick O.

Winokur, Jr. Stetson Company photographs John E. Raskob papers John Okolowicz collection of publications and advertising on radio and consumer electronics John W. Edwards papers Nylon Oral Histories on Z.


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Work to change the gauge began December 7, , but that evening a large group of Erie citizens tore down the railroad bridges over State and French Streets. Farmers tore up track in Harborcreek.

Erie Railroad

During the time period that the citizens prevented the unified track gauge, passengers and freight were transferred between Harborcreek and Erie by stages and horses. The gauge change was completed February 1, In , Union Depot replaced the first passenger train station. A speed record was set on October 24, , when a Chicago to Buffalo train made the At two locations between Buffalo and Erie, the train reached a speed of 96 miles per hour.


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The passenger train Twentieth Century Limited began service in , making the mile trip from New York to Chicago in 20 hours at an average speed of 80 miles per hour. By , travel time for the Twentieth Century Limited was reduced to After World War II, there was a significant decline in passenger and freight revenues. The completion of the New York Thruway and St. Lawrence Seaway contributed to a continued decline in railroad revenues.

Pennsylvania Railroad negatives

Hurricane Agnes washed out a bridge just west of Sinclairville, New York, in resulting in the abandonment of the line from Fredonia to Falconer, New York. On March 1, , it was leased to the Pennsylvania Railroad for years. The first section of what became the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad was completed from Milton to Williamsport on December 18, , followed by Milton to Sunbury on January 7, Passenger train service on the Philadelphia to Erie line of what later became the Pennsylvania Railroad began on October 5, , with a special excursion.

The Erie Dispatch newspaper for October 6, , declared, "All hail to the iron band which now joins Erie with Philadelphia and the seaboard. The Corry Journal newspaper of January 9, , reported that the line between Corry and Union City was shift down, noting, "The last empty car from Union City was brought back to Corry over the weekend.

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LeRoy Weidner said the track should be ready for 40 mph trains by the end of and the Allegheny Railroad is in business to stay. Following the discovery of oil on August 27, , just south of Titusville with the first well that produced oil in abundance drilled by William A.

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Smith under the supervision of Edwin L. Drake, the new petroleum industry began and within a day the rush was on to buy land and drill a well. Transporting oil to market was difficult. Oil was loaded on flatboats and floated downstream on Oil Creek and the Allegheny River to Pittsburgh. However, in the summer when water levels were low, oil was hauled overland to the nearest railroad station about 25 miles north of Titusville at Corry, Union City, or Garland. Oil leaking from barrels on the horse-drawn wagons mixed with the muddy road creating a gooey paste. At times, wagons dropped into mud holes below their axles.

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All of this changed when the first railroad to reach Pennsylvania's oil region, the Oil Creek Railroad, chartered August 17, , completed their line from Corry to Miller Farm in and reached Petroleum Centre in Both lines were used until the west line was abandoned during General, freight, and petroleum products moved over this line from Pittsburgh to Buffalo. In , the Pennsylvania Railroad began using the slogan "Standard Railroad of the World" with the objective of being thought of as the standard to which all other railroads aspired, and this was true for many years.

This was the first railroad to completely replace wooden-bodied passenger cars with steel-bodied cars and the first to develop by Central Transportation Company on February 1, , which merged into Consolidated Rail Corporation on April 1, Trackage from Titusville north was abandoned with the last train operated from Corry to Brocton on December 29, The last train operated to Titusville and East Titusville on August 17, Encountering difficulty in obtaining terms for its franchise through Erie, workers of the Nickel Plate Road laid out ties and rails in the early morning of Sunday, April 2, , and before evening, the line was completed to run a train.

This eliminated the delay that would have occurred during a weekday when a civil process might have halted the work. Its first through passenger train reached Erie from the west on August 31, , and regular passenger service began October 23,