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Railroads -- Tennessee.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Act to Amend the Charter of Knoxville and Kentucky Rail Road Company

Identifier: MS-3851

This collection is the handwritten Act to Amend the Charter of Knoxville and Kentucky Rail Road Company which details funds and boundary lines for the company's railway construction.

Dates: 1856

Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson Records

Identifier: MS-2251

A pamphlet entitled "Prospectus of Oil Well Property in Overton County, Tennessee" describes the location and production of the wells on the property as well as the difficulties faced and recent improvements in transportation of the oil. The pamphlet is attached to an 1895 contract to sell this property between Almon C. Brown and Robert B. Thompson.

Dates: 1895 July 10

Elliott, Johnson & Co. Letter

Identifier: MS-1188

In this letter to Richard H. Charles, a representative of Elliott, Johnson & Co. discusses Charles' purchase of bonds supporting the Chattanooga Union Railway Company. The author also mentions having sent Charles some circulars describing the railroad (not included), but regrets that they do not describe recent improvements.

Dates: 1889 August 10

G. W. Young Letter

Identifier: MS-2240

In a March 5, 1856 letter to his father in Chaplin, Conn., G. W. Young of Clarksville, Tenn. writes of the area's agricultural practices as well as the influence of a new railroad on coal mining and prices.

Dates: 1856 March 5

Illinois Central Railroad Annual Reports

Identifier: MS-3149

This collection consists of two bound volumes housing the annual reports of the Illinois Central Railroad Company's Board of Directors from 1852 to 1900. Topics discussed include passenger and freight business, railroad construction, income, expenditures, and general business conditions.

Dates: 1852-1900

J. W. Wilson & Co. Record

Identifier: MS-3218

This collection consists of one receipt describing J. W. Wilson & Co.'s shipment of goods by rail. The record is printed on the official paper of the company and includes a description of the goods shipped. The document is intended to validate the receipt of the goods at the destination address. The objects were sent to a Mr. Lieb in Shelbyville, Tennessee and addressed to the care of Evans & Shepard.

Dates: 1870 January 22

Louisville & Nashville Railroad Case Brief Book

Identifier: MS-1694

This collection contains a case brief book of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad. The first portion consists of an alphabetized directory of court cases, followed by a second portion containing brief accounts of each case.

Dates: undated

Nancy Dickinson Estabrook Diary

Identifier: MS-3368
Abstract This forty-page diary, written by Nancy Dickinson Estabrook, documents antebellum Knoxville, Tennessee from the perspective of an educated woman from New England. Estabrook is twenty-nine when the diary begins. She often records her religious and emotional thoughts, her feelings about her only daughter (Charlotte Ann Estabrook) and other relatives, and her own physical afflictions, which she feels will soon take her life. She mentions many notable Knoxvillians and local events, including the...
Dates: 1836-1838

Nashville & Knoxville Railroad Prospectus

Identifier: MS-1096

This collection consists of a five-page typed prospectus describing the railroad set to be completed by May 1, 1890, extending from Lebanon to Cookeville, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1890

New Market Railroad Construction Photograph

Identifier: MS-3327

This photograph depicts workers using a steam-driven shovel to repair railroad tracks in New Market, Tennessee. A number of civilians, including women in dresses and hats, are observing them. The damage to the tracks may have been incurred during the New Market Train Wreck (1904). A caption written across the top of the photograph reads Mr. Ed. King, New Market, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1905

Robert Walton Letter

Identifier: MS-3262

Robert Walton of the Board of Aid to Land Ownership wrote this letter to Rugby's town Judge, D. K. Young, on May 13, 1886. The letter is written on official Board of Aid stationery and reads in part, "I desire to express to my thanks for your kindness in having me appointed to join the Knoxville delegation to go to Cincinnati in the interest of the proposed R. R."

Dates: 1886 May 13

Tennessee Central Railroad Collection

Identifier: MS-1702

This collection contains material relating to the Tennessee Central Railroad, particularly subject files consisting of annual reports and a compilation of correspondence between the auditor for Tennessee Central Railroad and the Statistics Bureau of the Interstate Commerce Commission.

Dates: 1898-1968

Tennessee Central Railway Company Collection

Identifier: MS-2813

This collection consists of two ledgers entitled Time Roll and Material Book Distribution of Labor and Report of Material.

Dates: 1963

Tennessee Traction and Light Company Reports

Identifier: MS-1401

This thin board album contains letters and reports documenting a proposal to acquire the Nashville Interurban Railway and the Middle Tennessee Railroad for the purposes of extending rail lines and providing electricity to the area surrounding Columbia, Franklin, Mt. Pleasant, Gordonsburg, and Wales, Tennessee. Among the subjects covered are the estimated cost of construction and the estimated profits based on surveys of population, production, and other resources in the area.

Dates: 1912 June 20-1916

Tennessee Train Photographs Collection

Identifier: MS-1495
Abstract This collection consists of 20 small photographs of trains across Tennessee between 1931 and 1935. The locations of the photographs include Bruceton, Erwin, Oneida, Johnson City, Livingston, and Memphis. Many of the small photographs are stamped with "Photograph by William Monypeny" while some are unmarked. Also included is one mounted photograph of the Incline Railway on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga which is undated but includes the stamp of "Rollins & Linn," photographers from...
Dates: 1931-1935

Trains and Trolleys of Tennessee Photographs

Identifier: MS-2544

This collection contains 56 photographs of trains and trolleys from around Tennessee from 1900-1961 (bulk 1938-1942). The pictures are alphabetized by city. W. H. Thrall, from the collection of Frank E. Ardrey, Jr., took many of them. A number are stamped George E. Votava.

Dates: circa 1900-1961 (bulk 1938-1942)