Penn Central Transportation Company records, 1796-1986, bulk (1835-1974).


Penn Central Transportation Company. Penn Central Transportation Company records, 1796-1986, bulk (1835-1974).

Penn Central Transportation Company records, 1796-1986, bulk (1835-1974).

Collection consists of records relating to the operations mainly in New York State of the New York Central Railroad and the Pennsylvania Railroad.

ca. 250 linear feet (393 boxes, 266 v.)

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