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Lehigh Valley Railroad Ledger 1863-1874

 Collection
Identifier: SC MS 0198

Single volume ledger of Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company containing information on the locomotive and railroad car maintenance, repair and management records from 1863-1874. Entries organized chronologically by date.

Dates

  • 1863-1874

Creator

Physical Description

1 volume; 25 cm.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Collection housed remotely. Users need to contact 24 hours in advance.

Extent

1 volume; 25 cm.

Overview

Single volume ledger of Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company containing information on the locomotive and railroad car maintenance, repair and management records from 1863-1874.

Biographical / Historical

Lehigh Valley Rail Road Company was founded in 1846. Lehigh University’s founder Asa Packer became the president in 1852 until his death in 1879. Under his management, LVRR expanded its web of railways Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In 1897, it was controlled by J.P. Morgan. LVRR played major role in supplying anthracite, iron and steel from the Anthracite Region of Pennsylvania to the industrial centers, such as Buffalo, New York City and Philadelphia. LVRR was also an important passenger carrier in the same region. Its famous train was known as the Black Diamond Express.

In 1962, it went under the control of Pennsylvania Rail Road, and in 1976 Conrail took over all the operations of LVRR.

Arrangement

The entries in the ledger are in chronological order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

April 4, 1959

Accruals

No additions anticipated.

Related Materials

SC MS 0159 Lehigh Valley Rail Road collection of schedules.

SC MS 0005 Asa Packer Estate Accounts and Financial Records

SC MS 0040 Estate of Harry E. Packer

SC MS 0156 Morris Canal and Bank Company records

Physical Description

1 volume; 25 cm.
Title
Finding Aid of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Ledger, 1863-1874
Author
William Ying
Date
April 3, 2013
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • finding aid revision date not supplied: 2010 : Finding aid created. -- April 3, 2013 : Finding aid revised. -- April 3, 2013 : EAD created.

Repository Details

Part of the Lehigh University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Lehigh University
Linderman Library
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Bethlehem PA 18045 USA
610-758-4506
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