Note About Former Railroad Employee Records
The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society does not have access to nor maintain in its Archives employee records from the DL&W, Erie or Erie Lackawanna. Two web sites that might prove useful to those in search of employee records are the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board web site and for former Erie Railroad employees and a possible lead for former DL&W employees, Jim Sponholz's web site pages dedicated to helping find former railroad employee records.
Perry Monroe Shoemaker (1906-1999) was one of the most important eastern railroad executives from the 1940s through the late 1960s. He was respected in the industry for his principled opposition to Federal and state regulation of railroads.
Scope and Content
The Erie Lackawanna Historical Society collection (ELHS) consists of materials collected by members of the Erie Lackawanna Historical Society and other interested parties and donated to the organization.
This collection is of interest to scholars researching the Erie Lackawanna Railroad (EL), formed in 1960 by the merger of the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad (DL&W), a class I railroad that ran from Hoboken, NJ to Buffalo, NY and the Erie Railroad, a Class I railroad that ran from Jersey City, NJ to Chicago, IL, and its predecessor companies.
This article contains a searchable index of the current ELHS Archives holding of railroad valuation maps. Please read the following in order to understand how these maps are organized. The index can be found at the end of the article.
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