Guide to the Railroad Ephemera Collection

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Title: Railroad Ephemera Collection
Date (inclusive): ca. 1870s-1970s
Date (bulk): (bulk 1930s-1960s)
Collection number: Wyles Mss 128
Extent: .8 linear feet (2 document boxes)
Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
Physical location: Del Sur
Language of Material: Collection materials in English

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

Preferred Citation

Railroad Ephemera Collection. Wyles Mss 128. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2004.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection contains a variety of ephemeral items relating mainly to railroad companies, but also some bus and other transportation companies. Included in the collection are passenger tickets, railroad forms, transfer tickets, bond coupons, baggage claim checks, company passes, time cards, service pins, tokens, dining car napkins, cancelled paychecks, postcards, and reports. More than 70 companies from all regions of the U.S. and Canada are represented.

Collection Contents

Box 1: 1

Allegheny Valley Street Railway Company, 1928

Box 1: 2

Amtrak, 1972

Box 1: 3

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway, n.d.

Box 1: 4

Avenue B and East Broadway Transit Company, Inc. [NY], 1938

Box 1: 5

B. and Q. T. Corp. [NY], 1934

Box 1: 6

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 1964, n.d.

Box 1: 7

Baltimore Transit Co., 1937, 1938, n.d.

Box 1: 8

Branford Electric Railway Association, Inc., 1955

Box 1: 9

Canadian National – Grand Trunk Railway System, n.d.

Box 1: 10

Canton City Lines, Inc., n.d.

Box 1: 11

Capital Transit Company, 1956, n.d.

Box 1: 12

Central Transportation Co. [Rochester, NY], n.d.

Box 1: 13

Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad, 1909, 1960, n.d.

Box 1: 14

Chicago Railways Company, 1913

Box 1: 15

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), n.d.

Box 1: 16

Cincinnati Street Railway Co., 1936

Box 1: 17

City of Detroit, Department of Street Railways, 1951-1969

Box 1: 18

City of Shaker Heights, Department of Transportation, n.d.

Box 1: 19

Cleveland Transit System, ca. 1934-1957

Box 1: 20

Community Traction Company, n.d.

Box 1: 21

Connecticut Co., 1938, 1955

Box 1: 22

East Jordan & Southern Railroad Company, n.d.

Box 1: 23

Evansville and Terre Haute Railroad Company, 1890-1891

Box 1: 24

Fort Dodge – Des Moines Line, 1954

Box 1: 25

42nd St., Manhattanville & St. Nicholas Ry. Co. [NY], 1938

Box 1: 26

Great Northern Railway, 1954, n.d.

Box 1: 27

Home Transit, Incorporated, n.d.

Box 1: 28

Hot Springs Street Ry. Co.. n.d.

Box 1: 29

Kansas City Terminal Railway Company, 1971

Box 1: 30

Knott's Berry Farm - Ghost Town & Calico Railway, et al, n.d.

Box 1: 31

LaFayette, Muncie & Bloomington R.R. [IN], 1879

Box 1: 32

Lake Erie & Western R.R. Co., 1894

Box 1: 33

Los Angeles Transit Lines, 1954, 1957

Box 1: 34

Metropolitan Coach Lines [Los Angeles], 1957

Box 1: 35

Metropolitan Philadelphia Railway Association, 1955

Box 1: 36

Milwaukee Road, 1963

Box 1: 37

Mississippi Power and Light Co., n.d.

Box 1: 38

Monroe Street Bus Line, 1936

Box 1: 39

Municipal Railway of San Francisco, 1955

Box 1: 40

New York & Harlem Railroad Company, [early 1900s]

Box 1: 41

New York & Queens Transit Corporation, 1924

Box 1: 42

New York Central Lines – Lake Shore & Michigan Railway Company, ca. 1909

Box 1: 43

New York Central System, 1950s, n.d.

Box 1: 44

Niagara, St. Catharine and Toronto Rly. Co., [1979?]

Box 1: 45

Nickel Plate Road, n.d.

Box 1: 46

North Olmsted Municipal Coach Lines, n.d.

Box 1: 47

North Shore Line – Electroliners [Portland and Seattle], n.d.

Box 1: 48

Penn Central, n.d.

Box 2: 1

People's Motorbus Company, n.d.

Box 2: 2

Philadelphia Rapid Transit Co., [1911+]

Box 2: 3

Pittsburgh Railways Company, 1954, n.d.

Box 2: 4

Reading Lines, n.d.

Box 2: 5

Red Arrow Lines – Liberty Liner, n.d.

Box 2: 6

Riverside Drive Lines, 1955

Box 2: 7

Rock Island, n.d.

Box 2: 8

Safe Way Motor Coach Company [Manitowoc, WI], n.d.

Box 2: 9

Santa Monica Municipal Bus Lines, n.d.

Box 2: 10

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company, n.d.

Box 2: 11

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority [SEPTA], ca. 1972

Box 2: 12

Southern Pacific Company, 1965, n.d.

Box 2: 13

Staten Island Rapid Transit, n.d.

Box 2: 14

T. C. Union Sta. – Detroit, n.d.

Box 2: 15

Tacoma Railway & Power Co., n.d.

Box 2: 16

Twin City Lines [Minneapolis – St. Paul, MN], n.d.

Box 2: 17

Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1965

Box 2: 18

Union Railway Co. of New York City, 1937

Box 2: 19

Union Traction Company, 1947

Box 2: 20

Utah Light & Railway Co., n.d.

Box 2: 21

Westchester Electric Railroad Co., ca. 1911

Box 2: 22

Miscellany – including several tokens, n.d.