Edward J. Brady collection
In the 1950s, Brady, an employee of what was then the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad (commonly referred to as the New Haven) and is now part of Amtrak, developed an interest in the Shepaug railroad branch. He acquired original New Haven records that provide detailed documentation of the crossings, bridges, and abutting structures. Records also document original rights of way and the New Haven's unsuccessful and successful petitions to abandon the line in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1973, Brady used these documents to write a description of the Shepaug branch, two copies of which are in the collection. There are also photographs, generally from the 1920s, of railroad crossings and structures.
- Created: 1897-2000
- Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2003
- Brady, Edward J. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
The materials are arranged in two series: Series 1: Technical Journal. Series 1 folder titles are directly from Brady's notebook and arranged according to Brady's title page. Series 2: Railroad Records and Documentation, arranged in four subseries which are arranged in alphabetical order by title.
Source of Acquisition
Robert C. Miller
Method of Acquisition Presumed to be a gift from Robert C. Miller.
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
Large framed photographs are in the museum collections.
Other Descriptive Information
This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
- Archon Finding Aid Title
- Leith Johnson and Marcia Furman
- Description rules
- Language of description