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Edward J. Brady collection

2003-82-0

 Collection
Identifier: 2003-82-0
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.

Dates

  • Created: 1897-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2003

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Extent

3.00 boxes

Arrangement Note

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

Related Materials

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Records Thomas J. Dodd Research Center University of Connecticut http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/findaids/NHRR/nhtrains.htm

Separated Materials

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).
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Leith Johnson and Marcia Furman
Date
07/10/2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
und

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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