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Edward J. Brady collection


Identifier: 2003-82-0

Scope and Contents

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


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.


3.00 boxes

Language of Materials


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

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Related Materials

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Records Thomas J. Dodd Research Center University of Connecticut

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).

Edward J. Brady collection
Leith Johnson and Marcia Furman
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Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-3565 (Fax)