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From the mids through the 20th century, railroads touched millions of Americans lives. During the "Golden Age of Railroads" railroads were the major mode of transportation for millions of Americans. Byone in every 50 Americans was employed by the railroads. Railroad construction also attracted thousands of immigrants, including the ChineseIrish and even members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Begin your search for a railroad working ancestor by identifying where he lived at the time of his railroad employment.
Historical maps and published histories can then help you to identify what railroad lines ran through that area at the time. From there you need to dig into the history of the specific railroads to locate present owners and determine whether employee records still exist for the time in question and where they are held. The majority of historical records related to individual railroad workers have, unfortunately, not survived; those that have will generally be found in historical record collections of each individual railroad company, sometimes scattered across multiple repositories in several states.
State archives, railroad museums, historical societies, and University Libraries are also common repositories for historical railroad collections.
Milton C. Hallberg has compiled a free database of basic information on over 6, railroads, including currently existing mainline and switching and terminal railroads, Express Train Blues - Lem Fowler* - Complete Recorded Works 1923-1927 In Chronological Order well as of all operating railroads that have existed in the United States and Canada since the first railroad—the Granite Railway—was chartered in Massachusetts in A great resource for anyone researching ancestors who worked for the Erie Railroad, linking Chicago and Jersey City-New York, with employee rosters, photographs, historical news articles, reports and other related data.
Most of the information comes from back issues of the company's "Erie" magazine dating back to circa Additional information has also been contributed by former Erie railroaders, fellow researchers and the Salamanca, NY Railroad Museum.
Do a search for "railroad" to explore tens of thousands of historic digitized images relating to old railroads, from photographs of trails and railway yards to timetables and advertisements.
There are even photographs of some railroad employees. Many drawings and photographs have been digitized and made available on their website. David A. Explore this collection of digitized and transcribed documents relating Express Train Blues - Lem Fowler* - Complete Recorded Works 1923-1927 In Chronological Order Andrews' Raiders and The Great Locomotive Chase, a Federal military raid that occurred April 12, in Georgia, to interrupt Confederate communications by destroying railroad bridges and telegraph lines during the Civil War.
Dig into the history of the thousands of Chinese immigrants who labored blasting, digging and laying track for the great Radio Sterne - Kraftwerk - Radio-Aktivität Railroad, through photographs, excerpts Alles Verändert Sich - Ton Steine Scherben - Warum Geht Es Mir So Dreckig? news and railroad reports, first-hand accounts, and other resources.
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