Common Searches

Barriger Library Research Guides

A Guide to Railroad Research

Railroad Research Links

US Railroad Retirement Board - Records of individuals who worked in the industry after 1936

Guide to researching the railroad collections in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

Other Libraries with Railroad Archives

Railroad Archives at the Newberry Library, Chicago, IL - Chicago, Burlington, & Quincy; Illinois Central; and Pullman Car Company

Cooper Bridge Collection Guide, 1887-1889, at Cornell University Library

Pennsylvania Railroad Company Archives, 1847-1968, at Temple University

"Railroadiana" Archive and photograph collections at the University of Tennessee Library

Railroad collections of the Bently Historical Library (University of Michigan)

Railroad collections at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Digital Image Collections

The Frisco: A look back at the Saint Louis-San Francisco Railway - Online exhibit from Springfield-Green County Library

The Mark Twain Zephyr - Online photographs from Hannibal Free Public Library and Virtually Missouri

Railroad Maps 1828-1900 - Online access through American Memory (Library of Congress)

Cleveland Memory - Online images from the Cleveland Union Terminal and Nickel Plate Railroad Collection

Steam and Electric Locomotives of the New Haven Railroad - Online Digital Collection from University of Connecticut

Erie Railroad Company glass plate negative collection, ca. 1909 -
Online exhibit from Syracuse University Digital Projects

Railroad Related Museums

Museum of Transport, St. Louis, MO

A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, Chicago, IL

Center for Railroad Photography and Art, Madison, WI

Transportation Documents

Federal Highway Administration Publications and Statistics, Washington, D.C.