Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington Railroad Co. ; Northern Central Railroad Co.; West Jersey & Seashore Railroad Co. ; Pennsylvania Steel Co. ; Westinghouse Church Kerr & CO., Engineers
UNIQUE set of railroad trade lit. Annual reports of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1847-1877. Late 19th Century leisure travel books, tour announcements and schedules (3-week Golden Gate tour of California, 1890 ; 1887 Summer excursion routes to New England, the Catskills, the Adirondaks, the New Jersey Shore, Quebec, Niagra Falls, Saratoga Springs NY , Bar Harbor and Mt. Desert Island ME , Ashville NC , Mackinac Island MI, Newport RI, Fire Island NY; an 1892 tour book for Florida illustrated with photographs). A 1916 history of the company entitled "Seventy Years of America's Greatest Railroad". A 1908 schedule with map of the line to Atlantic City, NJ. An 1899 manual for the employees of the company's signal department. A group of circa 1913 pamplets for the company (subjects range from resuscitation from electric shock, to elementary principles of electricity.) A 1929 pamphlet on container car service. A bound set of 1915 leaflets (directed to employees and to the public) on issues of efficiency and safety (including "Making Automobile Drivers Believe in Signs".) A 1916 history of the company entitled "Seventy Years of America's Greatest Railroad: The Pennsylvania 1846-1916". A 1946 safety manual. An illustrate 1949 brochure for a Pullman sleeping car train called "the General", that ran between New York and Chicago in 16 hours. A circa 1880 map showing th alignment of original railroads in Philadelphia, PA now included as part of the Pennsylvania Railroad System. A 1916 booklet with a description of the PRR system's "main lines and branches with notes of the historical events which have taken place in the contiguous territories." The 1946 annual report which includes beautiful color illustrations of the company's 100th anniversary. The 1890 record of transportation lines operated by the PRR. A 1927 pamphlet about the PRR 6000 freight weighing machines (scales). A 1930 newsletter about the development of industry (ie warehouses, glass) and agriculture (dairy, potatoes, corn) along the route of the PRR. A 1926 brochure entitled "Modern Cars and locomotives." The company's Book of Rules (1941, 1943, 1947, 1948). 1916 and 1940s instructions regarding signaling apparatus. A 1930 history of the Allegheney Portage Railroad. Booklet about grain elevators at ports, 1930. A 1904 booklet about Passenger Car Ventilation Systems. A January 1908 book, illustrated with photographs, entitled "The New York Passenger Terminal of the Pennsylvania Railroad (Under Construction)", later called Pennsylvania Station. An 1860 booklet entitled "Report of Emperiments with Coal-Burning Locomotives made on the Pennsylvania Railroad April-August 1859". An illustrated technical pamphlet from 1872 showing standard steel rail sections made by the Pennsylvania Steel Co. for the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Phoenix Iron Works ; Phoenix Bridge Co. ; 1855: Phoenix Iron Company; 1949: Phoenix Iron & Steel Company; 1955: Phoenix Steel Corporation
Trade lit from an iron mill: "Useful Information for Architects, Engineers and Workers in Wrought Iron" (1885) ; "Hand Book of Useful Information, Tables, Rules, Data and Formulae Appertaining to the Use of Steel as Manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Co." (1906, 1908, 1915) ; "Sections of Shapes Manufactured by the Phoenix Iron Co." (1923) ; "Dick and Church Engine Built by Phoenix Iron Works Co." (1893 and 1896) ; catalogs of various steam engines built between 1865 and 1914 ; circa 1893 catalog of boilers ; 1923 boiler catalog ; an 1885 illustrated catalogue of stationary and portable engines and boilers. http://www.phxsg.org/hspa/iron_works.html ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoenix_Iron_Works ; http://invention.smithsonian.org/resources/MIND_Repository_Details.aspx?rep_id=1343