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Michigan Central Railroad freight documents
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Michigan Central Railroad freight documents
    Dates: 1883-1906, 1935
    Collection Number: MS 705
    Creator/Collector: Michigan Central Railroad
    Extent: 1 folder
    Repository: California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives
    Sacramento, California 95814
    Abstract: Various freight records of the Michigan Central Railroad.
    Language of Material: English


    This collection is open for research at our off-site storage facility with one week's notice. Contact Library & Archives staff to arrange for access.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the California State Railroad Museum. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the CSRM Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the CSRM as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Michigan Central Railroad freight documents. California State Railroad Museum Library and Archives

    Biography/Administrative History

    Michigan Central Railroad was originally incorporated in 1837 to establish rail service between Detroit, Michigan and St. Joseph, Michigan. The railroad later operated in the states of Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois in the United States, and the province of Ontario in Canada. Starting in about 1867, the railroad was operated as part of the New York Central Railroad, which later became part of Penn Central and then Conrail. [Wikipedia]

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Includes invoices, bills of lading, way bills, unform general releases, a weight certificate, live stock transportation contracts, permits to remove spirits, ticket reports, a monthly statement from the Great North Western Telegraph Company, a conductor's trip records, invoices of merchandise, and a daily report of cars on hand for freight operations at Bismarck, Ontario, Canada. There is also a note dated September 6, 1935 from Loyal J. Crowl ? about a fire alarm patent he feels he was cheated out of.