Railroad History Holdings in Cleveland Memory

A pathfinder to images, texts, and archival collections in Cleveland Memory & the Cleveland Digital Library

Collage of train images from Cleveland Memory

Archival Collections*

  • The Cleveland Union Terminal Collection
    Archives of the company that built the Terminal Tower complex, the Union passenger station, and the entire infrastructure of tracks, bridges, signals, electrical catenary structures and yard facility buildings.
  • Newburgh & South Shore Collection
    600 cubic feet of archival records including hundreds of rolled drawings showing track plans, valuation maps and facilities drawings.
  • Nickel Plate Railroad Collections
    Several collections of files, drawings images, and photographic negatives of the railroad, especially as it passes through Cleveland.
  • The Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad
    Over one thousand photos in many different sizes and dating from 1863 to 1962, including with the photographs is a registry which lists the location of many assets by division and branch.

*At the Michael Schwartz Library, Special Collections Cleveland State University.

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*Indicates resources from the Cleveland Digital Library.