The Newburgh & South Shore Railway Collection

Interior of Locomotive Shop
Interior of Locomotive Shop. Photo from Historical Book of Pictures by & About the Newburgh & South Shore Railway, an unpublished work in Special Collections, Michael Schwartz Library, CSU.

The Newburgh and South Shore Railway Collection is a large body of archival records created by the Newburgh and South Shore Railroad, an industrial short line railroad in the flats of the Cuyahoga River, south of downtown Cleveland. The collection includes 600 cubic feet of materials: hundreds of rolled drawings showing track plans, valuation maps and facilities drawings.

The Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University obtained these materials in October of 1997, thanks to the efforts of the N&SS railroad, the Cleveland Railroad History Society and the Fridrich-Warner Moving and Storage Company. A grant was awarded by the North American Railway Foundation to process this valuable collection of local transportation material.

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