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History: Railroad History

Find scholarly resources in history

Railroad History

Railroad History Archive 

Comprehensive List of Railroad History Resources in the United States

From the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center - University of Connecticut

Selected Library Books

For more books, search the catalog.

Links to Railroad History Information

Linda Hall Library: The Transcontinental Railroad - A website about the Transcontinental Railroad and a history of railroad technology made possible by support from the BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) Foundation. 

American-Rails- Historical information related to railroads around the country.

Central Pacific Railroad Photographic History Museum - Thousands of pictures and a large amount of historical text related to American railroads

Atlantic Coast Line & Seaboard Air Line - Railroads Historical Society, Inc.

RailroadData - Links to over 5,000 railroad websites.

TrainNet International Railway Links - Over 10,000 railway oriented websites.

Union Pacific History and Photos -A website containing additional Union Pacific historical information and photographs in addition to those found on the UP 150th Anniversary website

Railway Station Historical Society -To encourage the preservation and growth of historical knowledge of railroad stations/depots and other railroad/railway structures worldwide. Includes links to photos of depots in NC

Linda Hall Library: Digital Collections - Railroads - Ability to look at railroad images, railroad journals from the 19th Century, and road maps and plans

National Railroad Museum Hall of Fame - Facebook page