Overview of Railroad Records at the Pennsylvania State Archives

The Pennsylvania State Archives holds thousands of cubic feet of records relating to the railroad industry. These include privately acquired Manuscript Groups devoted to particular transportation and manufacturing compaines such as the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baldwin Locomotive works, as well as Record Groups of state government agency documents relating to railroad regulation. For detailed information on specific topics, follow the links below.

Ordering Railroad Mechanical Engineering Drawings Digital Scans and Paper Copies

After perusing these links, feel free to email a railroad archivist (kubell@pa.gov) with questions about specific record series. Due to the complex nature of the collections and the searching strageties, email is the most efficient means of exchanging questions and answers with archives staff about rail-related topics.


If you need further assistance, you may contact an archivist at ra-statearchives@pa.gov