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LIRR History saved Collections/Archives

Postby nyandw » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:07 pm

Queensboro Public Library, Jamaica.
Robert Emery Collection: SUNY Stony Brook.
Oyster Bay Museum (OBRM)
Railroad Museum of Long Island (RMLI)

George Brainerd: Brooklyn Public Library
Charles B. Cheney: Smithsonian Institution

Other local libraries have material scattered about. PLEASE advise the material: Thank you.

Perhaps others might point out other locations/sources of major LIRR archived material.
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Re: LIRR History saved Collections/Archives

Postby MACTRAXX » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:10 pm

Steve:

The NRHS National Library in Philadelphia (closed at the end of February 2008 with the contents
placed in a library relocation storage facility) had books,timetables and ephemera from the LIRR.

The collection also included a archive of various Chapter newsletters which included the Long Island
Sunrise Trail Chapter "Semaphore" and the Twin Forks Chapter's own publication which was mailed
to NRHS National as part of the newsletter exchange program that various NRHS chapters had with
one another. Newsletters issued from March 2008 to the present time have been added thanks to a
small group of dedicated NRHS members that chose to continue this archive work.

The stored NRHS Library contents may be either added to a existing transportation library or may
be used to create a new Library facility - the NRHS Library contents may be going to the campus
of Southern Methodist University in Dallas,Texas if arrangements can be worked out.

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Re: LIRR History saved Collections/Archives

Postby nyandw » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:47 pm

Thank you MACTRAXX as I'll add it to the list that I hope continues to grow. The sad part is the ability to access the material such as the Ziel material at Queensboro Public Library, Jamaica.

Here are my best efforts on the Semaphore's sent to me: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/semaph ... aphore.htm Enjoy :-)

Anyone with digital scans of Semaphores, please advise. Thank you.
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Re: LIRR History saved Collections/Archives

Postby LB » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:57 am

The PRR chronology history pages also has some good LIRR info.

http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/Hagl ... _intro.htm
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Re: LIRR History saved Collections/Archives

Postby nyandw » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:59 pm

LB wrote:The PRR chronology history pages also has some good LIRR info. http://www.prrths.com/newprr_files/Hagl ... _intro.htm


Yes! Thanks, Bill. I forgot! I started to work on this info: Posted on LIRR Historical Data: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/lirrhi ... aldata.htm
But, it is a huge task to cull out the LIRR data... :-( Folks can access each year and then Ctrl-F for specific LIRR info.
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