Way Uptown wrote:Is there any place that publishes (or published) a central list or division points and division names for RRs? My primary interest is in Class I's of the immediate post-war era.
I know that individual RR's employee timetables would have this information, but I'm looking for a more user-friendly index for many RRs. A quick scan of my c. 1950s and 1960s Official Guides doesn't reveal anything like this (though maybe I don't know what to look for)
(Apologies if this has been posted somewhere, but I can't find an answer on the forums)
A couple answers to your question.
1) If you're looking for routes, station names, and division points, you'd need to try to acquire employee timetables for every railroad that you're interested in. A daunting task to say the least.
2) You could acquire some old copies of "The Official Guide," a formerly monthly publication that listed every railroad station and railroad service in North America. Issues from the 1940s are rare, and usually sell for $50-100 a piece. Reproduction issues of a 1930 volume are available from time to time at swap meets. I know the main branch of the New York Public Library has an archive of "TOG."
When you say "Divisions" and "Division Points," what exactly are you looking for? Not every railroad clearly labeled their "divisions" and some names were not made public, they were merely for the operations side of things. Are you looking for names like "Hudson Division, Harlem Division, Montauk Branch," etc.? You'd need the aforementioned Employee Timetables... And by "Division Point," do you just mean where one division ended and another began? Official guide should have this info that you're looking for.
Are you really looking for all data from all Class 1's in America?
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