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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L500 (Text) 00000106354681 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.3 Cubic feet 1 manuscript box

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2016/09/15 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/15 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection includes specifications, blueprints, resolutions and photographs from the Indianapolis Union Railway Company in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1904 to 1925 regarding track elevation construction at the Union Station in downtown Indianapolis and bridge construction at the Kentucky Avenue and Missouri Street intersection as well as Eagle Creek.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Indianapolis Union Railway Company collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: V398: Indianapolis Union Railway Company payroll record books, 1884-1894P027: Indianapolis track elevation photograph album, circa 1905-1930
Biographical or Historical Data:
The Union Track Railway was created in 1850. In 1853, the name was changed to the Indianapolis Union Railway Company and a union depot was built for the use of multiple railroads coming into Indianapolis. The incorporation took place in 1872 by an agreement between the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad Company; the Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railway Company; the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railway Company; the Pittsburgh Cincinnati and St. Louis Railway Company; the Terre Haute and Indianapolis Railroad Company; and the Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette Railroad Company. The Indianapolis Union Railway Company was created to ease and streamline the exchanges of freight and passengers between the railroad companies. The incorporation was officially recognized by the General Assembly on March 2, 1885. The Union Railway provided terminal facilities and switch services for the railroads. During 1888, the union deport was replaced by the Union Station. In April 1976 the Indianapolis Union Railway's ownership changed. Penn Central, or Conrail, became the new owner.Source: Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis Union Railway Company Collection Guide:http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections/collection-guides/indianapolis-union-railway-company-records-1849.pdf
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Indiana Division during August 2013.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Kansas City and Memphis Railway and Bridge Company.
Pennsylvania Railroad.
Union Station (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Vandalia Railroad Company.
Bridge construction industry > United States > History.
Sewers, Concrete.
Railroad locomotives > 1910-1920.
Railroad locomotives > 1920-1930.
Railroad passenger cars > 1910-1930.
Railroad rails > Design and construction.
Railroad rails > United States.
Railroad stations > Design and construction.
Railroad stations > Indiana > History.
Railroad stations > Indiana > Indianapolis.

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