Railroad History Archive
Digital Resources and Online Exhibits
Several digital collections composed of or including the railroad history resources at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center are available.
New Haven Railroad Valuation Maps, via the UConn Libraries' Digital Mosaic at http://images.lib.uconn.edu/. One of our highest use collections, the set of New Haven Railroad system maps created for the Interstate Commerce Commission in 1915, is now available online. These maps are detailed trackplans showing the railroad's property with historical information on when and from whom the property was purchased, in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, eastern New York State and New York City. We now have a new way to search the maps, with an index created by the UConn Libraries' Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC). The index is available at http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/nynhhrr_index.html.
Connecticut History Online, at http://www.cthistoryonline.org/, is a collaborative effort of the Connecticut Historical Society, the Mystic Seaport Museum, Connecticut State Archives, New Haven Museum and Historical Society, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, to establish a comprehensive, Web-based virtual collection of graphic images, personal papers and archives, posters and broadsides, sound recordings and transcripts, and maps that document the Connecticut community. Railroad history resources include images of Connecticut railroad stations.
This page is maintained by L. Smith.