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Railroad History Archive News

What's New in the Archives

Our reading room hours are Mondays through Fridays, 9a.m. to 4p.m. If you are a first-time researcher please contact the curator prior to your visit. It might be necessary to make an appointment, or to create a plan on what resources you will use when you conduct your research.

Note that there is no parking for visitors near the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center unless your car has a handicap pass. Otherwise all visitors should park at the South Campus Parking Garage, next to Gampel Pavilion.

The Engineering Map of America!

In Spring 2014 American Experience showed their new documentary "The Rise and Fall of Penn Station" on PBS stations around the country. In coordination with the documentary they created an interactive map, the Engineering Map of America, and requested that archival repositories contribute their content to the "pins." We have contributed many photographs, many of them on railroad topics, including Hell Gate Bridge in New York City, Lyman Viaduct in Colchester, Connecticut, and Cos Cob Power Plant in Greenwich, Connecticut. We're adding more as time allows -- check it out when you have a chance!

The UConn Libraries Digital Repository now has railroad photographs online!

We here in Archives & Special Collections at the UConn Libraries are working steadily to build a digital repository to hold all of our online resources, from photographs and maps to research files and audio and video clips. The repository has many photographs from our railroad collections of locomotives, cars, stations and other scenes. Some of the collections that you will find include:

  • Search the online railroad valuation maps!

    Don't forget about our online railroad maps! We have an index to search the New Haven Railroad Valuation Maps; this "mash-up" includes a location search box and the ability to click on the valuation map outline to view a pop-up window that has a direct link to the map in the database. Researchers can access the index at

    This page is maintained by L. Smith.