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Monon Railroad records, 1864-1953

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Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig

Title

Monon Railroad records

Date

1864-1953

Repository

University of Louisville Archives and Records CenterLouisville, Kentucky 40292

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Monon Railroad records, 1864-1953, University Archives and Records Center, University of Louisville, Louisville.

Extent

8.85 linear ft.

Scope and Content

The Monon's earliest predecessor, the New Albany and Salem Railroad Company, was organized in 1847, making it one of the pioneer lines of the midwest. In 1859 the line was reorganized as the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad. The line developed into a distinctive x-shaped pattern across Indiana. In 1897 it reorganized again as the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway Company. The line changed its name to Monon in 1956. In 1902 the Louisville and Nashville acquired a controlling portion of the line's stock and finally absorbed the line in 1971. This collection includes fourteen scrapbooks of company circulars and news clips from 1880 to 1953; miscellaneous business ledgers and journals from 1864 to 1901; and sheet music for a 1947 song celebrating the railroad's centennial.

Subjects

  • Transportation

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