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Railroads in the American West

The Western History and Genealogy Department's railroad, street railway and interurban materials include books, periodicals, photographs, maps, railroad passes, construction reports, annual reports, timetables, land grants, railroad drawings and manuscripts covering the full spectrum of the railroad industry in the American West. Be sure and also visit this blog for a gallery of photographs and more information about Western History Railroading Resources.


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Railway Employee Records for Colorado

Lists the employee’s name, occupation, birth date, birthplace, railroad, and archive box number containing the employee record, file number, and remarks. Publication is marked as Volume III, though it combines the information from Volumes 1-3 into one aggregated list. More detailed versions of these records are housed at the Colorado Railroad Museum Library.