Collection high.rai - Highland Park Railroad Collection

Highland Park Train Station 1.3 Highland Park stations (Highland Park Depot, Vine Ave) Chicago and Milwaukee Electric Railroad Vine Station and Mockler Farm Masonic special Railway accident Railway accident clean-up

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US IlHpHS high.rai


Highland Park Railroad Collection


  • ca. 1870-2000 (Creation)

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2.0 Cubic feet : 2 boxes [mixed materials]

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Scope and content

The Highland Park Rail Road collection chiefly contains graphic materials to the history of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad (CNWRR) and the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad (CNSMRR or CNSRR), especially in Highland Park, Illinois and neighboring depots. Ephemera found in the collection includes correspondence, train schedules, tickets, dining car menus, advertisements, maps, stock certificates, periodical clippings, reproduction station blueprints and photographic materials; including glass slide negatives. The bulk of the collection dates from from the late 19th to the early 20th century. However, the dates span circa 1850 into the 21st century.

The Highland Park Historical Society created this artificial collection from diverse donors, including Arthur Durbin, the Highland Park News, Harold G. Mason (President CNSMRR) and other railway agents.

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Processed by Patrick Cerny, 2012.

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