Railroad Document Archive

The RAILROAD DOCUMENT ARCHIVE is a place where researchers and historians can view copies of actual railroad documents. These vintage reference materials, some of which are more than 50-years-old, are separated into four distinct sections:
  • Advertisements - Locomotive builder and railroad advertisements
  • Sales Materials - Brochures, catalogs and product literature
  • Official Rosters - Locomotive rosters and equipment summaries issued by Class 1 railroads
  • Technical Data - Specification booklets and owner manual chapters (if the demand warrants)

The documents presented here are in either a PDF or JPEG format. PDF-formatted documents will open full-size for viewing; however an Adobe Reader application will be needed to view them. When viewing JPEG documents, it will be necessary to utilize your browser's zoom-in/out feature to achieve a suitable size.

A special thank you goes to Ted Grumbine for envisioning the Railroad Documents Archive, helping develop each of the resource sections, and converting many of the old records into PDF documents.

If you are contemplating contributing a document(s), electronic formats only please. We are not equipped to handle and store original materials.


Sales Literature

Official Rosters

Technical Data

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