Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Archives and Library

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Poor’s Manual of Railroads
Railroad Related Library Collection


Provenance: This collection was donated by Mercer University: “The Jack Tarver Library” on February 26, 2007.

Single photocopies are available for research purposes only for a nominal fee. A list of applicable fees can be found here.

Description: The collection of Poor’s Manual of Railroads consists of 63 volumes from 1868 to 1930. It was published by H.V. and H.W. Poor of New York City. The manuals contain descriptions of all railroads of the United states including a brief history, organization, miles operated, financial reports and maps. Also included in each volume are a number of period advertisements.



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