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Christisen Railroad Collection

Identifier: msc0548

Scope and Contents

This collection contains employee timetables, images of locomotives, instructional materials for the use and maintenance of locomotives, periodicals devoted to railroads, public timetables, union information, and some miscellaneous materials. The collection dates from the 1880s to the early 1990s.

Processed by Sheri Kleinwort, 2005 addendum by Mohhamad Shawaqfeh


  • 1880-1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


11.00 Linear Feet

Photographs in Series II other_unmapped

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Records for the Milwaukee Road, Amtrak, and the B&O railroads, with some materials from the Elgin, Joliet and Eastern (EJ&E), the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CNJ), the Nickel Plate Railroad (NKP), and Acheson, Topeka and Santa Fe (AT&SF) lines from the 1880s to the early 1990s.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries by D. M. Christisen between 2002 and 2005. The collection was donated in memory of Locomotive Engineers H. L. Christisen and Glenn Linn, employees of the Milwaukee Road.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)