A. Crane Jones collection of railroad timetables, track charts, and other material 1939-1985

Creator
Jones, A. Crane
Size
4.5 linear feet (9 archival boxes)
Location

For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Special Collections Research Center Reference Staff.

Call number
MC 00057

Employee timetables, track charts, and other material from railroads in the southeastern and midwestern United States. Items are dated between 1939 and 1985. All of the material, except the map of the Port of Charleston, comes from companies that eventually merged into CSX Corporation.

A graduate of North Carolina State University, A. Crane Jones was senior vice president of CSX Corporation when he retired in 1989. CSX Corporation was formed in 1980 by the merger of the Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries. Each of these companies had been formed by earlier mergers involving the Seaboard System Railroad, Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and other companies.

Biographical/historical note

After a railroad career spanning forty-five years, A. Crane Jones retired in 1989 as senior vice president of the CSX Corporation. Jones graduated from North Carolina State University in 1951 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He served in the United States Army during World War II. Following his retirement from CSX, Jones dedicated himself to organizations serving Jacksonville, Florida, and actively supported many N.C. State University endeavors. Jones died in April 2001 and was survived by his wife Jane, their children, and grandchildren.

In 2006, CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Florida, owns companies providing rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services connecting more than 70 river, ocean and lake ports, as well as more than 200 short line railroads. Its principal operating company, CSX Transportation Inc. (CSXT), operates the largest railroad in the eastern United States with a 22,000-mile rail network linking commercial markets in 23 states, the District of Columbia, and two Canadian provinces. CSXT headquarters are in Jacksonville, Florida.

CSX Corporation was formed in 1980 by the merger of the Chessie System and Seaboard Coast Line Industries. Seaboard Coast Line Industries owned the Seaboard System Railroad, which had absorbed the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Seaboard Air Line Railroad, as well as several smaller subsidiaries.

The Seaboard System Railroad was created in 1982 as a result of CSX Corporation merging its subsidiaries Seaboard Coast Line Railroad (SCL) and Louisville and Nashville Railroad (L&N). The railroad only existed for four years, becoming part of CSX Transportation in 1986. The Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway merged into the Louisville and Nashville Railroad August 30, 1957. The Monon Railroad merged into the Louisville and Nashville Railroad July 31, 1971. The Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, of which part had been used by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, sold that portion to CSX Transportation in 1991. On September 11, 1992, CSX Transportation bought the rest of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad through the Three Rivers Railway.

Scope/content

Employee timetables, track charts, and other material from railroads in the southeastern and midwestern United States. Items are dated between 1939 and 1985. All of the material, except the map of the Port of Charleston, comes from companies that eventually merged into CSX Corporation. The Port of Charleston is served by CSX.

Employee timetables govern the day-to-day operation of the railroad, giving information about stations, mileposts, speed limits, equipment restrictions, and more.

Track charts diagram grade, curvature, track configuration, stations, bridges, crossovers, grade crossings, rail yards, and some structures.

Physical description

9 archival boxes

Arrangement

The collection is organized into twelve series, one for each company represented.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Crane Jones collection of railroad timetables, track charts, and other material, MC 00057, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Received from A. Crane Jones of Jacksonville, Florida in 1995 (Accession 2005-0014).

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, 2006 January; Encoded by Linda Sellars, 2006 January

Chessie System Railroads 1980-1985
Size: 0.75 linear feet

Employee timetables, 1980-1985, of divisions of the Chessie System Railroads.

1.5 archival boxes

Akron Division Timetable No. 3 1982 Apr. 1
Box 1, Folder 1
Chicago Terminal Division Timetable No. 3 1983 Jan. 1
Box 1, Folder 2
Maryland Division Timetable No. 5 1985 Nov. 1
Box 1, Folder 3
Michigan Division Canadian Distric Timetable No. 2 1982 Sep. 1
Box 1, Folder 4
Michigan Division Timetable No. 3 1984 Sep. 1
Box 1, Folder 5
Monongah Division Timetable No. 4 1983 Feb. 1
Box 1, Folder 6
Ohio Division Timetable No. 2 1980 Jul. 1
Box 1, Folder 7
Ohio Division Timetable No. 4 1984 Aug. 1
Box 1, Folder 8
Pennsylvania Division Timetable No. 4 1982 Oct. 1
Box 1, Folder 9
Queensgate Yard Field Manual 1980?
Box 1, Folder 10
Virginia Division Newport News and Norfolk Terminal Timetable No. 2 1980 Jul. 1
Box 1, Folder 11
Virginia Division Timetable No. 4 1985 May 1
Box 1, Folder 12
West Virginia Division Timetable No. 2 1980 July 1
Box 2, Folder 1
West Virginia Division Timetable No. 4 1984 Nov. 1
Box 2, Folder 2
Western Division Business Unit Timetable No.1 1983 Oct. 1
Box 2, Folder 3
Western Division Timetable No. 3 1980 July 1
Box 2, Folder 4
Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad undated
Size: 0.25 linear feet

Undated track charts of the Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad.

0.5 archival box

Track chart, Chicago to Evansville undated
Box 2, Folder 5
Track chart, Cissna Jct. to Cissna Park, Rossville Jct. to Judyville, O.C. Jct. to Brazil undated
Box 2, Folder 6
Track chart, Mt. Vernon Jct. to Mt. Vernon, Evansville Ind. Belt, Evansville Ind. Union Track undated
Box 2, Folder 7
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company 1939-1971
Size: 1.5 linear feet

Condensed profiles, 1939-1971 and undated, of track of divisions and subdivisions of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company.

3 archival boxes

Alabama and Florida Division Condensed Profile 1964 Feb.
Box 2, Folder 8
Alabama Mineral Division Huntsville Branch No. 2 Condensed Profile 1949 Aug.
Box 2, Folder 9
Atlanta Division Condensed Profile 1954 Feb.
Box 3, Folder 1
Bardstown Branch Louisville Division Condensed Profile 1940
Box 3, Folder 2
Birmingham Mineral Division Condensed Profile 1959 Apr.
Box 3, Folder 3
Cincinnati Division Cincinnati to Corbin-Paris-Maysville Branch Condensed Profile 1960 May
Box 3, Folder 4
Cincinnati Division Louisville to Cincinnati Condensed Profile 1942 Aug.
Box 3, Folder 5
Cincinnati Division Louisville to Cincinnati Condensed Profile 1971 July
Box 3, Folder 6
Cumberland Valley Division Condensed Profile 1950 May
Box 3, Folder 7
Eastern Kentucky Division Condensed Profile 1959 Jan.
Box 3, Folder 8
Florence and Sheffield Sub-Division Condensed Profile 1959 Feb.
Box 3, Folder 9
Foley Branch Condensed Profile 1970 Jan.
Box 4, Folder 1
Glasgow Railway Louisville Division Condensed Profile 1940
Box 4, Folder 2
Henderson Division Condensed Profile 1961 Nov.
Box 4, Folder 3
Knoxville Division Condensed Profile 1958 Mar.
Box 4, Folder 4
Lebanon Branch and Greensburg Branch Condensed Profile 1959 July
Box 4, Folder 5
Lewisburg Division Radnor Cut-off Condensed Profile 1969 May
Box 4, Folder 6
Louisville Terminals Condensed Profile 1939 Oct.
Box 4, Folder 7
Main Stem 1st and 2nd Divisions Scottsville and Hartsville Branches Condensed Profile 1942 Feb.
Box 4, Folder 8
Main Stem 1st and 2nd Divisions Scottsville and Hartsville Branches Condensed Profile 1942 Feb.
Box 4, Folder 9
Memphis Branch Lou. Div. Condensed Profile 1953 Mar.
Box 4, Folder 10
Montgomery to Mobile Sub-Division Condensed Profile 1964 Feb.
Box 5, Folder 1
Nashville to Decatur Condensed Profile 1959 Apr.
Box 5, Folder 2
New Orleans to Mobile Sub-Division Condensed Profile 1960 Sept.
Box 5, Folder 3
Owensboro Division and BR'S Condensed Profile 1949 Nov.
Box 5, Folder 4
Pensacola Division Condensed Profile 1964 Jan.
Box 5, Folder 5
Pensacola and Atlantic Sub-Division and Yellow River Branch Condensed Profile 1971 Oct.
Box 5, Folder 7
South and North Alabama R.R. Condensed Profile 1959 Apr.
Box 5, Folder 8
Southern Alabama Sub-Division and Myrtlewood Branch Condensed Profile 1964 Feb.
Box 5, Folder 9
Southern Alabama Sub-Division and Myrtlewood Branch Condensed Profile 1964 Feb.
Box 5, Folder 9
Louisville Henderson and St. Louis Railroad 1961

Condensed profile, 1961, of the Souisville Henderson and St. Louis Railroad.

1 folder

Condensed Profile 1961 Feb.
Box 5, Folder 10
Monon Railroad undated

Condensed profile and track chart of the Monon Railroad.

1 folder

Condensed Profile and Track Chart undated
Box 5, Folder 11
Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway undated

Undated profile and aligments of divisions of the Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.

10 folders

Atlanta Division Main Line Profile and Alignment undated
Box 5, Folder 12
Chattanooga Division Main Line profile nd Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 1
Columbia Branch Huntsville Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 2
Huntsville Branch Huntsville Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 3
Nashville Division Main Line Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 4
Paducah Memphis Division Main Line Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 5
Sequatchie Val. Br. Chattanooga Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 6
Tracy City Branch Chattanooga Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 7
Shelbyville Branch Chattanooga Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 8
Sparta Branch Huntsville Division Profile and Alignment undated
Box 6, Folder 9
Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad 1982 and undated

An employee timetable, 1982, and three undated track charts of the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad.

4 folders

Time Table No. 1 1982 April 1
Box 6, Folder 10
Monongahela Branch Track Chart undated
Box 6, Folder 11
P LE Division and Branches Track Chart undated
Box 6, Folder 12
Youghiogheny Branch Track Chart undated
Box 6, Folder 13
Port of Charleston undated

Undated map of the port of Charleston.

1 folder

Map of Port of Charleston undated
Box 6, Folder 14
Seaboard Coast Line Railroad 1977

Condensed profiles, 1977, of divisions of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.

8 folders

Atlanta Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 6, Folder 15
Florence Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 7, Folder 1
Jacksonville Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 7, Folder 2
Raleigh Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 7, Folder 3
Rocky Mount Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 7, Folder 4
Savannah Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 8, Folder 1
Tampa Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 8, Folder 2
Waycross Division. Condensed Profiles 1977 January
Box 8, Folder 3
Seaboard System Railroad 1983-1984
Size: 0.25 linear feet

Employee timetables, 1983-1984, of divisions of the Seaboard System Railroad.

0.5 archival box

Atlanta Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 8, Folder 4
Birmingham Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 8, Folder 5
Clinchfield Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 8, Folder 6
Corbin Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 8, Folder 7
Evansville Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 8, Folder 8
Florence Division Timetable No. 2 1984 April 29
Box 8, Folder 9
Jacksonville Division Timetable No. 2 1984 April 29
Box 9, Folder 1
Louisville Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 9, Folder 2
Nashville Division Timetable No. 1 1983 October 30
Box 9, Folder 3
Raleigh Division Timetable No. 2 1984 April 29
Box 9, Folder 4
Savannah Division Timetable No. 2 1984 April 29
Box 9, Folder 5
Tampa Division Timetable No. 2 1984 April 29
Box 9, Folder 6
Tennessee Central Railroad Company undated

Profile and alignment, undated, of the eastern division main line of the Tennessee Central Railroad Company.

1 folder

Eastern Division Main Line Profile and Alignment undated
Box 9, Folder 7
Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company 1984

Employee timetable, 1984, of the Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company.

1 folder

Time Table No. 1 1984 July 16
Box 9, Folder 8

Access to the collection

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. Crane Jones collection of railroad timetables, track charts, and other material, MC 00057, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.