Bureau of Railway Economics

The BRE Collection contains publications and documents that were originally part of the Bureau of Railway Economics Library, a unit of the Association of American Railroads in Washington, DC. The collection is focused on the wide and varied history of North American Railroading including technological advancement, marketing, economics and historical works. The collection spans from the 1800s to the 1960s.
John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library


Address to the Citizens of the State, from the Presidents of the Pacific Railroad
Explanatory of the present position of the railroad interests of the state; also, some articles on the same subject that have lately appeared in various papers.
Annual Reports of the Pacific Railroad Company
Annual reports of the Pacific Railroad Company, a Missouri initiative to build a railroad from St. Louis to the West.
Annual report of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company
Report year ends June 30. Reorganized and consolidated with the Cleveland, Canton & Southern Railroad, 1899. New series of reports begin 1900. Called Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad Co.
Anthracite vs. Fuel Oil
Report regarding the values of anthracite versus fuel oil as a heating system.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co. Rules For the Running of trains
Handbook for the running of trains in the early 1850s for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
1924 guide to California published by the Union Pacific System. Includes illustrations, photographs, and descriptive text.
1939 guide to California published by the Union Pacific System. Includes illustrations, photographs, and descriptive text. It includes descriptions of the planned 1940 World's Fair, the Boulder Dam, the Grand Canyon, Mount Zion, and other features.
Charter of the Pacific Railroad
Charter of the Pacific Railroad Company along with by-laws and a list of officers, members of the board, and standing committees.
Charters and Organization
Articles of incorporation and charter for the Ohio & Mississippi Railway Company published in 1876. Includes a history of the creation of the company through the incorporation of railroad and railway companies in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio from 1848 to 1872.
Conductors' Passenger Tariff Pacific R. R.
List of prices charged by conductors on the Pacific Railroad in 1866.
Documents Exhibiting the Organization, Condition and Relations of the Pacific Railroad of the State of Missouri
Charter and documents related to the formation of the Pacific Railroad Company.
Erie Railroad Company I.C.C. tentative valuation
1st of 2 volumes of the Erie Railroad Company Valuation, At head of title: Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Docket no. 1069


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