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Collection TitleMC 23 TransportationCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByMolly Winston
Date Completed:August 2007
Extent2.5 Linear Feet

The Transportation Collection contains information on the Chemung Canal, Feeder Canal, Railroads, Trolleys, Steamboats and Automobiles.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Two transportation way-bills from the New York and Erie Railroad, 1859.Way-BillG0604
Book of ownership certificates showing ownership of stock in the Junction Canal Company, 1854.Certificate, StockG0701
Two ticket booklets for passage on the Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway, 1910-1919.TicketH0101
Ledger of the total income of the Elmira, Corning & Waverly Railway and the Corning and Painted Post Street Railway, 1918.LedgerH0102
Booklet - Connecting Electric R. R. and Steamboat Lines of Southern N. Y. and Northern Penna., Elmira Water, Light R. R. Co, 1900-1930.BookletH0103
A table of fares the the Seneca Lake Line for the one day special on round trip tickets, 1911.HandbillH0201
a timetable of both the north and south bound lines of the Elmira-Watkins Glen Transit Corporation, 1923.TimetableH0202
"Glen Route" on Elmira & Seneca Lake Traction Co., north and southbound schedules, 1916.TimetableH0203
Booklet - The Seneca Lake Valley, Trail and Trolley, 1954.BookletH0204
Ticket for the Elmira and Horseheads trolley, 1820-1850.TicketH0301
schedule of cars from the Corner of Lake & Water, Elmira, to the Platt House, Horseheads, 1885-1895.TimetableH0302
streetcar timetable from the Elmira and Horseheads Railway company, 1892.TimetableH0303
Envelope from Totem Taxi INC celebrating their twentieth anniversary, 1988.EnvelopeH0304
Ticket for the Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co. trolley, ca. 1901. TicketH0401
(2) Tickets from the County Fair Grounds to Elmira on the Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co. trolley, ca. 1900s. TicketH0402
Trolley car maintenance log, Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co., ca. 1910s. LogH0403
Booklet - The Little Girl Who Didn't Think: Safety Story No. 3, Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co, 1913.BookletH0404
Booklet -Railway, Street-Car, and Auto-Bus Time-Tables in Elmira, N.Y., 1916.BookletH0405
Blank form of record of freight received, Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co., 1910s.FormH0406
Blank form of farebox and register check, Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co., ca. 1910s.FormH0407
Timetable - Glen Route, Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co., September 19, 1921TimetableH0408
Handbill avertising stock in the Elmira Water, Light & Railroad Co, ca. 1920s.HandbillH0409
(3) Ledgers - Hours worked by Elmira Water. Light & Railroad Co. Track Department, February-June 1930.LedgerH0410
Conductor's report and payment envelope, Elmira Light, Heat & Power Corp., ca. 1935.EnvelopeH0411
Letter from W. H. McElwain (New York State Electric & Gas Corp.) to William E Palmer concerning a reserved space on the last streetcar ride in Elmira, March 7, 1939.LetterH0412
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