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Penn Central Transportation Company railroad abandoment index, Part I
Index cards to Penn Central finance dockets
Interstate Commerce Commission railroad abandonment index (Accession AVD.ICC.2014.001)
United States. Interstate Commerce Commission
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Interstate Commerce Commission railroad abandonment index (Accession AVD.ICC.2014.001), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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On the top line of each index card, there is a docket number, the date filed, and section of the law under which it was filed. The next line indicates the name of the railroad. The short text is an abstract of the case. For an abandonment, the county and state in which the tracks are located are usually indicated, along with the length of track to be abandoned, and the end points of the abandonment as indicated by a town name or mile posts. Some of the cards include a handwritten notation indicating where the case can be found in the printed ICC Reports.
Railroads and stateRailroad tracksRailroads--AbandonmentRailroads--Abandonment--Government policy
Penn Central Transportation Company
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