Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad

About this collection

A career civil engineer with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Joseph T. Richards (1845-1933) participated in several large construction projects in the first decade of the twentieth century. One of these projects was Pennsylvania Station in New York, for which Richards chaired three committees of PRR operating officers that set the operating parameters for the design. This collection consists of the contents of a small portfolio of documents relating to the construction of the station and its associated yards and terminals. For more information about the collection, click here to view the catalog record.

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Statement of the Number of Pieces of Baggage Handled During the Years 1901 and 1902
Comparison of Pennsylvania Station with existing large terminals, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Railroad Systems with Terminals in New York Harbor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jos. T. Richards letter to A.J. County
Summary of committee work on the project, including the Post Office, 1902-1910., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Number of Passengers Passing Through Each Station Per Annum
Comparison of Pennsylvania Station with existing large terminals, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New York Terminal Railroads Harrison to Jamaica
Shows Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, including unbuilt extensions, highlighted in red, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Business at Broad Street Station on Wednesday, June 1st, 1904 as Compared With Saturday, June 1st, 1904
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Notes on the East River tunnels
Names contractors; diagram of air locks; notes 22 nationalities employed, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
List of members of Station, Yard and Operating Committees
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Street Grades in New York City -- Aug. 1905
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
My planning with Mr. Cassatt (wrapper for letters)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Jos. T. Richards envelope
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Preliminary surveys for tunnels and entrance envelope
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Capacity of Large Terminals of the United States
Comparison of Pennsylvania Station with existing large terminals, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Submitted to Mr. A.J. Cassatt in Planning for Washington Term'l Station
Clearance diagram for umbrella sheds, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
J.T. Richards letters to A.J. Cassatt
Concerns bridges over Sunnyside Yard and negotiations with the city; cover note explains how Cassatt continued to supervise the project while on vacation., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Capacity of stairways at New York subway and elevated stations
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Longitudinal section
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Transverse section through General Waiting Room
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--31st Street elevation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--33rd Street elevation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--7th Avenue elevation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--8th Avenue elevation
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of main floor below street level
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of street level floor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of Exit Concourse level
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of second floor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of third floor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of attic level
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Station--Plan of track level
Shows unbuilt East River Tunnels under 31st Street, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Long Island Rail Road system maps
One shows extent of electrified lines in Brooklyn and Queens, 2 clippings of maps, glued in place as a single item, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Stations--Plan of track level
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Table Showing Seating Capacity of Restaurants
Comparison of Pennsylvania Station with existing large terminals, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Profile - P.N.J. & N.Y.R.R. and P.N..Y & L.I.R.R. Bergen, N.J. to Thomson Ave., Long Island City
Section through tunnels under the Hudson River, Manhattan and the East River, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Measurements and statistics for rail stations in the northeast
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Capacity counts and statistics for rail stations in the northeast
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Baggage handling statistics for rail stations in the northeast, 1901-1902
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
P., N.Y. & L.I.R.R. Proposed Overhead Bridges over Sunnyside Yard Long Island City, N.Y.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Speed of Trains New York Station to Jamaica, Through Interchange Yard
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
P. N.Y. & L.I.R.R. Sunnyside Yard Long Island City, N.Y.
Preliminary track plan, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal Railroad Map and Profile
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Steamship Lines with Regular Sailings from New York Harbor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Waterfront Communities Bordering on New York Harbor
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Joseph T. Richard records on Pennsylvania Railroad (Accession 2471), Manuscripts and Archives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807