The Library has a detailed listing of railroad names for each country which they have material on. The collection of railroad materials obtained from the Univ.of Illinois, Urbana, Il., has apparently been incorporated into the general Center for Research Libraries collection.
Green Library: The library has a large amount of foreign railroad material, particularly on England. Collections include Phil Middlebrook, who was in train service for the Santa Fe and carried a camera with him while on duty; "Pete" Groome, a large number of Colorado Midland photos; 616 negatives of various railroads that cannot be attributed to any photographer; and Ed Ripley (grandson of E. Ripley, president of the Santa Fe), red-boarderd Kodachrome stereo slides of chapter activities, UP and SP steam, and Santa Fe trains. Brayer, archivist for the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, as Colorado State Archivist in January 1944.Set up in 1892 by Timothy Hopkins for his collection, it quadrupled in size by l895 when an inventory was published of its holdings.In l936 it was renamed Hopkins Transportation Library.As a result Stanford has one of the four or five greatest collections of railroad books and ephemera in the U.S.--both pertaining to specific railroads and on railroading subjects. The Tillitson collection is mostly common notes on about 15,000 steam and electric railroads taken from magazine articles and Poors with less than a page of information.Some materials in the collection are housed off site.
Please contact library staff in advance of your visit to be certain the collection you want to see will be available.The library also collects manuscript materials and corporate records, photographs, maps and engineering drawings, including many original Lima Locomotive Works drawings.Some materials such as the employee timetables are accessible through the California State Railroad Museum library, 111 "I" Street, Sacramento, California 95814, where most of the R&LHS collection is on deposit. There is a one day delay to see desired materials as they are stored in a warehouse.There are over 40,000 photographs arranged in albums by railroad, route, street or milepost location.There are also corporate records for the Key System and Sacramento Northern as well as many of the smaller electric railway systems in northern California.The collection contains mission specific documents, digital images and motion pictures, drawings, books, periodicals, technical manuals, employee and public timetables and ephemera from electric railways of the west and all railroads (main line, short line and industrial) in northern California.