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1Title:  New York Central Railroad Records     
 Creator:  New York Central Railroad 
 Dates:  1880-1957 
 Abstract:  The New York Central Railroad first stationed business representatives in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1853, but it was not until 1870 that the railroad established a significant presence in the local railroad economy. During the 1880s-1890s, the New York Central purchased controlling interests in various railroads to secure routes into Cleveland. In the early twentieth century it built and bought lines through and around Cleveland. Yards that were key to New York Central's repair, maintenance, and storage operations in the Cleveland area included Collinwood, Linndale, and Union Depot. In 1921, the New York Central participated in financing of Cleveland Union Terminal on Public Square and eventually established a yard on that site. By 1929, the railroad had 9,963 employees in the Cleveland area, and had established one of two national offices in Cleveland. During the Depression, many yardworkers were laid off, and labor organizations had units within the yards. Many employees served in World War II, a time of unprecedented passenger and freight activity. In the 1950s-1960s, passenger traffic and freight activity declined. In 1975, the remnants of the New York Central and other railroads were consolidated under the name Conrail. The collection consists of index cards containing the work history, education level, address, birth date, and occasionally, race of the yard workers employed by the New York Central Railroad and its predecessors in northeast Ohio from approximately 1880-1957. 
 Call #:  MS 4729 
 Extent:  4.50 linear feet (5 containers) 
 Subjects:  New York Central Railroad Company. | New York Central Railroad Company -- Employees. | Railroad companies -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Railroads -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Yards. | Railroads -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Employees. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Commerce.
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2Title:  Patricia Codney Family Papers     
 Creator:  Codney, Patricia Family 
 Dates:  1816-2002 
 Abstract:  Patricia Codney is an Irish American from Cleveland, Ohio. Her maternal grandfather, John Fitzgibbons was born in County Tipperary, Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1904. He married Mary Carroll, who also came from County Tipperary. Fitzgibbons worked for the railroad in Cleveland and was a car inspector for the New York Central line. They lived in a section of Cleveland known as The Angle, a renowned Irish neighborhood north of Detroit Road and east of West 28th Street on Cleveland's West Side. The collection consists of an application form, various certificates, death notices, genealogies, correspondence, memberships, photographs, rules for car inspectors, and a school record. 
 Call #:  MS 4912 
 Extent:  0.20 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Fitzgibbons family | Carroll family | Nolan family | Fehilly family | Sullivan family | O'Brien family | Whelan family | Fitzgibbons, John, 1881-1939 | New York Central Railroad Company -- Rules and practice | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Irish Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Genealogy | Irish American families -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Railroads -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Employees | Railroad cars | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Genealogy | Ireland -- Genealogy | Tipperary (Ireland : County) -- Genealogy
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