Guide to the Randolph Avenue Overhead (Elkins, WV) Blueprints, 1937

Summary Information

Title: Randolph Avenue Overhead (Elkins, WV) Blueprints, 1937
Collection: AC.281
Extent: 3 feet linear feet (1 oversize folder)
Abstract:

Randolph Avenue Overhead (Elkins, WV) Blueprints consist of sixteen 24" x 36" blueprint sheets for the Randolph Avenue Overhead on US 250 and 219 about the Western Maryland Railway in Elkins, West Virginia. This collection illustrates the engineering practices of 1930s West Virginia. Six blueprints show span details, three show pier details while seven show pilings, girders and general plan.

Creator: Western Maryland Railway

Biographical/Historical Note

Western Maryland Railway was chartered as the Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick Railroad by Maryland in 1852 and renamed Western Maryland Railroad in 1853. By 1870, the Western Maryland Railroad was actively involved in coal. Chesapeake and Ohio Railraod purchased it in 1968.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of sixteen blueprints for the Randolph Avenue Overhead on US 250 and 219 about the Western Maryland Railway in Elkins, West Virginia.

Arrangement

This collection is housed in one oversize archival folder.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection purchased this collection from Bookworm and Silverfish on 15 November 2005. The accession number is AC.2006.002. The collection was opened to the public in February 2006.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, February 2006; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, February 2006

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.281: Randolph Avenue Overhead (Elkins, WV) Blueprints, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Blueprints, 1937  Folder 1