Edward J. Brady collection, 1897-2000
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Brief Description: In the 1950s, Brady, an employee of what was then the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad (commonly referred to as the New Haven) and is now part of Amtrak, developed an interest in the Shepaug railroad branch. He acquired original New Haven records that provide detailed documentation of the crossings, bridges, and abutting structures. Records also document original rights of way and the New Haven's unsuccessful and successful petitions to abandon the line in the 1930s and 1940s. In 1973, Brady used these documents to write a description of the Shepaug branch, two copies of which are in the collection. There are also photographs, generally from the 1920s, of railroad crossings and structures.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Brady, Edward J. (1927-2001)
Volume: 3.0 Boxes
Acquired: 01/01/2003.

The materials are arranged in two series:

Series 1: Technical Journal.  Series 1 folder titles are directly from Brady's notebook and arranged according to Brady's title page.

Series 2: Railroad Records and Documentation, arranged in four subseries which are arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Biographical Note for Brady, Edward J. (1927-2001) : Edward J. Brady (1927-2001) retired as a supervisor of structures from Amtrak after 40 years of service to the New York, New Haven and Hartford, Penn Central, and Amtrak Railroads.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad
Railroads - History
Shepaug Railroad
Genres/Forms of Material
Business records
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Robert C. Miller  Presumed to be a gift from Robert C. Miller.
Related Materials:

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Records

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

University of Connecticut


PreferredCitation: Edward J. Brady collection (2010-163-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759