PRR CORPORATE HISTORY


These pages have been transcribed from Interstate Commerce Commission Valuation Reports. Other references have been used to clarify some internal inconsistencies. They are not nor are they intended to be a complete statement of the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Persons wishing to explore that history more deeply should consult one or more of:

The foregoing are arranged from easiest to most difficult to access.

I have attempted to transcribe both the content and form of the original reports. Regarding the content, I will be glad to correct any errors I may have introduced. I will not, however, accept responsibility for the ponderous round-about phrasing of the text. That is our government or perhaps our grand-fathers' government in action.

Regarding the form, Hyper-Text Markup Language places some severe limits on how faithfully I can reproduce the layout. I think I've been able to do a reasonable job, but your mileage may vary. What my browser displays on my screen may not look much like what your browser puts up on your screen. Even if we have identical versions of the same browser, and we probably don't; you may have set a different font, or font size, or whatever. I can only hope that what you see doesn't differ too greatly from what the typesetter at the government printing office set three-quarters of a century ago.

Here and there I have drawn attention to what I believe are errors in the text. A mark such as (3) or [Note 1] is a link to a footnote. Many of those depended on my knowlege of place names in Pennsylvania. You may spot other errors that I didn't. If so, every page has a link to allow you to send me e-mail commenting on the matter.

The dates shown in the lists below are the valuation dates of the several railroads. Note that most, but not all of them are June 30, 1915, 1916, 1917, or 1918.

I have added a section of "Non-affiliated Dependent Lines". These are railroads which were not owned nor leased by the Pennsylvania Railroad or its subsidiaries directly or indirectly but which were dependent on the PRR for their connection(s) to the "outside world".

Lines East of Pittsburgh and Erie
          Eastern area
          Barnegat RailroadJune 30, 1916
Belvidere Delaware RRJune 30, 1918
Camden & BurlingtonJune 30, 1918
Connecting RailwayJune 30, 1918
Delaware River RRJune 30, 1918
Freehold & Jamesburg AgriculturalJune 30, 1918
Glendale and East RiverJune 30, 1916
Harrison and East Newark Connecting RRJune 30, 1918
Long Island RailroadJune 30, 1916
New York and Long BranchJune 30, 1918
New York and Rockaway BeachJune 30, 1916
New York Bay RRJune 30, 1918
New York, Brooklyn and Manhattan BeachJune 30, 1916
New York Connecting RRJune 30, 1918
North Shore BranchJune 30, 1916
Pennsylvania & AtlanticJune 30, 1918
Pennsylvania Tunnel and Terminal Co.June 30, 1918
Perth Amboy and Woodbridge RRJune 30, 1918
Philadelphia and Beach HavenJune 30, 1916
Philadelphia and Camden Ferry CompanyJune 30, 1916
Philadelphia and Trenton RRJune 30, 1918
Philadelphia Belt Line RRJune 30, 1917
Rocky Hill RRJune 30, 1918
United New Jersey RRJune 30, 1918
Central area
Cumberland Valley Rail RoadJune 30, 1916
Cumberland Valley and MartinsburgJune 30, 1916
Northern Central Rwy.June 30, 1918
Pennsylvania RailroadJune 30, 1918
Southern Pennsylvania Railway and Mining Co.June 30, 1916
Tipton RailroadJune 30, 1918
Southern area
Baltimore and Sparrows PointJune 30, 1915
Baltimore, Chesapeake & Atlantic RwyJune 30, 1915
Cape Charles RailroadJune 30, 1915
Catonsville Short Line RRJune 30, 1918
Delaware RailroadJune 30, 1918
Delaware, Maryland and Virginia RRJune 30, 1918
Maryland and Delaware Telephone and Telegraph CompanyJune 30, 1915
Maryland, Delaware and Virginia RyJune 30, 1915
New York, Philadelphia and NorfolkJune 30, 1915
Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt LineJune 30, 1916
Philadelphia, Baltimore & WashingtonJune 30, 1918
Richmond, Fredericksburg & PotomacJune 30, 1916
Rosslynn Connecting RailroadJune 30, 1915
Union RR of BaltimoreJune 30, 1918
Washington SouthernJune 30, 1916
Washington Terminal CompanyJune 30, 1915
West Jersey and Seashore RRJune 30, 1916
York, Hanover & FrederickJune 30, 1918
Northern area
Elmira and Lake OntarioJune 30, 1918
Elmira and WilliamsportJune 30, 1918
Lykens Valley Rail-Road and Coal Co.June 30, 1918
Shamokin Valley & PottsvilleJune 30, 1918
Wilkes-Barre Connecting RailroadJune 30, 1916
Western area
Bradford RailroadJune 30, 1918
Cherry Tree and DixonvilleJune 30, 1917
Connellsville and MonongahelaJune 30, 1916
Johnsonburg RailroadJune 30, 1918
Monongahela RailwayJune 30, 1916
Redstone Central RRJune 30, 1916
Western New York & PennsylvaniaJune 30, 1918
Winfield RailroadJune 30, 1917
Lines West of Pittsburgh and Erie
Chicago Union Station Co.December 31, 1927
Pennsylvania CompanyJune 30, 1916
Belington and NorthernJune 30, 1918
Lake Erie and PittsburgJune 30, 1917
Little Kanawha RailroadJune 30, 1918
Northwestern System
Akron & Barberton BeltJune 30, 1916
Akron Union Passenger Depot Co.June 30, 1916
Calumet WesternJune 30, 1916
Cleveland and PittsburghJune 30, 1916
Cleveland, Akron & ColumbusJune 30, 1916
Cincinnati, Richmond & Fort WayneJune 30, 1917
Erie & PittsburghJune 30, 1916
Fort Wayne Union RwyDecember 31, 1927
Grand Rapids & IndianaJune 30, 1917
Lorain, Ashland & SouthernJune 30, 1917
Mackinac Transportation Co.June 30, 1918
Manufacturers RailwayJune 30, 1916
Massillon and ClevelandJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & ChicagoJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Youngstown & AshtabulaJune 30, 1916
South Chicago & SouthernJune 30, 1916
Toledo, Columbus & Ohio RiverJune 30, 1916
Toledo Terminal RailroadJune 30, 1917
Youngstown and Ravenna RRJune 30, 1916
Southwestern System
Anderson Belt RailwayJune 30, 1918
Belt Railroad and Stock Yard CompanyDecember 31, 1927
Central Indiana RailwayJune 30, 1917
Chicago, Indiana and EasternJune 30, 1918
Cincinnati, Lebanon & NorthernJune 30, 1917
Columbus and XeniaJune 30, 1918
Dayton and WesternJune 30, 1918
Dayton Union RailwayJune 30, 1916
Englewood Connecting RailwayJune 30, 1918
Indianapolis Union RailwayDecember 31, 1927
Little Miami RailroadJune 30, 1918
Louisville Bridge and Terminal RwyJune 30, 1918
Ohio Connecting RailwayJune 30, 1918
Ohio River and Western Railway [narrow gauge]June 30, 1917
Peoria & Pekin Union RwyJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago & St. Louis RwyJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Chartiers and Youghiogheny RRJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Ohio Valley and Cincinnati RRJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh, Wheeling and KentuckyJune 30, 1918
Terre Haute and PeoriaJune 30, 1918
Toledo, Peoria & WesternJune 30, 1917
Tylerdale Connecting RRJune 30, 1918
Union Depot Company (Columbus, Ohio)June 30, 1916
Vandalia RailroadJune 30, 1916
Waynesburg and Washington [narrow gauge]June 30, 1917
Wheeling TerminalJune 30, 1916
Non-affiliated Dependent Lines
Bellefonte Central RailroadJune 30, 1917
Dent's Run RailroadJune 30, 1917
Donora Southern RailroadJune 30, 1917
East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Co. [narrow gauge]June 30, 1917
Hickory Valley RailroadJune 30, 1917
Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad and Coal Co.June 30, 1918
Kane and Elk RailroadJune 30, 1918
Kishacoquillas Valley RailroadJune 30, 1917
Ligonier Valley Rail RoadJune 30, 1917
New Park and Fawn Grove RailroadJune 30, 1916
Pittsburgh and Ohio Valley RailwayJune 30, 1919
Stewartstown RailroadJune 30, 1916
Strasburg RailroadJune 30, 1917
Tuscarora Valley Railroad [narrow gauge]June 30, 1917
Union Transportation Co.June 30, 1918


HTML revised 2 February 2005
Typo corrected 19 February 2005
Entries added 7 July 2005
Many valuation dates corrected 7 July 2005
HTML error corrected 30 August2013
Robert T. Netzlof