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Collection Overview

Title: David Fiore Railway Collection, 1848-2006

ID: RHC/RC/288

Extent: 4.75 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection is divided into three series: research, publications, and audiovisual and includes publications, photographs, maps, timetables, CDs, VHS tapes and a DVD.  The folders in each series are arranged alphabetically and the research is arranged chronologically within the folders.

Date Acquired: 02/27/2008

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The records for the David J. Fiore Railroad Collection date from 1848 to 2006 and consist of railway research done by Fiore used while writing articles and a book.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: David J. Fiore, Sr.

Acquisition Method: David J. Fiore, Sr., retired employee at Nalco Company in Naperville, Illinois, donated  his railroad research collection to the Regional History Center on February 27, 2008.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I.: Research],
[Series II.: Publications],
[Series III.: Audiovisual],

Series II.: Publications
Box 3
Folder 1: Abandonments Book: Lines Abandoned by the C&NW, 1999
Folder 2: Annual Reports of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad 1848-1863 , 2006
Folder 3: Aurora-Elgin Area Street Cars & Interurbans, Volume 3, The Third Rail Line: Aurora, Elgin & Chicago / Chicago, Aurora & Elgin   by Hopkins Stolp Peffers, 1993
Folder 4: Aurora 'N' Elgin: Being a Compendium of Word and Picture Recalling the Everyday Operations of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad by James D. Johnson, 1965
Folder 5: The Baltimore & Ohio Chicago Terminal Railroad Company Time-Table Number 160, November 20, 1949
Folder 6: CGW: Right-of-Way Signs and Fences , 2001
Folder 7: The CGW Winston Tunnel and Its Ghost   by C.W. Finch, 1985
Box 4
Folder 1: Chicago & North Western Railway, Galena Division Time- Tables Number 2, Number 3 & Number 4, 1968-1969
Folder 2: Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad Historical Society  Calendar, 1981
Folder 3: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Volume 4   by Michael J. Spoor, 2002
Folder 4: Chicago Great Western Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment   by Gene Green, 1998
Folder 5: Chicago Great Western: Depots Along the Corn Belt Route   by Joe Piersen and Jerry Huddleston, 2004
Folder 6: Chicago Great Western Historical and Technical Society , 1972-1982
Folder 7: Chicago Great Western: In Color   by Lloyd E. Stagner, 1997
Folder 8: The Chicago Great Western in Minnesota   by Roger Bee, et al, 1984
Folder 9: Chicago Great Western: Iowa in the Merger Decade   by Phillip R. Hastings, 1981
Folder 10: The Chicago Great Western Railway   by David J. Fiore, Senior, 2006
Folder 11: Chicago Great Western Railway, Illinois Division, Condensed Profile,, February 14, 1946
Box 5
Folder 1: Classic Trains,, Summer 2003
Folder 2: The Corn Belt Route: A History of the Chicago Great Western Railroad Company   by H. Roger Grant, 1984.
Folder 3: DuPage History , Railroad Sesquicentennial Issue, 2001
Folder 4: "The Early History of the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad", by Ralph William Marshall, University of Chicago, August, 1937
Folder 5: Electric Traction Quarterly ,  Issues, December 1962 & Spring 1964
Folder 6: Four to Remember: CGW - CB&Q - GM&O - MILW   by Robert P. Olmsted, 1993
Folder 7: Granger Road: A 20th Anniversary Pictorial Review of the Eastern Division, Chicago District   by Randy Garnhart and Jerry Pyfer, 1988
Box 6
Folder 1: The Great Third Rail: Bulletin 105,  Central Electric Railfans' Association, 1961
Folder 2: Green Diamond , Illinois Central Historical Society, 1992-2006
Folder 3: "History of the Chicago Great Western Railway Company"
Folder 4: Illinois Central Railroad Time-Table Number 24, October 25, 1959
Folder 5: Indenture of Contract and Lease Between the Chicago and Northern Pacific Railroad Company, Northern Pacific Railroad Company, , Chicago Central Railway Company, Chicago and Calumet Terminal Railway Company, Lessors, and the Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas City Railway Company, Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company, and Chicago Great Western Railway Company, Lesees, 1892
Folder 6: The Insull: Chicago Interurbans: CA&E - CNS&M -CSS&SB by Gordon E. Lloyd, 1996
Folder 7: Interstate Commerce Commission Reports, Volume 35, Valuation Reports, Decisions of the Interstate Commerce Commission of the United States , April-May 1931
Folder 8: The "L": The Development of Chicago's Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932   by Bruce G. Moffat, & 2 Maps: ;How to Use Rapid Transit "L" Lines' & 'The Metropolitan West Side Elevated Railroad', 1995
Box 7
Folder 1: The Living Legacy of the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin by Peter Weller and Fred Stark, 1999
Folder 2: Locomotive Dictionary , Compiled for the American Railway Master Mechanics' Association by George L. Fowler, 1906
Folder 3: Locomotive Quarterly , Fall 1983
Folder 4: Locomotives, Limiteds & Locals   by R.P. Olmsted, 1977
Folder 5: Metra: Union Pacific / West Line: Chicago to Elburn Schedules, January 23, 2006
Folder 6: More Railroads You Can Model   ed. by Mike Schafer, 1978
Folder 7: "National Register of Historic Places Assessment for the Winston Tunnel Fan House, Rice Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois", October 2003
Box 8
Folder 1-2: North Western Lines , 1987-2001
Folder 3: The Palimpsest , June 1953
Folder 4: Passenger Train Journal: The Rail News Magazine,, January & October 1983
Folder 5: Railfan,, December 1977
Folder 6: Railroad Magazine , September 1953
Folder 7: Railroad Model Craftsman , April 1967
Folder 8: Railroads of the Hour   by S. Kip Farrington, Junior, 1958
Folder 9: The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.:  Railroad History 149 , Autumn 1983
Folder 10: The Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.:  Railroad History 154,, Spring 1986
Box 9
Folder 1: Remember When - Trolley Wires Spanned the Country ed. by Norman Carlson and Arthur Peterson, 1980
Folder 2: The Sentinel , published by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society, 1993-1994
Folder 3: Six Units to Sycamore: Chicago Great Western in Illinois   by Robert P. Olmsted, 1967
Folder 4: Shore Line Interurban Historical Society Calendar, 1985
Folder 5: Steam Locomotives of the Chicago Great Western (2-8-0 Consolidation Type)  by Henry L. "Hank" Brown,, 1977
Folder 6: Sunset Lines / 1-Trackage: The Story of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad   by Larry Plachno, 1986
Folder 7: Sunset Lines / 2-History: The Story of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin   by Larry Plachno, 1989
Folder 8: Traction & Models , Volume 11, Number 9, November 1975
Folder 9: Trains: The Magazine of Railroading , 1965-1969
Folder 10: Trains and Travel , January 1952
Folder 11: Trains of the Upper Midwest Photo Archive: Steam & Diesel In the 1950s & 1960s   by Marvin Nielsen, 2001
Folder 12: Vintage Rails , 1997-1999

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[Series I.: Research],
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[Series III.: Audiovisual],

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