The Monon Papers
Passes, Tickets, Checks, Forms, Letters and Advertisements
NEW Posting 01-28-2010
Copy of a memo from Monon Railroad Vice President Of Traffic, Warren Brown to Freight Agents concerning the September 17, 1951 Monon Accident.
Before you could work for the Monon Railroad, you would first have to fill out an application for employment, also known as Form PD-442. If you were a minor, your parents would need to fill out a Form 1156.
If you were injured on the job, while employed by the Monon Railroad, then you, or your Supervisor, would need you to complete Form 27.
When you quit, retired or left the railroad, your Supervisor would need to complete and send in Form 253 Personal Record Of Employee - Report Of Change In Status. (Note: Social Security numbers have been removed to protect the individual mentioned on the form.)
How about a letter from the Monon Office Of Operation Accountant to all Roadway And Engineering Department Personnel, dated December 29, 1948
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New Albany & Chicago Railway Co. pass from
1884. View the letter
from John Barriger to the family.
passes for Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cassman.
NEW 07-14-2005 This is the oldest known document of the New Albany & Salem Railroad. Dated April 17, 1849, it a reciept for the first installment on five shares of stock. Also is a letter from 1947 from John Barriger to Mrs Effa Cosner, who donated the document. This a copy. The original was donated by Tim Swan to the Depot Museum At Salem, where it is currently on display. This copy is courtesy of Tim Swan.
Checks And Vouchers
NEW 07-14-2005 Left: Pay Voucher, Dated April 1860, from the New Albany & Salem Railroad and letter from 1947 on the possible interest in the voucher for the Centennial celebration. Right: Two more 1860 vouchers from the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad and letter from 1947. -Courtesy Tim Swan-
NEW 07-14-2005 Louisville, New Albany & Chicago payroll check, circa 1894 for $.63. Yep, sixty three cents. Hope the employee did not spend it all in one place. I wonder what that would equate to in dollars in 2005? -Courtesy Of Tim Swan, From His Collection-
Check to the Deepwater Railroad Company, April 27, 1906
Here is something found in the Archives at Linden. A booklet of Excess Valuation Stamps. Left: Cover of the booklet. Right: One page of stamps. These stamps were purchased by passengers. The booklet was intact with no stamps missing. According to Mahlon Eberhard these stamps were sold in the larger stations, like Chicago, Louisville, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Greencastle and Crawfordsville. They were used when the passenger wanted added insurance on items being shipped. This provided additional coverage in the event of a loss. They were purchased when the ticket was purchased and the baggage checked. These stamps are circa early 1950's. There was also Excess Baggage Stamps booklets too.
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