A Guide to the Allyn Fuller Collection, undated, 1836-1979

A Guide to the Allyn Fuller Collection

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Allyn Fuller Collection
Creator
Fuller, Allyn.
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1836-1979
Extent
4.5 Linear feet
Abstract
Born 1889; resident of Canaan, Connecticut; railroad enthusiast; died 1971.
Call Number
1998.0175
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Laura Katz Smith. (October 1999)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Allyn Fuller Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Donated by Sally Prestele, daughter of  Allyn Fuller.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Allyn Fuller Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad
  • Berkshire Rail-Road Company.
  • Boston and Maine Railroad.
  • Canadian Pacific Railway Company
  • Central New England & Western Railroad Company
  • Central New England Railway Company.
  • Clove Branch Railroad Company.
  • Clove Springs Iron Works
  • Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad
  • Connecticut Central Railroad Company
  • Connecticut Western Railroad
  • Danbury & Norwalk Railroad.
  • Dutchess & Columbia Railroad.
  • Edaville Railroad
  • Fitchburg & Worcester Railroad
  • Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad.
  • Hartford and New Haven Railroad
  • Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad Company.
  • Housatonic Railroad Company
  • Hudson River Day Line
  • Lee and New Haven Railroad Company
  • Long Island Railroad Company
  • Manchester Railroad
  • Naugatuck Railroad Company
  • New Haven, Derby and Ansonia Railroad
  • New London and Northern Railroad
  • New York & New England Railroad
  • New York and Massachusetts Railway Company
  • New York, Boston, and Montreal Railroad
  • New York, Providence & Boston Railroad
  • Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad
  • Old Colony Railroad Company
  • Pennsylvania, Reading & New England Railroad
  • Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company
  • Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad Company
  • Poughkeepsie & Eastern Railroad Company
  • Poughkeepsie Bridge Railroad Company
  • Poughkeepsie, Hartford & Boston Railroad
  • Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad
  • Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company
  • Taunton Branch Railroad

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Personal papers
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • New England

Subject(s)

  • Railfans
  • Railroads

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Biography

Allyn Fuller, born in 1889, was a resident of  Canaan, Connecticut. By profession, he was first a hardware store merchant and later a banker, but his passion was the history of railroads of  New England, particularly those associated with the  Central New England Railway, the  Housatonic Railroad, and the  New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad. He died in 1971.

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Scope and Content

The Allyn Fuller Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Fuller during his lifetime. The papers include train tickets, train orders, receipts, timetables, etc. The photographs show trains of the various railroads, plus scenes of railroad stations and town in  Connecticut,  Massachusetts, and  New York.

The items are almost exclusively associated with New England railroads. The railroads represented include the  Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad Company; the  Berkshire Railroad Company; the  Boston and Maine Railroad; the  Canadian Pacific Railroad Company; the  Central New England Railway Company; the  Central New England and Western Railroad Company; the  Clove Branch Rail Road Company; the  Clove Springs Iron Works; the  Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad; the  Connecticut Central Railroad Company; the  Connecticut Western Railroad; the  Danbury & Norwalk Railroad; the  Dutchess and Columbia Railroad; the  Edaville Railroad; the  Fitchburg & Worcester Railroad; the  Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad; the  Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company; the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad; the  Housatonic Railroad Company; the  Hudson River Day Line, the  Lee and New Haven Railroad Company; the  Long Island Railroad Company; the  Manchester Railroad; the  Naugatuck Railroad Company; the  New Haven, Derby and Ansonia Railroad; the  New London and Northern Railroad; the  New York and Massachusetts Railway Company; the  New York and New England Railroad; the  New York, Boston, and Montreal Railroad; the  New York, Providence & Boston Railroad; the  New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad; the  Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad; the  Old Colony Railroad; the  Pennsylvania, Reading & New England Railroad; the  Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company; the  Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad Company; the  Poughkeepsie & Eastern Railroad Company; the  Poughkeepsie Bridge Railroad Company; the  Poughkeepsie, Hartford & Boston Railroad; the  Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad; the  Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company; and the  Taunton Branch Railroad.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Papers, undated, 1836-1979 

Items associated with specific railroads 

BoxFolder

Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad Company — ticket, undated   (1 item)

1:1

Berkshire Rail-Road Company — blank stock certificate, undated   (1 item)

1:2

Boston and Maine Railroad — ticket, 1958   (1 item)

1:3

Canadian Pacific Railway Company — ticket, 1952   (1 item)

1:4

Central New England Railway Company — unidentified papers, 1899-1921, 1965   (23 items)

1:5

Central New England Railway Company — freight receipts and shipping orders, 1904-1919   (16 items)

1:6

Central New England Railway Company — tickets and passes, 1899-1914   (19 items)

1:7

Central New England Railway Company — timetables and bridge routes, 1900-1908   (7 items)

1:8

Central New England Railway Company — train orders, 1904-1918   (10 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

1:9

Central New England and Western Railroad Company, 1890-1891   (3 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

1:10

Clove Branch Rail Road Company — receipt, 1881   (1 item)

1:11

Clove Spring Iron Works — bank checks, 1871, 1875   (2 items)

1:12

Connecticut Central Railroad Company — blank stock certificate, undated   (1 item)

1:13

Connecticut Western Railroad - unidentified papers, 1868-1889   (20 items)

1:14

Connecticut Western Railroad - timetables, 1872, 1879   (4 items)

1:15

Connecticut Western Railroad - information about stock in the company, 1871-1878   (5 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

1:16

Dutchess and Columbia Railroad, 1871-1875, 1934   (6 items)

1:17

Edaville Railroad - tickets, undated, 1952   (6 items)

1:18

Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad — payroll lists and payroll receipts, 1887-1888   (4 items)

1:19

Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad — freight receipts, 1883-1889   (14 items)

1:20

Hartford and Connecticut Western Railroad — train orders and unidentified items, 1886-1889, 1947   (6 items)

1:21

Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company, 1856   (1 item)

1:22

Housatonic Railroad Company - maps and annual reports, undated, 1836-1891   (6 items)

1:23

Housatonic Railroad Company - payroll list and payroll receipt, 1865, 189?   (2 items)

1:24

Housatonic Railroad Company - receipts, 1865-1883   

1:25

Housatonic Railroad Company - rosters of locomotives, undated   (3 items)

1:26

Housatonic Railroad Company - tickets, passes, and unidentified items, 1837-1891   (15 items)

1:27

Housatonic Railroad Company - timetables, 1881-1892   (7 items)

1:28

Housatonic Railroad Company - writings and general information, [1871-1890], 1965-1967   (43 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

1:29

Hudson River Day Line, 1929   (1 item)

1:30

Lee and New Haven Railroad Company, 1873   (1 item)

1:31

Long Island Railroad Company, 1955   (1 item)

1:32

Naugatuck Railroad Company, undated, 1883   (3 items)

1:33

Naugatuck Railroad Company - resolution in appreciation of the years of service of  William D. Bishop, 1903   (1 item)

1:34

New York and Massachusetts Railway Company, undated, 1892   (4 items)

2:35

New York and New England Railroad, undated, 1882, 1896   (6 items)

2:36

New York, Boston and Montreal Railway, [1873], 1874   (3 items)

2:37

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — “Locomotives of the New Haven R.R.,” by  Charles Fisher, Another of the same title by  Winfield W. Robinson, 1939   (4 items)

2:38

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — tickets and passes, 1887-1960   (49 items)

2:39

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — train orders, 1934-1947   (4 items)

2:40

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 1873, 1923-1951   (10 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

2:41

Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad Company, 1887-1906   (15 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

2:42

Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company, 189?, 1912   (5 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

2:43

Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad Company, undated, 1892-1898   (20 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

2:44

Poughkeepsie & Eastern Railway Company, 1894-1908   (13 items)

2:45

Poughkeepsie Bridge Railroad Company, 1904   (1 item)

2:46

Rhinebeck and Connecticut Railroad, [1878]   (1 item)

2:47

Stockbridge and Pittsfield Railroad Company, 1860   (1 item)

2:48

Publications 

BoxFolder

“The Standardization of the Track Gauge on American Railways” by  J. B. Westbay. From  Bulletin no. 34 of the  Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, [1934]   (2 items)

2:49

“New Haven and its Six Railroads,” by Sidney Withington, in  Bulletin no. 56 of the  Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, undated   (1 item)

2:50

Bulletin: Official Publication of the  National Model Railroad Association, 1975, 1979   (3 items)

2:51

By-laws, Hartford Division, no. 50, order Railway Conductors, 1901   (1 item)

2:52

“Centennial Message to the Citizens of Connecticut,” by Albert Wadhams, 1881   (1 item)

2:53

Hartford Pocket Guide, June 1905. Includes electric and steam train schedules, 1905   (1 item)

2:54

The Lure of Litchfield Hills, published by the  Litchfield Hills Federation, 1945, 1967   (2 items)

2:55

Pine Plains and the Railroads, by  Lyndon A. Haight, published by the  Little Nine Partners Historical Society of  Pine Plains, N.Y., 1976   (1 item)

2:56

Central New England and Predecessors Locomotive Roster, probably compiled by Fuller, undated   (3 pp.)

2:57

Correspondence 

BoxFolder

Correspondence to Allyn Fuller, 1943-1965   (9 items)

2:58

Other papers 

BoxFolder

Lists of contents of scrapbooks, as the materials in this collection were originally organized, undated   (16 items)

2:59

List of photographs sold by the Central New England Railway RailPhoto Service, undated   (3 items)

2:60

Unidentified papers, 1898-1925   (17 items)

Scope and Contents note

See also Box 3.

2:61

Oversize items from Boxes 1 and 2 

BoxFolder

Central New England and Western Railway, 1891   (1 item)

3:62

Central New England Railway Company, undated, 1914   (3 items)

3:63

Connecticut Western Railroad, undated, 1878, 1978   (6 items)

3:64

Housatonic Railroad Company, undated, 1886-1891   (9 items)

3:65

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, 1918   (1 item)

3:66

Newburgh, Dutchess and Connecticut Railroad Company, undated   (2 items)

3:67

Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, undated   (1 item)

3:68

Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad Company, 1894, 1896   (2 items)

3:69

Unidentified oversize papers, 1871-1892   (4 items)

3:70

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Series II: Scrapbooks, undated 

Box

“Scenes Along the Route of the Naugatuck Railroad [and the] Waterbury and Watertown branch” 

4

“Scenes Along the Route of the old Housatonic Railroad; New Haven &  Derby R.R.;  Danbury & Norwalk R.R.” 

5

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Series III: Photographs, undated 

Photographs associated with specific New England railroads 

BoxFolder

Cape Cod Railroad   (1 item)

6:71

Central New England and Western Railway   (9 items)

6:72

Central New England Railway — engines 2, 3, 4, 7, and 8   (12 items)

6:73

Central New England Railway — engines 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 19   (21 items)

6:74

Central New England Railway — engines 20, 25, 26, and 27, and caboose 25   (6 items)

6:75

Central New England Railway — engines 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37   (15 items)

6:76

Central New England Railway — engines 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, and 48   (9 items)

6:77

Central New England Railway — engines 52, 53, 54, 71, and 89   (7 items)

6:78

Central New England Railway — engines 101, 106, 107, 108, 126, 155, 161, and 182   (10 items)

6:79

Central New England Railway — engines 200, 201, 202, 204, 210, 211, 215, and 216   (13 items)

6:80

Central New England Railway — engines 220, 221, 223, 224, 227, 229, and 230   (10 items)

6:81

Central New England Railway — engines 300, 301, 403, 504, 510, 511, and 1506(?)   (8 items)

6:82

Central New England Railway — unidentified engines and scenes   (29 items)

6:83

Clove Branch Railroad   (2 items)

6:84

Connecticut and Passumpsic Railroad   (1 item)

6:85

Connecticut Western Railroad Company   (19 items)

6:86

Danbury & Norwalk   (1 item)

6:87

Dutchess & Columbia   (6 items)

6:88

Fitchburg & Worcester Railroad   (1 item)

6:89

Fitchburg Railroad   (1 item)

6:90

Hartford & Connecticut Western   (18 items)

6:91

Hartford, Providence & Fishkill Railroad   (7 items)

6:92

Housatonic Railroad - named engines, including “Useful” (#1), “  Samuel Willetts” (#2), “  W.H. Barnum” (#3), “  Charles A. Averill” (#4), and “  Horace Nichols” (#7)   (9 items)

6:93

Housatonic Railroad - named engines, including “Lee” (#8), “New Milford” (#9), “Bridgeport” (#10), “Berkshire” (#11), “N. Thayer” (#12), “Great Barrington” (#13), and “  David S. Draper” (#15)   (13 items)

6:94

Housatonic Railroad - engines 17, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 35, 38, 52, and 56   (13 items)

6:95

Housatonic Railroad — unidentified engines   (15 items)

6:96

Housatonic Railroad — stations and scenes, including the Housatonic Falls in  Falls Village, Connecticut   (20 items)

6:97

Manchester Railroad   (1 item)

6:98

Naugatuck Railroad   (6 items)

6:99

New Haven and Derby Railroad   (1 item)

6:100

New Haven and Hartford Railroad   (1 item)

6:101

New Haven, Derby and Ansonia Railroad   (1 item)

6:102

New London and Northern Railroad   (1 item)

6:103

New York and New England Railroad   (4 items)

6:104

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 26, 58, 78, 128, 136, 168, 173, 183, 191, 209, 224, 240, 291, and 294   (17 items)

7:105

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 303, 315, 332, 339, 365, 384, 386, 392, 393, 432, 468, 470, 473, 480, 481, 501, 508, 538, and 542   (22 items)

7:106

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 816, 818, 820, 827, 836, 842, 847, 892(?), and 970   (13 items)

7:107

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 1001, 1006, 1008, 1009, 1071, 1094, 1101, 1111, 1200, 1271, 1273, 1274, and 1281   (15 items)

7:108

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 1301, 1304, 1313, 1327, 1340, 1349, 1359, 1388, 1393 and 1399   (17 items)

7:109

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 1400, 1401, 1403, 1405, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, and 1414   (15 items)

7:110

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 1504, 1506, 1531, 1596, 1636, and 1670   (8 items)

7:111

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 2140, 2310, 2375, 2424 and 2549   (5 items)

7:112

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — engines 3010, 3020, 3205, 3213, 3248, 3303, 3320, 3324, 3327, 3330, 3338, 3339(?), 3550, 3562, and 9001   (21 items)

7:113

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — electric trains   (7 items)

7:114

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad — diesel engines   (9 items)

7:115

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad - unidentified scenes and engines   (47 items)

7:116

New York, Providence & Boston Railroad   (4 items)

7:117

Newburgh, Dutchess & Connecticut Railroad   (16 items)

7:118

Old Colony Railroad   (1 item)

7:119

Pennsylvania, Poughkeepsie & Boston   (1 item)

7:120

Phildelphia & Reading Railroad   (2 items)

7:121

Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad — engines 2(?), 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18, and 19   (21 items)

7:122

Philadelphia, Reading & New England Railroad — engines 22, 23, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 1254, 1274, 1275, and 1905   (22 items)

7:123

Poughkeepsie & Eastern Railroad   (9 items)

7:124

Poughkeepsie, Hartford & Boston Railroad   (4 items)

7:125

Taunton Branch Railroad   (1 item)

7:126

Photographs of Connecticut railroad stations or scenes 

BoxFolder

Bethel, Connecticut   (2 item)

7:127

Bridgeport, Connecticut   (4 items)

7:128

Canaan, Connecticut   (15 items)

7:129

Colebrook, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:130

Collinsville, Connecticut   (3 items)

7:131

Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut   (3 items)

7:132

East Canaan, Connecticut   (7 items)

7:133

East Hartford, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:134

Falls Village, Connecticut   (2 items)

7:135

Hartford, Connecticut   (4 items)

7:136

Lakeville, Connecticut   (3 items)

7:137

Naugatuck, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:138

New Milford, Connecticut   (3 items)

7:139

Norfolk, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:140

Norfolk Summit, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:141

Pine Grove Station, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:142

Ridgefield, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:143

Salisbury, Connecticut   (3 items)

7:144

Stepney, Connecticut   (3 item)

7:145

Summit, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:146

Taconic, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:147

Tariffville, Connecticut   (1 item)

7:148

Thomaston, Connecticut   (1 item)

8:149

Twin Lakes, Connecticut   (7 items)

8:150

Weatogue, Connecticut   (2 items)

8:151

Winsted, Connecticut   (3 items)

8:152

Photographs of Massachusetts railroad stations 

BoxFolder

Ashley Falls, Massachusetts   (1 item)

8:153

Feeding Hills, Massachusetts   (1 item)

8:154

Pittsfield, Massachusetts   (1 item)

8:155

Photographs of New York railroad stations or scenes 

BoxFolder

Ancramdale, New York   (1 item)

8:156

Bangall, New York   (1 item)

8:157

Boston Corners, New York   (1 item)

8:158

Clinton Corners, New York   (2 items)

8:159

Copake, New York   (3 items)

8:160

Fishkill, New York   (1 item)

8:161

Glenham, New York   (1 item)

8:162

Hopewell Junction, New York   (3 items)

8:163

McIntyre, New York   (1 item)

8:163a

Matteawan, New York   (1 item)

8:164

Maybrook, New York   (2 items)

8:165

Millbrook, New York   (1 item)

8:166

Millerton, New York   (2 items)

8:167

Pine Plains, New York   (2 items)

8:168

Pleasant Valley, New York   (1 item)

8:169

Poughkeepsie, New York   (3 items)

8:170

Silvernails, New York   (5 items)

8:171

Stanfordville, New York   (2 items)

8:172

Willowbrook, New York   (1 item)

8:173

Other photographs 

BoxFolder

General unidentified trains, stations, and scenes   (19 items)

8:174

Railroad wrecks for unidentified trains   (14 items)

8:175

Portraits   (9 items)

8:176

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