Wallkill Valley Railroad Company
Account Books, 1877-1895


Quantity: 4 boxes (1.50 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Purchase; Harold Nestler, Inc., December 1978
Processed By: Fred Bassett, Assistant Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, March 1988

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Historical Note:

The Wallkill Valley Railroad Company was founded in 1866. The main line ran between Kingston (Ulster County, and Montgomery (Sullivan County), New York. It was later consolidated into the New York Central System.

Scope and Content Note:

This series consists of two kinds of records: cash journals and account ledger books. The cash journals are arranged chronologically by day, providing a record of cash receipts and expenditures. The account ledger book contains essentially the same data, but is arranged by subject. Typical sources of income were passenger ticket sales and freight shipments. Expenditures included labor, maintenance, and supplies. Information is incomplete, as there are many blank pages.

Related Records:

Schenectady & Troy Railroad Account Books, 1842-1853 (SC17237)
Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Journal, 1839-1843 (SC17238)

Box List:

Box Description
1 Journal A, June 6, 1877-December 1881, 388 pp. (bound)
1 Ledger A, June 1877-September 1887, 300 pp. (bound)
2 Journal C, October 1887-December 1891, 300 pp. (bound)
3 Ledger C, July 1890-June 1892, 400 pp. (bound)
4 Ledger D, July 1892-June 1895, 400 pp. (bound)
Last Updated: May 24, 2021