History of the Collection:
In October of 1997, the Special Collections division of the Cleveland State University Library obtained a large body of archival records created by the Newburgh and South Shore Railroad, an industrial short line railroad in the flats of the Cuyahoga River, south of downtown. Although unprocessed (and closed to use until it is processed) the 600 cubic feet of materials appear to include hundreds of rolled drawings showing track plans, valuation maps and facilities drawings.
Thanks to the efforts of the N&SS railroad, the Cleveland Railroad History Society and the Fridrich-Warner Moving and Storage Co., this valuable collection of local transportation material has found a permanent home at the CSU Library.
Mr. Robert Beach, retired Trainmaster of the N&SS, generously donated a fascinating picture book of the railroad in the early part of the 20th century. Here are some of those pictures for your enjoyment.