Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Eugene Pellette:

An Inventory of His Papers, 1912-1983 and undated, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library



Descriptive Summary

Creator Pellette, Eugene
Title: Eugene Pellette Papers,
Dates: 1912-1983 and undated
Abstract: The collection contains Eugene Pellette's original research on the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway dating 1912-1983 and undated.
Collection # S116.1
Quantity: 1 Box (1.0 linear foot)
Language English.
Repository: Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Eugene Pellette was born in 1946 and died December 21, 1994. He had researched and worked on a report on the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Company. Today, portions of the abandoned track have been converted to the Caprock Canyons Trailway. The trail comprises 64 miles along the former rail line from Estelline in Hall County to South Plains in Floyd County, Texas.


Scope and Contents

The collection contains Eugene Pellette's original research concerning Museum interpretation of the histories of the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway and the towns established along the rail line. The materials consist of company correspondence, printed material ephemera relating to the railroad industry, maps, and Pellette's draft manuscript.


 

Organization

The collection is organized into the following series:
Correspondence
Legal Material
Literary Production
Maps
Printed Material
Research Material
Texas Transportation Museum
Scrapbook Material

Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open for research


Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Persons)
Pellette, Eugene, 1948-1994
Subjects (Organizations)
Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company
Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway
Subjects
Railroad history
Texas--history

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Robert Wright Armstrong Papers, 1868-1975
  • Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company Records, 1891-1941
  • Mrs. John Hamilton Collection, 1884-1916
  • Fort Worth and Denver Railway Photograph Collection, 1909-1964
  • Eugene Pellette Photograph Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Eugene Pellette Papers, 1912-1983 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Collection accession #(s):
94-0326-B

Gift, 1994

Processed by

Karen Hicks, 2004


Collection Inventory

 

Correspondence, 1925-1955

box folder
1 1 Fort Worth and Denver Railway Company - Lubbock Station, 1930-1955
2 Telegrams Re: Extending Line to Lockney, Texas (copies), 1925



 

Legal Material, 1925

box folder
1 3 Contract between Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Company and Citizens of Lockney, Texas, 1925



 

Literary Production, 1982 and undated

box folder
1 4 "Fort Worth and Denver City Railway", by Billingsly, Bill, Paper presented to the Southwest Collection, Texas Tech University, 1982
"Researching the Economic and Social Histories of the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Company for Museum Interpretation"
box folder
1 5 Manuscript Draft - "Gas-Electric Locomotives", undated
6 Manuscript Draft - Outline and Chapter "A General History of the Counties and Towns Through Which the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway Ran at the Conclusion of Construction in 1928", undated
7 Manuscript Draft - Outline-Chapter 7 and appendix, undated
8 Notes, undated
9 Tables, undated



 

Maps, 1967-1985 and undated

box folder
1 10 Maps, 1967-1985 and undated
11 Burlington Northern - Fort Worth Division, "Condensed Profile: Estelline to Dimmitt", 1983



 

Printed Material, 1912-1981

box folder
1 12 An Album of Railway Engines (cigarette cards), Issued by W. D. and H.O. Wills, Branch of the Imperial Tobacco Company (of Great Britain and Ireland), Limited, circa 1936
13 "Bunker Ice Capacities and Instructions for the Icing of Refrigerator Cars", 1964-1966
14 Burlington Northern/Burlington Lines - Various guides, 1931-1981
14 "Instructions to Employes [sic] Covering Handling of Reports", 1929
14 "Burlington Lines Code of Safety Rules", 1931
14 "Special Instructions Governing Inspection of Track and Structures…", 1938
14 "Air Brakes: Standard Practices for Maintenance and Tests", 1941
14 "Rules Governing Operation of Track Cars", 1966
14 "Safety Rules and General Rules", 1981
15 "Dangerous Playgrounds", Association of American Railroads, 1966
16 Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company - Various guides, 1923-1940
16 "Bill of Lading Book of Instructions" (2), 1923
16 "Instructions Governing the Movement and Tracing of Red Ball Freight", 1924
16 "Treasury Department Instructions", 1931
16 "Rules and Working Conditions Governing Employes [sic] in Telegraph and Station Service", 1940
17 "Pickup and Delivery Service Guide for Handling L. C. L. Freight" (2), Association of American Railroads, 1949
18 Prevention of Railroad Accidents by Bradshaw, George, 1912
19 "Railroad Facts: 1948 Edition - Statistics for 1947", Western Railways Public Relations Office, 1948
20 "This is Burlington Northern", 1970
21 Timetables, Schedules, and Local Passenger Tariff Listing, 1949-1980 and undated
22 Various Rules and Regulations Re Freight Loading, etc., 1946-1966



 

Research Material, 1925-1980 and undated

box folder
1 23 Newspapers (Photocopies), 1925
24 Photocopy excerpts from Report on history, assets, and statistics of select rail companies, circa 1930
25 Photocopy excerpts from works on history of Lubbock, 1925-1980
26 Photocopies of old photographs, undated
27 Reference Material - photocopies, undated



 

Texas Transportation Museum, undated

box folder
1 28 Texas Transportation Museum, undated



 

Scrapbook Material, 1942-1983

box folder
1 29 Calendars, 1942-1956
30 Map: History of Europe, National Geographic, 1983
31 Travel Trips, 1964