Thursday, February 17, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: 1890 Trip Pass - Pennsylvania R.R.

1890 Pennsylvania Railroad Employe's Trip Pass  
Knightstown, Indiana to Eaton, Indiana

This old Trip Pass was among the things my mother inherited from my grandmother and it is the only evidence I've found that my great grandfather, Charles Lee Newby, worked as a Section Laborer for the Southern Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He would have been 22 years old and not yet married to my great grandmother. Although he was always a Farmer, he also worked as a Teamster and then took up the trade of Carpenter. (See photo's of his Carpenter's Lumber and Log Book here.)


  1. Wow. How wonderful that your family saved these things. I wish our Roberts coincided. Unfortunately my Roberts stopped in Lawrence County then went to Kansas down to Oklahoma. Sigh.

  2. Excellent treasure! And so well preserved.