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United States Railroad Administration

 Organization

The United States Railroad Administration (USRA) was the name of the nationalized railroad system of the United States between December 28, 1917, and February 29, 1920. It was possibly the largest American experiment with nationalization, and was undertaken against a background of war emergency.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

United States Railroad Administration Records

 Collection
Identifier: M258
Abstract

The United States Railroad Administration was an independent federal agency, established by presidential proclamation on December 26, 1917. The materials in the collection are the records of the United States Railroad Administration, and include: circulars, orders, bulletins, dockets, rate advice correspondence, questionnaires, statistics, contracts between the government and the railroads, as well as letters, telegrams, and cases.

Dates: 1898-1923; Majority of material found in 1917-1920