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Pension Records for Employee of the New York Central Railroad Who Retired in 1915
(Posted April 14, 2012)
Question 867: Would pension records be available for an employee who retired from New York Central Railroad in 1915 after 40 years of service?
Answer: Rail workers who retired before the enactment of the first Railroad Retirement Act in 1934 received pensions from the individual railroads. The employee you asked about retired 19 years before the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) was established. It is doubtful that the RRB would have any information about the employee's pension.
The NYC was once one of the grand ladies of American Railroads. But like many of the freight lines in the East, it fell on hard times in the late 1960's. Today,the NYC lines are operated by CSX & the Norfolk Southern. You could try contacting those railroads to see if they have an information on the rail employee.
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