American Railway Association
The American Railway Association (ARA) was an industry trade group representing railroads in the United States. The organization had its inception in meetings of General Managers and ranking railroad operating officials known as Time Table Conventions, the first of which was held on October 1, 1872, at Louisville, Kentucky. In 1875, the group changed its name to General Time Convention and in October 1892, to American Railway Association. In January 1919, ten separate groups of operating officers were amalgamated with the association and carried on their activities as divisions, sections or committees of the larger group.
|Purpose||Advocate for railroad industry|
|Railroads and associates|
On October 12, 1934, the ARA ceased to exist, having joined with several other railroad industry trade groups to merge into the Association of American Railroads.
- Haines, Henry S., American Railway Management, Addresses Delivered before the American Railway Management Association, New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1907
- "Steel Rail Problem" (PDF). The New York Times. October 31, 1907. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
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- "Committee to Cope with Car Shortage" (PDF). The New York Times. February 3, 1917. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- "Willard to Head Board" (PDF). The New York Times. January 7, 1921. Retrieved 2009-01-09.
- James Truslow Adams (1940). Dictionary of American History. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
- ARA 1934 merge into AAR, PSU.edu
- ARA items, Gutenberg.org
- ARA items, Archive.org
- MCB 1919 merge into ARA, Hathitrust.org
- MCB items, Hathitrust.org
- MCB items, Archive.org
- MCB 1864~1867 formation, Hathitrust.org
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