Garrett Hayes Coleman Collection
Eight cubic feet
Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the Garrett Hayes
Coleman Collection as a gift of Mrs. WiLlialn A. Alexander and Mrs.
Paul H. Shaver of Columbus, Ohio, and Mr- Paul H. Cclemar~ of Mill.
Valley, California, in June 1955. Keith A. Maneese processed the
collection in April 1980,
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society owns the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have - not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requirements of copyright is the responsibility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations of
the Ohio Historical Society.
Citatlox: Researchers are requested to cite collection name, collec-tion
n~- ber and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote and
Transfer: One- half foot of photographs, keys to photographs, stock
certificates, diagrams, blueprints, and other ephemera were trans-ferred
to che audiovisual department in April 1980. One- half foot
of prince6 materials were transferred to the library divi- sion in
Related materials: Garrett Hayes Coleman audiovisual coliection:
Biogra2hical sketch: Garrett Hayes ( George) Coleman was born in
Maryland on July 18, 1876. He lived in Columbus, Ohio from 1909
until his death on March 14, 1955. Coleman began his association
with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1.895 as a fireman. He was
promoted to engineer with the B & 0 in 1899. An engineer's time
book ( box 7/ folder 16), however, indicates Col. eman worked for the
Pennsylvania Railroad system in 1903.
From 1911 until his retirement in 1946 Coleman was a locomotive
inspector for the Interstate Commerce Commission. Known as the
" I. C. C. Shepherd of Iron Horses," Coleman was in charge of I. C. C.
Division 16N, the area bounded by Chillicothe, Columbus, and
Parkersburg and Weirton Junction, West Virginia. Coleman was
responsible for inspecting over 1200 locomotives, and for issuing
" red tags" to engineers.
Note to researchers: The manuscript processor identified 245
railroad lines documented within the Coleman collection. Due to
the nature of the records. information on a specific line may be
found in more than one category in the collection. Records which
the processor could not identify with a specific line are con-tained
in the general records files. Researchers are advised to
check all files when searching a specific line.
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