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IBT Rail Conference records

Identifier: IBT0069

Scope and Contents

This collection consists mainly of items produced by or relating to the predecessor organizations of the Teamsters Rail Conference: the Brotherhood of Locotomove Engineers and the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees.


  • 1904-2016

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Teamsters Rail Conference represents more than 70,000 rail employees in the United States who work as locomotive engineers, trainmen and maintenance of way workers on the five major freight railroads, Amtrak and numerous commuter rail systems and short lines. The Conference was formed in early 2004 after the merger of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and added to in late 2004 when the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees also merged with the Teamsters.


2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection houses IBT Rail Conference records collected by current IBT divisions and its historic predecessors. Materials include magazines, correspondence, newsclippings, notebooks, photos, and various by-laws and agreements related to railroad unions. Materials are dated from 1904 to 2016.


Collection is organized in two series: Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Division and Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division.

Physical Location

Materials are stored off-site, and will require additional retrieval time. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

These materials were transferred from the IBT in 2015.

Guide to the IBT Rail Conference records, 1904-2016
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

2130 H Street NW
Washington 20052 United States of America