The John F. Sytsma railroad collection (1904-1986) consist of a variety of materials about railroads and trains in the United States. Included are letters, time tables, a time book, rosters, illustrations, and other papers. Sytsma is an authority on railroads and trains, specifically in the northeastern United States. He was a member of the Civilian Defense Auxiliary Group (Railroads) for the New York Susquehanna and Western Railroad.
The Utah railroad collection contains ephemeral materials that were created by various railroad companies within Utah and the West. The types of materials within the collection include locomotive operating manuals, historical information regarding railroads, timetables, ticket stubs, telegrams, labor union items, promotional booklets, stationary, calendars, and much more.