Division of Transportation Stereograph Collection
The collection contains stereographs by various makers. Most depict trains, railroads and railroad related subjects such as railyards, railroad bridges, elevated trains.
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Photographs
Over nine hundred official company photographs documenting the history of the railroad. Subjects include trains, locomotives and cars; employees and employee gatherings and events; structures such as stations, track, bridges, crossings, towers, coaling stations.
Lehigh Valley Railroad Records
Papers and photographs documenting the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
Benjamin Harrison Hay film of Buck Run mining community
Footage documenting coal mine operation and other activities in Schuykill County, Pennsylvania filmed by Mr. Wettereau's uncle, Benjamin Hay. Footage shows local people, school children, mine workers and miners, and a man with a dog (collie) posing for camera or working. Much of the footage shows the daily workings of …
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company Records
Collection of engineering reports and correspondence from the Engineering Department of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad was most used for the transportation of anthracite coal within Pennsylvania from 1833 through the early 1970s.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Negatives
The photographic images in this collection are largely of railway bridge construction and other properties owned by the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company at the turn of the twentieth century. Images are of two distinct projects (mostly construction) taken in and around the St. Louis, Missouri area (1890-1900): of a bridge project (name and location unknown) spanning 1902-1903; and of the construction of the Metropolis Bridge (that crosses the Ohio River at Metropolis, Illinois, about 12 miles south of Paducah, Kentucky) between 1914-1915. For the latter project Ralph Modjeski originally served as consultant engineer and then as chief civil engineer of construction. There are also negatives of unidentified bridge construction.
I. L. Maduro photographs of Panama
Photographs made by I. L. Maduro Jr. in Panama around the time of the building of the Panama Canal. They include images of buildings, railroad tracks, military personnel, people, dwellings, foliage, and a game, possibly cricket.
Transportation Nitrate Negatives
Nitrate negatives depicting street views with automobiles and railroad cars, in several areas of the country. Many are numbered and dated in ink on the negative. The groups are: views of Newark, Ohio, by Bill Finney, March 19, 1926; Huntington, West Virginia, 1927; Cumberland, Md., by Bill Finney, Oct. 28, 1925; and "Baltimore, Md.--Sharp St. Looking South from Camden St. / for Police Dept. / Oct. 21, 1930.
Sperry Rail Detector Car Collection
Business records related to the development of the rail detector cars used by railroads to find hidden flaws, which could cause catastrophic accidents in event of rail failure.
Niagara Railroad Negatives
Glass plate negatives (silver gelatin) documenting the Niagara Railroad and its architectural structures.