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Locomotives

Pre-1900 locomotives photographs and art.
[Railroad engine] / W.J. Morgan & Co. lith., Cleveland, O. ; designed by A.J. Johnson, Cleveland, O.
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[Early steam locomotive with toothed "propelling wheel" which gripped a ribbed rail while other wheels rode on a smooth rail, and two coal cars]

[Early steam locomotive with toothed "propelling wheel" which gripped ...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The monthly magazine. [London : Printed for R. Phillips], 1814 June 1. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard C. Bru... more

Locomotive engine

Locomotive engine

Photograph shows locomotive engine on display.

Engine, J.H. Devereux, Alexandria

Engine, J.H. Devereux, Alexandria

Photograph shows the ornately decorated locomotive J.H. Devereux, of the United States Military Railroad with two crew members on board outside the roundhouse at the Alexandria station.

Locomotive and tender, Great Western Railway, Canada

Locomotive and tender, Great Western Railway, Canada

Photograph shows the locomotive "Spitfire" and tender.

First locomotive to cross Allegheny Mountains

First locomotive to cross Allegheny Mountains

Photograph shows a group of passengers, including a woman, sitting and standing at the front of a Sandusky locomotive. LC 1391. Title from item. Published in: Pioneer Women / Linda Peavy and Ursual Smith (1998), p. 24.

Rigi Railway

Rigi Railway

Locomotive used on railroad. In album: Athens, Egypt, Rhine, Switzerland, Tyrol, Salzburg, p. 38, upper right.

Engine "Fred Leach? (i.e.) The General

Engine "Fred Leach? (i.e.) The General

Title from item. Printed on mount: (Miller, v. 8, p. 277).

Engine "Gen. Haupt," Alexandria, 1863

Engine "Gen. Haupt," Alexandria, 1863

Photograph shows wood burning locomotive "Gen. Haupt" named for Herman Haupt, chief of Construction and Transportation, in front of the roundhouse at the Alexandria station. No. 232. Title from item.

Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania--1863--Hanover Junction Railroad Station (detail of locomotive and crowd)

Hanover Junction, Pennsylvania--1863--Hanover Junction Railroad Statio...

People standing in front of railroad station. Photograph by Mathew B. Brady or assistant. Civil War Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

["Gen. Haupt" locomotive, used by Gen. Herman Haupt during the Civil War (1861-1865)]

["Gen. Haupt" locomotive, used by Gen. Herman Haupt during the Civil W...

Photograph shows the "Gen. Haupt" locomotive and five men posed inside the car and outside near the railroad tracks.

Engine "E.M. Stanton," Alexandria, July 1864

Engine "E.M. Stanton," Alexandria, July 1864

Photograph shows the locomotive "E.M. Stanton," built in 1862 and named for the secretary of war, on a turntable at the Alexandria railroad station. No. 239. Title from item.

Engine house at City Point, VA., September 1, 1864

Engine house at City Point, VA., September 1, 1864

Photograph shows railroad tracks leading to the engine house at City Point on the City Point and Army railroad. No. 138. Title from item.

Engine "Government" [Commodore?] down the "banks" near Brandy, April 1864

Engine "Government" [Commodore?] down the "banks" near Brandy, April 1...

Photograph shows a train off the track laying on its side near Brandy Station, Virginia.

Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

Engine W. H. Whiton, and President's car, Alexandria, January,1865

Photograph shows a United States Military Railroad locomotive, W.H. Whiton, and the president's rail car, later used as Lincoln's funeral car.

Scene at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Capitol grounds at Washington on the daily adjournment of Congress

Scene at the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance to the Capitol grounds at Wa...

Illustration showing a crowd of people crossing the street between a railroad locomotive and a street railroad, with the U.S. Capitol in the background. Title from item. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 10, no. 4... more

"Does not such a meeting make amends?" / FB.

"Does not such a meeting make amends?" / FB.

Print shows an allegory of linking of Trans-Continental railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah; Indians and buffalo fleeing in the foreground as two trains with large hands extending from the locomotives, labeled ... more

Petites constructions. Locomotive et tender / Imagerie d'Épinal.

Petites constructions. Locomotive et tender / Imagerie d'Épinal.

Print showing cutout designs for a steam locomotive and coal car with figures for the engineer and coal tender. Also shows the completed design for the small-scale construction paper cutout.

Locomotive [at station]

Locomotive [at station]

Steel engraving copyrighted by the American Bank Note Co. No. 684. Line neg.? This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Railroads Locomotive; Railroads Stations; Shelf.

Trevithick's first passenger-carrying common road locomotive, Camborne, 1801

Trevithick's first passenger-carrying common road locomotive, Camborne...

Print shows overhead, side, and front views of steam locomotive for use on roadways.

The "best friend," the first locomotive built in the United States for actual service on a railroad

The "best friend," the first locomotive built in the United States for...

Illustration showing people on first excursion trip of the South Carolina Railroad, 15th January 1831; it was built at the West Point Foundery Shops in New York City. Illus. in: The history of the first locomot... more

At Dock Street wharf / Schell & Hogan ; JL[?] sc.

At Dock Street wharf / Schell & Hogan ; JL[?] sc.

Print shows congestion of horse-drawn carts and wagons overburdened with merchanise on Dock Street, also handcarts, teamsters and longshoremen, and railroad locomotives and cars for hauling goods from ships to ... more

Arrival of the first locomotive in Arizona

Arrival of the first locomotive in Arizona

Stereograph showing men posing on and near a locomotive, probably in Yuma, Arizona. Written in pen on back of mount: Fort Yuma, Cal. on bluff in background. "Descriptive views of the American Continent" printed... more

Old "31" the Pioneer engine of Arizona

Old "31" the Pioneer engine of Arizona

Stereograph showing men posing on and near a locomotive, probably in Yuma, Arizona. Written in pen on back of mount: Yuma, Ariz., Fort Yuma, Cal. on bluff in background. "Descriptive views of the American Conti... more

[Exterior view of the (Imperial Military) Medical School (seacoast)] / Abdullah Frères, Phot., Constantinople.

[Exterior view of the (Imperial Military) Medical School (seacoast)] /...

Trains and tracks at the Imperial Military Medical School.

First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, upon the opening of Morgan's Louisiana and Texas Railroad

First through train from Houston, Texas, to New Orleans, Louisiana, up...

Photograph shows crowd gathered around train running through the center of town. Title from item.

The head guard on the South Eastern Railway, 1885--The engine is one of Richard Christopher Mansell's "Gunboat" 0-4-4 tanks, built for Greenwich, Woolrich and Blackheath local services

The head guard on the South Eastern Railway, 1885--The engine is one o...

Two men on locomotive and conductor(?), with left arm stretched outward, at car in foreground, London. Probably by John Thomson, F.R.G.S.

Mr. Hill tries it on / Gillam.

Mr. Hill tries it on / Gillam.

Illustration shows the Governor of New York, David B. Hill, riding backwards on the Democratic donkey labeled "Democracy" running on railroad tracks near a sign that states "Look Out for the Enlightening Expres... more

New York City--Flower-show, in aid of the German and Orthopedic Hospitals, given at Fifth Avenue and Twenty-Eighth Street, March 9th-14th / Mazzanovich. Texas--The great railway strike on the Wabash and Southwestern system - The "crew" of a freight train abandoning their locomotive at the command of strikers.

New York City--Flower-show, in aid of the German and Orthopedic Hospit...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 60 (1885 March 21), pp. 80-81.

[The Brighton Beach Hotel, Brooklyn, N.Y., being moved away from beach front]

[The Brighton Beach Hotel, Brooklyn, N.Y., being moved away from beach...

Hotel moved using flatcars on 20 railroad tracks, pulled by locomotives.

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings were under construction

Fire engine at World's Columbian Exposition grounds while buildings we...

Photograph shows two men operating steam powered fire engine; thick black smoke blows from steamer. No. 424. Title from item.

The original "John Bull"

The original "John Bull"

Locomotive of Camden & Amboy Railroad Company.

The fastest time on record

The fastest time on record

Photograph shows a train running under full steam. 60344Z U.S. Copyright Office. Photo'd by A.P. Yates, Syracuse, N.Y., May 10, 1893, when Engine 999 drawing the Empire State Express train, made the record of 1... more

They can't hold up this train! / C.J. Taylor.

They can't hold up this train! / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows President Cleveland as a railroad engineer driving a locomotive labeled "Administration R.R." that is roaring out of a tunnel labeled "Business Depression Tunnel", and knocking out of the way legisl... more

Rock Island train at State Line, September 16th 1893. opening of Cherokee Strip, Caldwell, Kansas.

Rock Island train at State Line, September 16th 1893. opening of Chero...

Photograph shows enourmous crowd gathered around and riding on locamotive.

Double tracks and tanks (N. Y. & L. B. R. R.) near Long Branch, N. J. engine scooping water; train running 25 miles an hour.

Double tracks and tanks (N. Y. & L. B. R. R.) near Long Branch, N. J. ...

Photograph shows train moving along track; water coming from underneath train.

Prize locomotive 999 and the prize Wagner Palace car train

Prize locomotive 999 and the prize Wagner Palace car train

Photoprint copyrighted by A.P. Tates. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Railroads; Ph. Ind.

Locomotive in mouth of tunnel - Manawatu Gorge

Locomotive in mouth of tunnel - Manawatu Gorge

Photographic print made by LC from Jackson's vintage glass negative. Gift; Colorado Historical Society; 1949. Forms part of: Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. World's Transportation Commission photograph colle... more

[Mexico - Railroad scenes: locomotive #124 in mouth of tunnel, Temaposa Canon]

[Mexico - Railroad scenes: locomotive #124 in mouth of tunnel, Temapos...

Photo by W.H. Jackson. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[A three-horsepower internal combustion engine that ran on coal gas]

[A three-horsepower internal combustion engine that ran on coal gas]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: The gas and oil engine / by Dugald Clerk. New York : J. Wiley & sons, [1896]. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonard... more

[Viewing locomotive at Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.]

[Viewing locomotive at Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.]

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection (Library of Congress). In album: "2nd Division."

Railroad

Railroad

Title transcribed from caption accompanying item. Forms part of: Frank and Frances Carpenter collection (Library of Congress). Gift; Mrs. W. Chapin Huntington; 1951.

Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

Train built ca. 1829, on Baltimore & Ohio R.R. From Bureau of Public Roads, Department of Commerce. No. 33386.

The first engine and train in America

The first engine and train in America

DeWitt Clinton train (1831) exhibited on railroad flat car to spectators. Copyright by R.Y. Young.

The fastest train in the world. N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Empire State Express taken wh[en] [ru]nning 66 miles per hour.

The fastest train in the world. N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. Empire State Ex...

Photograph shows N. Y. C. & H. R. train speeding along railroad track with black smoke billowing from smoke stack. Copyright 1900 by Geo. A. Dressel, Buffalo, N. Y. Title from item.

The express train

The express train

Train passing under bridge. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonne / complied by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1944.

Five Japanese men on railroad locomotive

Five Japanese men on railroad locomotive

Photograph shows a locomotive using the Abt rack gearing system, in service on the Usui Pass segment of the Imperial Japanese Government Railways. (Source: D. Free, 2004) Gift; William P. Meeker; 1971. Forms pa... more