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Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Scenic Railroad in Durango, Colorado

Steam locomotives in the roundhouse of the Durango & Silverton Narrow ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

[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

[Rear and side view of George Stephenson's steam locomotive and railroad cars of the Stockton and Darlington Railway]

[Rear and side view of George Stephenson's steam locomotive and railro...

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Reports on canals, railways, roads, and other subjects, made to "The Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of Internal Improvement" / By William Strickland ... while ... More

Pack und transport dampfwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / Carlsruhe bei J. Velten.

Pack und transport dampfwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und...

Print showing two views of freight trains of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, with flatbed cars for hauling standard freight and cars with rails and cages for hauling livestock, drawn by steam loco... More

Dampf eilwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / Carlsruhe bei J. Velten.

Dampf eilwagen auf der eisenbahn zwischen Liverpool und Manchester / C...

Print showing two views of passenger trains of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, with enclosed and open passenger cars, drawn by steam locomotives between Liverpool and Manchester, England. Title from item.

Locomotive engine

Locomotive engine

Photograph shows locomotive engine on display. Salted paper photoprint by Claude-Marie Ferrier or Hugh Owen. Illus. in: Reports by the Juries, London, Spicer Brothers, 1852, v. 2, frontis.

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. Title from item. Publish... More

Locomotive and tender, Great Western Railway, Canada

Locomotive and tender, Great Western Railway, Canada

Photograph shows the locomotive "Spitfire" and tender. Attributed to London Stereoscopic Co., based on label on the back of the stereo. No. 211.

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.

View on Pope's Head, near burnt bridge, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

View on Pope's Head, near burnt bridge, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

Photograph showing two locomotives pulling into the Union Mills Station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in Clifton, Virginia. Two soldiers stand guard on the bank at right. No. 229. Title from item. Title... More

Eastern view of round house and depot, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

Eastern view of round house and depot, Orange & Alexandria Railroad

Photograph shows a locomotive moving away from the roundhouse at the Orange & Alexandria railroad yard in Alexandria, Virginia. Telegraph wire insulators on utility pole in foreground. No. 104. Title from item.

The President, Directors & Co. of the Powow River Bank will pay five hundred dollars to bearer on demand. Salisbury, Mass.

The President, Directors & Co. of the Powow River Bank will pay five h...

Print shows a railroad locomotive with fuel, freight, and passenger cars at top left, with buildings in the background. Circular design with large "D" and "Five Hundred Dollars" appears on lower left corner and... More

["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.

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).

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 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. Title from item. Published in: Russell's Civil War photographs : 11... More

[View of a brewery? in Peru, Ill., showing a wagon loaded with kegs and a railroad train]

[View of a brewery? in Peru, Ill., showing a wagon loaded with kegs an...

Photograph shows railroad train stopped in front of building; men standing near wagon loaded with kegs. Photo in D.W.S. Rawson, The Valley of the Illinois; a series of Photographic Views, Peru, Ill. 1866. Title... 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. Title from item. Im... More

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.

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

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.

Idaho. Boise. Train standing in Short Line Depot

Idaho. Boise. Train standing in Short Line Depot

Photograph shows a train sitting in empty depot.

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.

Frankenstein trestle 80 feet high, 500 long.

Frankenstein trestle 80 feet high, 500 long.

Photograph shows railroad train moving upwards on trestle. Title from item.

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. Title derived from P&P catalog card for corresponding copy negative. Source unknown..

[Railroad train at the Paris Exposition, 1889]
[Central Railroad and Volcano de Agua, Guatemala]

[Central Railroad and Volcano de Agua, Guatemala]

Train on tracks, volcano in background. Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection (Library of Congress).

[Guadalupe near Zacatecas, Mexico]

[Guadalupe near Zacatecas, Mexico]

Photo shows locomotive number 57 of the Mexican Central Railway, at Guadalupe, Zacatecas station, ca. 1887. (Source: Roberto Duarte, 2012)

Guadeloupe [i.e. Guadalupe] near Zacetecas [i.e. Zacatecas], Mexico

Guadeloupe [i.e. Guadalupe] near Zacetecas [i.e. Zacatecas], Mexico

Photo shows locomotive number 57 of the Mexican Central Railway, at the Zacatecas station, ca. 1887. (Source: Roberto Duarte, 2012)

Topping Off

Topping Off

Men loading logs on railroad train. Photo copyrighted by William Morrell Harmer, Cadillac, Michigan. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Railroads; Lumbering Mich... 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

The original John Bull

The original John Bull

First locomotive used for passenger traffic in America and 2 cars with men posed around the train. Photoprint copyrighted by Will P. Cook. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption ca... More

The original "John Bull"

The original "John Bull"

Locomotive of Camden & Amboy Railroad Company. 19065Y U.S. Copyright Office. Original file in PR 12 SSF - Railroads Companies Camden & Amboy 1830.

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

Steam locomotive number 4 of the Illinois Central Railroad Company

Steam locomotive number 4 of the Illinois Central Railroad Company

Title devised by Library staff. In album: American locomotives, 1890-1910, page 33, no. V271-82.

No. 4 St. J.V.R.R. (later part of I.C.R.R.) at Burnside, Ill

No. 4 St. J.V.R.R. (later part of I.C.R.R.) at Burnside, Ill

Photograph shows steam locomotive no. 4 of the St. Joseph Valley Railroad at Burnside, Hancock County, Illinois. Title from item. In album: American locomotives, 1890-1910, page 33, no. V271-79.

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.

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. Copyright 1894 by F. W. Blauvelt, N. Y. Title from item.

[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.

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

Sunset Limited, Southern Pacific Ry. /

"Taken at Fingal, Cal., where the world-renowned "Sunset Limited" trains pass each other. One runs on a side track, and the other dashes by at a high rate of speed. Switch is then turned, and the train passes o... More

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). The railway station / American Colony, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem (El-Kouds). The railway station / American Colony, Jerusalem...

Photograph shows a locomotive, "Ramleh (J&J no. 3)", a 2-6-0 locomotive built by Baldwin in 1890.

Pioneer locomotive C. & N.W. R.R. First locomotive to run out of Chicago, built ca. 1862

Pioneer locomotive C. & N.W. R.R. First locomotive to run out of Chica...

Photoprint copyrighted by C.D. Arnold. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

[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."

[Los Angeles, Calif. LaGrande Station]

[Los Angeles, Calif. LaGrande Station]

Photo of railroad trains in station.

Summit, cog wheel train, Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway, Colo.

Summit, cog wheel train, Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway, Colo.

Title and date from Detroit, Catalogue J Supplement (1901-1906). "WHJ 371" on negative. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 013812. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

Wisconsin. Watertown C. M. & St. Paul Depot

Wisconsin. Watertown C. M. & St. Paul Depot

Photograph shows train arriving at railroad station. No. 2000. Title from item.

North Coast Limited, N. P. Ry.

North Coast Limited, N. P. Ry.

Train of the Northern Pacific Railway Co. D11086 U.S. Copyright Office. George M. Weister, Portland, Oregon. No. 2.

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.

Railroad engineer oiling up before the start

Railroad engineer oiling up before the start

Title from jacket. Cf. negative D4-17222. Negative cracked from lower right corner. Detroit Publishing Co. no. 033378. Gift; State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949.

White Pass Railway train on the shores of Lake Bennett

White Pass Railway train on the shores of Lake Bennett

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

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.

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.