Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. collection of railroad negatives

About this collection

Herbert Harwood Jr. Railroad and Transportation Collection of photographic negatives comprises nearly 150,000 images covering all of the twentieth century. The collection includes Harwood’s own work as a railroad photographer as well as the work of others. Among the collection are photographs from many notable photographers active in the 1930s and ‘40s and well as the work of his father-in-law, George M. Beischer, who served as the chief mechanical officer for several railroads, including the fledgling Amtrak in the 1970s.

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    Image: Aerotrain in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1956 (Herbert H. Harwood, Jr.)

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Apalachicola Northern in Port St. Joe, Florida
Apalachicola Northern Railroad engine #712 at Port St. Joe, Florida.
Atlanta & West Point in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta & West Point (part of the 'West Point Route') caboose #560 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Last southbound 'Royal Blue Line' #1434 approaching station in Philadelphia
Baltimore & Ohio station at 24th and Chestnut Street in Philadelphia with 30th Street station in background.
Rear of westbound 'Royal Blue Line' at B&O station in Philadelphia
Last day of service of the Royal Blue Line.
Freight station at Wheeling, W. Va.
Baltimore & Ohio railroad freight station at Wheeling, West Virginia.
Street tractor from the west on Thomas and Wolfe Streets in Baltimore
Street tractor in Fell Point, Baltimore, Maryland