Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. collection of railroad negatives

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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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Milwaukee Road diesel train at Chicago Railroad Fair
Alco DL-109 diesel-electric engine.
Afternoon Hiawatha leaving St. Paul, Minnesota
Milwaukee Road eastbound 4-4-2 train #100.
Hiwatha at Milwaukee
Milwaukee Road steam engine 4-4-2.
Milwaukee Road streamlined Hiawatha leaving St. Paul, Minnesota
Train leaving #104 4-6-4 leaving St. Paul, Minnesota.
Westbound train #7 at Cornell Road, Cleveland, Ohio
Nickel Plate Railroad, Alco PA-1
Street scene at Brookline Station near Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Suburban Transportation trolley #76
Unidentified man poses in front of Franklin Roosevelt's train in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Unidentified people around Franklin Roosevelt's train in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Unidentified people on the Franklin Roosevelt's train in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Unidentified women step off the Franklin Roosevelt's train in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Unidentified group walk along the dirt road with the Franklin Roosevelt's train in the background
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Unidentified group walk along the dirt road in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Four women pose for photograph near railroad crossing in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944
Group walk along an empty track next to Franklin Roosevelt's train in Allamuchy New Jersey
Photograph taken during an layover of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential train in Allamuchy, New Jersey on September 1st 1944

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