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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 03/09/2005 :  10:47:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Members can use this thread to post links to collections of photos maintained by Museums, Universities, Libraries, and other organizations.

The NY Public Library Digital Photo Archives are now online.

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/index.cfm

To use it, click on "Subjects". Then you can used the alphabetical listing to find great images. (e.g - go to "R" to find a variety of railroad related images, "M" for mills, "B" for barns, even "A" for abandoned structures--you get the idea)

Check out the truck pictures, too.

Enjoy.

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

Edited by - Dutchman on 03/11/2005 9:54:28 PM

wvrr
Fireman

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Posted - 03/09/2005 :  11:21:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great find, Bruce. I found a few interesting coal related photos.

Chuck

Wyoming Valley Railroad
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MikeC
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USA
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Posted - 03/09/2005 :  11:35:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit MikeC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This will be a valuable resource, Bruce. Maybe we should have a URL for the Library of Congress archives also. (I'm thinking of that photo that was posted earlier today.)


Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm a busy man. I have a railroad to run.


Visit the Central Missouri & Southern
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jerryglow
Engine Wiper

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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  06:52:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit jerryglow's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MikeC

This will be a valuable resource, Bruce. Maybe we should have a URL for the Library of Congress archives also. (I'm thinking of that photo that was posted earlier today.)



here are a few others:
Los Angeles Public Library http://www.lapl.org/
The Library of Cngress http://www.loc.gov/
Denver Public Library http://www.denver.lib.co.us/
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  06:57:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chuck,
Yes, I saw that there were a number of photos of tipples and breakers. Look under either Fans or Sheds for an interesting ventilating fan.

Mike,
Maybe I should change the topic to a more inclused "Museum Collection" topic and then we could include any related URL's in one spot. It would probalby make it easier for members to find the links down the road. What do you think?

Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3

Edited by - Dutchman on 03/10/2005 10:06:26 AM
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wvrr
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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  09:18:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

A museum collection topic sounds like a great idea.

Chuck

Wyoming Valley Railroad
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MikeC
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USA
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Posted - 03/10/2005 :  09:30:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit MikeC's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Sounds good to me, Bruce.


Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm a busy man. I have a railroad to run.


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Dutchman
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USA
25250 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  9:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Another site with photos of interest to railroad fans is maintained by Indiana University. Here is the link:
http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman/index.jsp

To use the site, use the search function, and type in key words such as "Railroad" or "Locomotive", "Logging", etc.

Enjoy.

Bruce

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Climax1880
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2005 :  08:46:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Guys:

Speaking of museums, libraries etc. Does anyone know where to get copies of Sanborn Insurance maps? I know that Harry Brunk (NG&SLG author) swears by them. His Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge installments are full of references to these maps. They even give you building measurements and placements.

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Dutchman
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Posted - 03/12/2005 :  8:09:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Climax1880

Hey Guys:
Speaking of museums, libraries etc. Does anyone know where to get copies of Sanborn Insurance maps? I know that Harry Brunk (NG&SLG author) swears by them. His Up Clear Creek on the Narrow Gauge installments are full of references to these maps. They even give you building measurements and placements.



JR, a Google Search of Sanborn Maps yielded some sites where you can view them. When I Googled "Sanborn Maps Purchase", I found this site. http://www.edrnet.com/reports/historical.html


Bruce

Modeling the railroads of the Jersey Highlands in HO and the logging railroads of Pennsylvania in HOn3
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Dutchman
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USA
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Posted - 03/12/2005 :  8:53:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fellow forum members, here is the Mother of All Digital Collections for lovers of Logging and the Pacific Northwest. It is housed at the University of Washington.

http://content.lib.washington.edu/index.html

Once you are on the home page, click on "Search". Then, on the search page, check off the box that says "Search Across All Collections". Now enter "Logging" on the top line, get a cup of coffee, and enjoy. You wil get 159 pages of photos, 15 per page. Each has information about the photo. I was awed by the photos of Heislers, Climaxes and Shays. There are Donkey Engines by the score, impressive trestles in the woods, the Big Wheels that Pat was interested in, etc.

Not interested in Logging? Type in "Canneries" for 43 pages of photos, or 14 pages of "Wharfs" or 20 pages of "Piers", or 83 pages of "Railroads". You get the idea.

Enjoy!

Bruce

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BikerPete
New Hire

Canada
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Posted - 03/12/2005 :  9:19:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great link Dutchman...THANX!!!!!
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wvrr
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5239 Posts

Posted - 03/13/2005 :  10:39:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
HABS/HAER collection of photos and drawings:
http://memory.loc.gov/pp/hhquery.html

Which is just one collection listed in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs listings:
http://memory.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html

Chuck

Wyoming Valley Railroad
http://sites.google.com/site/wvrails/
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Bbags
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2005 :  2:31:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The following is the site of NOAA which is the National Marine Fisheries Historic Image Collection.


Go to the bottom of the page and click on the pages for the different types of marine species.
Some of the pages have some old historic waterfront structures.

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nmfs/index.html


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.

Edited by - Bbags on 03/13/2005 2:32:25 PM
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Bbags
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USA
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Posted - 03/13/2005 :  4:26:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this site a while ago.
While it is primarily for agricultural structures, the plans that you can download with Acrobat Reader are very detailed and are great if you want to stick build a structure.
There is even a one car garage in the misc. plans section.


http://www.public.iastate.edu/~mwps_dis/mwps_web/frame_p.html


John Bagley
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.
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wvrr
Fireman

5239 Posts

Posted - 04/15/2005 :  1:33:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is a new site that just opened up. My company, Ingersoll-Rand, used to publish a magazine called "Compressed Air", and have now archived the issues from 1899-1995 to be available online.

The magazine contained articles covering many industries, including mining, railroads, logging, etc. The magazine was originally conceived to promote the uses of compressed air, which Ingersoll-Rand makes machinery for. But, there is a lot of great information in there. You will need to register a userid, etc. to use it, however. The website also includes a search engine.

http://www.compressedairmagazine.com

Chuck

Wyoming Valley Railroad
http://sites.google.com/site/wvrails/
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