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Cletus
Engine Wiper

USA
496 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2006 :  07:58:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Cletus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is the Strasburg PRR museum link.

http://www.rrmuseumpa.org/

http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

Cletus
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MP Rich
Fireman

USA
1762 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2006 :  12:24:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There is just no end of the info available. Some of the small unheard of sites can be quite helpful. This is a site by the public library in Springfield, Missouri. Not a major player in any sense but if you want Frisco info it is a great site. http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/frisco/frisco.cfm
I stumbled in while looking for pictures of downtown Springfield mid '50's.
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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
25320 Posts

Posted - 06/09/2007 :  08:55:12 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Syracuse University Library Digital Collection includes over 700 photos of Erie (and Susquehanna) stations, freight houses, and towers. These were made from the Erie Railroad Glass Plate Negative Collection. Quite a resource. http://library.syr.edu/information/spcollections/digital/erierr/

Bruce

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

USA
25320 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2007 :  6:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) has a great collection of photos of the area and its industries in digital format.

If you click on the search function, you can search across all their collections. Try "railroad", "Steel Mill", "mining', "coal", etc. Great shots.

http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/i/image/image-idx?xc=1;page=index;g=imls;tpl=pghhome.tpl

Bruce

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George D
Moderator

USA
11278 Posts

Posted - 06/19/2007 :  7:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bruce,

I was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and I found a lot of interesting pictures. Thanks.

George
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jatravia
Fireman

USA
2683 Posts

Posted - 08/04/2007 :  07:56:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is my new favorite site: http://www.phillyhistory.org/

There are lots of old photos from Philadelphia, PA. with the promise of more to come. I spotted this site in the local paper last week sometime. A great find as far as I am concerned.

Joe <><
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railmus
Fireman

Canada
1757 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2007 :  10:48:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Link to Canadian Pacific photos at a UK site

http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/MagicLantern/CanadianPacific/

Little hard to navigate as you can not see the picture name until you click on the left column.

John Kanakos
CNJWS II, Custom Models- Design & Build
http://www.junctionwestsub.ca
NMRA #055691 CARM # 212
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railmus
Fireman

Canada
1757 Posts

Posted - 09/01/2007 :  10:58:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Better link as I got deeper into the site.

http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~ef/MagicLantern/CanadianPacific/index.htm

John Kanakos
CNJWS II, Custom Models- Design & Build
http://www.junctionwestsub.ca
NMRA #055691 CARM # 212

Edited by - railmus on 09/01/2007 10:59:52 PM
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deemery
Fireman

USA
4431 Posts

Posted - 11/05/2007 :  3:04:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My first stop for structure research is the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER, remember that for Googling if you forget this link):
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/

Here are some other good sites for structures (they reflect my New England/Northeast US and early rail interests):
http://www.lightlink.com/sglap3/newhampshire/
http://www.millpictures.com/
http://www2.willard.lib.mi.us/bcphotos/industries/index.htm
http://cprr.org/Museum/AA_Hart-Mead_Kibbey_CSLF/
http://www.marylandfamilies.com/farrellrailroad/farrell.html

dave
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railmus
Fireman

Canada
1757 Posts

Posted - 01/03/2008 :  9:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has http://www.preservationdirectory.com/HistoricPhotoGallery/LocationGalleries.aspx shown up yet?

John Kanakos
CNJWS II, Custom Models- Design & Build
http://www.junctionwestsub.ca
NMRA #055691 CARM # 212
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Dutchman
Administrator

USA
25320 Posts

Posted - 03/24/2008 :  4:16:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "American Memory" collection of photos in the Library of Congress, is a terrific modeling resouce of structures, vehicles, rolling stock, and life in general for the decade of 1935-1945. There is both a B&W and a Color collection, both with great search features.

Here is the link direct to the B&W collection: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html

Click on the "Search" tab beneath and to the left of the picture on the opening page, and just try a few of these search words to give you an idea of the collection: Locomotive; Truck; warehouse; wharf; railroad; logging; mine; creamery; general store; trestle; grain elevator; feed store; crane, etc. You will soon get a feeling for the collection. Enjoy.

Bruce

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

USA
5523 Posts

Posted - 07/12/2008 :  10:31:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by deemery

My first stop for structure research is the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER, remember that for Googling if you forget this link):
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/habs_haer/

dave


I'm going to repeat Dave's comment here for this reference. This is the Library of Congress archives and the building drawings are phenominal, along with photos.
I became interested in this site when reading the posts in the Crafstman forum about the Elkhorn Fraternity Hall. I found detailed drawings for numerous old buildings all across the USA and if you're doing scratch built, this is one great place to start.
I posted the next site on the Photography forum but it should also be here. Great picures of Western Mass. (mostly postcards) and also photo records from 1912 on building the Hampden RR.
http://imagemuseum.smugmug.com/

Dave Mason
D&G RR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”~Benjamin Franklin
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wvrr
Fireman

5248 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2008 :  08:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
An e-mail was sent to me by a member of the New York Society of Model Engineers. Here are the important parts to it.

Chuck


quote:

The Rutgers University Historic Map Collection now has a second map book in their collection thanks to the work of NYSME members.

See: http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu/HudsonCoAtlas/_Cover/index.html

I suggest starting with pages 34 - 35 and 38-39, Railroad terminals on the Hudson River

Though there are no dates in the book, it is believed that the book dates from early 1870s. If you will note on Pgs. 34 - 35 The railroad terminal shown is at Exchange Place in Jersey City. It is identified as the New Jersey Railroad Terminal. The New Jersey Railroad predates the Pennsylvania RR in this location. The Penn. RR took over the NJRR in 1871 and from then on it was known as the New York Terminal of the Pennsylvania RR even though it was in Jersey City.

It is running in a program called Zoomify. Each page is a very large file. You just have to wait it out, the picture will clear up. Look at the detail when you do zoom in. You can see the names of every property owner.



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

USA
25320 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2008 :  08:45:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pretty neat, Chuck. That program it runs in is pretty impressive.

Bruce

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deemery
Fireman

USA
4431 Posts

Posted - 08/26/2008 :  1:12:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some more sources I've come across recently:

Mostly locos: http://www.nyysa.com/archive/code/main.php?height=1050&width=1680
Grand Trunk, Maine, NH and Canada: http://www.sullboat.com/GT_images.htm

dave

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