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RDG-LNE
Engine Wiper

254 Posts

Posted - 11/08/2008 :  2:13:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit RDG-LNE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by tombair

The third is Industrial Architecture of Montreal http://digital.library.mcgill.ca/industrial/contents.html. There are some interesting pics, such as the water tower that's shaped like a milk bottle at the Guaranteed Pure Milk Company.



Those milk bottle watertanks must have been popular. We had a few here in philly and one survies:



Commpared to the one at Guaranteed:



I prefer http://www.phillyhistory.org

Drew
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RDG-LNE
Engine Wiper

254 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2008 :  11:50:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit RDG-LNE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here's another good site, also Philadelphia based:

http://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/HGS/index.cfm

Hexamer was a fire insurance firm much like Sanford.

Drew
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dave1905
Crew Chief

USA
993 Posts

Posted - 11/12/2008 :  2:08:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And the Hagley Museum in Wilmington DE. lots of areial photos of industries and urban areas.

http://digital.hagley.org

Dave H.
Keep 'em painted side up
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railbuilderdhd
Engine Wiper

USA
325 Posts

Posted - 11/17/2008 :  4:09:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Try The Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog http://memory.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html. This site is great when you search for things like railroads or piers.

Dave
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LandNnut
Fireman

USA
1515 Posts

Posted - 11/19/2008 :  12:26:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit LandNnut's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A good number of the photos here:

http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18505&whichpage=1

Came from the search box here:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

I entered things like L&N, Louisville and Nashville, but I got the best pictures by entering names of towns in the region I am modeling like Ducktown and Copperhill.

Have fun;
Jon

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railmus
Fireman

Canada
1741 Posts

Posted - 12/05/2008 :  12:39:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit railmus's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Has this link been noted before?
http://www.lib.umt.edu/research/digitalcollections/digital_photo.htm

University of Montana

John Kanakos
CNJWS II, Custom Models- Design & Build
http://www.junctionwestsub.ca
NMRA #055691 CARM # 212
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classic57
New Hire

New Zealand
2 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2010 :  03:05:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great source.
Thanks for the link.
Paul.
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Oliver W. Jr.
Engine Wiper

269 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2010 :  9:45:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Oliver W. Jr.'s Homepage  Reply with Quote
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/specialcollections/builtheritage/

This link goes to the North Carolina State University historic architecture archive. LOTS of good stuff, plans, photographs, etc.

Edited by - Oliver W. Jr. on 08/08/2010 9:46:10 PM
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clif
Engine Wiper

USA
303 Posts

Posted - 12/31/2010 :  10:38:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this collection at the Internet Archive, be searching the tern railroad engineering.



http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=subject%3A%22Railroad+engineering%22



Of interest is the American railroad journal, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has in full volumes from the mid 1800's through at least 1920 on microfiche, which was scanned.

I model the NYC at Corning NY (Penn Div) and here is the article about the building of the engine facility there;

http://www.archive.org/stream/americanengineer84newy#page/460/mode/2up

A very good source for looking for prototype info from the early 20th century when many of the bridges and main facilities were of Americas railroads were built.

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leighant
New Hire

USA
10 Posts

Posted - 02/02/2011 :  2:58:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have been contributing to my local university archive- including railroad and railroad-related industry photos. At Texas A&M University Corpus Christi. They are not online yet, but here are some samples.

From the Kircher family album at Violet, Texas. ca. 1915 photo of the family, their field and crop, and the Texas Mexican Railway in the background with a Nacionales de Mexico locomotive confiscated by US investors to settle a financial default of some sort by a railroad operation in Mexico.



Corpus Christi Missouri Pacific depot ca 1949, photo by Jess Patton.


SP1905 on Tule Lake lift bridge (demolished 2008), Port of Corpus Christi


Natchitoches LA 1949

(This one went to an archives in Natchitoches...)


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SteveH
Engine Wiper

Canada
457 Posts

Posted - 02/23/2011 :  8:51:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I see Bruce has already listed one similar to this one: http://content.lib.washington.edu/clarkkinseyweb/

I found some of the pictures in, of all places, an Oregon Company calendar. The other guys in the shop were astounded by the size of the trees!
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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
5475 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2011 :  10:14:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aberdeen Washington Museum logging photos
http://www.aberdeen-museum.org/photogallery.htm

Michigan photos, logging, RR, towns, etc.
http://www.viewsofthepast.com/topics/gallery.htm

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
The 2nd Amendment, America’s 1st Homeland Security

Edited by - mabloodhound on 03/03/2011 10:17:34 AM
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AVRR-PA
Fireman

USA
4942 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2011 :  10:54:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit AVRR-PA's Homepage  Reply with Quote
This seems like a good place to note the results of my interactions with the New York Public Library and their digital photo archives.

The collection is large and great fun to browse but the pictures you can download are fairly small and low-res - useful but kind of frustrating for modeling purposes.

The higher-resolution versions are expensive. The charge to download one picture is $35. I'm sure that's reasonable but I didn't find anything in the collection that I needed badly enough to pay for.

There are an awful lot of alternatives sources that I would check before paying for downloads.

I hope this is useful.

Don
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PGE_Modeller
New Hire

1 Posts

Posted - 07/23/2011 :  9:23:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A new member here, but some sites I have found useful are:

Canada Science & Technology Museum - http://www.sciencetech.techmuses.ca. Many builders' photographs and 8X10 photographic copies of erecting cards for Canadian Locomotive Company products available.

Library & Archives Canada. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca
Merilees photograph collection

The de Golyer Library at Southern Methodist University, http://www.smu.edu/cul/degolyer/, has a substantial collection of Baldwin Locomotive Works specification sheets and erecting drawings available as well as the railroad photograph collection of Everett de Golyer, Jr.

Exporail, http://www.exporail.org, the archives of the Canadian Railroad Historical Association, has builders' photographs and erecting drawings for Montreal Locomotive Works products along with a large collection of Canadian Car & Foundry photographs and data.

The Hagley Museum and Library has already been mentioned but not noted is the fact that they have a substantial collection of Vulcan locomotive photographs and drawings.

If anyone knows of a source for Davenport Locomotive Works photographs and drawings, I would be very interested. A 1914-built Davenport 0-6-0 is the only Pacific Great Eastern steam locomotive for which I have not been able to locate an erecting drawing.

Cheers,

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mabloodhound
Fireman

USA
5475 Posts

Posted - 07/28/2011 :  09:36:46 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Although this is a website and not a museum per se, I couldn't find any other place to put this so we could find it later.
Excellent source for Southern short line and lumber railroads. Lots of pictures.

http://www.taplines.net/


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
The 2nd Amendment, America’s 1st Homeland Security
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