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Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Photographs, 1925-1942

Creator:
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway
Donor:
Rehor, John A
Collector:
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI
Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Division of [former name], NMAH, SI
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. : 6 boxes
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
United States
Ohio
West Virginia
Date:
1925
1925-1941
1925-1942
1900-1950
Notes:
Founded in 1871, the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway was built to haul coal from southeastern Ohio mines to the Lake Erie ports of Huron and Toledo. After World War II, WLE had several owners, the Nickel Plate, then the Norfolk & Western,and later, the Norfolk & Western and Southern (NS) merged. The WLE was dissolved in 1989 but was revived in 1990 by new investors.
Summary:
Over nine hundred official company photographs documenting the history of the railroad. Subjects include trains, locomotives and cars; employees and employee gatherings and events; structures such as stations, track, bridges, crossings, towers, coaling stations.
Cite as:
Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway Photographs, 1905-1942, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Locomotives
Railroad bridges
Railroad companies
Railroads
Railroads--Buildings and structures
Railroads--Employees
Railroads--Rolling-stock
Railroad stations
Railroad tracks
Local number:
1981.0223 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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