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Charles B. Chaney, Jr. Railroad Photographic Collection, 1850-1947, 1972

Photographer:
Chaney, Charles B., Jr
Collector:
Engineering, Division of (NMAH), Smithsonian Institution
Subject:
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company
Pennsylvania Railroad
Physical description:
92 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Copy negatives
Microfilms
Place:
United States
New York
Date:
1850
1850-1972
1850-1947, 1972
20th century
1900-1950
Notes:
Chaney, who was born in 1875 in Baltimore, had a lifelong fascination with locomotives and he took photographs of them, as well as collecting materials on the subject. He worked as a draftsman in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and died in 1948.
Summary:
Approximately 20,000 negatives of railroad related subjects, with the vast majority of the images being various views of locomotives. Some of the photographs were taken by Mr. Chaney, although a large number are copy negatives made from existing photographs. Many are copies of builders' photographs. The emphasis is on the eastern lines, especially the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Besides locomotives, other subjects include freight trains, passenger cars, bridges and tracks, stations, yards, tunnels, shops and engine houses, and train wrecks. The collection also includes 32 reels of microfilm of images.
Cite as:
Charles B. Chaney, Jr. Railroad Photographic Collection, ca. 1850-1947, 1972, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Freight cars
Locomotives
Railroad bridges
Railroad companies
Railroad construction
Railroad stations
Railroad tracks
Railroad trains
Railroad yards
Railroads--Rolling-stock
Railroads
Tunnels
Local number:
179,577 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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