The collection is open for research use.
Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270. The collection is stored off-site with the exception of the negatives. Some glass plate negatives are broken and may require special handling care.
Copyright status unknown, though most images are in the public domain.
Thomas Norrell Railroad Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History