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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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T-1 Duplex: 1940s

T-1 Duplex: 1940s

Pennsylvania Railroad T-1 Duplex, East St. Louis, late 1940s. Not sure whether the man is the engineer or a roundhouse worker. Whatever the case, he and those like him vanished along with the steam locomotive. The T-1 duplex-drive passenger locomotive was capable of speeds well in excess of 100 mph.

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People like him did not vanish as the caption reads. My father worked the old steam trains shoveling coal. He went on to be an engineer for the "New world of Diesel" trains til he died...

T-1 Duplex

The PRR Duplex was a rigid frame loco non-articulating type which made it difficult for tight radius turns, although a good engine its rigid frame was its undoing due to not being able to negotiate tight turns in yards and engine facilities.

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That is beautiful.

That is beautiful.

Nice look

I would like to be the first to welcome our steam powered overlords!

Robby the Robot

"We mean your people no harm." Great pic!

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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