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Hot Coke: 1942

Hot Coke: 1942

November 1942. "Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit, Michigan. Coke being pushed into a quenching car." 4x5 inch Kodachrome transparency by Arthur S. Siegel for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Proviso Perspective: 1943

Proviso Perspective: 1943

April 1943. "Tracks at Chicago & North Western railroad's Proviso yard, Chicago." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Pullman Palace: 1901

Pullman Palace: 1901

Circa 1901. "Water tower and shops entrance -- Pullman Palace Car Co., Pullman, Ill's." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Great Northern: 1900

Great Northern: 1900

Chicago circa 1900. "Great Northern Hotel and office building, Dearborn and Jackson Streets." Along with perhaps the earliest appearance on these pages of Coca-Cola signage. Also: a "Lady Barber Shop." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Photographic Company. View full size.

 

Court of Railways: 1939

Court of Railways: 1939

"New York World's Fair (1939-40) railroad exhibit. Historic locomotives at Court of Railways." 35mm color transparency by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.

 

Live Third Rail: 1907

Live Third Rail: 1907

Circa 1907. "Electric locomotive, New York Central & Hudson River R.R." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Soo Line Station: 1910

Soo Line Station: 1910

Duluth, Minnesota. "Up the incline from Superior Street." Competing for our attention with the Duluth Incline Railway is the trainyard fronted by Soo Line Station, and that 325-foot tower on the horizon. Built in 1910 by the Radio Wireless Telegraph Company, it blew over in a gale the following year. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Double Barreled: 1910

Double Barreled: 1910

Detroit circa 1910. "Approach to the Michigan Central Railroad tunnel." Another view of the electrified tracks going under the Detroit River. 8x10 inch glass negative. View full size.

 

Back on Track: 1957

Back on Track: 1957

From around 1957 comes this News Archive photo of a switching locomotive getting extricated from a slight mishap just outside the Associated Metals Richmond Branch, which would put it in the Bay Area north of Oakland. Okay, kids, who left that penny on the track?? View full size.

 

Wagons Ho: 1901

Wagons Ho: 1901

Washington, D.C., circa 1901. "View of S.W. Block 386, probably D Street side of Baltimore & Potomac Railroad freight station at Maryland & D, 9th & 10th Streets, showing man loading freight into delivery wagon." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey Collection. View full size.

 

On the Border: 1940

On the Border: 1940

October 1940. "International bridge between Calais, Maine, and New Brunswick, Canada." Crossing the Saint Croix River to the town of Saint Stephen. Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

D&H Depot: 1910

D&H Depot: 1910

Circa 1910. "Delaware & Hudson Depot, Saratoga, N.Y." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Cowlitz Crossing: 1941

Cowlitz Crossing: 1941

October 1941. Cowlitz County, Washington. "Holdings and operations of the Long Bell Lumber Company. Highway goes under wooden trestle for railroad." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

The Crab Shack: 1941

The Crab Shack: 1941

October 1941. "Waterfront of Bay City, Oregon, a fishing town." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Trunk Line: 1941

Trunk Line: 1941

July 1941. "Logging train. Spalding Junction, Nez Perce County, Idaho." Medium format acetate negative by Russell Lee for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 
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