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Various American Photographers [Great Northern Railroad]
Photos of Railroad Steam Engines. An Extensive Collection of 220 prints (Locomotives / Trains) from 1930-1960's UNIQUE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION WITH TECHNICAL DETAILS ON STEAM ENGINES
<p>United States of America, Various American Photographers, 1930-1960's, Photo Album<br /></p><p>Collection of 220 black and white glossy photographs of Great Northern Railway Steam Locomotives. Very good, never been glued or scotched as they were in the 63 identification enveloppes (serving as catalogue cards), some light foxing on 25 photos. All photographs have some numbers handwritten on the back of them and/or rubber stamps. Dimensions, approximately 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.</p><p>The Great Northern Raiway (reporting mark GN) was an American Class 1 rairoad. Running from Saint Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, it was the creation of the 19th-century railroad entrepreneur James J. Hill and was developed from the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad. The Great Northern's route was the northernmost transcontinental railroad route in the U.S. The Great Northern was the only privately funded - and successfully built - transcontinental railroad in U.S. history.</p><p>The photos are identified in the back with handwritten notes and, for some, with the photographer's rubber stamp in ink or by hand. This collection is also identified with catalogue cards, stating Type, Series, Class, Cylinders, Drivers, Pressure, Weights, Power, Booster and Builders (with construction year).</p><p>The <b>railroad photographers in this collection</b>, most of them very well known, are the following (with the number of photos taken by each one of them): </p><p>-<b>Arthur B. Johnson</b>, 1072 E. Commercial, Springfield, Missouri (49 photos);</p><p>-<b>Robert Graham</b>, St. Paul, Minnesota (26);</p> … [Click Below for Full Description]
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