Old Photos!


Here are some scans from old slides I've acquired over the years from various sources - none of these photos were taken by me, and therefore prints or copies are not available.

NEW! 3 more oldies that I recently "found".....enjoy!

This is a photo of a photo...caption info is "T. Gibson, James Hawson, J. Frater Taylor Inspecting ACR March 18, 1910". There is no other info on the slide. Note the large lever on the right of the photo - was that some kind of emergency brake? Also note the English-style chains and buffer plates along with the notched knuckle for older cars that still had link and pin couplers.
Steelton Yard in August of 1957 - note the underlined "Algoma Central" on the 202 baggage car. Photographer unknown - no name marked on slide - just the date and location. New Photo added December 26, 2010.
Steelton Yard in August of 1957 - note the old paint scheme on the 10120 flanger. Photographer unknown - no name marked on slide - just the date and location. Likely the same photographer as the slide above. This slide is frame #30, the one above is #26 - I sure would like to have the 3 slides taken in between these two! New Photo added December 26, 2010.
This is the business car "Lake Superior" shown here at Steelton on July 5, 1958. Photographer unknown - no name marked on slide - just the date and location.
SW8 #140 on the north side of the Steelton Shops...July 5, 1958, likely by the same unknown photographer as above.
Slide is marked "Train No. 4, Hawk Jct. October 1, 1958". Again no photographer's name or address on the slide, just the date and train #.
Canyon Station on July 3, 1965. On the busiest summer holiday weekend of the year, there is only one coach and one cafe car on the Agawa Canyon Tour! This was one of the first years of the tour train's operation (I first heard about it and rode it a year earlier) and by the time of the Tour Train's peak in the early 1980's there could be 24 coaches on the train. Again, photographer unknown - no name marked on slide - just the date and location. New Photo added December 26, 2010.

 

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